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The Name Game

Name Game
The Name Game - Meacham

When I taught Kindergarten, we began to learn about letter names and sounds right away!  We accomplished this by beginning to learn about our classmates’ names.  Every day we played the Name Game.  We started with “round one” of the Name Game and worked our way through the class list.  Once all students had a chance to be the “name” of the day, we then moved onto “round two” of the Name Game.  This continued until we finished all rounds. …

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Scrabble Names Classroom Wall

Classroom Design, Name Game

A Scrabble Names Wall has been on my “wish list” of ideas for a few years.  I finally tackled it this year and am very pleased with the results!  Want to create a Scrabble Names Wall in your classroom?  Read on for how I created ours! 1.  Count # of Letters Needed If counting the frequency of letters in your class list seems daunting, don’t worry.  There’s an app for that!  Using the app, type in your class list and click “record…

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Index

 assessment  •  alphabet  •  anchor charts  bee books  •  book bins  •  behavior •  balanced literacy  calendar math  •  classroom design  dr seuss •  daily 5  emergent readers  •  erase-a-rhymes  fine motor  •  fonts  graph of the week  •  graph of the day  homework  •  handwriting  igloo  literacy  math  •  mini offices • morning meeting  name game • national rural teacher of the year • news  organization  •  open house  planning  •  professional reading •  poetry • parent communication • personalized learning  roll-a-games  •  routines/procedures  •  reading  science  •  social studies…

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Homework

Homework
Take Home Reading Meacham

Our school doesn’t mandate homework.  If we do assign homework, it is to be practice only.  This means that new learning (or relatively new learning) shouldn’t be assigned.  For first grade, we assign no more than 15 minutes of homework.  If students take longer we discuss strategies with parents (time management, timer, seating location, etc).  For students in Reading Recovery or Title 1 Reading, we closely monitor the amount of homework and develop a plan if the added reading becomes…

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