Seven Super Pinterest Pins! Try saying that five times fast! HA! In this post, I’m going to share which of my blog posts are getting re-pinned the MOST on Pinterest!! You know as well as I do that it’s SO easy to get lost on Pinterest, re-pinning cute animals, yummy recipes, and funny memes, BUT it’s pretty interesting to see which of my blog topics are getting attention from my fellow teacher friends and parents! It’s also comforting to know I’m not the only one dealing with some of the issues I blog about! I’ve rounded them up for you, counting down from #7 all the way to my #1 most pinned blog post! Check them out! And if you don’t already, follow me on Pinterest!! I’m always looking for new ideas and friends to collaborate and share with!
#7: Tips for Teaching the Alphabet to Struggling Learners
This is a good post to keep on hand if you teach the alphabet and you wind up with a few students that just can’t seem to remember those letters- no matter WHAT! I wrote it post back in 2011, but it seems to be one of those posts that is just ALWAYS needed! I collected the techniques after many years of doing interventions with Kindergartners in that had just struggled TERRIBLY to learn the alphabet! I wanted to share the tips and tricks that had seemed to really make a difference. Then later I went back in and added a few more techniques as I developed them.
#6: Getting Control of Your Classroom Dismissal Time
This is a post with lots of ideas on how to keep your little angels angelic during dismissal and in the minutes leading up to it. Those last few minutes of school can be the hardest of all, since the kids’ attention spans are usually just SHOT and everyone is tired- especially the teacher!
#5: “How I Taught My Kindergartners 125 Sight Words”
“How I Taught My Kindergartners 125 Sight Words” is a wonderful guest post by Lynette Carol, who tells us the steps she took to get ALL of her Kindergartners to learn ALL 125 Sight Words! Pretty impressive, I would say! Her kids got better scores than MINE! LOL!
#4: Morning Routines That Really Work for Pre-K and Kindergarten- and MORE Hidden Sight Word Worksheets! (Freebie Alert!)
Here is a rundown of exactly what my morning routine is for teaching Kindergarten. I also did another post called MORE Morning Routines the Really Work for Teaching Kindergarten. I think that it is very comforting to read through what someone else does each day in the classroom if you are new to a grade level- especially one that is as different as Kindergarten! And as I was preparing myself last August to teach a brand new grade level, I did quite a bit of searching for posts on daily routines for first and second grade!
#3: Getting Control of a Talkative Class
Oh, a TALKATIVE CLASS! That is SUCH a hard thing to deal with! I wrote this one year after I finally got control of mine. Earlier this year, I decided I needed to go back and re-read my own post. LOL!
#2: Getting Control of a Very Difficult Class
If you ever finally feel like you have THAT CLASS, you might want to read how I got control of mine when it was MY turn. I have gone back to reread this now and then as a refresher and also updated it a few times! (Ahem..) Those difficult years come and go!
And… *drumroll please*…. The top pinned blog post IS……
#1: What To Do on the First Day of Kindergarten
What to do on the first day of Kindergarten: This post takes you through exactly what I do on the first day of school, minute by minute, with free downloads of what you would need. I also have other posts on what to do the second day of Kindergarten, and on the first week of Kindergarten. In fact, I have posts TWO different posts on what to do on the first week of school in Kindergarten, but the second one is more about collecting portfolio samples, and then it tells you what to do with them. (The portfolio masters are free downloads, yay!) Here are links to the rest of my Kindergarten lesson plans for the whole first month!
- Click here to see the post on the second week of Kindergarten.
- Click here to see the post on the third week of Kindergarten!
- Click here to see my post on lesson plans for the fourth week of Kindergarten: it was Pete the Cat week! (Freebie alert! Everyone likes Pete, right?) Yahoo!
- Click here to see my post on the lesson plans for the fifth week of kindergarten! (It was Farm Week!) (Lots of freebies in this post, too!)
I am always astounded how many people will land on this page each day, no matter what the time of year. Apparently there are new Kindergartens starting up year round!
This was fun! I hope you have a great week, everyone! See you at SCKC next weekend???
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