I knew that when I saw a class list of 26 little kinders, it was going to be everything I had to keep things under control. In order to keep things sane, I would have to keep my centers and stations small and in order to keep them small I would have to have more stations and centers. But with one of me and my allotted aide time, how on earth could I make it happen? I had to try and give my kinders the opportunity to be independent and take control of their own learning.
I had to quickly figure out what my go to strategies to move them towards taking control over their own learning.
Sherry Lumpkin says
I love the I-can sheets. I also had not thought of putting the answers up front! Great idea! I’m with you on the Mrs. Lumpkin (poke, poke, poke), but mine keep calling my name. I tell them jokingly (after I have heard my name a million times in one day) I’m going to change my name and not tell them what it is!
Great post and food for thought! Thanks bunches!
Jessica Fredrickson says
Those are great ideas, thank you for sharing! My prekinders are still working towards independence (never has my name been so popular than during centers!) And I can’t wait to use some of your strategies! Thanks,
Miss Trayers says
I have 26 kiddos this year too and I have yet to find a solution that works for really making that time effective. Thank you for sharing your “I can” strategy!:)