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read alouds - response to Tavia
Sun Nov 23, 2014 18:42 (XFF:

Does your public library do a story time? I wonder if there is a way to get people to get out there for those events. You have me thinking about this as well. I would like to know how often my public library does something along those lines. I wonder if my own librarian would get in on something like that in our schools.

  • background knowledge - catheyt, Sun Nov 23 10:59
    Our kinders are expected to come to us with more knowledge than ever before. So much is expected of them in kindergarten. I don't think this is necessarily bad, but it puts our SES and second... more
    • parents' response? - Emily Fox, Wed Nov 26 09:50
      This was one area I questioned while watching your presentation. When you share with parents how low their child is at the beginning of kindergarten, what is their usual response?? It seems that so... more
      • re: parent's response - hodgete, Sat Nov 29 13:03
        Some parents are genuinely concerned and others don't become concerned until 1st grade when the student still isn't reading, and then some parents are not concerned at all. A lot of parents who... more
    • read alouds - response to Tavia - Stacy, Sun Nov 23 18:42
      • library - catheyt, Wed Nov 26 10:35
        Stacy, That is a great idea. Unfortunately my school is pretty far from our public library. The families in my class who lack the most exposure wouldn't have access to the library. I wish there was... more
    • Ready for instruction? - Rachel Yakey, Sun Nov 23 16:33
      Have you also found that a lot of students, especially males, aren't ready for certain types of instruction in kindergarten now that the standards have changed? Seem to remember reading research on... more
      • re: ready? - hodgete, Sun Nov 23 19:12
        Like Tavia, I don't see a difference in genders. There are so many factors that can effect their readiness. Their age is a big thing, literally half my class was born in April, May, or June. I only... more
      • males - catheyt, Sun Nov 23 18:32
        I don't see as many gender differences. i know that developmentally girls can be more "ready" than boys. But really the biggest factor in school readiness in my experience is socio-economic and... more
        • Readiness - Rachel Yakey, Sun Nov 23 19:08
          Thank you for your insight. I defiantly agree. I always get a smile when I see my own 3-year-old surrounded by books in his room. I can see a difference between my children and my nieces and nephews... more
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