How to become a kindergarten teacher continued...
In the process of becoming a kindergarten teacher, learn as much as you can about being organized. Every system you put in place will save you hours of work in the future.
- Although it takes a lot of work in your first year of becoming a kindergarten teacher, plan the year in advance.
This way you will have plenty of time to order resources, borrow books and DVDs, and organize field trips and classroom visitors for each theme you teach.
- Develop storage systems for both your own personal belongings and classroom equipment. This will make it easier for you and your students to clean up and put things away.
- Learn to integrate teaching skills such as classification, during clean up times. Learn more at teacher tips on "Teaching with math manipulatives".
- A buying tip - if you are purchasing any kind of tub or storage bin, buy the ones with straight sides rather than slanted. They hold more items yet take up the same amount of space.
Books to help you get organized...
Easy to read instructional books are a great benefit when becoming a kindergarten teacher. Books with at-a-glance ideas, clear layouts and images are necessary when your time is limited. These instructional books are helpful for new teachers.
Kindergarten in Photographs: Effective Organizing Strategies and Management Tips has dozens of full-color photographs and clear descriptions.
Includes easy-to-implement strategies for preparing for the new school year, organizing and managing a classroom throughout the year, establishing routines, utilizing storage space, and much more.
Classroom Routines That Really Work for Pre-K and Kindergarten: Dozens of Other Routines That Set the Stage for Children's Literacy & Help Them Feel At Home in the ClassroomEverything you need to set up and manage the best routines and practices for young learners. From shared reading to snack time, literacy centers to outdoor play, this book provides all the step-by-steps to make teaching in a Pre-K or Kindergarten classroom a success. For use with Grades Pre K-K.
Lots of photos, answers the questions:What do I really need in my room and what's the best way to set it up? How does my physical classroom impact student learning? How can I find the space I need to teach more effectively? What can I get rid of and how? Where do I put all my stuff?
Literacy Centers in Photographs: A Step-by-Step Guide in Photos That Shows How to Organize Literacy Centers, Establish Routines, and Manage Center-Based Learning All Year Long (Teaching Resources) This unique resource is packed with full-color photographs to show you how to make your literacy centers the best they can be. The photographs make it easy to understand how to set up and organize centers for poetry, listening, writing, independent reading, the ABCs, and lots more. Plus, you'll find management tips and activity ideas to help you create centers packed with learning opportunities. For use with Grades K2.
Transition Time: Let's Do Something Different In a reader-friendly format, the author offers a host of songs, finger plays, games and stories to smooth over "bumpy" transitions. The suggestions are organized around the different segments of a usual school day, such as circle time, clean-up, line-up, eating and nap time. Especially helpful are the directions for making story enhancers for language development activities. -
Classroom Management In PhotographsClassroom Management in Photographs Full-Color Photographs with Teacher Descriptions and Insights About What Really Works More than 200 color photos showcase how top teachers arrange their classrooms, organize libraries, set up learning centers, establish routines, and more. 96 pages. Grade Level: K-5