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Posts Made By: ryansmom
Board: ARCHIVE 09-23-2009, 04:34 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By ryansmom
strategies that work

I used P Polacco books in teaching all of the strategies in Strategies That Work-- text to self, text to text, text to world; visualizing; asking questions; making inferences; etc. She has so many...
Board: ARCHIVE 09-07-2009, 01:51 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By ryansmom
Patriot Day/ 911 Remembrance

Hey, just wondering if anyone had anything planned for Patriot Day? I've been searching for grade appropriate materials and not having a lot of luck. Please share if you have something planned. TIA
Board: Magnolia Room 07-10-2009, 06:24 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By ryansmom
thanks for sharing

Thank you to those of you who have posted answers to my questions about what to say and how to say it. I have never really liked saying, "I like the way Susie is standing in line. I like the way...
Board: ARCHIVE 07-07-2009, 06:03 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By ryansmom
visualizing

I used this book when I was teaching a lesson on visualizing. The author does a really good job of describing the classroom and Humphrey's cage. After I read that part, I had the students draw what...
Board: Magnolia Room 07-05-2009, 06:40 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By ryansmom
Classroom Management Teaching Children to Care, Chap 1 and 2

Here are the notes I made as I read these two chapters. I have some questions at the end that I would love to get your input on.

Chapter 1--
I love the way the author talks to the children when...
Board: Magnolia Room 07-05-2009, 06:16 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By ryansmom
look for the discussion post

I am so ready to hear what everyone thinks of Teaching Children to Care and begin a discussion! I am starting a new chain/ post for the first two chapters. Please join me!
Board: Magnolia Room 06-24-2009, 09:19 AM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By ryansmom
are we ready to get started?

It looks like most of us have the book now. What do you say we read the first two chapters by Friday week and start posting our discussions after the 4th of July weekend?
As for the format, I'd like...
Board: Magnolia Room 06-24-2009, 09:06 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By ryansmom
let the students run the meeting

I was a sub while I was working on my alternate certification. I subbed in classrooms that had morning meetings. The teacher left a brief description of what would happen and the students filled in...
Board: Magnolia Room 06-07-2009, 10:24 AM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By ryansmom
may I join you?

I just started re-reading again and would love to participate in a discussion.
Would love to go to the RCI weeklong training but there's not one close. Anyone know of anything else similar?
Board: ARCHIVE 03-28-2009, 06:30 PM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By ryansmom
could you resend the circle attachment?

Wheaten2, I love your ideas for this novel! I was looking for a novel to start after testing and found your post-- your ideas are great!
I couldn't open the circle attachment and was hoping you...
Board: ARCHIVE 03-26-2009, 05:32 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By ryansmom
What do I do with the rest of the day?

State testing starts next week. We will test for 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hours per day. The kids will go to recess and lunch but not enrichment. I know I can review material for the next days' test, but I'm...
Board: Magnolia Room 12-27-2008, 07:16 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By ryansmom
it sounds so familiar

You posted in September and it's now almost January but the post could be mine. I read all the RC books this past summer and introduced the concepts in Aug and Sept. Things were working well then the...
Board: ARCHIVE 12-27-2008, 06:44 PM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By ryansmom
thank you to all who posted

I really appreciate your input. I talked to my mentor who recommended an extra credit project but, after reading your posts, I talked it over with the principal. She reminded me that if I gave a...
Board: ARCHIVE 12-27-2008, 06:18 PM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By ryansmom
top three

1. they don't know their facts and don't think it's a big deal, they can always count on their fingers.....
2. they can't "get math" because their parents never "got math" (which the parents tell...
Board: ARCHIVE 12-14-2008, 07:16 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By ryansmom
oh, storytown....

that explains the difficulty....we just started with storytown this year and while I usually like the type of questions-- real comprehension, not just restating what was read-- the tests are full of...
Board: ARCHIVE 12-14-2008, 06:19 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By ryansmom
we've been told it is a school day....

and that parties only last one hour and that movies may be shown only during parties.... and that parties will be held on Thursday afternoon and school is in session on Friday.....
I have no idea...
Board: ARCHIVE 12-14-2008, 06:14 PM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By ryansmom
Extra credit to bring up grades?

I received an email from a parent tonight asking if there was a project that his child could do to bring up her math grade. I have never allowed extra credit projects before because I want the...
Board: ARCHIVE 12-04-2008, 05:02 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By ryansmom
journals

For all of December, I had my students write journals about their favorite present, most memorable Christmas, and other topics that a parent might enjoy reading. Then they went through the journals...
Board: ARCHIVE 11-20-2008, 04:46 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By ryansmom
End of day help needed

I work in a departmentalized fifth grade. My students return to me for the last 10 minutes before dismissal. During that 10 minutes they have to pack up, stack chairs and pick up the desks and floor....
Board: ARCHIVE 11-20-2008, 04:42 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By ryansmom
41?

Here in Louisiana we stay in if the wind chill is 41 degrees or lower. Having moved here from Colorado where we went out unless the wind chill was 21 or lower, I thought it was a bit wimpy at first....
Board: ARCHIVE 10-20-2008, 01:45 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By ryansmom
20 points/ qtr

Our school requires that we use AR as one test grade per quarter. Students have to earn 20 points each quarter on books in their ZPD as determined by STAR testing. I don't really like it-- only 6 of...
Board: ARCHIVE 10-19-2008, 05:49 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By ryansmom
Hide alternatives/ supplements to AR

At our school we are required to use AR and to have a mininum number of points earned each quarter. As a result the students select their books based on the AR level and number of points the book is...
Board: ARCHIVE 10-08-2008, 07:33 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By ryansmom
I found Halloween materials at edhelper, math...

I found Halloween materials at edhelper, math drills and education world........
Board: ARCHIVE 10-04-2008, 07:54 PM
Replies: 23
 
Posted By ryansmom
ADD maybe?

I know teachers are always accused of blaming ADD and ADHD for everything but sometimes it IS the reason the student isn't performing. My son has ADD; we just thought he was lazy and didn't care when...
Board: ARCHIVE 09-20-2008, 09:43 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By ryansmom
help with emergency sub plans

This is my first year teaching fifth grade social studies and I am working on my emergency sub plans. We're required to have3 days worth of plans with all the manipulatives, worksheets, etc in the...



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