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Board: BusyBoard 05-12-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By markma
Duplicated Memory Book

I used to do Candy Bar Awards for my end of year celebration. After 10+ years I only had one or two parents acknowledge/thank me for taking the time to do it. Last year I had my grocery cart full of...
Board: BusyBoard 05-12-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By markma
Reply....

They will be mixed together.
Board: BusyBoard 05-12-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By markma
Reply....

They are mixed.
Board: BusyBoard 05-11-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By markma
Summer School - Crazy Schedule....need your advice

I just found out I'm teaching a 3 week summer school class called Reading Adventures. I have 4 different sections, each for one hour/day. The challenges are that the sections range from incoming 1st...
Board: BusyBoard 02-19-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By markma
High readers flat lining

I have a big group of very enthusiastic, high readers in my 2nd grade class this year. I have been using a Daily 5 format (school requires) and they are left to choose the majority of their books &...
Board: Daily 5 02-25-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By markma
Lack of progress in higher level readers

We use the Daily 5 routine on a daily basis in my 2nd grade class. I find myself spending the majority of my time keeping my struggling readers/writers on task while my strongest readers are often...
Board: BusyBoard 02-16-2012, 09:27 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By markma
Do you use XTRAMATH.com?

On an earlier post, many replied to use this site for my basic fact intervention groups. Right now I am working with the 2nd graders who need help with subtraction. We started using the xtramath...
Board: BusyBoard 01-13-2012, 03:12 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By markma
GREAT idea to share ~ JENGA!

I got this idea from www.teachertipster.com:

Take a Jenga game (or generic version) and write addition & subtraction facts on each of the blocks. Small groups of kids take turns pulling a block >...
Board: BusyBoard 01-11-2012, 07:07 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By markma
How Do You Teach STORY ELEMENTS?

My next 2nd grade intervention group consists of students who do not understand the basic elements of a story (characters, setting, problem, solution) For the majority of the group, the...
Board: BusyBoard 12-01-2011, 07:01 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By markma
Advice for struggling student with ear for music

I have a 2nd grader who is struggling in all academic areas. She is getting the most time with interventions/one-on-one tutoring/volunteer buddy reading/etc. in our class....yet things still haven't...
Board: BusyBoard 08-18-2011, 01:13 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By markma
Ideas needed for 15 minute "wiggle" breaks

We all know that time of the day....mid-afternoon & their eyes are glazed over from sleepiness/inactivity. I'd like to create some tubs that contain low-cost supplies for 10-15 minute "wiggle"...
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 05-29-2011, 02:08 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By markma
Changing to 4th

Can I ask what grade you are moving from? I have taught 2nd grade for 20 years & now really feel a desire to change grade levels. There is a 4th gr opening I'm considering. How are you getting...
Board: BusyBoard 05-27-2011, 06:33 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By markma
Please help with "COLOR" activities

I'm ending my 2nd graders' year with a "Have a COLORFUL Summer" theme. We are going to highlight a color each day and do stories, games & hands-on experiments for that color (ie Read "Little Red...
Board: BusyBoard 05-25-2011, 06:27 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By markma
Starburst

I've had this happen several times & use Starburst for "Being the STAR who BURST through the door at the end of the year"
Board: BusyBoard 05-25-2011, 12:49 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By markma
Need "What To Do Instead Of Watch TV" ideas

During the last 2 weeks of our school year, we are going to use our intervention time (30 min./day) to teach our 2nd graders activities they can do in the summer instead of watching TV/video games.
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Board: BusyBoard 05-18-2011, 07:30 PM
Replies: 0
 
Posted By markma
Mystery Theme - Need Advice

My 2nd grade intervention group is currently reading mysteries (A to Z, Boxcar, etc.) and I am now trying to get them to WRITE their own mysteries. This, however, this has been a confusing task for...
Board: BusyBoard 09-09-2010, 03:07 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By markma
How do you change user name?

Is it possible for us to change our user names on ProTeacher? If so, how do we do it?
Board: BusyBoard 09-02-2010, 07:54 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By markma
Morning Message Ideas

Every morning I greet my 2nd graders with a morning message that includes a greeting, something to edit & a question or conversation starter. However, after about 2 months I burn out of fresh...
Board: BusyBoard 08-18-2010, 09:03 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By markma
Does anyone have curtains.....

to cover unsightly shelves? My new room has only a few shelves...no cabinets at all! I want to make some type of curtains to cover the shelves (picture 8 foot boards on metal brackets). If you...
Board: Daily 5 08-06-2010, 08:04 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By markma
DAILY MATH: Ideas Needed!

As we all anxiously await the Sisters version of Daily Five Math, I'm trying to create my own for my 2nd grade class. So far I have "MAKE MATH COUNT"....using COUNT for my five skill categories:
...
Board: BusyBoard 08-02-2010, 01:16 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By markma
What Color Would You Paint Your Classroom?

My new classroom is still under construction and, before the work crew grabs that can of old 70s olive-green paint from the back of a dusty closet, I want to put in a request for a paint color. What...
Board: ARCHIVE 07-13-2010, 06:31 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By markma
No more desks! Now what???

I am moving to a new room in fall & will have my 2nd graders sitting at tables instead of desks. For those of you experienced w/ tables, what storage bins/boxes do you like best (shower caddies,...
Board: ARCHIVE 05-12-2010, 11:03 AM
Replies: 0
 
Posted By markma
Need Online Games/Templates

I am hoping to get a SmartBoard in fall & would like to start building a collection of interactive games for my 2nd graders to review vocabulary & curriculum concepts. There are soooooo many...
Board: ARCHIVE 04-30-2010, 06:54 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By markma
What are your most successful fund raisers?

Along w/ my teaching duties I also serve on our PTA board. In the past we have relied on the "Big Company" fund raisers....catalogs full of candy, wrapping paper & candles. In this tough economy...
Board: ARCHIVE 04-27-2010, 11:47 AM
Replies: 0
 
Posted By markma
Printable Keyboarding Practice Stories

Many of our 2nd graders have completed the required keyboarding lessons for the year. Is there a site that has printable short stories/paragraphs that they can type for extra practice. I thought...



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