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Posts Made By: BRONX
Board: BusyBoard 06-13-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By BRONX
Energy Bus

My District is adopting (not sure if that is the right word) The Energy Bus. We are encouraged to read the book over the summer and be ready to get on the bus in September. Has anyone used The...
Board: BusyBoard 06-13-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By BRONX
I Ready

I think it depends on the level the kids are out. I have 4 kids that will never make their stretch score. I feel bad putting them on it for 50 minutes a week knowing they will still be behind.
Board: BusyBoard 06-14-2018, 02:56 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By BRONX
Love Lucy

I have to say that the Units of Study are very structured and not like it was even 10 years ago. My school is a Title 1 school and we are using it. It is a lot of work to plan for your first year but...
Board: BusyBoard 10-19-2017, 02:38 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By BRONX
So sad

Look up Calm Classroom and see if you can find a few mindful minutes to use it with the class. I have been using it 2x a day and it does help. I also think the other benefit is that you can remind...
Board: BusyBoard 10-19-2017, 02:28 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By BRONX
I wish

The idea of having students do school chores is wonderful. The problem is students at our school are not allowed to put up or take down bulletin boards, clean things and even organize books. "WE...
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 10-18-2017, 02:41 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By BRONX
Ugh!

That is tough. One idea is to physically cut the task in pieces. They have to hand it in piece by piece. The movement may help them slow down.

Also if you give the student the answer key and...
Board: BusyBoard 10-18-2017, 02:38 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By BRONX
Keeping multiple ADD students occupied

I am looking for some new ideas for my early finishers. I have a running list in the room and the students know what they can work on. It includes tasks such as Story Works, reading, independent...
Board: BusyBoard 10-10-2017, 04:53 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By BRONX
Iroquois

I think because we are knee deep in our Native American Unit I am going to have them turn and talk at the very end to answer the question,

How would geography impact the lives of the Iroquois?
...
Board: BusyBoard 10-09-2017, 04:37 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By BRONX
Highly Effective

In NY to be Highly Effective the kids pretty much have to run the show and you are just there to blend into the woodwork. I get that we want lessons not to be teacher directed but planning a formal...
Board: BusyBoard 10-09-2017, 01:14 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By BRONX
Closure Help Needed for Observation

I am doing a lesson this week for my formal observation. My 4th graders will work in their expert groups and examine a map to determine how geography affects where humans live. I am thinking this...
Board: BusyBoard 10-06-2017, 02:41 AM
Replies: 26
 
Posted By BRONX
wow!

I would be terminated even with tenure if I did that. Or not allowed to teach and be reassigned. So now the kids who call out are the healthiest?
We do walk laps as a school but we use it as an...
Board: Fourth Grade 10-02-2017, 02:21 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By BRONX
Above grade level readers

If you feel overwhelmed with 3 groups allow your above grade level readers to run their guided reading group as a book club. You can check in with them 1 or 2 times a week but they can focus on...
Board: Fourth Grade 09-26-2017, 02:31 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By BRONX
Authors and Titles

Derek Jeter has two series of books out that are super popular right now.
Kate Messener has a few series the students love.
Ghost By Jason Reynolds
Towers Falling
Land of Stories
So Be It and...
Board: BusyBoard 09-22-2017, 06:09 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By BRONX
quiz

I logged in through an email TFK sent me. The problem was I couldn't print the quizzes. I emailed them and they responded to say that they were having problems with their quizzes and would try to...
Board: BusyBoard 09-13-2017, 02:21 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By BRONX
Mini Lesson

It doesn't matter what program the grade below me uses it is always the same. They can't write a complete sentence, they forget to uppercase the letter I, etc. I find a few minilessons the first 2...
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 09-12-2017, 02:32 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By BRONX
Training

Training is super important. I have gone to TC a few times because I live about 2 hours from NYC. They are now holding weekly classes in CT and CA. The best part about anything that comes out of TC...
Board: Fourth Grade 09-09-2017, 01:38 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By BRONX
Morning Work

I use Calendar math for my 4th graders from Teaching in Room 6. I also use Time for kids or Story works.
Board: BusyBoard 09-09-2017, 01:37 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By BRONX
Skip the script

I don't have the book in front of me but for each lesson you want to do with the kids make a post it for connection, Teaching Point Practice and mid workshop, Write one or two sentences on each post...
Board: BusyBoard 09-05-2017, 04:55 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By BRONX
Back Hurts

I am so tired too. My back hurts from standing all day too. I am use to walking around teaching all day but the first day has a different feel. Can't wait to be in a routine.
Board: Fourth Grade 08-29-2017, 06:04 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By BRONX
Mentor Text

I go through my favorite mentor texts and try to read one a day for the first few days. The students get to know my favorite reads and I have some great mentor texts to revisit throughout the year.
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Board: BusyBoard 08-28-2017, 02:28 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By BRONX
wonderopolis

I use wonderopolis to have the kids practice researching nonfiction topics that interest them. Wonderopolis answers the questions kids have. What is thunder? Why do we dream? etc


I use this...
Board: Fourth Grade 08-26-2017, 04:19 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By BRONX
Unstoppable

I just finished the Unstoppable writing teacher by Colleen Cruz and Joy Write by Ralph Fletcher.
Board: BusyBoard 08-26-2017, 04:14 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By BRONX
hiring help

I am hoping my daughter will help me on day two. The idea about high school helpers is one my school will discuss this year. Next summer they are replacing the windows and outside wall of our...
Board: BusyBoard 08-25-2017, 06:32 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By BRONX
Calm and Crazy

Have you tried Calm classroom? My afternoons are not as long as yours but 3 days a week the kids and I are in the room for 3.5 hours without a break. I also have to teach math, reading and writing...
Board: BusyBoard 08-23-2017, 12:48 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By BRONX
:)

Thanks so much!



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