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Posts Made By: careerchanger
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 11-09-2010, 03:58 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By careerchanger
Thanks!

Thanks for the experienced view of spelling homework as well as word searches. I was pleased not to get a strong defense of word searches.
Board: Math & Science 10-29-2010, 07:23 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By careerchanger
More Sports

Tetherballs revolve too.
Board: Math & Science 10-27-2010, 10:28 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By careerchanger
Put them in the graph

Start simple by having the students arrange themselves in a line by height. Take a picture. Make plain paper copies and have them create a bar chart by drawing rectangles around each person and...
Board: Math & Science 10-26-2010, 07:54 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By careerchanger
Folding Polygon

You might like the lesson suggestion at http://www.mathsolutions.com/documents/9780590489911_L.pdf.
Board: Math & Science 10-26-2010, 01:30 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By careerchanger
Sports Rotations

In figure skating, an axel is 1 1/2 rotations. Some of your kids might relate to 180s, 540s, etc. in skateboarding (also snowboarding). The math connection is just a little bonus.
Board: Math & Science 10-25-2010, 09:44 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By careerchanger
Make a Balance Scale

There is some material at Brain Pop (http://www.brainpopjr.com/math/measurement/ouncespoundsandtons/grownups.weml). It suggests making a crude balance scale but does not include instructions on the...
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 10-25-2010, 09:04 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By careerchanger
1st Grade Word Search

I tutor 3rd - 5th grade students (and occasionally older) in math and reading and am FL certified to teach those and more. First grade is out of my realm of experience, but one of my granddaughters...
Board: Math & Science 05-22-2010, 08:27 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By careerchanger
Letters

You could incorporate letter shapes. Uppercase A can be a triangle with a smaller triangle overlay or cutout on top and a trapezoid cutout on the bottom or 3 overlapping rectangles. Lowercase a can...
Board: Math & Science 05-09-2010, 08:46 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By careerchanger
NHMFL Science in Literature

The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory Science in Literature list (http://www.magnet.fsu.edu/education/community/scienceinliterature/chapterbooks.html) contains 3 books you might consider. The...
Board: Math & Science 04-10-2010, 07:08 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By careerchanger
Geometric Fractions

You could also use the field to incorporate geometric fractions. A line from home plate through the pitcher's mound to 2nd base cuts the diamond in half, as does a line from 1st to 3rd (not through...
Board: Math & Science 03-30-2010, 07:34 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By careerchanger
Pet Census

Education World has several suggestions at http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/lesson173.shtml.
The first suggestion is related to a Pet Census project which appears to have been done in...
Board: Math & Science 03-24-2010, 08:05 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By careerchanger
Rings

Saturn's most obvious feature has got to be its rings and that's the thing most likely to get the attention of 2nd grade students. There are also some interesting ring related questions to explore....
Board: Math & Science 03-10-2010, 08:07 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By careerchanger
Mastering Skills

The main argument against ability grouping is that it can deprive some students of opportunities. Your approach give those students who are getting lost a chance they might not get otherwise. With...
Board: Books, Guided Reading & Literature 03-10-2010, 07:33 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By careerchanger
Heterographs

A few years ago, I volunteered in the math lab of a summer grade retrieval program for rising 6th grade students. Since the first hour of the day was devoted to reading, I sat in on one of those...
Board: Books, Guided Reading & Literature 03-09-2010, 08:47 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By careerchanger
Town Mouse Country Mouse

Jan Brett's version of the Aesop fable might be appropriate if your students are in the K-3 range.
Board: Books, Guided Reading & Literature 03-03-2010, 05:08 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By careerchanger
What Age Range Students?

Jack London's Call of the Wild and White Fang are too long to read completely, but both have great passages for reading aloud. While Call of the Wild is more well known, White Fang may fit your theme...
Board: Math & Science 02-28-2010, 11:27 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By careerchanger
Coin values

I agree that money is a good way to build on something students usually know something about already. Once in a while, a student doesn't have a good grasp of coin values. That just means there's an...
Board: Math & Science 02-20-2010, 03:21 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By careerchanger
Math Drill Teams

This may not be what you and the AP are looking for either, but the need to eliminate some students concerns me. While I understand that the number of contestants has to be limited, perhaps the...
Board: Math & Science 02-16-2010, 04:59 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By careerchanger
Annenberg Media

You may find the material at www.learner.org helpful in expanding your understanding and suggesting ways to teach science. The Force and Motion series at ...
Board: Books, Guided Reading & Literature 02-12-2010, 05:03 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By careerchanger
Library Science

Have you considered Library Science? It would complement your Elem. Ed., add to your qualifications within education and give you more options within, closely related to, and outside of the education...
Board: Math & Science 02-12-2010, 04:45 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By careerchanger
Math Screening

This seems to come up once every month or 2 the latest was about a month ago with the title Math Screening. The question was about lower grades, but the thread addresses elementary grades in general.
Board: Math & Science 02-11-2010, 08:24 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By careerchanger
School Rocks!

http://schoolrocks.org/hands%20on%20equations.htm
Board: Math & Science 02-10-2010, 06:52 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By careerchanger
Physical Development and Health

I discovered this Illinois Education Standard (http://www.isbe.state.il.us/ils/pdh/pdf/goal23.pdf) though another post here. In my experience, physical development instruction at this age where...
Board: Math & Science 02-06-2010, 07:50 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By careerchanger
Pre-Launch

This sounds like a great opportunity to preview launch activities for the rest of the year. This approach would give kids something to build on later. It would also help focus your choices on the...
Board: Math & Science 01-31-2010, 09:54 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By careerchanger
Moon Distance/Diameter Ratio

There's an activity you might want to consider at http://www.exo.net/~pauld/exnet/spacescience/A%20Handy%20Measuring%20Tool.pdf. The similar triangles concept on which the estimation technique is...



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