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Posts Made By: katiekrivo
Board: BusyBoard 01-22-2011, 06:08 PM
Replies: 23
Posted By katiekrivo
I often tell my whole class that I love them and...

I often tell my whole class that I love them and that's why I am there teaching them.

When individual students say, "I love you" to me, I say, "I love you and everyone in our class!"
Board: Second Grade 01-21-2011, 09:20 PM
Replies: 0
Posted By katiekrivo
Helping a student w/reducing meds

I have a student who has had a very tough time at school throughout her school career. However, she's done very well in my class this year. We've seen huge breakthroughs with her social skills and...
Board: BusyBoard 01-21-2011, 09:04 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By katiekrivo
Also, realize that it's probably not just school....

Also, realize that it's probably not just school. He's had a big change in his life and it's easiest for him to take his frustrations out on school. He probably can't express that, "Mom, I really...
Board: BusyBoard 01-21-2011, 08:55 PM
Replies: 19
Posted By katiekrivo
Even though...

at times teaching stressful and you feel like you're putting more into it then you get out of it, it's one of the most rewarding professions, ever.

When your lowest sped student gets a 15 out of...
Board: Second Grade 12-13-2010, 05:48 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By katiekrivo
Crunched for time...

but we make a quick gift for their families (usually something with their picture on it--I find those foam picture frame kits to be fantastic and easy!) and enjoy some treats from holidays around the...
Board: Second Grade 12-13-2010, 05:36 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By katiekrivo
Lower Level spelling assignments

I have several kiddos that cannot complete our spelling assignments (even the simplest of assignments like choo choo write or rainbow write). What other kinds of activities do you do that your lower...
Board: BusyBoard 12-07-2010, 08:42 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By katiekrivo
I just posted this exact (almost) same thing over...

I just posted this exact (almost) same thing over on the vent!

This year I've tried:
-Caught being good tickets
-Drops in the bucket
-Charts for serious behavior problems
-We use BIST as a...
Board: Classroom Management 12-07-2010, 08:24 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By katiekrivo
Sigh...what a year!

So, this class has been a challenge! It's only my second year...but I can't imagine that it can get much harder than this (I'm crossing my fingers as I say that)!

I have so many behavior problems...
Board: BusyBoard 10-03-2010, 06:09 PM
Replies: 14
Posted By katiekrivo
I love Halloween!

I'm always Ms. Viola Swamp. The kids love it and we always read a Miss Nelson book that day.
Board: BusyBoard 09-28-2010, 07:41 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By katiekrivo

My class is super chatty. We're loosing a lot of instructional time after transitions (chairs to rug, lining up, etc.) because they can't stop talking. We've practiced over and over, they put their...
Board: BusyBoard 08-30-2010, 07:10 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By katiekrivo
That's what I was thinking, I just wanted to make...

That's what I was thinking, I just wanted to make sure! Thanks!
Board: BusyBoard 08-30-2010, 05:46 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By katiekrivo
The Daily 5

I have been launching the Daily 5 with my 2nd graders and I love the format. However, I don't have enough time to get all 5 in. Does anyone do this in a crunched schedule? What do you do? I have to...
Board: BusyBoard 08-30-2010, 04:50 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By katiekrivo
Library Pockets

What size index card fits into a library pocket? I'm at home trying to make some cards for a writing process pocket and of course I don't have any library pockets here at home to figure it out!
Board: Second Grade 08-15-2010, 06:37 PM
Replies: 0
Posted By katiekrivo
Dog Helper Chart

So, I couldn't find a helper chart I like this year, so I made my own. It's dogs and dog houses....but now I need a cute title....and I'm drawing a blank! Anyone have any ideas?
Board: BusyBoard 08-15-2010, 06:31 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By katiekrivo
DRA Levels

Does anyone know if there is a site that can help you level your books by DRA level?

Board: BusyBoard 08-15-2010, 08:58 AM
Replies: 15
Posted By katiekrivo
I thought I was going to hate having tables...but...

I thought I was going to hate having tables...but now I don't mind too much! I may actually like it more!

I have a 3 drawer plastic cart for each team of desks and it houses A LOT of their stuff....
Board: BusyBoard 08-01-2010, 06:24 PM
Replies: 13
Posted By katiekrivo
I think I've got it!

I got milk crates for each theme to store centers. I wish I had as much space so I could organize like LakeTeacher! I found out how small my room really was at the end of the year last year. So, now...
Board: BusyBoard 07-31-2010, 10:10 PM
Replies: 13
Posted By katiekrivo
Storing/Organizing Centers

How do you store your centers and keep them organized? I ended up throwing stuff in drawers last year and now I'm stuck organizing them now. I don't want to have that happen again next year! How do...
Board: BusyBoard 07-29-2010, 07:12 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By katiekrivo
Command Hooks

I use Command Hooks for mine and have never had a problem. I also have the magnetic hooks that I use for other things, and I think they are strong enough to hold the Filetastics, too. I LOVE mine,...
Board: ARCHIVE 07-29-2010, 10:42 AM
Replies: 5
Posted By katiekrivo
Writing Conferences

One of my goals for this year is to be better about writing conferences. I need a way to record what I've gone over in conferences. So, I was hoping some of you wonderful teachers have some great...
Board: Second Grade 07-29-2010, 07:08 AM
Replies: 12
Posted By katiekrivo
Morning Work

This is my second year of teaching. Last year I kept changing what I did with my students for morning work because it just wasn't working.

We did Daily Language Review, but to go over it took too...
Board: ARCHIVE 07-26-2010, 08:07 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By katiekrivo
Last year...

Last year I had a single class bucket and kids created drops for the person they wanted to compliment. Then, if we had a free moment we'd read some out loud to the class. If not, I just posed them on...
Board: Second Grade 07-24-2010, 09:26 AM
Replies: 14
Posted By katiekrivo
I bought mine....

I went to a party shop and they had large packages of it for a few dollars. So, I got several packages. Coins and dollars.
Board: Second Grade 07-24-2010, 08:29 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By katiekrivo
I really want to...

Use these as well. I had gigglers during writer's workshop last year and no matter what I did they giggled. So I would love them for 2 reasons: 1)So the kids can't see each other during writing time...
Board: Second Grade 07-23-2010, 09:50 AM
Replies: 14
Posted By katiekrivo

I only had this happen once. I tried really hard to give them more than I took away, lol (sometimes that was a challenge, especially at the end of the year when they're going crazy to get out of...

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