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Posts Made By: KSgirl
Board: Daily 5 08-24-2011, 05:21 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By KSgirl
Thanks

For your replies. What I am struggling with is we have a separate "writing block" built in our day that isn't set up as a writer's workshop. I haven't ever taught a true writer's workshop but where I...
Board: Daily 5 08-23-2011, 04:40 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By KSgirl
Separate writing?

Do you still give your students choice when you have a separate writing time built in? I am debating on not doing work on writing as choice but rather they will be working on whatever their writing...
Board: Daily 5 08-17-2011, 06:04 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By KSgirl
Adding 1-2 minutes of time for Stamina?

Today was our 2nd day of Read to Self. Students were doing awesome. I didn't see any off task behaviors...we got up to 13 minutes! I am wondering if I let them go too long?

My question is,...
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 08-13-2011, 08:39 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By KSgirl
After we practice...

This is a silly question but I am all ready to go for D5, beginning Day 1 a couple days after we start school. I have 60 minutes blocked off for Guided Reading. What I am wondering is....after we...
Board: Daily 5 07-28-2011, 08:25 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By KSgirl
Awesome!

That is awful what happened to your computer but I would love to see what you have! Thanks so much! I love the idea of a D5 Folder as well....
Board: Daily 5 07-26-2011, 05:50 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By KSgirl
Rotation Chart

Due to some time constraints with my schedule, I cannot give the students total freedom of choice with the Daily 5 components. I will be working them in but at different times. We will still have 3...
Board: Fifth Grade 10-16-2010, 06:09 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By KSgirl
Help needed desperately!

I am a 3rd year teacher with the toughest class I have ever had. As a whole, overall, the students struggle greatly with reading comprehension and listening. I am looking at this as a challenge and a...
Board: Fifth Grade 05-09-2010, 05:09 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By KSgirl
resume help

I am finishing my second year as a teacher and applying to graduate programs. Upon searching "teacher resume" on the web, I get a lot of random responses and examples. I was hoping someone wouldn't...
Board: Fifth Grade 04-15-2010, 02:18 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By KSgirl
Underground Railroad reading lesson

Help me with a lesson that I am being observed! Would love an intro lesson - we are reading about the underground railroad and Harriet Tubman in the basal! I am going to incorporate vocabulary and...
Board: Fifth Grade 03-30-2010, 01:56 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By KSgirl
Am I awful?

Just curious about what you do with students at this grade level who sit and do nothing when an assignment is given? I have two kiddos this year that do this on a daily basis. Some teachers would say...
Board: Fifth Grade 03-26-2010, 06:28 AM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By KSgirl
Writing Traits Book Bundles

Does anyone have this bundle? I recently saw it in Scholastic and was wondering if it was worth over $100....it has 24 picture books that come with, 4 per trait. Just curious, would love some input.
Board: Fifth Grade 03-22-2010, 02:56 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By KSgirl
You are doing great, don't worry!

This is such a tough topic for kids! And I am not sure about you, but our math text covers ALL those in one single chapter. Yikes yikes yikes! What I did with my class this year was make a foldable...
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 02-02-2010, 03:46 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By KSgirl
modeling in writing

My question is if you ALWAYS model in writing? I have a lesson for 6 traits and I am reading a picture book that leads to voice and ideas. I planned to have my 5th graders brainstorm ideas on their...
Board: Classroom Management 12-04-2009, 02:17 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By KSgirl
gross!

Okay, I teach 5th. This year, my class is fairly immature. I haven't experienced this situation before, but I have one boy who farts. Out loud. On purpose. And then, laughs hysterically. This has...
Board: Classroom Management 11-02-2009, 07:11 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By KSgirl
taking assignments seriously

I have a student this year that doesn't manage his time well. For instance, I assign an independent reading activity today - where students are note-taking while prereading a guided reading book (we...
Board: Fifth Grade 10-27-2009, 02:32 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By KSgirl
Deciding on read alouds

How do you determine what books you read aloud to your students? I like to have students help choose books. I usually read the back of 3 and then we vote. It has turned into student requests or...
Board: Fifth Grade 10-21-2009, 11:53 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By KSgirl
GREAT writing lesson!

I need help with an observation, having one next week- my principal has never seen me complete a 6 trait lesson. He didn't ask for this specifically- but I just wanted to do something different. He...
Board: Fifth Grade 10-21-2009, 11:50 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By KSgirl
Recommended read alouds

I know this is a very frequent post. I need help with some mid 5th grade level read alouds, or even right at 5.0 that are good for 5th grade. Any suggestions would be fabulous.

Thanks.
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 10-15-2009, 04:53 PM
Replies: 0
 
Posted By KSgirl
leveled reader ideas

I am using long nonfiction leveled readers to supplement the science curriculum. What are some things you do with your groups? The first day I have them read 1/2, day 2 we discuss, read the last 1/2....
Board: Fourth Grade 10-08-2009, 06:08 PM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By KSgirl
motivator

I sometimes use it as a motivator for quiet working and say things like "if you can work hard for 3 minutes without voices I will play music". It seems to be helpful for concentration and quiet time...
Board: Classroom Management 10-08-2009, 01:34 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By KSgirl
out of their seats

Lately when I turn around, I see 5 little bodies waiting to ask me questions. I teach 5th grade. I just directly say- "back to your seat" etc....over and over. It always seems to happen at the end of...
Board: Fifth Grade 10-03-2009, 08:04 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By KSgirl
Thanks

I appreciate how wonderful people are and how much you all share. I just thought I would say that....it is so nice to be able to come onto PT and find awesome ideas to incorporate in our rooms! Love...
Board: Fifth Grade 09-27-2009, 07:05 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By KSgirl
Alternate lists spelling

A quick question- how do you do alternate lists for your students? I have a spelling curriculum that aligns with our reading/lang. arts. Students that past pre-tests are currently still working on...
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 09-23-2009, 05:58 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By KSgirl
approaching behavior at conferences

How do you typically start out conferences if behaviors are an issue? We have them early in my district. I have no previous contact with parents face to face before conferences....what do you start...
Board: Classroom Management 09-12-2009, 11:44 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By KSgirl
How do I......

I have a student that I would like to start documenting on as the student appears to need major help. The process for this in my school is tough. I was wondering what other teachers do to document...



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