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Posts Made By: Tracey276
Board: Daily 5 07-16-2012, 04:25 PM
Replies: 10
Posted By Tracey276
Free Audio Books

Check out for some free audio books. They are typically old or traditional stories since they are part of public domain, but many would be suitable for 3rd graders....
Board: ARCHIVE 05-20-2006, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By Tracey276
We learned about this in my grad school classes,...

We learned about this in my grad school classes, and I've used it to an extent. It can be a lot of extra work upfront, but I believe it's worth it in the end. This is a format that simply asks you...
Board: ARCHIVE 05-18-2006, 03:59 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By Tracey276
Add words

Why not use that list's pattern that your book has, and have the kids come up with more words that fit that pattern? Then you can either:
1. Choose which words everyone will use together
2. Have...
Board: ARCHIVE 05-16-2006, 02:42 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By Tracey276

We "measure around the room". There are a few ways to go about it. One thing is to have students just measure stuff and determine the easiest units to use while measuring each object. Another is...
Board: ARCHIVE 05-14-2006, 08:48 AM
Replies: 10
Posted By Tracey276
Clean Desks

We have particular folders for different things inside their desks, but about midway through the year that was getting very lax and desks were more dangerous than underneath a teenager's bed. To...
Board: ARCHIVE 05-07-2006, 08:13 AM
Replies: 3
Posted By Tracey276
Why not...

Why not have the kids come up with a list of what they've learned this year, and have them help you write the letter telling about all they have done and learned?

Another suggestion is to write...
Board: ARCHIVE 05-07-2006, 08:09 AM
Replies: 1
Posted By Tracey276

One thing I do with my students, is we have a behavior chart with different colored cards behind each name. The first two cards are green so one is a warning (because I usually forget who I've...
Board: ARCHIVE 05-07-2006, 08:01 AM
Replies: 10
Posted By Tracey276
My Favorite far

I did my student teaching in a 2nd/3rd multiage class, then taught 5th for a year, and this was my second year in 2nd grade. As other posters have said, routines are very important. Anytime we have...
Board: ARCHIVE 04-30-2006, 01:12 PM
Replies: 14
Posted By Tracey276

Some of my students are learning multiplication, and we use our fingers. So if they're doing 2x3 they hold up 2 fingers and count both of them 3 times to get their answer. It gets difficult and...
Board: ARCHIVE 04-30-2006, 01:06 PM
Replies: 1
Posted By Tracey276
Liturature Discussion Groups

I do my Lit. Discussion Groups during guided reading. Once the kids are on a 20/24 in DRA, they don't need the scaffolding of guided reading, and can have more freedom. I'm not sure what base books...
Board: ARCHIVE 04-24-2006, 03:58 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By Tracey276
Depends on standard or nonstandard units

If you're teaching nonstandard measurement, you can make, say, tiger paws to scale and have the students measure around the room with them. If you're using standard measurement, you can do the same...

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