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Posts Made By: CowBeans
Board: First Grade 09-02-2012, 04:36 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By CowBeans
books

I have over 2,000 books in my class so I have found it helpful to organize them. I have labelled books in book boxes with labels by author, character, or title. For example, Clifford, Little...
Board: Canadian Teachers 08-07-2012, 04:58 AM
Replies: 22
 
Posted By CowBeans
gr. 1/2 teacher

Hey, any chance you still need one more participant? I teach in Markham, Ontario and we have a variety of huge trees on our school property. Great idea!
Board: Second Grade 08-07-2012, 04:42 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By CowBeans
songs and chants

I like to do songs and chants written on chart paper for shared reading. If you can laminate them then they last for a long time. You can change the colour of marker to stress whatever you are...
Board: Second Grade 06-07-2012, 05:29 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By CowBeans
Your message is a bit confusing, typo I think. A...

Your message is a bit confusing, typo I think. A great book is Chester by Melanie Watt. You could have the children make Chester masks and act out his feelings when Melanie tries to write her...
Board: Second Grade 06-07-2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By CowBeans
I have the children complete any unfinished work...

I have the children complete any unfinished work for homework. Once a week I ask them to do xtramath.org on-line computer program that focusses on automatic recall of math facts. I do expect them...
Board: Second Grade 05-13-2012, 03:51 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By CowBeans
retention

Wow! In Canada we can not retain students under any circumstances. I have a little guy in my 2/3 split that I think would social/emotionally benefit from being retained. He is actually quite...
Board: Third Grade 04-20-2012, 03:29 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By CowBeans
third graders

My third graders would love a theme of wheels! They love anything that moves: scooters, bkes, roller blades, skateboards.

The other idea I had was sports: they also love baseball, soccer, mini...
Board: Third Grade 03-27-2012, 02:59 AM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By CowBeans
idea

Here is what we did! By the way, I, too, have to teach my homeroom music although I have no training. Weird!

Use familiar tunes, "Row, row, row your boat," "Mary Had A Little Lamb," "Wheels...
Board: Third Grade 03-24-2012, 01:52 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By CowBeans
class rules

Our grade 2/3 class follows:

"Treat others the way you want to be treated!"

"You have to look to learn!"

"Kind hands, kind heart!"

"Our thoughts become our words, our words become our...
Board: Canadian Teachers 03-24-2012, 01:40 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By CowBeans
suggestions

I would recommend the grade 3 E.Q.A.O Test Preparation books for language and math. The math is all strands and asks for pictures, numbers or words. You will like it. The language has reading and...
Board: Canadian Teachers 03-18-2012, 03:59 AM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By CowBeans
Danny Boy

Well, there certainly is a lot of weird talent. That being said, I absolutely loved the boy that sang, 'Danny Boy' from Vancouver. Now he could sing!!! If you didn't catch that one they show...
Board: Third Grade 03-16-2012, 07:24 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By CowBeans
favourite character dress up

Perhaps everyone could come dressed as his/her favourite character. You could be The Teacher From the Black Lagoon or Miss Nelson Is Missing (now you are found). Each person could write clues to...
Board: Second Grade 03-15-2012, 05:25 AM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By CowBeans
failed to open

I had the same problem, perhaps it could be sent again.
Thanks!
Board: Third Grade 03-12-2012, 07:52 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By CowBeans
websites

For grades 1-5, I really love: www.xtramath.org

For grade 3 we google: math 3 under the sea

I guarantee you will love them both.
Good luck!
Board: Third Grade 01-08-2012, 09:46 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By CowBeans
Would I Trade My Parents?

I have it at work so I will upload it tomorrow.
Enjoy!
Board: Third Grade 01-07-2012, 05:44 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By CowBeans
Would I Trade My Parents?

We just did individual books based on the story, 'Would I Trade My Parents?' If you read the book, it talks about how everyone else wouldn't trade his/her parent because they let them (variety of...
Board: Third Grade 10-27-2011, 02:56 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By CowBeans
12 Days of School

We use the format for 12 Days of Christmas and re-write our own version. "On the first day of school my teacher gave to me my very own desk to sit in......On the second day of school my teacher gave...
Board: Third Grade 10-09-2011, 05:42 AM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By CowBeans
Hi, Has the person in Morocco told you that...

Hi,
Has the person in Morocco told you that they are not participating for sure? You wouldn't want us to link up with you and then your students get the letters. I have 20 students in grades 2/3...
Board: Third Grade 10-09-2011, 05:32 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By CowBeans
talking partners

Hi Netta,
Up here in Ontario, Canada, we have learned from current research that when children feel they are writing for someone then they are more likely to write in great detail. The research...
Board: Canadian Teachers 10-09-2011, 05:21 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By CowBeans
Happy Holiday

Happy gobble, gobble to all the Canadian Pro Teacher Members!! If you live in Ontario, enjoy the sunshine and warm temperatures!!!!!!!!!
Board: Third Grade 10-03-2011, 05:20 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By CowBeans
Hang in there! I'm stressed and on overload...

Hang in there! I'm stressed and on overload also. I teach a 2/3 split and never feel like I am doing anything well. Plus, at our school myself and 11 of my colleagues are being evaluated this year...
Board: Third Grade 10-02-2011, 04:13 AM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By CowBeans
I would love to see a sample. Do you have the...

I would love to see a sample. Do you have the students share their thinking with each other? Do you show them the story that goes with the photo later in the day or is merely to stretch their...
Board: Third Grade 09-23-2011, 08:46 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By CowBeans
Go to www.artprojectsforkids.org then click on...

Go to www.artprojectsforkids.org then click on your grade and your off to the races. You will absolutely love, love, love this site.
Enjoy!
Board: Canadian Teachers 09-04-2011, 10:14 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By CowBeans
Thank you for your thoughtfulness.

Thank you for your thoughtfulness.
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 09-03-2011, 06:00 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By CowBeans
Stick Kid

This fun book by Holwitz is about a stick kids adventure as he grows into a man/dad. I had my class create their own stick kid with unique clothing. They then made up stories about the adventure...



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