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Posts Made By: msj5ny
Board: BusyBoard 06-12-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 19
Posted By msj5ny
First subject in morning?

What subject do you teach first and why? If your district or school requires you to teach a certain subject first what is the reason behind it?

I currently teach math first because my former...
Board: BusyBoard 08-03-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 10
Posted By msj5ny
No cubbies :(

Looks like many people here had/have cubbies. I don't have cubbies so I don't really have anywhere to keep the gallon baggies. Last year it took me so long to go through the tub of bags.
Board: BusyBoard 08-02-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 10
Posted By msj5ny
Keeping students' extra supplies

Good morning all! I was wondering if anyone keeps each student's extra supplies. Last year, I kept them in gallon-sized ziploc bags and then kept the ziploc bags in a tub. At the beginning of each...
Board: BusyBoard 04-28-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By msj5ny
College Textbooks/ Decluttering

Do you still have any of your college textbooks? Do you actually refer to them?

I don't know when the last time I referred to a college textbook was but I have a hard time letting go. I'm...
Board: BusyBoard 01-17-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By msj5ny
ESL Resource Book

Can someone please recommend a book for me that I can read to learn more about ESL instruction and ELLs? I have four ELLS in my class and a few former ELLS in my class. My biggest concern is that...
Board: BusyBoard 11-15-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By msj5ny
Thanksgiving Breakfast

I'd like to have a Thanksgiving breakfast but I'm horrible at planning parties. The only thing I can think of is bagels and juice. Can you help me with any of the following items?

-a special...
Board: BusyBoard 11-09-2013, 05:40 AM
Replies: 15
Posted By msj5ny
NYC Unite!

I'm glad your observation went well. Are you in NYC as well?

I also chose the 15 minute options. I am so stressed this year by all the new changes. I'm seriously considering leaving midyear...
Board: BusyBoard 11-08-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By msj5ny
Common Core Question

How did you familiarize yourself with the common core standards? I hate to admit that I don't know them as well as I should. I have read them but I'm never really sure that I'm teaching them the...
Board: BusyBoard 10-20-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By msj5ny
Thanks so much!

Thank you all for your input! You've been so helpful.
Board: BusyBoard 10-19-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By msj5ny
Guiding reading questions; Levels A through P

I have a question because I have 9 different reading levels in my class. I'm wondering how bad it would be to merge groups. Have you done this?

I have the following levels:

Level A...
Board: BusyBoard 09-25-2013, 03:20 PM
Replies: 18
Posted By msj5ny
solid 90 minute blocks

I also teach second grade kahluablast but my principal doesn't want us to break up the blocks. We are to keep solid 90 minute blocks wherever possible. I think for math it's horrible. I don't mind...
Board: BusyBoard 09-23-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 18
Posted By msj5ny
First subject of the day?

What is the first subject you tewch for the day? I'm trying to choose between math and reading/writing . I'm leaning towards math but I'd love to hear what others teach first and why.

My old...
Board: BusyBoard 09-21-2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By msj5ny
Homework and Morning Work Questions

I am so overwhelmed this school year and we're only two weeks in. I normally check homework during my prep or lunch but I want to check homework in the morning like some of the other teachers in my...
Board: BusyBoard 08-29-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By msj5ny

Thank you so much. Now I just have to order a new mailbox!
Board: BusyBoard 08-29-2013, 02:57 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By msj5ny
Using mailboxes vs distributing paper

I had a class mailbox when I taught fifth grade. Sometimes the kids would forget to take their mail or take other people's mail by accident. In retrospect, I didn't really spend any time teaching...
Board: BusyBoard 08-25-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By msj5ny
Traditional Book

Thanks. I'll buy the Daily 5 book in traditional form. All of your replies make sense. I have the CAFE book already.
Board: BusyBoard 08-24-2013, 01:49 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By msj5ny
Daily 5 on kindle?

I'm thinking of ordering "The Daily Five". Is there any reason that I should order it in traditional book form? Are there forms to photocopy or anything like that?

The only reason I can think...
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 08-18-2013, 09:04 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By msj5ny

Thanks for sharing!
Board: BusyBoard 08-18-2013, 08:51 AM
Replies: 2
Posted By msj5ny
Marble notebooks vs. pronged folders

Hi all-- I will be teaching 2nd grade for the first time this year; I'm coming from 5th grade. I would like for my students to have a place to record/keep the following info:

Books they want to...
Board: BusyBoard 08-18-2013, 07:56 AM
Replies: 9
Posted By msj5ny
I agree

I was just thinking this the other day. Even when you go on blogs now, almost every post seems like an advertisement for the latest product.

I don't even have much y of the stuff I've...
Board: BusyBoard 08-14-2013, 07:16 AM
Replies: 14
Posted By msj5ny

That's crazy. Her request would make more sense if it was because her son had food allergies or for religious reasons. It's tough to have explain to inquiring classmates that you cant for the reasons...
Board: BusyBoard 07-30-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 10
Posted By msj5ny
aqua and yellow pocket charts

I went to Target tonight and bought 3 pocket charts (one yellow, two aqua). I don't know what I'm going to use them for yet but I couldn't resist.

I need to exchange some stacking bins I bought...
Board: BusyBoard 07-09-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 10
Posted By msj5ny
Target trip?

Where are you? I'm in NY and seriously considering making the trip to check these out. I hope I get lucky.

Are they like short pocket charts or are they the pocket chart stands?
Board: BusyBoard 07-07-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 16
Posted By msj5ny
When will you be playing music?

What will you be using the music for? Transitions?

I saw a blog post about using music when students get ready in the morning.

I'm not sure if this is helpful but this is the post I am...
Board: Second Grade 07-05-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By msj5ny
Picture books and chapter books

Thanks for your recommendations! I meant both types-- whatever it is that second graders read.


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