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Posts Made By: PamelaNYC
Board: Fourth Grade 06-11-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 14
Posted By PamelaNYC
I love it!

I have been using Class Dojo for the past 4 years and I love it!! My students respond very well and it is a great way to stay in contact with parents.
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 06-11-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 1
Posted By PamelaNYC
Differentiation and Assessment

I am looking for professional books about differentiation and assessment (formative and summative) to read over there summer. Does anyone have some recommendations? Thanks!
Board: BusyBoard 11-15-2013, 06:00 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By PamelaNYC
Count on Me

Count on Me by Bruno Mars is a great song. It is not a winter or Christmas theme, but it has a nice message.
Board: BusyBoard 09-09-2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By PamelaNYC

Could you please explain how you make the wampum belts? Last year we just drew them, but this year I would like my class to make them with beads. I am thinking of using pipe cleaners and then...
Board: Fourth Grade 09-07-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By PamelaNYC
Me too!

Looks like we are all in the same boat. My students come on Monday, but the new reading curriculum hasn't arrived yet. We were told to go online to use the teacher's guides, but without the student...
Board: BusyBoard 08-19-2013, 11:53 AM
Replies: 2
Posted By PamelaNYC
I failed

I tried to do an elaborate system one year with payment for good test grades, perfect attendance and a list of other items. I had three different salaries for jobs based on how much a child would do...
Board: BusyBoard 08-08-2013, 04:38 AM
Replies: 25
Posted By PamelaNYC
Sometimes I use Renuzit and sometimes I use car...

Sometimes I use Renuzit and sometimes I use car air fresheners.
Board: BusyBoard 08-07-2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 10
Posted By PamelaNYC

I searched through the pages. I teach in Queens also. The Queens information starts on page 1095. Hope that helps you find your school's info. Although, based on what I have been reading, you may...
Board: BusyBoard 08-03-2013, 08:18 AM
Replies: 40
Posted By PamelaNYC
Not Happy

Teachers go back on Tuesday, the day after Labor Day. We have Tues. and Wed. as PD days. Usually the children start on Thurs., but this year we have off for Rosh Hashanah so the children don't...
Board: Fourth Grade 07-26-2013, 12:00 PM
Replies: 13
Posted By PamelaNYC

I actually save space by placing them in groups. We have to separate the desks for state tests and I find I barely have enough room to fit them!
Board: BusyBoard 07-26-2013, 09:12 AM
Replies: 5
Posted By PamelaNYC
My students

I feel bad for my students because many of them are below grade level. The material from ReadyGen is at or above grade level (which it should be). It will be a struggle in the beginning, but when...
Board: BusyBoard 07-26-2013, 08:06 AM
Replies: 5
Posted By PamelaNYC
Brand New

ReadyGen is brand new. It is being created right now. (I believe there is a special publishing just for NYC.) As a matter of fact, it hasn't been published yet. You can go to the website and look...
Board: Fourth Grade 07-22-2013, 11:21 AM
Replies: 8
Posted By PamelaNYC

I have door holders, line leaders, teacher's assistant, library monitors, office monitors, closet monitors, cleaning crew, table captains. Sometimes I have table captains too. It depends on the...
Board: Fourth Grade 07-18-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 17
Posted By PamelaNYC
Andrew Clements

You have Frindle, but I think The Landry News and The Janitor's Boy are great too. I also like Fig Pudding, Marshfield Dreams and Flying Solo by Ralph Fletcher.
Board: BusyBoard 07-18-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 18
Posted By PamelaNYC
Need to make the investment

I have one now that I got through Scholastic with my bonus points. Unfortunately, the laminating doesn't always come out that great. I'm not sure of the brand, but I am definitely considering...
Board: Daily 5 07-14-2013, 05:04 AM
Replies: 53
Posted By PamelaNYC
Thank you!

Thank you so much for taking the time to share with us. I am sorry things haven't been going great for you. I am sending positive thoughts your way.
Board: Educational Technology 07-04-2013, 06:18 AM
Replies: 2
Posted By PamelaNYC
20 ipads

I have 20 ipads for a class of 32 students in the fall. I received no training when I got them last year and I only know about downloading apps. I know nothing about creating documents to teach from...
Board: Fourth Grade 09-11-2010, 11:44 AM
Replies: 34
Posted By PamelaNYC
Our first day of class was Wed, and my register...

Our first day of class was Wed, and my register had 35 students. As of right now, I have 33 students. I teach in a title 1 school in New York. In my school, 4th grade always has the highest...
Board: Fourth Grade 09-11-2010, 11:42 AM
Replies: 15
Posted By PamelaNYC
I usually give 2-3 a week. 30 problems in 1...

I usually give 2-3 a week. 30 problems in 1 minute. I grade it and return it, and the ones they did not get right or did not complete they have to do 5x for homework.(added incentive to learn the...
Board: Fourth Grade 09-11-2010, 05:44 AM
Replies: 15
Posted By PamelaNYC
I do lots of speed drilling. We have mad minute...

I do lots of speed drilling. We have mad minute with 30 math facts that the children have to solve a few times a week. I usually do it with multiplication, but it would work with addition and...
Board: Fourth Grade 09-05-2010, 04:26 AM
Replies: 3
Posted By PamelaNYC
general description

This is the way our lessons go
1. Connection-connect to what you taught yesterday
2. Teaching Point - state what you are going to teach the children (skill and strategy - I am going to teach you...
Board: Fourth Grade 09-04-2010, 05:53 AM
Replies: 2
Posted By PamelaNYC
My first year

This will be my first year as well, and the students don't come until Wednesday. I have decided that they get no reward for ready to learn, because that is the expected behavior. If they go above...
Board: Fourth Grade 09-01-2010, 01:34 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By PamelaNYC
Free stuff

I try to keep the cost free to me, so I create certificates that I give to the students. No homework pass, choose your seat for the day, change your job for the day, go visit a former teacher for 10...
Board: BusyBoard 08-30-2010, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By PamelaNYC
Looks great

I like the I PICK poster, and I too would like to know where you got the chart for the Kids Recommended Reads.
Board: Fourth Grade 08-27-2010, 05:44 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By PamelaNYC
Looking for poems

I have always wanted to incorporate more poetry into my curriculum. These ideas sound great. Do any of you use specific sources for your poetry choices? We have a bunch of poetry books in our...

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