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Posts Made By: KTJM
Board: ARCHIVE 01-27-2010, 08:02 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By KTJM
You could combine sketching with listening by...

You could combine sketching with listening by trying "Stop and Jot". Give the student blank newsprint and have them fold it in fourths so they have 8 sections front and back. Before you read, put...
Board: ARCHIVE 09-29-2009, 06:26 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By KTJM
I would try to incorporate concepts being learned...

I would try to incorporate concepts being learned or seasonal themes:

something of a specific geometric shape
something black or orange in Oct.
something magnetic
something associated with...
Board: ARCHIVE 09-22-2009, 07:23 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By KTJM
I share the same confusion, because the Houghton...

I share the same confusion, because the Houghton Mifflin workbook shows and address, but our district does not require it on the writing assessment. I do not consider and address necessary for a...
Board: Third Grade 08-23-2009, 01:01 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By KTJM
I try to connect this behavior to 3rd grade...

I try to connect this behavior to 3rd grade responsibility. I've noticed that those that sit with their chins down have their chairs pushed out. So I talk to the whole class about pulling their...
Board: ARCHIVE 08-22-2009, 06:00 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By KTJM
Glad to hear the warm fuzzy movement is still...

Glad to hear the warm fuzzy movement is still around. I shared this story with my kids over 30 years ago! Good ideas withstand the test of time! :)
Board: ARCHIVE 08-01-2009, 07:25 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By KTJM
Spelling practice...lost!

Earlier this summer I found a reference to a teacher's website with spelling practice designed for each theme of the Houghton Mifflin reading program. There were practice tests the students could do...
Board: ARCHIVE 07-29-2009, 08:49 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By KTJM
I have done an easy, successful one with 3rd...

I have done an easy, successful one with 3rd graders with very little prep needed. Each group is given a bowl of garbanzo beans and a box of toothpicks to build a group structure. I give them about...
Board: ARCHIVE 07-23-2009, 09:59 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By KTJM
Hmmm...how about a genre sort? You could start...

Hmmm...how about a genre sort? You could start with a basket of books to sort fiction/nonfiction. Then you could move into other areas: mysteries, biographies, poetry, etc. Also, if you have two...
Board: ARCHIVE 07-19-2009, 01:34 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By KTJM
Instructor Magazine used to feature a famous...

Instructor Magazine used to feature a famous artist each month with a poster of their work, background information, and related class projects. I found it very informative, but no longer subscribe....
Board: ARCHIVE 05-12-2009, 05:58 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By KTJM
If you have photos of that student I have done 2...

If you have photos of that student I have done 2 things which seem to be appreciated. One is to enlarge a photo and frame it. (I can find a good assortment of inexpensive frames at Ross or...
Board: ARCHIVE 03-20-2009, 08:25 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By KTJM
I recently purchased Craft Lessons Teaching...

I recently purchased Craft Lessons Teaching Writing K-8 by Ralph Fletcher and Joann Portalupi (Stenhouse Publishers). It has VERY specific lessons organized by grade levels. Each lesson has one or...
Board: ARCHIVE 02-21-2009, 05:55 PM
Replies: 25
 
Posted By KTJM
Thanks so much for sharing!! I will certainly...

Thanks so much for sharing!! I will certainly use these!!!:)
Board: ARCHIVE 02-11-2009, 09:52 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By KTJM
Yes, I think it is a VERY practical book for...

Yes, I think it is a VERY practical book for establishing routines at the beginning of the school year in almost any elementary teaching situation. Also, Fred Jones book TOOL FOR TEACHING is...
Board: ARCHIVE 01-02-2009, 11:48 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By KTJM
I sometimes start by sharing a piece of...

I sometimes start by sharing a piece of literature. After reading Brave Irene, the students brainstorm and write about something brave they have done in their lives. ( first time riding bike without...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 11-28-2008, 05:39 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By KTJM
Do you like to bake? Seems like all guys...

Do you like to bake? Seems like all guys appreciate some homemade cookies!:)
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 11-27-2008, 09:48 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By KTJM
Our family always enjoyed the tradition of Santa....

Our family always enjoyed the tradition of Santa. However, it does get awkward as the children get older. I came to realize that the joy of sharing the tradition was important. So I came to believe...
Board: ARCHIVE 11-23-2008, 07:14 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By KTJM
All parents seem to love photos of their...

All parents seem to love photos of their children. Starbucks sells a travel mug that has a clear liner for photos. It is easy to assemble and washes easily by hand. I have one I have been using for...
Board: ARCHIVE 11-21-2008, 07:15 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By KTJM
I HIGHLY suggest Readers Theater scripts as a...

I HIGHLY suggest Readers Theater scripts as a very motivational way to get kids to read and reread and read with fluency and expression. They love it and scripts are readily available. CRA...
Board: ARCHIVE 11-21-2008, 07:04 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By KTJM
I usually order from teachersonly.com. I get a...

I usually order from teachersonly.com. I get a set of 4 personalized pencils with the kids' names on them for 89c each. They always like them. Sometimes I get books with bonus points also.
Board: ARCHIVE 10-27-2008, 07:39 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By KTJM
I do not use anchor charts, but the following...

I do not use anchor charts, but the following school website has a wealth of English Language Arts teacher resources including strategy posters: Santa-Maria Bonita Schools:reading:)
Board: ARCHIVE 10-12-2008, 09:43 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By KTJM
We have several trees with plaques at our small...

We have several trees with plaques at our small rural school. They are a wonderful lasting memory of students who had attended our school.
Board: ARCHIVE 10-11-2008, 07:31 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By KTJM
My own children are grown now, so as they outgrew...

My own children are grown now, so as they outgrew some toys I brought them to school. The 3rd grade kids love to play with them during recess:wooden castle blocks, unifix cubes, checkers, jigsaw...
Board: ARCHIVE 09-09-2008, 09:47 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By KTJM
Our school still has a few of the OLD giant...

Our school still has a few of the OLD giant wooden blocks they used to use in Kdgtn. way back when kids actually got to socialize and play. Somehow one ended up in the store room and is used as a...
Board: ARCHIVE 09-06-2008, 07:24 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By KTJM
Years ago,a talented group of 3rd acted out some...

Years ago,a talented group of 3rd acted out some of Arnold Lobel's stories from his book titled FABLES. They are short, funny, modern fables that were easy to do with simple sets and costumes. They...
Board: ARCHIVE 09-06-2008, 06:59 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By KTJM
For my 3rd graders I use a simple Spelling Trials...

For my 3rd graders I use a simple Spelling Trials page divided into three columns: First try Second try Actual spelling. I teach them to try the word before asking me. It is a quick informal...



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