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Board: Fourth Grade 02-11-2010, 06:24 AM
Replies: 3
Posted By risingsprings
do you still need help

If you still need help, I'd be glad to send you a copy of a lesson plan I just developed for a fellow teacher as part of my literacy coaching grad class. My email is
Board: Fourth Grade 01-23-2010, 07:44 PM
Replies: 12
Posted By risingsprings
We do compartmentalize

Like previous posters, there are definite pros/cons. Forthe past 3 yrs 4 classrooms in my hall level the students and then I teach 2 groups of high/mid-high readers and another teacher teaches the 2...
Board: Fourth Grade 01-19-2010, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By risingsprings

This seriously could have been posted by ME a few years ago, down to the amount of students, ratio, everything. Wow. Just wow. Even the part of being the "country" girl and working in the absolute...
Board: Fourth Grade 01-14-2010, 05:32 PM
Replies: 1
Posted By risingsprings
Writing Book Review

Hello everyone! My students are creating magazines in order to utilize several modes of writing, but having the same subject/topic overall. One area I'm having trouble with finding supporting...
Board: Fourth Grade 09-27-2009, 04:59 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By risingsprings
Not sure if this will help... A few years ago,...

Not sure if this will help...
A few years ago, I made an enormous grid on a white board. I labeled all the aspects of weather I could think off (temp/clouds (and types)/high-low/etc. and the...
Board: ARCHIVE 07-30-2008, 01:09 PM
Replies: 13
Posted By risingsprings
I'd go straight to your administrator and...

I'd go straight to your administrator and ask....let them know that you've heard the rumor and would like updates and information as to what may/may not happen....they may not be able to tell you...
Board: ARCHIVE 07-30-2008, 01:05 PM
Replies: 11
Posted By risingsprings
Sry, it's been awhile since I posted here....the...

Sry, it's been awhile since I posted here....the students could brainstorm cause /effects on their own....when you do "this" / "this" happens..
Board: ARCHIVE 07-30-2008, 01:04 PM
Replies: 11
Posted By risingsprings
I don't know that unit, but my first thought was...

I don't know that unit, but my first thought was to incorporate literacy strategies and skills into about a mini-lesson on cause / effect???? You can easily show how most stories have c/e...
Board: ARCHIVE 07-20-2008, 06:10 PM
Replies: 16
Posted By risingsprings
another idea

instead of a white board, one year I just created it on a pc of that hard foam board from Wal Mart and hung it from the doorway on a pc of string...I put the kids names on clothes pins...
Board: Fourth Grade 09-21-2007, 02:22 AM
Replies: 17
Posted By risingsprings
Just letting you know...

that I used the powerpoint the other day and it was just the thing that many students needed to begin to understand that words can help them identify author's viewpoint. When they did their testing...
Board: Fourth Grade 09-18-2007, 02:51 AM
Replies: 17
Posted By risingsprings
Wow! Thanks!

This is EXACTLY what I was looking for! Now I just need my light bulb in my smart board and we'll be watching it in reading!

You were so thoughtful to share. Thanks again!
Board: Fourth Grade 09-17-2007, 02:48 AM
Replies: 17
Posted By risingsprings
Thx for suggestions

Thx! It's been a tough couple of days explaining this! One thing that was in H-M that I found helpful too --they took a passage where the man shakes hands w/ others of different colors, and we read...
Board: Fourth Grade 09-13-2007, 04:56 PM
Replies: 17
Posted By risingsprings
Author's Viewpoint Help Please!

This week in our H-M Reading the strategy focus is author's viewpoint. I'm having a really hard time explaining this to the students (they just don't seem to understand that there is a REAL person...
Board: ARCHIVE 05-31-2007, 06:01 PM
Replies: 29
Posted By risingsprings
Our school...

currently has a huge schedule of p.d. opportunities throughout the summer. We'll get paid 85 dollars a day or 40 for 1/2 day workshops. We choose what/when we want to attend. There are several...
Board: ARCHIVE 05-31-2007, 05:39 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By risingsprings
belly aches

are common in my room w/ the kids who need that "extra attention" -- our nurse has the perfect cure...a glass of water, and about 2 min of undivided attention. We do fuss about it, but we both know...
Board: ARCHIVE 05-31-2007, 03:51 PM
Replies: 12
Posted By risingsprings
I don't know about your state...

but I know that I've taught in a charter school and had 31 4th graders at any given time, but the public school I work in now has "guidelines" for no more that 23 up to third grade.

If you have a...
Board: ARCHIVE 05-29-2007, 02:59 AM
Replies: 9
Posted By risingsprings

What a great idea about the memory book! I've been trying to rack my brain for something to do w/ my kids in the next 8 days that will keep them occupied w/out resorting to movies and such! This is...
Board: ARCHIVE 05-24-2007, 03:57 PM
Replies: 10
Posted By risingsprings
Love it!

I love the frisbee idea!!!! Now I just need to find some! Any ideas besides buying Wal Mart out?
Board: ARCHIVE 05-22-2007, 06:10 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By risingsprings

I teach 3rd graders and I have one boy who was always saying, "What the.....!!!!" - he wouldn't say the curse word, BUT the intent was the same. He was using it as an expletive.

At first, I...
Board: ARCHIVE 05-22-2007, 06:05 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By risingsprings
I'm getting one!

I will have one in the room I'm moving to next year and I can't wait!!!! But, I do expect to have to spend a year getting to know what it can/can't well as what I can/can't do w/ it! :)
Board: ARCHIVE 05-22-2007, 12:07 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By risingsprings
Been there this year!

Oh, how well I can relate! I finally said that the next person who asked me would get this reply:

Take a die (dice) and mark it from K - 5...roll it and that'll be about how much I know about...
Board: ARCHIVE 03-02-2007, 06:23 PM
Replies: 30
Posted By risingsprings
Let's lighten the mood a little...

1 - You're a first yr teacher...lot's of growing to do..we've all been there!!!

2 - you're HUMAN...sorry that we all can't NOT hold our tongues..I'm the first to choke on mine occasionally.

Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 03-01-2007, 05:48 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By risingsprings
How long?

How long have you been sick? if you go to the dr. w/ in a certain time....I think 24 hrs...there are meds that will lesson the severity.

Good luck!
Board: ARCHIVE 03-01-2007, 05:47 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By risingsprings

not cool...not cool at all...I think you did a nice job on your reply... there sure is a lot of "read between the lines" in both notes! :o
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 03-01-2007, 05:42 PM
Replies: 11
Posted By risingsprings
Made a call TONIGHT about this issue

I had to speak w/ a parent this evening about this very issue. Now, I called the parent to explain, they didn't ask.

This particular child, as most 3rd graders, is often off task -- whether that...

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