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Posts Made By: crookshanks11
Board: Second Grade 07-23-2016, 10:06 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By crookshanks11
How I Spent My Summer Vacation

I start with that book, as well! Love it! Then I asked the kids to think of something really fun they did and turn it into a tall tale, like the story. They write a couple sentences about it and then...
Board: Second Grade 07-23-2016, 09:54 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By crookshanks11
such a struggle!

This is so hard to do. I visited with my school librarian on this issue. I'm happy to say it is no longer an issue! I have...
8 tubs full of "everybody" books (think picture books!)
1 tub of levels...
Board: BusyBoard 07-23-2016, 09:28 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By crookshanks11
adding words

What a great idea! Thanks!
Board: Second Grade 06-13-2016, 05:30 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By crookshanks11
thanks!

That's where my mind was going... I know I can fit my standards in with most any story we do, it just feels overwhelming after we spent so much time getting Common Core ready and now we are changing...
Board: BusyBoard 06-13-2016, 05:28 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By crookshanks11
word wall

I plan to tape their lists to their desks and have it in their folders, plus around the room-just easily accessible. We do go through our lists together everyday on a powerpoint. My hope is that by...
Board: BusyBoard 06-13-2016, 05:27 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By crookshanks11
Thanks!

Love this-and I like the idea of having students name!
Board: Second Grade 06-12-2016, 01:19 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By crookshanks11
New standards

I am a teacher in OK-we now have our own new standards in place and we just finished our first year with our new Wonders (common core-aligned) curriculum. I am thinking about the upcoming school year...
Board: BusyBoard 06-12-2016, 01:01 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By crookshanks11
Word Wall to Word Lists

I am tired of the space my word wall uses and am thinking of going to word lists for my students. Lists they can have in their folders, at all D5 stations and throughout the room. Have you done this?...
Board: BusyBoard 11-29-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By crookshanks11
Ojo de Dios

My class is studying Mexico for our multi-cultural fair. We have to incorporate lots of art/crafts into our unit. I would like to have my students make God's Eye. I have researched its meaning and...
Board: The VENT 11-07-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 22
 
Posted By crookshanks11
Omg!

What a nightmare! I'm so sorry. I know this kind of thing can leave a bad taste in your mouth or a rock in your gut, but it'st NOT YOU! You know that, the rest of your students know that. I am...
Board: The VENT 11-07-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By crookshanks11
yikes!

I feel for you! I have had these students, but I am in a school with behavior programs and most of the time these kids have had aids with them. One thing you must do and practice (when this student...
Board: Second Grade 11-07-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By crookshanks11
our curriculum

sucks! It doesn't jive with our pacing guide, so most of the lessons are done on my own! We are now working celebrating Native American Heritage month. Which is awesome! We are going to write stories...
Board: Second Grade 11-07-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By crookshanks11
Hmmm...

I have a student that does this! The funny thing is that she tells me how smart she is and that she was born with a giant brain. Yet, 2 out of 5 assignments are incomplete. I will give them to her to...
Board: Second Grade 11-07-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 21
 
Posted By crookshanks11
7 years in 2nd

After 6 years of kiddos making me nuts I took a team members idea: Friendship Time. I don't have to keep up with Dojo, handing out stickers, or anything else. So, what is this? Well, my students earn...
Board: Second Grade 11-07-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By crookshanks11
there are lots of...

Pinterest boards with great info. Tonight I found this link:
https://reddcenter.byu.edu/Documents/Native%20Americans%20-%20An%20Integrated%20Elementary%20lesson.pdf

and
...
Board: Second Grade 11-07-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By crookshanks11
I don't do...

stickers or tokens. I have a student that is a bit like this, but not as bad. I have reminded her (in a one-on-one conversation) that she is in 2nd grade and when she behaves like that it is not...
Board: Second Grade 11-07-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By crookshanks11
rarely

I've taught 2nd for seven years now. This has only happened maybe twice in my class.
Board: Second Grade 11-07-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By crookshanks11
I use...

our curriculum as well, but I have 3 spelling levels. I have a very low group that I use 1st grade words with, then my on-level group, which I give our weekly words, plus a few extra, then I have a...
Board: BusyBoard 11-07-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By crookshanks11
2nd grade

Our focus is comprehension, grammar, and writing (as part of our literacy block). We do not have time to cover everything in our curriculum (Wonders), it's just not possible! My team tries to focus...
Board: The VENT 10-22-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By crookshanks11
Bal-A-Vis-X

I did this training last summer and it was great. Due to this I have changed my seating a bit. They all have chair/desk options, but they may also sit on the floor at a shortened table, stand a...
Board: The VENT 10-22-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By crookshanks11
Truth!

That irks me too! If my parents are 8 minutes late then they only get 7 minutes with me. I set my timer and when it's done I stand up, thank them and tell them if they need more time we can schedule...
Board: The VENT 10-22-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By crookshanks11
Friday!

Wow! My P is out of the country! We are rejoicing! No emails, no interruptions! Just great, engaging lessons, that don't happen when she is there! Enjoy your ice cream!
Board: The VENT 10-22-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By crookshanks11
Oh, my!

Did my principal come to your school?!?! Ha ha! This is insane! So, she's admin and she's above you, and she's acting like THAT? How embarrassing! I would almost play the innocent card and say...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-22-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By crookshanks11
so sorry...

Your poor mom, I'm thankful she has a great daughter! Maybe a movie? Antiquing? A museum? Lunch at a fancy place? Those are things my mom would enjoy, she is 69.
Board: BusyBoard 10-22-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By crookshanks11
wow!

What great ideas! Thank you for sharing!



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