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Posts Made By: Jeanne6
Board: Sixth Grade 11-21-2013, 04:31 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By Jeanne6
I bought one

on Teachers Pay Teachers from Lovin' Lit. My students love doing them. Hers is so explicit and so well done. She has one for fiction elements and one for non-fiction elements. If you need more...
Board: Sixth Grade 11-24-2012, 01:06 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By Jeanne6
We treat unprepareds like tardies

We went them back to their locker to get what they need and assign them a tardy. The first one is a warning, the second tardy is a lunch detention, the third is an afterschool detention, and the ...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 06-04-2012, 05:27 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By Jeanne6
46 and tired of being tired

We just finished our school year and one of my goals this summer is to complete a huge list of projects - but I have no motivation and feel so tired all of the time. The older I get, the less energy...
Board: Classroom Management 03-30-2012, 06:44 PM
Replies: 41
Posted By Jeanne6
My solution

for no names is a tool that a retiring veteran teacher gave to me. It is a sorter from C-Line. I guess that it used to be used to sort documents. Anyway, it's shaped like a strip of plastic that...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 12-29-2011, 09:36 PM
Replies: 13
Posted By Jeanne6
Anybody have a matress they love/hate

Our house burned down last year and we are in the process of moving into our new house :) over our break. I have to buy mattresses - fast! Does anybody have any advice or a mattress they love/hate....
Board: Sixth Grade 08-21-2011, 02:25 PM
Replies: 21
Posted By Jeanne6
I second Hatchet, and the Giver

Other Books I have done with sixth grade are

Old Yeller
City of Ember
True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi (read aloud and my favorite ever)
Call of the Wild
The Cay (Ties in to WW II)...
Board: Sixth Grade 07-23-2011, 09:38 AM
Replies: 11
Posted By Jeanne6


I really like your chart and record keeping. Are you able to keep up with it? Do you print it off each week or keep it on the computer? Does each student get a chart each week or...
Board: Writing & Language Arts 06-02-2011, 04:28 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By Jeanne6
Common Core

I was just curious how many of you have started gearing your writing lessons for the Common Core State Standards. We did PD on it at our school for writing the other day and I found that the three...
Board: Violet Room 02-03-2011, 06:29 PM
Replies: 1
Posted By Jeanne6
Book for 5th Grade Check for Understanding

I don't have a lot of pic. books because I came from 8th science. I am trying to start cafe and need a few books to get started, especially check for understanding. TIA
Board: Fifth Grade 02-02-2011, 09:22 AM
Replies: 0
Posted By Jeanne6
Additional Resources for Hartcourt Trophies

I was just curious if anybody has any additional teacher made resources for 5th grade Harcourt Trophies that they would be willing to share. The practice book doesn't seem to have too much in it and...
Board: Sixth Grade 10-22-2010, 12:16 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By Jeanne6
I liked it and so did my 5th grade class last

year. However, they loved higher level books as read alouds. We did White Fang and The Call of the Wild, too. I think it really depends on the book.

There were parts of the book that I...
Board: Fifth Grade 10-22-2010, 11:59 AM
Replies: 3
Posted By Jeanne6

Has anybody read Coraline aloud to their class? If so, did the students like it or not?
Board: Fifth Grade 10-13-2010, 02:56 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By Jeanne6
My all time favorite is

The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi - female protagonist, lots of action, somewhat a mystery and a surprise ending. Lots of great vocabulary. My kids always, always, always love it. I...
Board: Fifth Grade 10-13-2010, 02:51 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By Jeanne6
I usually reply with one of two things:

1. I reply "We are not here to argue, we are to make progress".

2. I use the broken record approach, "because I said so", "because I said so", "because I said so" or whatever saying you prefer...
Board: Fifth Grade 10-13-2010, 02:44 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By Jeanne6
Good grammar website anyone?

Does anybody have a good grammar website that they use to print examples/worksheets. Our grammar book goes with our basal and we barely use the basal because we do reading workshop. The examples...
Board: Fifth Grade 09-01-2010, 02:29 PM
Replies: 11
Posted By Jeanne6
My Students Loved This book

No talking has a 5th grade setting so the kids can really relate to it!
Board: BusyBoard 09-01-2010, 05:34 AM
Replies: 3
Posted By Jeanne6
Top Ten Things About Me Poster

I just went to order the Top Ten Things About Me poster from Really Good Stuff to go along with the book, The Top Ten Ways to Ruin the First Day of 5th grade. It has been discontinued. I just...
Board: Fifth Grade 07-19-2010, 02:33 PM
Replies: 25
Posted By Jeanne6
Another for Charlotte Doyle by Avi

It is my favorite read aloud of all time.

My students also liked:

The Call of the Wild
White Fang
Frindle by Clements
No Talking by Clements (It's about fifth graders)
The Witch of...
Board: Daily 5 07-19-2010, 02:04 PM
Replies: 32
Posted By Jeanne6
Thank you teach4me

I have two Dollar Tree's in my tiny little town. I'm heading out now! :)
Board: Fifth Grade 07-19-2010, 01:58 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By Jeanne6
I agree

I just finished the book whisperer yesterday and LOVED, LOVED, LOVED it. She justifies everything so well, and so much of what she says is common sense. However, I really believe that there is time...
Board: Daily 5 07-18-2010, 07:39 PM
Replies: 32
Posted By Jeanne6
Teach4me Can you Describe them?

I went to Dollar General and couldn't find any book boxes. Was it Dollar General or Dollar Tree? Can you describe what they look like? Thanks.
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 06-29-2010, 06:03 AM
Replies: 8
Posted By Jeanne6
Vet Visit?

I would take your dog to the vet in order to eliminate parasites. The vet can do a skin scraping to see if it is some sort of a parasite. Some parasites can't be seen, such as the ones that cause...
Board: Books, Guided Reading & Literature 06-28-2010, 09:14 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By Jeanne6
Charlotte Doyle!!!!!!!!!

My favorite book of all time is The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi! I have read it with many grades as a read aloud, but I think 7th grade gifted would love it. The vocabulary is...
Board: ARCHIVE 06-28-2010, 06:32 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By Jeanne6
What grade and subjects?

What grade do you teach and what subjects would you like games for? For math, we use a lot and for spelling we use
Board: Sixth Grade 06-14-2010, 08:24 AM
Replies: 3
Posted By Jeanne6
Do you teach in Michigan?

That is our topic in sixth grade. It has been really hard to find good material - especially textbooks. Let me know if you find anything.

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