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Posts Made By: Mumbles
Board: First Grade 06-28-2012, 12:16 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Mumbles
Thank you!

Thank you for all the suggestions. I have had the "higher-readers" read books that are at a lower level so that they can appreciate the age-appropriate humor and relate to their peers who are...
Board: First Grade 06-25-2012, 10:37 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Mumbles
Frogs- caution

I think having frogs as a classroom pet is a good idea, but here are a few things to consider. We used to get frogs to grow as part of our science curriculum. The first few years were fine,...
Board: First Grade 06-25-2012, 10:28 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Mumbles
Appropriate Higher Level books

Hi-
This is now my second year having a student who is reading at a high level. This year, my student ended at a level O. (He read the Harry Potter series and Percy Jackson books at home. I would...
Board: First Grade 06-25-2012, 10:20 AM
Replies: 26
 
Posted By Mumbles
attention grabber

I have learned that first graders have a hard time stopping what they are doing to give you their full attention. Some of my students actually taught me a great attention grabber this year that they...
Board: First Grade 06-25-2012, 10:00 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Mumbles
My school just gave us One to One: The Art of...

My school just gave us One to One: The Art of Conferring with Young Writers by Lucy Calkins, Amanda Hartman and Zoe White. I just started it and like it so far.
Board: First Grade 08-07-2010, 06:29 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By Mumbles
Thanks

Thank you for letting me know that there are teachers out there who like this program. I am beginning to see that there is more to it than strictly sorting. Can I ask how you do the assessments? ...
Board: First Grade 08-06-2010, 08:02 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By Mumbles
Words Their Way

Does anyone use Words Their Way in their classroom and can put my mind at ease? My school has recently adopted the Words Their Way program. This means that our spelling and Open Court phonics...
Board: First Grade 08-06-2010, 07:46 AM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By Mumbles
Book Clubs?

I am not sure what you mean by book clubs, but there are some RW units where I have groups of children work together on similar books. During our character study, children read and discuss various...
Board: First Grade 08-06-2010, 07:35 AM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By Mumbles
Great Books for Class Rules

Here are a few that I have used in the past and loved:

Never Spit on Your Shoes by Denys Cazet (it is a little silly, but good)

If Everybody Did by Joanne Stover
Board: ARCHIVE 02-09-2010, 06:27 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Mumbles
Thanks

Thank you for such wonderful ideas. I felt like I was getting stuck in a rut with the activities I have been doing. I know my kids will love these new games and activities.
Thanks Again,
Mumbles
Board: ARCHIVE 01-29-2010, 01:31 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Mumbles
Spelling High Frequency Words

Does anyone have any ideas for spelling activities to do with high frequency words? With my other spelling lists we have done: write and illustrate the words, word pyramids, and word sorts by word...
Board: ARCHIVE 08-29-2009, 10:38 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Mumbles
I often get bored too..

so I try to rotate my "themes" each year. I have done...
1) Welcome to a magical year in first grade. I had a giant black top hat cut out in the middle (like a magician's hat) and put the kids...
Board: ARCHIVE 08-29-2009, 10:21 AM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By Mumbles
Daily Riddle

May I ask where you get the daily riddle? Are they math or language arts related? It sounds like a great idea, but I don't think I can come up with 180 riddles on my own.
Board: ARCHIVE 07-29-2009, 07:13 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By Mumbles
Class Historian

I have a classroom job called "Class Historian." At the end of the day I had another circle time where the class historian would review the day's events. They would say 3 things about the...
Board: ARCHIVE 07-25-2009, 12:20 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Mumbles
Thank you for all the responses

I am glad that so many people have had positive experiences with BrainPop Jr. My school is paying for this new site and now I am excited about using it in the classroom. I will spend some more time...
Board: ARCHIVE 07-24-2009, 07:27 AM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By Mumbles
This is great!

My grade level has a year long program introducing students to other countries and cultures. This game would fit right in. I think by the end of the year, once they get familiar with the sayings, I...
Board: ARCHIVE 07-24-2009, 07:14 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Mumbles
BrainPopJr?

Does anyone use BrainPop Jr. in their classrooms? My district just got a site license to use this site. I quickly looked through the site and saw some great things, but was wondering how practical...
Board: ARCHIVE 06-28-2009, 08:00 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Mumbles
other authors

I have done Angela Johnson, Donald Crews, Mo Willems, Nancy Carlson and Kevin Henkes. This year was the first year I did Laura Numeroff, and the kids loved it. Her website is fantastic!
Board: ARCHIVE 06-28-2009, 07:56 AM
Replies: 27
 
Posted By Mumbles
1" binders

I used slightly larger binders and taught my kids how to use the reinforcers to fix any pages that tore out of them. I also added a month's worth of poems at a time to help with the frequency of...
Board: ARCHIVE 12-02-2008, 05:10 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By Mumbles
more books

Light the Lights is a great book about a family that celebrates both Christmas and Hannukah.

Night Tree by Eve Bunting is a great Christmas book as is Santa's List of Names. The second one is...
Board: ARCHIVE 11-08-2008, 01:03 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Mumbles
Thank you for your ideas!

Thank you to everyone who posted here. I am currently working with this one student after school on recognizing and naming numbers. I will try some of the suggestions listed above. Once again,...
Board: ARCHIVE 10-30-2008, 04:35 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Mumbles
Teen numbers

Does anyone have an easy way to help a student who continues to write all her "teen" numbers backwards? (Ex. thirteen is 31, fourteen is 41 etc.) Are there any cute songs or poems?
Board: ARCHIVE 09-30-2008, 06:57 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By Mumbles
slightly different order

I have one that is slightly different order:

head, thorax, abdomen (abdomen)
head, thorax, abdomen (abdomen)
compound eyes, antenna, six legs
head, thorax,abdomen (abdomen)
Board: ARCHIVE 08-22-2008, 02:23 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By Mumbles
Option

I do a powerpoint presentation on the SB for our Curriculum Night. I talk a lot and just seeing the touch to turn to the next screen seems to impress the parents. You can also use the pen to circle...
Board: ARCHIVE 08-20-2008, 05:12 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Mumbles
stickers!

At the beginning of the year, when I am still trying to determine who are the problem talkers and those who seem to get "roped in" I carry stickers in my pocket. As I walk around the room I pass out...



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