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Posts Made By: jarna
Board: BusyBoard 08-30-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By jarna
Team Presentation


My team has always done a grade level presentation for Curriculum Night. I have so enjoyed it as it presents a very united front, which I am truly fortunate and blessed to have. This year our...
Board: BusyBoard 07-31-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 0
Posted By jarna
Core Knowledge Language Arts

Hi, Attended a district training on "Core Knowledge Language Arts, Implementing the Skills Strand" today. Our district has recently adopted all materials for implementing the Skills Strand, not the...
Board: BusyBoard 07-12-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 2
Posted By jarna
bettter than Ticonderoga?


I have never tried the pencils you mentioned. I have always been lucky with Ticonderoga pencils. Have you tried them before? If so, would you still recommend the ones you purchased on...
Board: Second Grade 07-08-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 1
Posted By jarna
Kagan book

Hi! I am not familiar with that particular book, but I do have Cooperative Learning by Dr. Spencer Kagan. I refer to this one quite often, especially part II, Cooperative Learning Methods throughout...
Board: Second Grade 07-08-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 22
Posted By jarna
Love my rug!!

I absolutely LOVE my rug! It's where we begin our day with a morning meeting and end our day. I have a rug that was an original Berber blue floral pattern purchased at Sears. It was on clearance...
Board: BusyBoard 07-07-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By jarna
I am thinking of getting one too!

Hi Talbot 5,

I was curious, did you get extra sheet protectors and extra checklists? I can't decide which cover to go with as there are so many I really like. I have heard so many positive...
Board: BusyBoard 06-23-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 12
Posted By jarna
possible idea for your meeting

How very nice of you to invite your grade level team to your house. What a nice and personal way to start the year!

As with many of the other posts, I would keep it simple with some ice tea,...
Board: BusyBoard 06-23-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By jarna
Retirement idea

I am not sure if you have time or would be interested in doing something like this, but what about a "gratitude journal". You could purchase a nice decorative journal and pass it around, or have...
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 06-13-2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By jarna
Everyday Math vs. My Math

Our district used Everyday Math and last year made the switch to My Math. Here are a couple of changes I have noted:
a) homework-most is 2 sided, and is part of the student edition workbooks....
Board: BusyBoard 05-31-2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 23
Posted By jarna
Way to go, unseen001!

I appreciate you sharing all your hard work. You amaze me! I love how you have incorporated poetry into task cards. Thank YOU!!
Board: BusyBoard 05-31-2013, 04:04 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By jarna

Not sure if this is what you are looking for or not. How about Together Everyone Achieves More (TEAM) or Students Taking Academic Responsibility (STAR).


Board: Second Grade 01-20-2013, 09:05 AM
Replies: 5
Posted By jarna
Hi! Our district used Everyday Math and...


Our district used Everyday Math and just this year made the switch to My Math. Here are a couple of changes I have noted:
a) homework-most is 2 sided, and is part of the student edition...
Board: National Board Certification 09-30-2012, 07:11 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By jarna
Thanks for sharing!

What a great idea! It's like one stop shopping. I love it! Definately, something to think about. I appreciate you sharing such a worthwhile and valuable idea. I bet your entire classroom is...
Board: National Board Certification 09-30-2012, 09:42 AM
Replies: 4
Posted By jarna
You have me intrigued!!

Hi TeachMiner,

I am very interested in hearing more about this home/parent/school binder. Would you be willing to elaborate on what you put in this binder? Also, I am thinking each child has...
Board: BusyBoard 07-15-2012, 03:13 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By jarna
Warm Kuddos!

How adorable! Thanks for sharing your hard and creative work. I can know cross that off my "To do" list. I appreciate you sharing your cute labels.
Board: Second Grade 04-11-2011, 07:26 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By jarna
Earth Day Letter Writing

Hi! Typically, I read the book, Dear Children of the Earth. It's a beautiful powerful book that my kids just love. The pictures are truly breathtaking. After reviewing the parts of a friendly...
Board: Violet Room 11-07-2010, 09:22 AM
Replies: 3
Posted By jarna
Love this book!

I am planning on reading this book to my second graders this week. It's one of my favorites! We are then writing friendly letters to those who are away from loved ones. A nice way to connect to...
Board: Second Grade 08-07-2010, 06:45 PM
Replies: 17
Posted By jarna
Looking good!

Your lesson plan for Day 1 looks very thorough and complete. I just LOVE your cute name saying, "The first thing I do is always the same, I pick up my pencil and write my name."
I was thinking...
Board: Second Grade 08-04-2010, 07:03 AM
Replies: 16
Posted By jarna
Busting at the seams!

We just found out we can have 33 kids (with no classroom assistants) There are 5 second grade teachers on my grade level. So far, 4 of us are at 31 and 1 is at 30. We feel like all we have in our...
Board: Second Grade 07-31-2010, 08:08 PM
Replies: 46
Posted By jarna
Biggie Size!

I have 31 kids thus far. We can have up to 32 kids. Out of 31 kids, I have 3 autistic kids. This will be my most challenging year yet, especially because last year I had 22 kids.

Board: Second Grade 07-31-2010, 06:50 AM
Replies: 39
Posted By jarna
Hot and humid in AZ!

Teachers go back this week, Open House on August 6th and kiddos on August 9th. YIKES! It's too soon!! Where did the summer go?
Board: Second Grade 07-27-2010, 06:33 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By jarna
AZ Science Lessons

Hi! Not sure how California and AZ Science standards correlate, but I am responsible for teaching a unit on Scientists and the Scientific Process. There is a wonderful book callled, What is a...
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 07-27-2010, 04:11 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By jarna
Are Early Release Days a possibility?

This is something that our school is trying to work on improving. Last year, we actually used one of our early release days (with our principal's support) and spent one hour with the grade above us...
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 07-17-2010, 03:47 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By jarna
Sundae Rubric

I was just could develop a 6 trait rubric that corresponds to this "sundae" idea. Why not a rubric that uses an empty bowl, one scoop and double scoop with sprinkles?

What child...
Board: Second Grade 12-20-2009, 09:13 AM
Replies: 10
Posted By jarna
Ideas to "stick"

What about this idea (which you may want to use in conjuction with room 213's Reading Teacher's idea of Story Elements), have the kids use "sticky notes" and put on the top of the sticky note the...

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