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Posts Made By: BlueLupine
Board: Math & Science 11-26-2012, 09:09 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By BlueLupine
Topics?

Maybe it would helP to give an idea of the specific concepts that you are working on. Geometry seems like it would lend itself well to building things, and I know I use a lot of algebra in...
Board: Math & Science 11-26-2012, 08:58 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By BlueLupine
Sounds fun!

What a great idea. It's wonderful to see that you're thinking about what your students really need, rather than just using what's easily available! (not that I think most teachers don't do this, just...
Board: Math & Science 11-26-2012, 06:12 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By BlueLupine
Stem and nature

I taught an after school nature club, and am currently assisting in a first grade class. Some ideas for both/ either:
- measure and chart the plants' growth with a line graph
- contrast a few...
Board: Center Activities 11-24-2012, 06:53 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By BlueLupine
Combination

The classroom I'm working in now uses a combination of independent reading and centers during guided reading groups. The students start with independent reading of texts that have been selected for...
Board: Center Activities 11-19-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By BlueLupine
Grade, objectives

Ooh, I love the LITERACY framework!
What are your goals for your students or grade level benchmarks?
I would look at gardeners multiple intelligences to create a variety of centers - musical,...
Board: Future Teachers 11-18-2012, 07:15 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By BlueLupine
Saving and sales

It was great to hear the idea of setting aside some cash now until you know what you really need, since many districts supply quite a bit, however I do think it's worth picking up a few things on...
Board: Visual & Performing Arts 11-17-2012, 10:10 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By BlueLupine
Line drawings

Well, it looks like this reply may be too late, but for next year, several classes at my school did really cool looking line drawings of pumpkins that showed the texture well. It included the stem...
Board: Classroom Management 11-15-2012, 08:07 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By BlueLupine
Choices

A couple other little ideas that I've seen work with kids who are craving attention and don't stay engaged:
1. Take the pencil box away, keep it on a shelf, the student can have one pencil, no other...
Board: Classroom Management 11-15-2012, 07:52 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By BlueLupine
Iep

Oh man, what a tough situation to be in! Could you advocate for the student(s) with possible emotional-behavioral disturbances to be evaluated for additional services?
Ask the student's family for...
Board: Classroom Management 11-15-2012, 06:09 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By BlueLupine
Bribe vs. Incentive

Thank you Fenwick for bringing some clarity to this distinction. My own contribution was going to be thinking about how we as adults do our work as expEcted and are rewarded by a paycheck. Those who...
Board: New Teachers 11-15-2012, 03:30 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By BlueLupine
Sympathy

Wow, that sounds intense. I am so sorry you are having to deal with so many challenges at once. It's really too bad the school doesn't have a mentor program- maybe you could listen for any other...
Board: New Teachers 11-03-2012, 05:51 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By BlueLupine
Expectations

Sorry, double post
Board: New Teachers 11-03-2012, 05:49 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By BlueLupine
Expectations

One perspective that has helped me in feeling less intimidated by my ten year veteran mentor is to consider that I am essentially comparing myself to Star Wars or the Mona Lisa instead of the...
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 11-03-2012, 05:44 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By BlueLupine
Readers theater

Acting out Casey at the bat sounds fun, I love that poem! You could also do a readers theater - the tortoise and the hare is a fun one.
Also you could do a book club with them, ask them to share...
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 11-03-2012, 05:35 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By BlueLupine
Sticker sticks

They could also decorate Popsicle sticks with stickers, or put a sticker on their fingernail.
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 11-03-2012, 05:33 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By BlueLupine
Insects and spiders

They could craft insect and spiders with the stems and talk about numbers of legs and wings.
I love the making letters idea! Numbers too.
In addition to the pattern / counting bracelets for math,...
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 11-03-2012, 05:27 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By BlueLupine
Monkeys

I think third graders would like a monkeys theme, newsletter could be monkey business.
Not sure about centers for that age, I'm in first. Maybe rainbow writing? For the noise level with reading...
Board: Daily 5 11-01-2012, 09:01 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By BlueLupine
Sand-writing

A variation on the salt box writing mentioned previously- use a clear container with colored sand to write words.
Board: Violet Room 11-01-2012, 12:53 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By BlueLupine
Children's books by Native American authors

Since a lot of teachers present units on Native Americans to coincide with the thanksgiving holiday, I thought this would be a good time to revisit this thread. Here are some resources:
...
Board: Books, Guided Reading & Literature 11-01-2012, 07:51 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By BlueLupine
Shel sylverstein

was my favorite before lunch read-aloud when I was in third grade.
Board: Future Teachers 11-01-2012, 12:26 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By BlueLupine
Include movement in the lessons

The first grade I'm working in does all of their lessons on the rug; the only time they are at their desks is for some independent work durng writing and math; literacy centers are around the room....
Board: Future Teachers 11-01-2012, 12:05 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By BlueLupine
Time with your child

Yes, as far as working an additional job while being a parent, teaching is one of the best options. As your kid gets to be preschool age, and even as a toddler, they can contribute a lot to your home...
Board: Future Teachers 10-31-2012, 11:19 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By BlueLupine
Great idea!

So helpful to hear a guiding teacher's experience.
Board: Future Teachers 10-31-2012, 11:13 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By BlueLupine
Observation notes

I started observing and teaching a few lessons this term (officially start student teaching in January also, but reached out to a teacher I know to get some extra practice before the real thing)....
Board: Center Activities 10-31-2012, 05:41 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By BlueLupine
Mandatory centers rotations

I'm student teaching in a first grade and the teacher calls her literacy work "centers". Each table group rotates through the whole set weekly. The format(?) resembles Daily 5, but only one each day....


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