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Posts Made By: ginadoo
Board: Second Grade 08-07-2016, 07:04 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By ginadoo
First let me say that workshop is not something...

First let me say that workshop is not something you get "trained" to do. It is something we study and strive to get better at. You will not be perfect the first year. I have been studying workshop...
Board: Kindergarten 06-29-2016, 06:30 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By ginadoo
I have three word study groups but only get to...

I have three word study groups but only get to them once or twice per week... would love to have time to do more
Board: Kindergarten 06-29-2016, 06:27 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By ginadoo
A phoneme is a sound, so if kids are segmenting...

A phoneme is a sound, so if kids are segmenting sounds, as in writing, we want them to hear each distinct sound. t-r-ee, b-ea-ch

When you break tree like this, tr-ee, you are using onset and...
Board: Kindergarten 06-25-2016, 07:58 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By ginadoo
I used the new units last year with kinde and...

I used the new units last year with kinde and loved them. My schedule for reading was basically:
Opening at 8:10
Shared reading 8:20- 8:35
Mini lesson 8:35- 8:50
Read to self (group work or...
Board: BusyBoard 03-11-2016, 04:29 PM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By ginadoo
I love Lucy too!

Thanks for the post. I think she is brilliant everyday! I use the reading and writing units and have for years now. Wouldn't teach another way.
Board: Units of Study 06-28-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By ginadoo
Yes, we have one in California. Look up Growing...

Yes, we have one in California. Look up Growing Educators. They are fantastic.
Board: Units of Study 06-28-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By ginadoo
I found some great nonfiction books. They are the...

I found some great nonfiction books. They are the DK prereaders. Lucy mentions one title in the new writing units of study for Kinder. Here is a Barnes and Noble link: ...
Board: Units of Study 06-16-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By ginadoo
We have purchased them and I was able to see the...

We have purchased them and I was able to see the units' mini lesson titles and a brief description. I tried to provide the link but it attached all of my information so I deleted it. Try signing in...
Board: Kindergarten 06-15-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By ginadoo
Back to School Night

I am moving to kinder after 27 years in first. Our Back to School night is the first day of school. What topics do you cover in your back to school night presentations?
Board: Units of Study 05-09-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By ginadoo
Ah... I disagree with almost everyone. I've used...

Ah... I disagree with almost everyone. I've used them for 6 years and have the new units. I teach first grade and I love them! I love how they focus on teaching content. Writing is about...
Board: Kindergarten 04-19-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By ginadoo
Hard to have a digit standard without technology!...

Hard to have a digit standard without technology! We are lucky it have 25 iPads to share with two classes. We love the app educreations because kids can write, draw, and type but they need to record...
Board: Kindergarten 03-28-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By ginadoo
I'm sorry. You are in a hard place. Have you...

I'm sorry. You are in a hard place. Have you been told what area needs improvement? Do you think the meds might be interfering? Have you asked the doctor if that's possible? Is there anyone at...
Board: First Grade 03-02-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By ginadoo
educreations is the best for having kids record...

educreations is the best for having kids record their work... reading... math problems solving and being able to share with parents.
Board: Daily 5 03-02-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By ginadoo
I am with you colleague. I do very little guided...

I am with you colleague. I do very little guided reading. Mostly to get really low first graders up to an appropriate reading level (about 3 kids right now). I meet with strategy groups and confer...
Board: Kindergarten 01-17-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By ginadoo
My kids have loved the music from the kids movies...

My kids have loved the music from the kids movies Frozen, Madagascar, the Legos movie, etc. They are popular and on kids radio too!
Board: First Grade 12-31-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By ginadoo
We always refer to spheres, cubes, rectangular...

We always refer to spheres, cubes, rectangular prisms, pyramids and cylinders as solids. We do activities with counting corners. e.g. If there are 3 cubes and 2 spheres how many corners? Answer 8...
Board: First Grade 11-28-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By ginadoo
If I remember correctly from last year doing the...

If I remember correctly from last year doing the new units, it's when a writer explains a word in the next sentence. Like... You must have a leash to walk dogs not the park. A leash is a rope or tie...
Board: First Grade 11-23-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By ginadoo
My colleagues and I all agree. All 4 of our...

My colleagues and I all agree. All 4 of our rooms are low and having a hard time listening and learning. They are the lowest group we have had in years. Someone said these kids were born right as...
Board: First Grade 11-03-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By ginadoo
I have been using it for transition times only. ...

I have been using it for transition times only. Kids love it!
Board: First Grade 09-06-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By ginadoo
Download the Educreation app. It is awesome. ...

Download the Educreation app. It is awesome. The kids can draw, type take photos and import photos. They can record to save their work. I've had kids take pictures of 3 pages of a book, record...
Board: First Grade 09-01-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 83
 
Posted By ginadoo
I have been teaching first grade for 27 years......

I have been teaching first grade for 27 years... where does the time go? I just love the kids! They are a delight everyday! My favorite thing is teaching them to read and think about books.
Board: First Grade 08-16-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By ginadoo
They may be reading chapter books already but...

They may be reading chapter books already but what do you know about their comprehension skills? I think we first grade teachers get very excited with those kids who decode well and get them to magic...
Board: First Grade 08-16-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By ginadoo
I have a fiction library, a non fiction library...

I have a fiction library, a non fiction library and a leveled library in my room. There are not many picture books in the leveled library. Mostly things like pm readers, rigby books, wright group...
Board: First Grade 08-16-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By ginadoo
Bummer. Remember that fourth graders need lots of...

Bummer. Remember that fourth graders need lots of work in comprehension don't give up reading in lieu of science, teach science through reading! Good luck,
Board: First Grade 08-16-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By ginadoo
I have 25 iPads that I share with 4 rooms and I...

I have 25 iPads that I share with 4 rooms and I wish I had them everyday. Download Educreations. They can draw on it, like a white board, type, take or import photos, record and best of all email it...



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