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Posts Made By: Calithecat
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 09-26-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Calithecat
Math Coaches or Elementary Math Teachers

I hope everyone is having a great start to the school year. I am enjoying working with my colleagues in a variety of ways to promote mathematics in the classroom. Sometimes I do problem solving...
Board: Math & Science 08-17-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By Calithecat
Math Vocabulary

You might want to create a math jeopardy board. You could give the definitions and students have to guess the word. Here is a site to use or view to get an idea....
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 08-17-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 24
 
Posted By Calithecat
Thanks!

This is an outstanding website. Thank you so much for sharing!
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 08-17-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Calithecat
A Plan

My school district starts in two weeks. I was thinking we could post our successes and areas we want to further develop about once a month. Perhaps doing it this way, others will join the...
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 08-05-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Calithecat
Great!

That would be wonderful.
Board: Intervention & Title I Services 08-02-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By Calithecat
Bloomboard

I recently viewed the Bloomboard website. I liked a lot of the free video clips. Most are 3 minutes or less and I have learned some new things.
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 08-02-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Calithecat
Math Coach

I was wondering if there are any math coaches that would like to share ideas.
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 08-02-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 0
 
Posted By Calithecat
Math Coach

I was wondering if there are any math coaches who would like to share ideas.
Board: BusyBoard 12-28-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By Calithecat
Suggestion Regarding FMLA

If you are a teacher in a school district that has a teachers' union, I would contact a representative of your union. There is usually someone who can help you. If this is not possible, in NYS, NYSUT...
Board: Third Grade 11-16-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By Calithecat
Thank you for your help.

Thank you for your help.
Board: Third Grade 11-14-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By Calithecat
Author's Point of View

Does anyone have any ideas or websites they are willing to share to teach author's point of view? Currently, my district uses Wonders. I would like to add on to this skill/lesson that is in the book....
Board: Third Grade 09-01-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Calithecat
Games

My students love creating their own board games. First they create a simple board on large oak tag. (Think Candy Land style board.) Then students create questions for each chapter. The questions can...
Board: Third Grade 09-01-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 99
 
Posted By Calithecat
Third Grade is a Charm!

It was great reading all the posts about why third grade is so special. I have taught most elementary grades and must say third grade is wonderful. It really is the perfect age between needing...
Board: Third Grade 08-17-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Calithecat
Early Finishers

All above ideas work well in the classroom. In addition, you could give students graph/grid paper and they can make a word search with the spelling words. Or write a word on the board (ex. cat) and...
Board: Third Grade 07-23-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By Calithecat
Enrichment

Many states have online materials that can be used for enrichment. I teach third grade in New York State. If you go to www.engageny.org (http://www.engageny.org) you can search for ELA or Math...
Board: Third Grade 07-23-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 23
 
Posted By Calithecat
Literature Circle

I do read novels (in the beginning of the year) with the entire class and use it to model how to think about a book. I write ideas on chart paper and students just observe for the first book.

The...
Board: Third Grade 07-21-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 23
 
Posted By Calithecat
Literature Circles

I love using literature circles in my class. It empowers students to raise the bar on reading because they know they are part of a peer group. In my classroom I use this cycle. First, I model the...
Board: Third Grade 02-21-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By Calithecat
Reading Series

My school has been piloting Journeys and Wonders. So far most people prefer Wonders. This series is a better match for the Common Core.
Board: Third Grade 02-04-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By Calithecat
Novels

Some novels I use in literature circles include Class Clown, Chocolate Fever, Sarah, Plain and Tall, and Horrible Harry (for my readers - below level).

I like Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes...
Board: Third Grade 12-05-2013, 04:09 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By Calithecat
Thanks!

Thank you so much for sharing your work! It is greatly appreciated.
Board: Third Grade 11-17-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By Calithecat
Trifolds

First, I would be remiss if I didn't thank Champ and Laurenta for sharing their excellent Journeys trifolds.

I use the trifolds this way. The genre and/or vocabulary portions are used for the...
Board: Third Grade 11-03-2013, 06:20 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Calithecat
Thanksgiving Math

Thank you for sharing this good idea.
Board: Third Grade 10-01-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 26
 
Posted By Calithecat
Thank You

I really appreciate your generosity in sharing the trifolds you made for Journeys.
Board: Third Grade 10-01-2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Calithecat
Do It Together

I've taught third grade for several years. I always teach the concepts together. I begin by introducing multiplication with circles and stars, and arrays. Then I use The Doorbell Rang to introduce...
Board: Third Grade 09-07-2013, 08:06 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Calithecat
GoMath

I had a very brief training in June by a representative from the company. It is my understanding that the Show What You Know is used as a quick check to determine the students who understand a...



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