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Board: First Grade 03-17-2014, 01:47 AM
Replies: 19
Posted By maps
Our K-1 school has

NONE! The kids have PE twice a week and that is it. We have asked for it to be part of the day but the district says it would cost to much. We are suppose to build it into our day but that is hard...
Board: First Grade 08-09-2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 13
Posted By maps
I've used

math numbers for the past 20 years with first graders. Charl is so right ... they have no problem learning theirs as well as everyone else's. They know them better than I do!
Board: First Grade 08-06-2013, 04:41 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By maps
I start right at the beginning

teaching them that when they are finished with their work they get their book box and read. They have many different genres in their book box such as magazines, fiction & non-fiction books, story...
Board: First Grade 05-25-2013, 03:38 AM
Replies: 3
Posted By maps
Some great chapter books

for beginning 2nd grade readers (J level) are books written by Cynthia Rylant such as Mr. Putter, Henry and Mudge and Poppleton. I reccommend these to parents because they are also easily...
Board: First Grade 03-13-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 10
Posted By maps
Every student has

a clipboard at their desk. When the kids have unfinished work they put it on their clipboard and the clipboard is kept on their desk so I can see with a quick glance who has work to be done. Before...
Board: Kindergarten 12-09-2012, 09:38 AM
Replies: 1
Posted By maps
I have several

but my favorite ones are to buy little tiny spiral notebooks ( I think I got mine from oriental trading or dollar tree) . Then one day he was in the writing center with a note about writing. The...
Board: First Grade 12-05-2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By maps
I am

using the story Night Tree by eve Bunting right now. (I am reading it to them) It is a beautiful story about a family and their tradition to decorate an evergreen tree for the animals. My first...
Board: Kindergarten 12-05-2012, 04:53 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By maps
I bought

little spiral notebooks that the elf left and then gave them time to write a note to the elf and then to a friend. One day I left a bowl of confectioners sugar donut holes and the elf left a message...
Board: Kindergarten 12-01-2012, 04:48 PM
Replies: 10
Posted By maps
The kids

make a candle holder for a tea light out of small glass baby food jars. The kids paint the jars with elmer's glue, covering the whole jar ( they don't have to be neat or accurate :-). Then they...
Board: First Grade 11-27-2012, 02:04 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By maps
I bought

the kids eraseable slates at target. Target had them in their $1.00 section. Most other years I bought the kids small notebooks and markers from the dollar tree or somethings Michaels or ACmore has...
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 11-25-2012, 02:25 PM
Replies: 12
Posted By maps
My first graders

make votive candle holders. We take small baby food jars, paint on glue, roll it in white glitter (a fine glitter like diamond dust) or sprinkle the glitter over the glue. I then tie a ribbon...
Board: First Grade 11-04-2012, 12:03 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By maps
I use a weekly practice and review

which is spelling, sightwords for the week and math practice. The spelling part is a tic-tac-toe. I got the tic-tac-toe idea from here. I like the tic-tac-toe because it gives parents and kids...
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 10-04-2012, 02:29 AM
Replies: 4
Posted By maps
Our family reading event

is also an opportunity to teach parents. So, our event is very involved but it is awesome! Parents and child come in and meet in our fitness room and we sing a song and finger play and then a story...
Board: First Grade 09-28-2012, 04:41 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By maps
the song is

sung to if your happy and you know it:
Grandparents you are special yes you are
Grandparents you are special yes you are
We love you through and through
and we know you love us to
Board: First Grade 09-27-2012, 06:15 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By maps
The kids make

a card tag with a bear that says "kisses for you" love, ___ we then tie the tag to a little with hershey kisses in it. We also sing a song " grandparents you are special" and a fall song. Then the...
Board: Kindergarten 09-23-2012, 09:07 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By maps
Each child has a clipboard

to put unfinished work on. It is a visual reminder right on their desk for them and I can also see who has work to finish and who doesn't.
Board: First Grade 09-04-2012, 02:15 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By maps
I use the poem

Hickety Pickety Bumble Bee:
Hickety pickety bumble bee
won't you say your name for me?
Let's all say it ...
Let's all clap it ...
Let's all whisper it ...
Let's find someone new .....
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 08-18-2012, 12:14 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By maps

what activities do you put in your spelling tic tac toe. I'd like to simply my spelling homework and this sounds intriguing
Board: First Grade 08-12-2012, 02:35 PM
Replies: 16
Posted By maps
I give a math number

to each child. The numbers work out really great for organization. I use the number for their mail box, when making class list, writing and reading folders. I also number homework so that when it...
Board: First Grade 07-24-2012, 10:24 AM
Replies: 39
Posted By maps
glojo the drawing

today's shape connects to EDM. One of the early lessons is draw and label shapes using the template. Instead of it being a one time lesson I want to reinforce the concept of shapes and their...
Board: First Grade 07-24-2012, 08:24 AM
Replies: 39
Posted By maps
teacherdeb glad you can

use them. How did you correct the math page last year? I want to be efficient and on target for the kids but I don't want to create more work for myself.
Board: First Grade 07-24-2012, 08:05 AM
Replies: 39
Posted By maps
Pondfrog I will probably

create them later in the summer. Right now I have to move on to getting other things ready for the end of august. Glad you like them. Let me know how you use them and how they work out.
Board: First Grade 07-24-2012, 07:18 AM
Replies: 39
Posted By maps
Goncama thanks

for that suggestion to use the 120 chart. I left 100 for sept. as that month is a lot of review but for the rest of the year should be 120.
Board: First Grade 07-24-2012, 05:36 AM
Replies: 21
Posted By maps
I posted the

the journal pages for sept. oct., nov., dec. as a new post.. the math journal pages.. 7/24
Board: First Grade 07-24-2012, 05:32 AM
Replies: 39
Posted By maps
November journal

attached is the nov/dec journal page

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