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Board: Second Grade 09-18-2018, 03:50 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By Dedicated
Our problem is that the powers that be insist...

Our problem is that the powers that be insist that if we teach our very low students at second grade level that they will somehow magically "get it". So, we are all trying to find time outside of the...
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 05-31-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 3
Posted By Dedicated
butterfly life cycle

Have you seen the pasta project life cycles? Check out Pinterest and Google.
Board: Second Grade 05-31-2018, 06:23 AM
Replies: 2
Posted By Dedicated

Now our system is requiring that each second grade class read the same read-aloud books each week, emphasizing the same vocabulary words, and asking the same exact questions to the students during...
Board: Second Grade 05-18-2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By Dedicated

We have found that there is no built in spiral review for second graders. There is only one week of graph lessons. After one lesson "reviewing" change, the only other money lessons are word problems....
Board: BusyBoard 10-23-2016, 12:37 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By Dedicated
Differentiated shared reading test taking

Although the first nine weeks are tough, I have the students raise their hands and then point to the words they don't know. I simply tell them the word and move on to the next raised hand. They...
Board: The VENT 03-25-2016, 12:59 PM
Replies: 46
Posted By Dedicated

All of our RTI Interventions are performed and documented by the teacher as differentiation. They can move into testing, but if they don't qualify for special services, the teacher is simply told to...
Board: Second Grade 03-19-2016, 12:28 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By Dedicated
Historical fiction

My second graders enjoy Buttons for General Washington.
Board: Second Grade 03-12-2016, 04:27 AM
Replies: 4
Posted By Dedicated
Cause and Effect

I use videos of Rube Goldberg machines to teach cause and effect. We watch several clips online. The children love that the effect becomes the new cause! It never hurts to follow up with a domino...
Board: Sunflower Room 11-14-2012, 03:08 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By Dedicated

This list will be so helpful for our unit read-alouds.
Board: Second Grade 09-10-2012, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By Dedicated

Our schedule was created by the administration, so we can't change our recesses or subject order. When I had more freedom, I scheduled my total group math before lunch and my social studies/science...
Board: Second Grade 09-08-2012, 07:25 AM
Replies: 5
Posted By Dedicated
When the children are tired

What do you do in the late afternoon when the children are exhausted, yet they are still scheduled by the administration for subject teaching? We are rated by whether we are on schedule, but the...
Board: Second Grade 09-01-2012, 03:44 AM
Replies: 8
Posted By Dedicated
Class size

If these aren't the only two choices, I'd like about 18-20.
Board: Second Grade 08-16-2012, 01:24 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By Dedicated
Multiple books

Think of it as watching a cartoon or TV show, with the "Hey, Little Ant!" story being the commercial break. They've done amazingly well.
Board: Second Grade 08-14-2012, 02:24 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By Dedicated
Fudge-a-mania tip

We're trying to implement the unit from the state of GA with the Fudge-a-mania read-aloud driving instruction. Today I introduced point of view, since the entire story is from Peter's point of view....
Board: Classroom Management 09-17-2011, 12:03 PM
Replies: 11
Posted By Dedicated
Same Boat

I also have a class like yours this year. I've never had a group that I haven't been able to move in the right direction. This group may defeat me, although I keep moving desks and trying new...
Board: Second Grade 03-21-2011, 01:00 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By Dedicated
Hour hand

The hour hand is between the three and the four, so it still belongs to the three. We say this outloud for a while. We also trace the line from the hour hand on the "close ones" to determine that...
Board: Second Grade 03-21-2011, 12:48 PM
Replies: 10
Posted By Dedicated
State test

Because I learned to write a series both with and without a comma before "and", I looked to see how our state tests this skill on the CRCT(GA). It requires a comma before the "and", so that's how I...
Board: Bulletin Boards & Classroom Themes 02-05-2011, 06:37 AM
Replies: 3
Posted By Dedicated

How about a thermometer per child with the temperature colored in up the scale as they increase their rate? You could title it "The Temperature's Rising" or "When You're Hot, You're Hot!"
Board: Second Grade 01-29-2011, 10:20 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By Dedicated

Black History--We read Amazing Grace during Feb. I also read a few books about the Underground Railroad. I love to read Under the Quilt of Night aloud. It's written as poetry. We also study...
Board: Second Grade 01-29-2011, 10:07 AM
Replies: 13
Posted By Dedicated
Word families

I use a lot of word families for my struggling readers(and spellers!). This will give me one more way to entice them to read more words. Thanks.
Board: First Grade 10-23-2010, 05:51 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By Dedicated

Find nonfiction books that will help them learn the more specialized science and social studies vocabulary. They love nonfiction anyway!
Board: Second Grade 10-11-2010, 04:21 AM
Replies: 1
Posted By Dedicated
Comprehension Strategies

I'm not at school, but I'll try to remember the order for you.
Parts of a Book
Literary Elements
Compare and Contrast
Drawing Conclusions(5W's) and Summarizing
Main Idea and Details...
Board: Second Grade 10-11-2010, 04:05 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By Dedicated

I draw a series of quick pictures on the board. They relate to a single main idea theme such as the zoo, a ball game, a theme park, etc. The students identify the main idea and then we refer to the...
Board: First Grade 09-25-2010, 04:09 AM
Replies: 8
Posted By Dedicated

Monday-I read aloud as they follow along. I also "think aloud" as I read. I introduce the vocabulary that will be tested. We do literary elements and genre for the story.
Tuesday-Read along...
Board: Second Grade 09-24-2010, 01:26 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By Dedicated

Last year I ordered We, the Kids, a book for lower grades about the preamble of the Constitution, and read it again this year. It was worth the $. There's also a Ben Franklin type site for children...

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