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Posts Made By: afmom2boys
Board: The VENT 09-19-2016, 05:22 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By afmom2boys
They would open the door LOL

Seriously, "they" would find out. I understand sharing and working together to find best practices. But there are no talks, no planning, just here is the plan from last year- follow it.

Small...
Board: The VENT 09-19-2016, 05:05 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By afmom2boys
Cookie Cutters R Us

We have to have the same plans, the same open house power point, the same schedules, the same homework, the same read alouds.... blah blah blah. We have to do everything that one person on the team...
Board: First Grade 08-16-2016, 07:37 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By afmom2boys
Thank you!

Thanks everyone for your input. It looks as if each of us will have to use Bloomz which is fine. I will miss DoJo dearly as I have used it for many years. I am looking into RedCritter as well.
Board: First Grade 08-16-2016, 09:00 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By afmom2boys
Parent Communication- HELP Class DoJo

For years our school has been rated as low as possible with parent communication- except for my classroom. (Which has the highest rating.) Parents are kept in the know because I use Class Dojo. My...
Board: Second Grade 10-11-2013, 10:06 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By afmom2boys
Uh oh!

I am not going to agree with the following posts as I have that Richarson book too. Guided Reading (in my opinion) shouldn't be scripted, but should be well thought out matching children to books. ...
Board: Second Grade 10-11-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By afmom2boys
LLI Fountas and Pinnell

Hello everyone.

Last year our principal bought the entire system for LLI!! She had three people trained- 2 interventionist and one classroom teacher who would be the interventionist when one...
Board: The VENT 10-06-2012, 09:53 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By afmom2boys
Backhanded...

I am responsible for all reading and writitng lessons for my grade level. I make sure that everyone gets weekly lessons.

Another "teammate" planned a PBL in my grade level. She has gotten like...
Board: Units of Study 09-20-2012, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By afmom2boys
Hi!

Let me know if you get a response. It is good to know that I am not alone... I feel that those units lack too. They are all over the place.
Board: Units of Study 09-11-2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By afmom2boys
Help with Curriculum Maps / Units of Study

For the past 10 years, I have been a Reader's and Writer's Workshop girl. The past 5, I have continued to do units of study, but don't always use Calkins stuff- I've created some of my own.

Well,...
Board: Second Grade 07-23-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By afmom2boys
Yes

Sorry 11:00-11:40 is lunch
Actually it is more like 11:05-11:35, but I try to get to the restrooms b4 lunch.
Board: Second Grade 07-22-2012, 02:53 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By afmom2boys
Thanks :)

Writer's portfolio stinks. It isn't like Writer's Workshop. We give the children a topic to write to everyday which is already set in a binder we give them. Some people call it writing across the...
Board: Second Grade 07-22-2012, 09:22 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By afmom2boys
Curricular plans are the best! Affordable!

http://www.heinemann.com/search/searchResults.aspx?s=all&q=lucy%20calkins%20writing%20workshop
Board: Second Grade 07-22-2012, 09:16 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By afmom2boys
Need Help with a Terrible schedule

Ok guys- this year our Assistant Principal has "given" us our schedules. It is terrible with 20 and 30 minute slots everywhere. I do Reader's and Writer's Workshop and need help fitting those in....
Board: Units of Study 10-31-2011, 07:00 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By afmom2boys
Well...

assuming they have had some sort of NF unit in first and K (not at my school though) you refer back to what they already know. I am pretty much following what Lucy's unit says, but have pulled out...
Board: Second Grade 10-26-2011, 05:42 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By afmom2boys
I have this...

but haven't paid a bunch of attention to it. I believe it is about 25 lessons around nonfiction. So where the Making Meaning goes across the year, the Comprehensio ToolKit could easily be taught in...
Board: Second Grade 10-25-2011, 08:44 AM
Replies: 0
 
Posted By afmom2boys
Launching with Nonfiction? New Curricular Units from Calkins

I don't know if you have read Lucy's first new unit in writing or not. She has launching with nonfiction writing. In that unit, she doesn't specifiy different kinds of papers for nonfiction writing...
Board: Sunflower Room 10-25-2011, 08:40 AM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By afmom2boys
Try this

try Lucy Calkins new curricular units for reader's and writer's workshop. They are SUPER! Check them out on the Heineman website.
Board: Units of Study 10-25-2011, 08:38 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By afmom2boys
Launching with Nonfiction? 2nd grade

I don't know if you have read Lucy's first new unit in writing or not (her new curricular plan). She has launching with nonfiction writing. In that unit, she doesn't specifiy different kinds of...
Board: Bluebonnet Room 09-29-2011, 07:22 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By afmom2boys
I have tried so many

from labels, to sticky notes, to big 3 ring binders... I have an iPad (works on iPod touch and iphone also...) the Confer app. It is by far the best thing I have ever used to document conferences in...
Board: Second Grade 09-29-2011, 07:20 PM
Replies: 49
 
Posted By afmom2boys
Wow! I'm joining in...

Although, I am at a year round school and love the fact that I get 3 weeks to recoop- but you know what that means? This girl is working on "school" work every single day of the year. Not to...
Board: Second Grade 09-24-2011, 06:59 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By afmom2boys
Thanks

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Board: Second Grade 09-23-2011, 02:08 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By afmom2boys
Word Wall HELP

Hi everyone!

I have never had a word wall (crazy!). I am big into balanced literacy and treasure my reader's and writer's workshop time. I keep getting told that I need to put a word wall up...
Board: Second Grade 09-21-2011, 11:15 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By afmom2boys
In my opinion

I would not give up on the workshop model. It does work if implemented correctly. Try going online here http://www.heinemann.com/products/E04305.aspx This book is aligned with the new common core....
Board: Smartboarders 09-21-2011, 06:54 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By afmom2boys
my thinking....

I am just wondering if you could have something up on the smartboard that my students could also see on the 5 iPads. If they can all see it and use it, children can take turns solving problems.
Board: Smartboarders 09-20-2011, 06:57 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By afmom2boys
Bridgit

Hello everyone!

I have several iPads and a Smart Board + the Bridgit loaded on my iPad... now what? I know that I can use it to control my computer, but what else can I used it for?



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