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Posts Made By: RebeccaF
Board: ARCHIVE 11-28-2007, 08:49 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By RebeccaF
5 Senses

I do almost all of the experiments mentioned by Kerri M (down to the film cannisters and easter eggs!) but I conduct the experiments using the scientific method. I created worksheets for each...
Board: ARCHIVE 11-20-2007, 03:09 PM
Replies: 1
Posted By RebeccaF
What are your Objectives?

Are you introducing non-standard measurement units? If so, your idea sounds good as an introduction. Have you already introduced measurement or are the children free-exploring this concept?
Board: ARCHIVE 11-04-2007, 04:45 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By RebeccaF
Sorting/Graphing M&Ms

We just practiced sorting and graphing with the M&M packs (although this might not work if you have someone with peanut allergies- you could use Skittles). The kids LOVED it and they got to eat their...
Board: ARCHIVE 11-04-2007, 04:43 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By RebeccaF
Bay Area California

I'd be happy to help with your project - my school is in the Bay Area of Northern California (just outside of San Francisco). The only thing is that our class mascot is a beanie babie named Tortoise....
Board: ARCHIVE 10-27-2007, 09:24 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By RebeccaF

Hmmm. There is a picture book geared for Thanksgiving that deals with a turkey who hides from a town of hungry townsfolk by disguising himself (sorry, I can't think of the title right now). SO,...
Board: ARCHIVE 10-08-2007, 10:24 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By RebeccaF

I have used this program in my K class for the past few years and I am still updating/changing/tweaking it. I think it's a terrific program and yes, it is based on a book. Check it out - it's really...
Board: ARCHIVE 10-08-2007, 10:19 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By RebeccaF
TH sound

When I teach the /th/ sound, I have the children put one arm out in front of them (palm facing up). They hold their other hands (fingers pointing down) over the elbow of the outstretched arm. The arm...
Board: ARCHIVE 09-04-2007, 07:34 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By RebeccaF

All of the above artists are great! For a nice, multicultural change of pace try using some of the World Music CDs from Putamayo (available on-line or at Borders for example). They make special CDs...
Board: ARCHIVE 08-17-2007, 08:07 AM
Replies: 8
Posted By RebeccaF
Days of the Week & Months

Like ELN, I've also sung the days of the week AND months of the year to "My Darlin' Clementine" melody. One additional thought that's worked well for me: I have the kids leap in the air whenever we...
Board: ARCHIVE 07-24-2007, 04:02 PM
Replies: 13
Posted By RebeccaF
Easy Jumping Off Point

Here's a really great book that you can pick up:

"Month-by-Month Reading, Writing, and Phonics for Kindergarten" by Dorothy P. Hall and Patricia Cunningham. Carson-Dellosa Publishing

It gives...
Board: ARCHIVE 06-24-2007, 10:32 AM
Replies: 4
Posted By RebeccaF
What grade...

do you teach? I know there are tons of ideas for ocean themes posted on this site but I also know that I posted most of those under the Kindergarten thread.
Board: ARCHIVE 06-24-2007, 10:28 AM
Replies: 14
Posted By RebeccaF

Thanks for the directions to the game. That might be a fun game to adapt and play when studying the food groups too!
Board: ARCHIVE 06-24-2007, 10:24 AM
Replies: 12
Posted By RebeccaF
Check this site

I was surfing around yesterday and found this site:

Read what is posted under her discipline philosophy - it might give you...
Board: ARCHIVE 06-24-2007, 10:19 AM
Replies: 4
Posted By RebeccaF
Wordless Picture Books

I too love the Carl Books
There are not too many words in the Olivia book (if I remember correctly)
There's a great dinosaur book (I think it's called Time Flies or something like that) that my...
Board: ARCHIVE 06-23-2007, 09:08 AM
Replies: 4
Posted By RebeccaF
A few of my favorites

Here's a few "teacher" books that I re-read every summer because they really fire me up for the new school year:

The Marva Collins Way (by Marva Collins)
There are No Shortcuts (by Rafe Esquith)...
Board: ARCHIVE 06-23-2007, 08:56 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By RebeccaF

I do a yearlong theme in my classroom every year and one thing I've learned is to not get to caught up in the need to tie every experience into that theme. I use my yearly theme to design my job...
Board: ARCHIVE 06-23-2007, 08:42 AM
Replies: 8
Posted By RebeccaF
Great Question!

Thanks for your post - it really struck a chord with me. I teach at a very small private school and I've struggled with this same question for years. To me, it seems as though the teachers on my...
Board: ARCHIVE 06-22-2007, 08:57 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By RebeccaF
Passport Stickers

Use the link below:

You can use Adobe Acrobat to get lots of printable stickers from countries around the world. If you use the passport idea,...
Board: ARCHIVE 06-22-2007, 08:49 PM
Replies: 1
Posted By RebeccaF
3 Kings?

Which 3 Kings are you referring to? I'm assuming one is King David but other than that...also, which grade SS do you teach?
Board: ARCHIVE 06-22-2007, 08:40 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By RebeccaF
Geography Theme

I just wanted to post this link:

Click the...
Board: ARCHIVE 06-22-2007, 08:37 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By RebeccaF

I really like the ideas that have already been posted. A journey theme is so COOL! I looked up a site that I think will work for you:

I'm at a...
Board: ARCHIVE 06-22-2007, 07:55 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By RebeccaF
"Rockin" display

How about using those school lunch milk cartons to display your rocks? If you clean them and cut them down to size you could display them on a bulletin board with tacks (3-D, very cool) and cover the...
Board: ARCHIVE 06-22-2007, 07:49 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By RebeccaF

I love the mystery theme idea - there's just so much wonder in learning! I'm not sure what grade you are teaching but I think the mystery search idea is a great one. I always do some sort of clue...
Board: ARCHIVE 06-22-2007, 07:39 PM
Replies: 14
Posted By RebeccaF
Fruits of the Spirit Ideas

My mom (a retired K teacher) used this theme many years ago and it was one of her favorites. I helped her with a few things (I was in College then) so I'll fill you in on what I remember:

Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 06-22-2007, 07:17 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By RebeccaF

The new cartoon version of Transformers is aired on Cartoon Network. It usually comes on (in California) at around 6 am on weekdays. If your son is a really early riser this might work for him (and...

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