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Posts Made By: cathy3
Board: Third Grade 09-01-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 99
 
Posted By cathy3
Third Grade

I love third graders! I have taught first and second, but this is my second year back in third grade. I feel I can make a memorable difference with students of this age. I love their independence...
Board: Third Grade 09-21-2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By cathy3
Wonders tests

We just started Wonders, and many of my students are struggling with the "cold read" tests, too. This past week I just gave them the Selection Test that went with the anthology story on Friday. It...
Board: First Grade 10-30-2012, 06:09 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By cathy3
Thank you

These are great sites! Thank you so much for sharing them.
Board: First Grade 08-12-2012, 10:13 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By cathy3
Supplies

Our kids bring their supplies the first day of school ... This year I was thinking of having labeled bins around the room for the community supplies, and a list on the board for what stays ON their...
Board: Daily 5 08-07-2012, 06:53 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By cathy3
Book boxes

Search for "magazine files" on Amazon. They have a variety of the cardboard ones to choose from, and some are fairly cheap.
Board: Daily 5 08-07-2012, 06:47 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By cathy3
Book shopping

I just started D5 last year. Everyone did book shopping on Friday morning, but not all at once. During morning work ( which on Fridays was "set up your paper for you spelling test, then whiteboard...
Board: First Grade 08-06-2012, 05:39 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By cathy3
Mcbtcarolina...

I am creating a scavenger hunt for Meet the Teacher, too. I was curious what you meant by "placing a book character" at each stop on your hunt ...??
Board: Daily 5 08-02-2012, 02:10 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By cathy3
Mr. Mozart

I always turn most of the lights off and turn "Mr. Mozart" on whenever we do "work on writing" as a whole class. My first graders loved this writing time, and they developed terrific stamina.
Board: First Grade 08-02-2012, 09:35 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By cathy3
I love

The counting choir! What a fun way to keep all on task while reinforcing an important, fundamental skill. Thank you!
Board: First Grade 08-01-2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 21
 
Posted By cathy3
Rubyanne,

I love these sight word chants! Thanks so much for this link!
Board: First Grade 07-22-2012, 10:57 AM
Replies: 21
 
Posted By cathy3
Great ideas!

I love the ideas shared on this thread for making and using math journals. I, too, am thinking of ways to make morning work AND calendar time more effective, and these are great ideas! Thanks!
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 07-22-2012, 09:04 AM
Replies: 21
 
Posted By cathy3
Scarf and mit

Your detailed explanation of the modeling and EXTENSIVE practice of math games and activities, and the description of gradual movement into full-fledged small group teaching time that you do was SO...
Board: First Grade 07-15-2012, 09:00 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By cathy3
I LOVE that you love ...

... the grade you are teaching! It makes the year so much more fun and rewarding for the kids, and makes your job not always feel like a job! I am starting my 6th year in first grade after 7 years...
Board: First Grade 09-24-2011, 01:35 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By cathy3
Ten Apples Up on Top

I was going to read Ten Apples and do something ... but you gave me an idea! I will take photos of my kids heads, with their eyes looking up, on Mon. Then, on Tuesday, we will cut out their heads...
Board: First Grade 09-14-2011, 05:34 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By cathy3
Mr. Popper's Penguins

My kids are LOVING Mr. Popper's Penguins this year. I haven't read this in years, but with the movie out this summer, I decided to take it off the shelf - SO fun!
Board: Daily 5 09-05-2011, 12:37 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By cathy3
My firsties have loved

Mercy Watson
Mr. Popper's Penguins
The Boxcar Children
... In addition to some that have already been mentioned!
Board: Classroom Management 06-22-2011, 05:57 AM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By cathy3
123 Magic

I have taught for 13 years, and every summer I spend time reflecting on my management system, and tweaking it. I read at least one new management book each summer, and then incorporate what works for...
Board: First Grade 03-20-2010, 08:41 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By cathy3
whisperphones

I inheirited these from another teacher - her husband made them out of pvc pipe and elbow joints that he got at home depot. The kids do love them!
Board: First Grade 03-20-2010, 08:37 PM
Replies: 23
 
Posted By cathy3
Favorite Read Alouds so far ...

Mercy Watson (series)
Stink (Judy Moody's brother)
Judy Moody
Boxcar Children (#1)
Arnold Lobel (all of his books!)
Junie B. (reluctantly)
Board: ARCHIVE 09-19-2009, 02:33 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By cathy3
I like that ... it reminds me of a response I use...

I like that ... it reminds me of a response I use that also works well. I say, "Everybody listen ..." and the kids respond, "right now". They know to freeze and look at me when they say this. For...
Board: ARCHIVE 09-19-2009, 02:28 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By cathy3
I second the mention of spellingcity.com ... I...

I second the mention of spellingcity.com ... I LOVE that site. I have created lists for spelling words and high frequency words. The games provided by spelling city include hang mouse (hang man),...
Board: ARCHIVE 09-19-2009, 02:20 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By cathy3
Words Their Way

has a primary spelling inventory that I give to my first graders at the beginning of the school year. This takes about 30 minutes, and it gives me so much insight into their spelling abilities and...
Board: ARCHIVE 08-15-2009, 04:58 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By cathy3
Thanks for the tip that First Day Jitters is on...

Thanks for the tip that First Day Jitters is on TumbleBooks! What a great way to introduce (or reintroduce) that site to my new cherubs using the ActiveBoard. :) They'll love it!
Board: ARCHIVE 08-15-2009, 04:51 PM
Replies: 20
 
Posted By cathy3
morning work

I use a "primary" composition book with handwriting lines, and the top third of the page blank. I have found it at Target and Walmart. I LOVE it. I use it soley for their Weekend Journal, which do...
Board: ARCHIVE 07-06-2009, 11:29 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By cathy3
weekend web - weekend journal

This year my students had a composition book that was used only for their Weekend Journal. I used a type of compostition book that had the top half of the page blank, and the lines were handwriting...



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