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Posts Made By: KatyR
Board: First Grade 02-28-2012, 11:40 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By KatyR
"I didn't have to go then"

I'm having a big problem with my first graders needing to go to the bathroom just at the time where there is important learning happening. We take a morning and afternoon break, but...
Board: First Grade 08-15-2011, 05:58 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By KatyR
Getting Kids Involved with Charity

I am really feeling the need to involve my class in helping others this year. I know I could get them involved in helping in the community, but I would really like to get involved with an...
Board: First Grade 12-04-2010, 07:02 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By KatyR
Need to clarify

I just need to clarify that I am NOT yelling at individual students over their behavior. I yell just to raise my voice level to be heard. The whole class is so talkative that the noise they create...
Board: First Grade 12-02-2010, 07:56 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By KatyR
Feeling defeated!! Help!

I am at my wits end with my class this year. They have no respect for adults (following directions, being quiet, etc). Although I understand where these kids are at in their social development, I...
Board: First Grade 09-08-2010, 04:21 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By KatyR
Rude, loud students!!??

Okay, this is my loudest class ever! I have used all my tricks, I have had to yell just to be heard, and if I hear "I don't want to" or "oh, come on" one more time, I think I might quit. Any...
Board: ARCHIVE 02-15-2010, 08:15 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By KatyR
Olympic-themed snack??

I am actually asking on behalf of my 5-year-old neice. She is responsible for snack on the day that her class is having their own olympic ceremonies. Any ideas for snacks that would fit the olympic...
Board: ARCHIVE 01-18-2010, 05:16 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By KatyR
American Symbols poem, anyone??

I am beginning my American symbols unit, and would like to tie it together with my poetry time. Does anyone have any patriotic poems I could use with my 1st graders?
Board: ARCHIVE 01-12-2010, 10:05 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By KatyR
acknowledging a 1st year teacher

We have a new 1st year teacher in our building who has really put in 200%. Her main desire is to give her students the very best. She is doing such a great job, and I was looking for some small...
Board: ARCHIVE 12-13-2009, 03:10 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By KatyR
"Tired" words lessons/activities

Do any of you have lessons, activities, or books that you use to teach about replacing "tired" words like said, like, good, big? I am planning on focusing on this idea during writer's workshop this...
Board: ARCHIVE 08-26-2009, 02:37 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By KatyR
Asperger's student

I have a new student with a severe case of Asperger's. I am having a difficult time finding the right interactions/interventions to use with him without inducing a "total meltdown". He is an...
Board: ARCHIVE 08-03-2009, 11:23 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By KatyR
Classroom Pets??

I am thinking about a pet for my classroom this year, but I'm stuck! I'm not really a rodent person. I can't do birds, because my cat would want to eat them in the summer, and fish might be hard to...
Board: ARCHIVE 06-03-2008, 02:51 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By KatyR
Student recognition/achievement awards

I am wanting to give each of my kiddos a special little certificate recognizing them for a unique "something." However, I am running out of creative juices and can't think of many new categories. ...
Board: ARCHIVE 02-20-2008, 08:53 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By KatyR
math problem solving questions

I am trying to incorporate more problem solving activities into our math work. It seems my kiddos just don't have the skills to solve problems on their own and use those brains the way they ought...
Board: ARCHIVE 11-26-2007, 03:25 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By KatyR
math intervention sites??

I have a couple of students who have recently been identified CD and/or LD and will soon have aides working with them in the afternoon during our math time.

I was wondering if any of you know...
Board: ARCHIVE 09-30-2007, 12:27 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By KatyR
Early finishers

I have a small group of students who almost always finish activities early! I am looking for activities that they can choose from (from a special tub) to take to their seats and keep them "occupied"...
Board: ARCHIVE 02-14-2007, 04:11 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By KatyR
Free school supply resources?

Do any of you know of organizations or websites offering free school supplies? My best friend is teaching in Guyana, South America for the next year through the World Teach Program, but her site has...
Board: ARCHIVE 01-24-2007, 06:53 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By KatyR
I can always count on you!

Thanks to both of you! I've heard of the Palotta books. I think I'll try the food activities...love the pizza idea!

Katy
Board: ARCHIVE 01-23-2007, 05:44 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By KatyR
Fractions...anyone??

Do any of you have some creative ideas for teaching fractions with first grade?? I'm looking for literature connections, hands on activities, or different approaches (rather than worksheets).
...
Board: ARCHIVE 01-11-2007, 06:36 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By KatyR
Praxis III observation...please, please help!

Calling all expert first grade teachers (which is all of you)! I am a first year, first grade teacher and I have my Praxis III observation coming up very soon (it has to be completed by February...
Board: ARCHIVE 12-17-2006, 09:23 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By KatyR
Word Families??

Man, after reading some of your fabulous posts, I've realized I need to get on the ball with my kiddos!! I'm a first year teacher and I am really struggling with my language arts "program," if you...
Board: ARCHIVE 12-16-2006, 07:33 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By KatyR
Grinch activities??

I'm wanting to have a "Grinch who stole Christmas" afternoon before our break, and was looking for some creative ideas to incorporate. Does anyone have activities that go along with the story?? ...
Board: ARCHIVE 12-15-2006, 11:57 AM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By KatyR
Parent packet

I've had to take three sick days because I have a deep chest sinus infection and pink eye, so I've had plenty of time to think of some things I would like to do. I'm wanting to put together a...
Board: ARCHIVE 12-15-2006, 11:35 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By KatyR
Our whole school uses this approach. This year,...

Our whole school uses this approach. This year, our first grade team decided to have spelling groups, almost like reading groups, but to switch kiddos among all three first grade classes. One...
Board: ARCHIVE 11-15-2006, 08:22 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By KatyR
interactive websites

I am wanting to start using my computers with my kids, but we don't have any software and no funds to get any. Starfall.com has been suggested...any other suggestions for interactive websites for...
Board: ARCHIVE 11-13-2006, 04:41 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By KatyR
Educational Games

At conferences last week, I had a mom ask for ideas for games she can buy her first grade daughter that have some learning value. My mind went blank, so I knew I could ask you all. She would like...



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