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Posts Made By: sailorsue
Board: BusyBoard 03-24-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By sailorsue
Michigan Update

We are Sheltering in Place so no going into any school buildings. Our state is not counting the time children work right now towards total hours needed to complete the year - nor are they willing to...
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 08-14-2019, 03:23 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By sailorsue
First Day Jitters

First Day Jitters
Board: Third Grade 07-30-2019, 03:32 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By sailorsue
IXL for LA

IXL does both Math and Language Arts - additional cost but not double the price. IXL offers skills organized by my reading series which makes it easy to assign!
Board: Third Grade 09-09-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By sailorsue
Ours is a Big Success

https://www.metroparent.com/m-school-issues/buddy-benches-at-schools-for-kids-in-need-of-a-friend/
Board: BusyBoard 02-28-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By sailorsue
I did!

Made the move back to homeroom teacher 3 years ago - VERY happy, however, the work load is much more with 9 subjects a day.

My suggestion is make the move if you've the time to dedicate to it -...
Board: Third Grade 09-09-2017, 03:14 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By sailorsue
Constitution Day

Are you required to celebrate Constitution Day?

Do you have any great resources?

This is a new REQUIREMENT this year - yet we have been given no suggestions/guidance.

TIA
Board: Third Grade 09-09-2017, 03:09 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By sailorsue
Kahoot

Last year I started practice testing for Science using the Kahoot website - I type each multiple choice test question into the program exactly the way it is worded on the test. I type in the test...
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 07-20-2017, 05:55 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By sailorsue
Reflex Math

I've used it 2 years in a row - sorry to say I must limit the kids access to 2x a week in school. Ive actually had parents go online from home to progress their children through the program. I...
Board: Third Grade 07-07-2017, 03:23 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By sailorsue
Use ONE method of Behavior Management

I've used Class Dojo for 6 years now - LOVE IT!

My partner the last 2 years has done Dojo but would not give up her clip chart - the kids found it very confusing and my partner spent a lot of time...
Board: Third Grade 06-24-2017, 02:41 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By sailorsue
Morning Work

What do you use for daily Morning Work?
Board: Second Grade 05-20-2017, 03:07 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By sailorsue
Great Printable Tie for Dad

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/455285843570498483/


http://thecraftingchicks.com/daddy-ties-free-fathers-day-printable/
Board: Third Grade 03-07-2017, 04:06 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By sailorsue
Dream House Design

https://www.dropbox.com/s/cugi59ctjs3mil8/DreamHouseAnAdditiveAreaProjectCommonCoreFREEBIE.pdf?dl=0


My kids love this project - They draw the "rooms" of their dream home on graph paper - then...
Board: Third Grade 01-29-2017, 04:31 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By sailorsue
Textbook

http://www.hillsdalepublishers.com/elementary.htm

The book is pretty good - dated since it still has Kwame but the basic history is the same - we just don't get to the last chapter. Our books are...
Board: Third Grade 01-23-2017, 05:20 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By sailorsue
Search on Proteacher

I feel like I've answered this question yearly for the last 3 or 4 years - that said, I love Journeys.

The series has a strong phonics component which I like. I have never been asked about the...
Board: Third Grade 12-27-2016, 02:02 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By sailorsue
Dyslexic Students?

How do you handle dyslexic students?

I have a student diagnosed this summer and I'm "not allowed" to time him or limit his work time when assessing his facts....really not sure how I'll ever...
Board: BusyBoard 11-08-2016, 03:01 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By sailorsue
Illustrate While Listening

I read this to my 3rd graders every year - I challenge kids to really listen to the description and try to illustrate. This book is Dr Seuss, Willy Wonka and Wizzard of Oz mixed together. We...
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 10-31-2016, 03:32 AM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By sailorsue
Sample of "How To" Writing

Does anyone know where I can find a good sample of "How To" writing for my 3rd graders?
Board: Third Grade 09-19-2016, 04:36 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By sailorsue
Bio Bottle

My kids use a 2 liter pop bottle filled with sand or fish tank gravel. Add a Styrofoam head and decorate the bottle to look like their person.

We research in Reading and computer class - write...
Board: Third Grade 08-28-2016, 04:27 PM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By sailorsue
No Treats Allowed

This year our school cancelled birthday treats - the kids can no longer bring in cupcakes, brownies etc - YEAH!!!

The principal wishes them a Happy Birthday over the PA during announcements AND...
Board: BusyBoard 06-23-2016, 04:13 AM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By sailorsue
Reflex Math

I teach 3rd grade and we used Reflex last year - the same company as Gizmos. It tracks exactly which facts kids know and which ones they miss. It is a paid subscription but we were able to get a...
Board: Third Grade 06-02-2016, 04:46 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By sailorsue
Superhero Stories

New this year - our final writing assignment is an exciting adventure story. This year I required the kids to make dad the hero of their stories - they came out great! We are working on a cover...
Board: Third Grade 03-08-2016, 05:05 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By sailorsue
Journeys

I've had this series for 4 years and love it - search this site and you'll find many previous discussions. Many complain that there is too much information- the program materials are designed so you...
Board: Third Grade 02-20-2016, 07:32 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By sailorsue
Elapsed Time & Thermometers

We are on Winter Break but just finished elapsed time and reading thermometers. Super teacher had a lot of helpful elapsed time. Moving to multiple digit multiplication on Monday.
Board: Third Grade 02-20-2016, 07:28 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By sailorsue
Expandable File

My kids have a plastic expandable folder with 8 pockets. These are sold with various numbers of pockets but they hold up well. Most have a clasp that breaks but since the cover folds all the way over...
Board: Third Grade 11-17-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By sailorsue
Iowa test

We give Iowa Test and COGAT and Archdiocese of Detroit Religion test and it takes 2 weeks in October. It takes several hours every day with brain breaks or gym, art, music class in between. It is...



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