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Posts Made By: IssyTeacher
Board: Bluebonnet Room 11-11-2011, 12:47 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By IssyTeacher
library

Current research says that only about one-third of your classroom library should be leveled, so that students are also getting practice choosing just-right books for themselves even without the aid...
Board: Second Grade 11-11-2011, 11:56 AM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By IssyTeacher
What is your focus?

I have lots of ideas I'm happy to share, but what is the focus of your unit? Will you teach the rock cycle, or focus more on the physical properties of rocks? Or something else? Let me know and...
Board: Second Grade 11-11-2011, 11:51 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By IssyTeacher
Goods and Services Poster

I created this poster to teach my second graders about goods and services.

After I had drawn both sides, I asked each child to write either a good or service available in our community on a...
Board: Violet Room 08-21-2011, 06:37 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By IssyTeacher
A few suggestions

The Paperboy by Dav Pilkey
A small moment story about a little boy and his dog waking up early to complete his paper route.

Saturdays and Teacakes
Can't remember the author - a boy spends the...
Board: The VENT 08-09-2010, 08:56 PM
Replies: 21
 
Posted By IssyTeacher
Parents?

What do the parents say about their child being one of so many?? There have to be some squeaky wheels out there who have the time and inclination to pester your supe on your behalf. Sad to say, but...
Board: The VENT 08-09-2010, 08:52 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By IssyTeacher
Whoa...

mlr42002 - that is outrageous! And completely your principal's fault. That is a sad lack of spine... and spine is so necessary in an effective leader. Sorry to hear about it!!
Board: The VENT 08-09-2010, 08:49 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By IssyTeacher
Great Question!

TommysMommy, I love your question:

"What works for you at home as far as challening your child academically?"

So brilliant! I will totally use this one this fall. :)
Board: Third Grade 08-09-2010, 08:38 PM
Replies: 20
 
Posted By IssyTeacher
Thank you!!

I second Ms. J - thanks for sharing this resource and the generic worksheet!!
Board: Third Grade 08-09-2010, 08:28 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By IssyTeacher
Great point, Scarlett! I heard a story at a...

Great point, Scarlett! I heard a story at a training I went to about a second grader who came into school Monday and told his teacher that he visited the public library over the weekend and got his...
Board: Third Grade 08-09-2010, 05:28 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By IssyTeacher
I do!

I've used these bags from Really Good Stuff for the past 3 years:
...
Board: Units of Study 08-09-2010, 05:11 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By IssyTeacher
Whoa!!

Thank you!!!!
Board: Units of Study 08-09-2010, 08:26 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By IssyTeacher
Thank you!!

I love this - thank you for sharing!!
Board: Units of Study 08-09-2010, 08:16 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By IssyTeacher
I hate to be

the bearer of bad news, but when I attended a workshop with her last February someone asked Lucy Calkins about UoS for K-2 and she said that she would not be writing any. Her reasoning is that in...
Board: Units of Study 08-09-2010, 08:13 AM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By IssyTeacher
I love this idea!

I'm totally going to try to talk my literacy coach into implementing something like this next year.

What about calling it something like "Hall of Fame" or something Premiere-related? What is your...
Board: Units of Study 08-09-2010, 08:10 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By IssyTeacher
What a great document

Thanks for sharing!!
Board: Units of Study 08-09-2010, 08:06 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By IssyTeacher
Deals on Composition Books?

I use the black-and-white marbled composition books for my kids' writing journals, and I've been on the lookout for good deals all summer. So far the best price I've seen is $1.00 at Dollar Tree -...
Board: Units of Study 08-09-2010, 07:54 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By IssyTeacher
Amazing!

I just received them too, and am super excited to try them out this year!

I'd just add to the PP that there is also a booklet with alternate units, for after you finish the four core units she...
Board: Units of Study 08-09-2010, 07:50 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By IssyTeacher
Here's what I can tell you...

I love teaching this unit to third graders. Let me warn you in advance: In my school this is the first time they've even heard the word "essay," so don't expect things to come out too polished. ...
Board: Units of Study 08-09-2010, 07:34 AM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By IssyTeacher
Fantastic

Thank you so much for the resource!
Board: Units of Study 08-09-2010, 07:33 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By IssyTeacher
Highlighter

My first year using the UoS I went through each lesson with a highlighter, picking out key moments, then I taught with the book in my lap. I agree that it's nearly impossible to keep the lessons to...
Board: Units of Study 08-09-2010, 07:28 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By IssyTeacher
My faves

I just love Fireflies by Julie Brinkloe. Even though my western-Washington kids have never seen a firefly in their lives, the kids really identify with the character wanting to hold a moment in a...
Board: The VENT 08-07-2010, 02:57 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By IssyTeacher
union issue?

In my school this became something we had to take to our union. Our district has a very specific list of things that are supposed to be done by the custodians daily/weekly/yearly. I had never seen...
Board: Third Grade 08-07-2010, 08:21 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By IssyTeacher
Lucy Calkins

I was the same way. My district doesn't have a writing curriculum either - just some fairly useless reference guides. I struggled for years with writing, until I found the Units of Study for...
Board: Third Grade 08-07-2010, 08:13 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By IssyTeacher
personal narratives

These are my mentor texts for Personal Narratives (these also illustrate small moment stories):

Every Living Thing by Cynthia Rylant
Shortcut by Donald Crews
Peter's Chair by Ezra Jack Keats...
Board: Books, Guided Reading & Literature 07-21-2010, 02:07 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By IssyTeacher
Fantastic ideas, thank you! She is literally one...

Fantastic ideas, thank you! She is literally one of the first literacy coaches our district has ever had. So there are no supplies/resources, and the job is essentially hers to create. So she...



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