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Posts Made By: m.frances
Board: BusyBoard 09-01-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By m.frances
great idea! I didn't think of that!

great idea! I didn't think of that!
Board: BusyBoard 09-01-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By m.frances
Alternative to Name tags -- accommodation for student

Hi,

one of my students has an aversion to stickers, and he will not wear a name tag on the first day of school. I want all of my students to have their names visible (mostly to help me!!!). I...
Board: Third Grade 10-05-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By m.frances
That video was the inspiration for my goal! ...

That video was the inspiration for my goal! Thank you for sharing the riddles 1956BD, you always share amazing things! :)

Thanks everyone, please keep any ideas of how to build grit coming!
Board: Third Grade 10-04-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By m.frances
Building GRIT?!?!

Hi,

my student learning goal and teacher practice goal this year are both based on building grit in the classroom. I introduced this idea with a Math Challenge problem (the number of teary eyed...
Board: Third Grade 09-27-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By m.frances
Here is my list:

These have all been tested with different classes and each year my class loves them! I feel like I've finally found my go-to read alouds:

The Legend of Spud Murphy
The Monster's Ring (great for...
Board: BusyBoard 08-26-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By m.frances
I have one behind my desk and put a bean bag...

I have one behind my desk and put a bean bag chair there. Next to it is a bin with (hopefully) calming items. I put a few books, koosh balls, a stuffed animal, silly putty, and a little sparkly...
Board: BusyBoard 08-21-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By m.frances
I use...

I use all the ones already mentioned. The chime is my favorite and the students can really be conditioned to stop when they hear it. I got mine on Amazon and it has a nice sound to it. I also used...
Board: BusyBoard 08-17-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By m.frances
Fact Fluency Tracking progress

I am wondering if anyone has a good method for keeping track of fact fluency, and if you'd be willing to share. I often give students time to practice their fluency with flsahcards or games but have...
Board: Third Grade 08-11-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By m.frances
used it to supplement

we used it supplement TERC curriculum (particularly with fractions) and it was excellent for covering Common Core standards more in depth. My one complaint is that the lessons are not written in a...
Board: BusyBoard 08-11-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By m.frances
listening to reading online

my district canceled my RazKids subscription :( last year and I used it to have students listen to reading during Daily 5. I know about Storyline Online but am looking for any other suggestions for...
Board: BusyBoard 08-11-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By m.frances
What supplies do you have students bring?

For those of you that work in school where you can require materials be sent in, what supplies do you ask for that you find essential? Aside from regular things like pencils, markers, I usually ask...
Board: BusyBoard 08-10-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By m.frances
same thing at my school

we have the same block built into our schedule and the teachers hate it (including me)! We were also given no guidance or resources on what to do with this time, we were just told,...
Board: BusyBoard 03-25-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By m.frances
Student who doesn't like school

I have a student who had a lot of negative feelings towards school. He feels like it is too hard, he is bored, and I think he feels isolated. I'm working with parents, doctors, counselor and...
Board: BusyBoard 02-08-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By m.frances
Scheduling woes

This year, my district enforced block scheduling for the first time and along with it decided every classroom would have a half hour "flex" time when we are not allowed to teach any new material. ...
Board: BusyBoard 02-08-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By m.frances
Pencils!!

My class is just so disrespectful and careless about pencils. I feel I am doing them a disservice by not teaching them to be more responsible. I was thinking of giving them each a pencil with their...
Board: BusyBoard 12-07-2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By m.frances
Thank you! I am going to try velcro :)

Thank you! I am going to try velcro :)
Board: BusyBoard 12-06-2013, 02:09 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By m.frances
help for a student who picks his hands

I have a student who picks at the skin on his hands. He doesn't want to use a "fidget toy," and we already tried them once without success. Things in his hands can be over-stimulating for him. I...
Board: Third Grade 11-24-2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By m.frances
Best Chapter Book with a girl main character

The title pretty much says it all! I am looking for a new read aloud that has a girl main character (I read two in a row with a boy main character...). I am checking out Roxie and the Hooligans and...
Board: BusyBoard 10-06-2013, 03:27 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By m.frances
Math Facts -- How fast?

How fast do you think students should be able to answer 100 math facts? I have heard 3 minutes and 5 minutes. I gave a timed test of 3 minutes and the highest anyone solved was 60 something. Thanks...
Board: Third Grade 09-08-2013, 05:17 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By m.frances
This is a constant struggle for me. I find that...

This is a constant struggle for me. I find that my students aren't engaged when I follow my curriculum. Investigations, Fontas & Pinnell, and Lucy Calkins. Students need things to be hands on and...
Board: BusyBoard 09-08-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By m.frances
Salary Question...Steps

I teach in Massachusetts, and I am wondering if anyone can make clear to me how you move up in steps. I've read online that you move up two steps every year, but the websites with that info were New...
Board: BusyBoard 08-24-2013, 07:00 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By m.frances
Open House -- OUTSIDE

Hi all,

my team is having an open house this year (grade 3). We always do one, but this year we're being forced to have it outside due to building maintenance. We will be in a park. I usually...
Board: BusyBoard 08-13-2013, 06:50 AM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By m.frances
Rule Following / Goal Setting

Anyone have any favorite short picture books about rules they like? I like to read something inspiring before going over the rules for the year! Similarly, I am also looking for a picture book...
Board: Third Grade 08-13-2013, 06:47 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By m.frances
Stone Fox -- Too Sad?

I read Stone Fox this summer and am considering reading it with my students. For those who haven't read it, I won't spoil the ending! My question is, who has read this with their class? Were students...
Board: BusyBoard 08-13-2013, 06:42 AM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By m.frances
Stone Fox -- Too Sad?

I read Stone Fox this summer and am considering reading it with my students. For those who haven't read it, I won't spoil the ending! My question is, who has read this with their class? Were...



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