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Posts Made By: smithleen
Board: First Grade 07-06-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By smithleen
library

I do a mix- Most of the books are leveled and in color-coded baskets. THis is easy for them to follow. In addition, I have a bunch of white baskets which are free choice. They have a reminder card...
Board: First Grade 07-01-2013, 09:45 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By smithleen
MS Publisher

I use Microsoft publisher, which has many calendar templates imbedded. I change them up each year, but there very easy to customize if you cut and paste.
Board: First Grade 07-19-2012, 09:39 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By smithleen
NJ Too!

Great idea-- I am moving back to first after 8 years in 2nd.
We can always use another fun celebration in Feb/March. THose are LONG months as we don't have a Feb. break.

I'm in Monmouth County,
Board: First Grade 07-16-2012, 01:46 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By smithleen
going back home

So excited to be going back to 1st grade after 8 years in 2nd ( and 7 years in the middle raising kids...) Feel like I'm going home to my happy place!

Kathleen in NJ
Board: First Grade 07-12-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By smithleen
No food!

My school has a no food policy for celebrations- which was an adjustment, but is really easier now that we're used to it.

We give a birthday menu to the child about a week before thier big day-...
Board: National Board Certification 06-07-2012, 04:10 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By smithleen
Nj

The state offers reimbursement via federal funds ($1250) for the assessment, but no stipend from the district. Makes it very hard to get motivated!
Board: Second Grade 09-03-2011, 04:24 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By smithleen
dialogue journals

I have used them with GT kids with success. They love the individual attention!
Board: Second Grade 08-17-2011, 09:14 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By smithleen
group

there is also a group (listed on the right) where we discuss Daily 5 and CAFE Come on over!
Board: Second Grade 08-08-2011, 07:59 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By smithleen
Math

is the easiest to differentiate, as our series has enrichement sheets and reteaching sheets on each topic. I also got access online to the next grade up materials for my gifted kids.

For...
Board: Second Grade 08-08-2011, 07:55 AM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By smithleen
love calling it DIRT! Too funny!

love calling it DIRT! Too funny!
Board: BusyBoard 07-31-2011, 04:30 PM
Replies: 137
 
Posted By smithleen
wow

you have a real knack for creating beautiful docs! THanks for sharing!
Board: Second Grade 07-31-2011, 05:28 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By smithleen
theme

Mine ties into my theme each year. (Ocean, Frog, Safari this year) It really takes on a life of its own. I say GO for it!
Board: Second Grade 07-30-2011, 12:25 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By smithleen
Cornerstone

Even though I've been teaching for some time, I really loved The Cornerstone for Teachers IT renewed and refreshed so many of my ideas. I highly recommend it.
Board: BusyBoard 07-20-2011, 12:19 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By smithleen
crayola 24 count

is 40 cents at walmart. I just bought a bunch! Not sure what I will do with them yet, but now I have them. THe best price I saw for colored pencils was last year # Target for 88 cents. Not sure...
Board: Second Grade 07-20-2011, 04:51 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By smithleen
we've got a group!!

Here on PT there is a secondgrade Reading Street group with many great members. They have been generous with their creativity, too!

Just expand the listing of groups and it will be there!
Board: BusyBoard 07-17-2011, 10:47 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By smithleen
walmart

had composition books for 40cents yesterday... just an idea!
Board: First Grade 07-16-2011, 05:21 PM
Replies: 85
 
Posted By smithleen
Monmouth County NJ

23 coming in in September
Board: Second Grade 07-14-2011, 12:39 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By smithleen
wordle

is great, but I'm not sure if you can save.

wordle.com
Board: Second Grade 07-11-2011, 11:50 AM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By smithleen
Daily Review

I use the Evan Moor Daily Language and Daily Word Problem. Works out to either 2 or 3 sheets per kid per week-- depending on whether I copy Mon/Tues and We/THurs back to back.
Board: Gifted Education 07-10-2011, 09:39 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By smithleen
Think Tanks

I used the purple one with my GT 2nd graders- worked well, although the reading may hold your guy back. THe Process Standards (Heinemann) series might help as well since he needs to leanr how to...
Board: Second Grade 07-09-2011, 07:08 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By smithleen
Michael's

I found some in the $1 bins at Michaels in NJ. They were tiny, but had cool different fonts
Board: Daily 5 07-08-2011, 04:22 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By smithleen
Success for All

is very scripted- little if any room for variation :(
Board: Second Grade 07-08-2011, 04:15 PM
Replies: 38
 
Posted By smithleen
Nj

Students 180 days

Teachers 183 plus 4 half days for PD

days are 7:35-2:25
Board: Second Grade 07-07-2011, 09:36 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By smithleen
fonts4teachers

If you have that, you can create one like this with lined blanks for each word...

I adjust the lines as the year goes on.
Board: Second Grade 07-05-2011, 03:47 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By smithleen
Really Good Stuff

Just sent me a link to their new 15 page classroom set-up guide. Looks excellent, with good ideas and not too much selling of their stuff! Just had to enter my name to get the download,...


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