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Posts Made By: dfenton
Board: ARCHIVE 09-03-2006, 02:01 AM
Replies: 2
Posted By dfenton

We use a "Loops" It comes from a book (Not sure of the author or publisher) and we make copies for the kids to have their own booklets in a 3 pronged folder. Plus, when we introduce a new letter, we...
Board: ARCHIVE 09-03-2006, 01:52 AM
Replies: 39
Posted By dfenton
Michigan too

I'm from MI too and I have 28 in my class & the other 3rd grades (there are 2) have 29 and yes, we take the MEAP in Oct. Right now, the $ have been cut so drastically (and we are funded per student)...
Board: ARCHIVE 09-02-2006, 02:03 AM
Replies: 9
Posted By dfenton
One at a time

Our 3rd grade team sat down earlier this month and had our 3rd objectives for Sci. & SS written on a single sheet of paper in two columns. Then we mapped it out for the year--(ex; we do the Native...
Board: ARCHIVE 08-31-2006, 03:29 AM
Replies: 21
Posted By dfenton

Room for Michigan? We'd love to try it!

Blanchard Elementary
Atten: Mrs. Fenton's 3rd Grade
405 4th St.
Blanchard, MI 49310

How long does Chip stay when he arrives?
Board: ARCHIVE 08-31-2006, 03:13 AM
Replies: 12
Posted By dfenton
Poverty Book

We just attended a 2-day PD workshop on povery presented by Kathy..Yikes I forget her last name! Anyway, it was very good and the book she refers to is a book called "A framework for Understading...
Board: ARCHIVE 08-31-2006, 02:56 AM
Replies: 20
Posted By dfenton

I'm not Ms P but I have the Bingo chart in my room as well. I jazzed up one of the smaller 100's chart (because I have a race car theme) and had it laminated. My numbers will be on chips and I'll...
Board: ARCHIVE 08-27-2006, 03:06 AM
Replies: 3
Posted By dfenton

You can order a "class" puzzle form Oriental Trading (it's only $5) that is in the shape of kids excpet the only hitch with that is, it's a 24 piece puzzle. I ordered one for my class to do as a 1st...
Board: ARCHIVE 08-25-2006, 07:11 PM
Replies: 14
Posted By dfenton
Big is Big

A big class is what is it is--BIG and with only being one person you can only do so much! Even if they're GT. It's funny, you hear parents say, "Well, when you have 2 or 3 kids running around..." I...
Board: ARCHIVE 08-25-2006, 06:47 PM
Replies: 10
Posted By dfenton
10:00 a.m.

I have snack after recess (about 10:15) and it works well. It seems to be a procedural thing like anything else--teaching the kids what you expect and what is acceptable. We take a few minutes to get...
Board: ARCHIVE 08-25-2006, 02:51 AM
Replies: 20
Posted By dfenton

If you need someone from MI we'd love to participate! You may contact me at! I'm looking forward to it!:)
Board: ARCHIVE 08-25-2006, 02:40 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By dfenton

According to our curriculum we're supposed to teach a civics unit which includes the patriotic symbols and such in 3rd grade. We mapped everything out so we were doing that at the beginning of the...
Board: ARCHIVE 08-25-2006, 02:35 AM
Replies: 4
Posted By dfenton

Do you subscribe to the Mailbox magazine? I like to use the template they provide for a newsletter that comes with the companion. Sometimes I don't care for it and then I just set my own up in Word...
Board: ARCHIVE 08-25-2006, 02:26 AM
Replies: 10
Posted By dfenton
Keep your chin up!

Keep your chin up!! I know how this is all looking through your eyes right now but personal touches go a LONG way to how a room appears to the outside eye. What parents and kids really see is the...
Board: ARCHIVE 08-22-2006, 12:32 AM
Replies: 4
Posted By dfenton

Last year my first graders loved Junie B. Jones, The Ready Freddy Series (I think there are presently 8), Freddie Fernortner, and Magic Treehouse. We read some others but these were the books they...
Board: ARCHIVE 08-22-2006, 12:16 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By dfenton
New to 3rd

I ran into the same problem as you--and what has ended up happening is I've had to make the investment for new BB stuff! I have a traditional number line, but with all of the BB background stuff I've...
Board: ARCHIVE 08-21-2006, 03:24 AM
Replies: 25
Posted By dfenton

Looks fantabulous!! I'm envious of all your space! Have a great year!
Board: ARCHIVE 08-21-2006, 03:10 AM
Replies: 4
Posted By dfenton
Like to Know more!

I'd like to know more about what a storyteller festival is and how you run it. Where did you get the stories? It sounds like a great thing to do and I'd love some more details on how to go about it....
Board: ARCHIVE 08-20-2006, 03:09 AM
Replies: 8
Posted By dfenton

We plan on adding our agendas to the fron of the binders (because of size). Although...we haven't actually received them yet so we are wondering if they even came in. Our team is kinda hoping not!...
Board: ARCHIVE 08-20-2006, 03:01 AM
Replies: 9
Posted By dfenton

Powerpoint wouldn't even be an option because we only have 1 set-up for that at our school (small, low income district). Our open house is before school starts so I plan on having my STAR binders out...
Board: ARCHIVE 08-19-2006, 03:20 AM
Replies: 36
Posted By dfenton

Melissa, Thanks a TON for the list!! Can't wait!
Board: ARCHIVE 08-19-2006, 03:14 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By dfenton
DJ Inkers

My neighbor across the hall went with the frog theme as well and she bought THE CUTEST frog BB set at the teacher store made by DJ INkers. You could also probably find it on the Carson Dellosa site...
Board: ARCHIVE 08-18-2006, 03:09 AM
Replies: 18
Posted By dfenton
New Board

I feel as if I can come out of the closet!!! Last year it was my first year with my own room and then this year I changed grades--to a split room so it feels as if my spending has doubled!! And yet,...
Board: ARCHIVE 08-17-2006, 12:58 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By dfenton

Yes, I will! Thank you!
Board: ARCHIVE 08-17-2006, 03:54 AM
Replies: 4
Posted By dfenton

Me too! I taught 1st last year and did most of the things you mentioned. After talking this over with one of my 2nd grade team members and doing some brainstorming with her (she's also taught 3rd)...
Board: ARCHIVE 08-15-2006, 12:09 PM
Replies: 12
Posted By dfenton

I would have an art activity as well only like the others said more of a "free" art where the kids can explore with supplies and mediums to create their own projects. You might try some beads or...

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