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Posts Made By: Fern
Board: Music Teachers 02-03-2012, 04:23 PM
Replies: 20
Posted By Fern
Thank you!

I know this post is older, but this is my first time on the music board and this is exactly what I was looking for! I am a first grade teacher who has been playing the fife for many years and just...
Board: First Grade 08-28-2011, 05:56 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By Fern
I agree

I agree with the previous posters. I would take the services, but I don't think this is anything out of the ordinary. I taught K and now 1, and it seems that those who are a little behind in K ARE...
Board: BusyBoard 08-24-2011, 02:35 AM
Replies: 21
Posted By Fern
teacher pay

Interesting that I am in the highest paid state (CT), but the comfort index is only 22. Thanks for sharing!
Board: First Grade 08-22-2011, 04:01 PM
Replies: 11
Posted By Fern
bathroom policy

I have one (only one), and I let them go any time they need to except during whole group instruction. During small group instruction they generally ask first, but I did not tell them that - it's...
Board: First Grade 08-16-2011, 02:42 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By Fern
guided math

I did it last year and loved it! I ended up doing "math centers" with the same structure that I do my "literacy centers". One group is with me. The others rotate between math journals, math games,...
Board: BusyBoard 08-10-2011, 02:37 AM
Replies: 9
Posted By Fern

I agree that they need experience with both. In Writer's Workshop, I expect them to come up with their own topics. During our writing center time, I usually provide a writing prompt as their...
Board: First Grade 08-10-2011, 02:22 AM
Replies: 9
Posted By Fern
Drops In the Bucket

Thank you for the Drops in the Bucket idea! I just looked it up online and I love the format! I am thinking that the first two books in reading and math would probably be appropriate for first? ...
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 08-06-2011, 05:40 AM
Replies: 25
Posted By Fern

I love it! Thank you for sharing!!
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 08-06-2011, 05:35 AM
Replies: 17
Posted By Fern
see the first grade board!

there is a thread on the first grade board right now about the same thing!!
Board: First Grade 08-06-2011, 05:30 AM
Replies: 11
Posted By Fern

I use folders with brads in the middle. They were starting to rip at the end of the year last year though, so I may opt for something more sturdy in the future.

What I do with the poems: (copied...
Board: BusyBoard 08-05-2011, 08:36 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By Fern
math worksheets

I use www dot math-worksheets dot com it creates a new worksheet each time, and you can customize it to target exactly what you want. Someone on PT shared it, and I've used it ever since. I love...
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 07-30-2011, 03:51 AM
Replies: 13
Posted By Fern
1st poem of the year

I do a poem a week in 1st, and our school starts midweek. I like Shel Silverstein's "Invitation" for the 1st poem:

If you are a dreamer, come in,
If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar,
Board: First Grade 07-29-2011, 03:09 PM
Replies: 13
Posted By Fern
introducing youself

I don't do too much at first - they are so little and are really so egocentric still that it just doesn't matter to them until they know you a little better. But I do let that stuff out a little at...
Board: First Grade 07-20-2011, 02:59 AM
Replies: 20
Posted By Fern

I also taught PreK before moving to K and then first. We sing for transitions in my room, which is way more than any other first grade room in my district, I think. I would not have been...
Board: First Grade 07-20-2011, 02:50 AM
Replies: 12
Posted By Fern

- free-writing for during arrival time
- word study
- math
- poetry
- science (3 total for our 3 main science topics, animals, force & motion, and measurement)
Board: First Grade 07-20-2011, 02:37 AM
Replies: 4
Posted By Fern
here's what I do

Every day, we read it, do something, then read it again.
Monday - talk about comprehension, vocab
Tuesday - circle sight words in red
Wednesday - circle rhyming pairs in matching colors
Board: First Grade 06-12-2011, 04:36 AM
Replies: 20
Posted By Fern
morning work

This was my first year in first grade. I did a journal for morning work, in a spiral notebook. Some wrote what was going on in their lives, some wrote the abc's, some copied poems. One even wrote...
Board: First Grade 06-05-2011, 04:55 AM
Replies: 16
Posted By Fern
thank you!!

I have bookmarked your site and can't wait to get to school on monday and print out these word finds! My kids will love it!!
Board: First Grade 05-28-2011, 05:01 AM
Replies: 11
Posted By Fern
thank you and a question

Thank you for sharing the rating scale - this is something I am going through right now as well. The student I am considering scored a 32 (fair candidate), and had 1 "5", for attendance. In my...
Board: First Grade 05-28-2011, 04:46 AM
Replies: 12
Posted By Fern

I switched to guided math/math centers in the spring and I love it! I plan to expand next year, but right now it includes work with teacher, math journals, pencil practice, and math games. There...
Board: First Grade 05-28-2011, 04:33 AM
Replies: 29
Posted By Fern
1 year above

We test up to 1 full year above grade level. So at the beginning of the year, I stopped at 18. Now, at the end, my ceiling is 28. Reason being that you wouldn't want to give them books that are...
Board: First Grade 04-02-2011, 03:59 AM
Replies: 13
Posted By Fern

What a great website! Thanks you so much for sharing!! I have been wanting to differentiate my pencil practice math center and this will make it so much easier to do!! Thanks!
Board: First Grade 03-25-2011, 01:57 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By Fern

Wow- what a great site! Thanks for sharing!
Board: First Grade 03-23-2011, 02:09 AM
Replies: 4
Posted By Fern
I love my math journal time!

And the kids do too! Every day they creat number sentences for the number on the calendar (today will be 23 for March 23). Typical responses will be 5+5+5+5+3=23 (or the same done with coins),...
Board: First Grade 03-22-2011, 01:57 PM
Replies: 11
Posted By Fern

Kind of like book baggies!

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