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Posts Made By: dolphin5
Board: Fourth Grade 07-15-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By dolphin5
First Week

Hi and welcome to 4th grade. The kids are great at this age level. The first week of school for me is setting my standards. I go over fire drills, classroom signals, etc. Together we make a...
Board: Fourth Grade 08-09-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 21
 
Posted By dolphin5
Begining of the year

First of all, congratulations! During the first week of school I read a book called The Best Part of Me. I have the kids brainstorm and write what they think is the best part of themselves. I then...
Board: Fourth Grade 07-10-2013, 09:05 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By dolphin5
Class Favorite

My class loves to read Castle in the Attic. Most of them go on to read the sequel, Battle for the Castle, on their own.
Board: Fourth Grade 07-07-2013, 02:36 PM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By dolphin5
Read Alouds

I love to read books to my class that have sequels to them. I also make sure I have those books in my classroom library! Here are a few of my favorites that I read each year:

Jeremy Thatcher,...
Board: Fourth Grade 07-07-2013, 01:41 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By dolphin5
Reading Apps

My kids love Grammar Dragon and Mad Libs. I use the QR Scanner app and the QR codemaker online to direct the kids to articles I need or want them to read. We also use Popplet in my class.This is a...
Board: Fifth Grade 03-03-2012, 04:34 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By dolphin5
San Diego, CA Field Trips

Are there any teachers in the San Diego, CA area that know of a good/fun fifth grade field trip? The ones we have in mind are ones that lower grades have gone on before. We are looking for some ideas...
Board: Fourth Grade 01-02-2012, 11:08 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By dolphin5
Books

For the kids who like time travel/Sci Fi you might try:

The Castle in the Attic / Battle for the Castle (sequel)
The Indian in the Cupboard (series)

Others might like:

Hatchet (series)...
Board: Fourth Grade 10-18-2011, 09:02 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By dolphin5
Veteran's Day

What a great play! Thanks for sharing. I am always surprised that the kids do not know what a veteran is and the difference between Memorial Day and Veteran's Day. If the students get a day off from...
Board: Fourth Grade 09-05-2011, 02:43 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By dolphin5
Read Alouds

I taught 3rd grade for many years and then last year looped with my class up to 4th. I love it here and plan to stay for awhile if I can. I usually pick a read aloud that has several books in a...
Board: Fourth Grade 08-30-2011, 06:28 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By dolphin5
Website

Thank you for the website, it is great!
Board: Fourth Grade 08-30-2011, 06:21 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By dolphin5
Behavior chart

I use a similar method in my classroom, but with clips. I let them know that everyday is a chance to start over on green. I give them two verbal warnings before having them change to orange. That is...
Board: Fourth Grade 08-26-2011, 03:10 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By dolphin5
Jokes

Thanks for this website! One of my weekly jobs this year is "jokester", a student who must look through books and find us a great joke or two for the week and read it/them to the class. The kids love...
Board: Fourth Grade 08-14-2011, 12:11 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By dolphin5
Welcome to 4th!

The first 3 days of school I concentrate on getting to know you activities. I always read The Empty Pot to the kids and make our class constitution (the book shows the kids the rule I want...
Board: Fourth Grade 08-12-2011, 03:10 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By dolphin5
The Empty Pot by Demi

I always start the year reading this book to my students. I have them help me with our classroom constitution, but tell them the first rule is always mine. I have them guess what this rule is from...
Board: Fourth Grade 08-09-2011, 03:41 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By dolphin5
Math Board

I dedicate one of my bulletin boards to math. We use the Everyday Math program and we change the board by units. Sometimes I put up charts, sometimes the kids create the work and many times we make...
Board: Third Grade 08-07-2011, 05:35 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By dolphin5
Kid Power

How about gathering several jokes/riddles to get the year started and then tell the kids to help you find some. They can read books from the library, search the internet and write them out for you....
Board: Fourth Grade 08-06-2011, 07:32 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By dolphin5
4th grade books

Love the list from Dina's post, but would add The Castle in the Attic and the sequel The Battle for the Castle. My students loved these books for reading groups. You can also never go wrong with an...
Board: Fourth Grade 08-05-2011, 10:15 PM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By dolphin5
Classroom Music

My favorite cd to play is Jim Brinkman. He plays piano and his music is uplifting and yet relaxing. I have two of his cd's and they are the ones the kids always ask for. You can find them at Target.
Board: Fourth Grade 07-08-2011, 03:39 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By dolphin5
Sales!!!

Target is also setting up the Back to School area. That is where I get my folders and notebook paper.
Board: Fourth Grade 07-08-2011, 03:36 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By dolphin5
Supplies

All of the answers above are great; pencils, paper, composition books, crayons (24 pack), etc. I also watch for pencil boxes (small size) to go on sale. I can't stand loose pencils all over the floor...
Board: Fourth Grade 07-04-2011, 02:09 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By dolphin5
Good Luck in 4th

I just finished my first year in 4th grade. I found that math was probably the toughest subject. I did my best to look ahead (we use Everyday Math) and learn the concepts before I had to teach the...
Board: Fourth Grade 07-01-2011, 05:34 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By dolphin5
New Books for 4th

I will be starting my second year in 4th grade. This past year my students loved, loved, loved The Warriors series. I believe there are six books in the series and they were never in my library for...
Board: Fourth Grade 06-19-2011, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By dolphin5
EDM Fan

I too am a fan of EDM. I have used it for several years now and see a huge improvement in the students and my math scores. I love how this program teaches the kids many different algorithms to use....
Board: Fourth Grade 04-27-2011, 08:27 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By dolphin5
Mother's Day Projects

This is my first year in 4th grade. I just moved from 3rd and brought my class up with me. I could use some ideas for Mother's Day projects, as I don't want to repeat the same one from last year. Any...
Board: Fourth Grade 02-21-2011, 08:07 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By dolphin5
Great!

I printed it out and will use it with my students! Thanks for sharing.



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