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Posts Made By: gyrlie1973
Board: Canadian Teachers 09-14-2012, 08:59 PM
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Posted By gyrlie1973
Dance Mat Typing

...is online and is seems decent.
Board: Canadian Teachers 12-17-2011, 04:35 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By gyrlie1973
Do you pen pals yet?

I have a Gr. 1/2 combined class, too (8 Gr. 1 and 17 Gr. 2's) and we're in Winnipeg. Let me know! :)
Allison
Board: Poppy Room 08-21-2011, 03:11 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By gyrlie1973
If you loved "The Help"...

...you'll love "The Kitchen House". It takes place in the late 1700's and depicts how life was on a plantation and a glimpse into the lives of slaves. Amazing book!

I'd read "Miss Peregrine's...
Board: Canadian Teachers 06-01-2011, 07:12 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By gyrlie1973
I had this exact class this year...

...and am doing it again next year. If you keep in mind that the idea is to move the kids forward, you'll be alright. My class is made up of weaker gr. 2's and stronger gr. 1's, so some vocab and...
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 01-08-2011, 03:24 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By gyrlie1973
Readers' Theatre

I often make my own Readers' Theatre, rewriting a story accordingly.
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 12-29-2010, 10:53 AM
Replies: 22
 
Posted By gyrlie1973
Stink Bug Menus

This was a great post and I lol'd!
Board: Math & Science 12-05-2010, 06:42 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By gyrlie1973
I've flipped through it

Hi
From what I remember, the big idea is "visualization". As you can tell, though, I haven't used it regularly. I think there is some good stuff, though. Are you using it? Do you like it?
Board: Second Grade 10-30-2010, 06:42 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By gyrlie1973
Jan Brett

She has several book that are Winter/Christmas themed.
Board: Canadian Teachers 09-09-2010, 05:30 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By gyrlie1973
Hi rSquirrel - I'm in RETSD in Winnipeg. Where...

Hi rSquirrel - I'm in RETSD in Winnipeg. Where abouts are you?

Grade8Teacher - That's great that you run a spelling program before carrying on, especially during this age of texting.
Board: Canadian Teachers 09-06-2010, 12:10 AM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By gyrlie1973
Tyner

My school follows the Tyner model, too (I'm also in MB).
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 09-01-2010, 06:33 PM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By gyrlie1973
Thanks for posting!

Great pics of your classroom!
Board: Canadian Teachers 09-01-2010, 05:45 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By gyrlie1973
Frogs!

I bought a bulletin board package a few years ago (one big frog and around 30 smaller frogs). I write the name of the students on a frog with the headline "Sautez a la 2e annee". :)
Board: Bulletin Boards & Classroom Themes 03-19-2010, 06:03 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By gyrlie1973
One pleasure of Spring

I asked my class to bring/wear their rubber boots to school, then took them outside and had them pretend to jump in a puddle. I snapped a pic of each of them mid jump, in the air and they've turned...
Board: Canadian Teachers 03-05-2010, 07:26 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By gyrlie1973
I'm another...

I teach Gr.2.
Board: Canadian Teachers 02-28-2010, 05:06 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By gyrlie1973
What a difference a week makes!

Whoooo hoooo Canada!
Board: Canadian Teachers 01-05-2010, 08:40 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By gyrlie1973
Tie a knot and hang on! :)

Hi!
While I graduated in '95, I can relate to your story. I subbed and did terms for around 3 years before I got a poisition. In fact, I had applied for a Gr. 1 English spot and ended up getting...
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 11-21-2009, 08:13 AM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By gyrlie1973
Write your own

Take a story regarding the topic (in this case, native Americans) and split it into around 4 - 5 speaking parts (including a narrator) and rewrite it as a script. I do this b/c I can't find RTs that...
Board: ARCHIVE 11-20-2009, 09:17 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By gyrlie1973
Congratulations on receiving the award!

That is quite the accomplishment! How about looking into Beverly Tyner and her approach to teaching spelling (her new resource just came out and has a DVD)? Our K - 3's started using her approach...
Board: ARCHIVE 11-20-2009, 09:10 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By gyrlie1973
Iggy the Iguana

I use one of my sons iguana puppets and on Monday each student gets to hold him as they tell about what they did on their weekend.
Board: ARCHIVE 11-20-2009, 09:09 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By gyrlie1973
Getting their attention

I find that if I feel I have a lot to cover, I hurry things along, even if the class may not be settled. I am learning (finally!) to use "wait time" to my advantage, then praise those kids who are...
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 11-20-2009, 04:10 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By gyrlie1973
What kinds of words?

Are they sight words or words with some kind of pattern (i.e. long "a" words)?
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 11-20-2009, 04:08 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By gyrlie1973
Math Ideas

Hi!

Here are some ideas that I do in my Gr. 2 class:

Face Off (Previously known as "War")
-Math Concept - Addition (kids add the cards) or Subtraction (kids subtract the cards) ...
Board: Canadian Teachers 11-12-2009, 05:08 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By gyrlie1973
French Immersion Thread

Anyone still interested in doing this? Should we do this weekly? Monthly? Should we have a focus or ideas that have worked for us? :)
Board: Canadian Teachers 11-10-2009, 07:00 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By gyrlie1973
What does your day look like?

Just wondering what other teachers' days look like (i.e. how do you start your day, routines, etc.)

I should really go on class visits, but that won't be happening in the next few weeks with...
Board: Canadian Teachers 11-07-2009, 12:37 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By gyrlie1973
Anyone...

received any more postcards recently?



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