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Board: First Grade 10-25-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By odiet1
Next Generation Science Standards

Has anyone found a great place to buy books for the first grade next generation science standards? Just wondering if any book company has tried to help write books for first graders based around...
Board: First Grade 09-27-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 3
Posted By odiet1
Genius Hour

Has anyone started a genius hour with their class? I really want to give it a try but am overwhelmed with the whole idea of it. My understanding of a genius hour is where each child studies...
Board: First Grade 09-27-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 5
Posted By odiet1
Teaching the equal sign

I need a few ideas on how to teach the equal sign so the concept will stick with kids. Any brilliant ideas out there?
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-08-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By odiet1
silent auction idea

How about some raffle tickets?
Board: First Grade 06-06-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By odiet1
thanks Coopsgrammy

I should teach a song with actions......great idea....
Board: First Grade 06-06-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By odiet1
move up /step up day

Our last day is coming up on Friday and I get to meet my new class for about 30 minutes. I need some help planning out what to do. I will take pictures of each child to use in the fall. And I will...
Board: First Grade 02-23-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By odiet1
I love blogging with kids.

It is a wonderful way to have kids journal and create an online presence. I've love kidblog the best and have had my first graders create stories where they add pictures. We've responded about...
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 12-31-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By odiet1
Have you read

The Tale of Despereaux? A great fairy tale.
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 12-31-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By odiet1
How about

getting kids on and asking a question (related to what you're teaching in the classroom) where they each answer by typing? Padlet shows great involvement by the whole class. I even have...
Board: First Grade 12-21-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 1
Posted By odiet1
Ready Common Core Math

Is anyone using this math program? We just started to use it and so far I like it but it doesn't seem to have the rigors that the common core is requiring. Our school started out the year using...
Board: First Grade 12-20-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 16
Posted By odiet1

Well said!
Board: First Grade 12-10-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By odiet1

I checked out your blog. I love the background picture. It reminds me of summers on the Maine coast. Unfortunately I was unable to view any of your pictures on your pages. You have a lot...
Board: First Grade 12-02-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 4
Posted By odiet1
-Remember to read to your child. So that you...

-Remember to read to your child. So that you child can hear what a fluent reader sounds like.
-Make reading fun......tonight you read a page....then I read a page...
-Point out reading in your...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-08-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 27
Posted By odiet1
Saturday Survey

1.Do you check the weather forecast often? Oh yes constantly because it constantly changes.

2.Have you done any Christmas/holiday shopping yet? zero zip none

3.What do you do with any...
Board: First Grade 11-08-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By odiet1
With you

I believe you are talking about my class. Trying to get the routines down has been difficult. But I keep plugging away at modeling and giving them chances to practice the skills they should have...
Board: First Grade 11-08-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 5
Posted By odiet1
Have you tried

asking a parent or a friend to come in to volunteer for a few hours to either administer the test or to monitor the kids as they work and you administer the test?

I am also very "tested" out this...
Board: First Grade 09-02-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By odiet1
There are also some videos

on Youtube to help you with the technical things with the smart board.
Board: First Grade 09-02-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 83
Posted By odiet1
This is my 25th Year in First Grade

I can't imagine teaching anyone but first graders. First graders are full of life and keep me young. I love their take on life. Every time I share a favorite picture book kids help me see the book...
Board: Kindergarten 08-10-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 1
Posted By odiet1
I like aurasma.....

I don't know kahoot it. We have poor wifi at my school so all the aurasmas that I created were tough to view. I had my first graders create a selfie in Pic Collage and then video taped them saying...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-08-2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 9
Posted By odiet1
That was ridiculous, Sandhya winning!

I don't get the judges either. And they all seem to be on the same page with her. I agree with looked like snakes were draped over the model's shoulders. I liked Samatha's swingy...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-17-2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 17
Posted By odiet1

I use a backpack. It saves on my arms. I got one that was padded for a laptop. I hate bringing it back and forth to school but it's what I do. My son talked me into it. I am very happy with it. ...
Board: First Grade 06-18-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By odiet1
Survey Recess in AM or mid day

Do your kids have a recess break during the morning i.e. 10:00 or mid-day before or after lunch?

My principal wants to change our mid-day after lunch to a mid morning one. Then come back in and...
Board: BusyBoard 05-11-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 15
Posted By odiet1
Book for the summer

Teach Like a Pirate.......very inspirational.
Board: First Grade 05-11-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 22
Posted By odiet1
Still teach it in Northern Vermont

We thought it was ridiculous that money was left out of CCSS so our curriculum made sure to keep it in and tie it to counting by 5's and 10's like others. We couldn't imagine trying to teach money...
Board: First Grade 05-10-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 1
Posted By odiet1
Great idea

Love this idea....where do we send things our kids create. Are you including videos or other media forms like apps from iPads?
Thanks, Claire

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