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Posts Made By: PeggyAnnMcKay
Board: First Grade 09-17-2011, 06:39 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By PeggyAnnMcKay
Folders

I use "Keep Here" folders in my class. They are just three prong pocket folders. Any work that is unfinished goes in the pockets. After reading about the charts, I'm going to put handwriting practice...
Board: First Grade 09-17-2011, 06:33 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By PeggyAnnMcKay
Definitely try it!

I have had several projects funded through Donors Choose and have been able to get many resources for my class that I never could have afforded myself. The site is very straightforward with lots of...
Board: First Grade 09-01-2011, 04:29 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By PeggyAnnMcKay
Perfect!

Thank you so much! I appreciate you posting this! :)
Board: First Grade 08-31-2011, 11:46 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By PeggyAnnMcKay
Writing Ideas Sheet

I'm looking for a sheet that can be sent home for families to fill out with their child listing the names of their family members, pet names, things they like to do, etc. The idea behind the sheet is...
Board: First Grade 08-23-2011, 08:45 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By PeggyAnnMcKay
Here's a few ideas: Welcome to our Hive ...

Here's a few ideas:

Welcome to our Hive
Come See the Busy Bees in Room ___
Buzz on in ( or buzzing about) to First Grade

Good luck! :)
Board: First Grade 08-23-2011, 08:40 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By PeggyAnnMcKay
Tally O'Malley

I read the book, "Tally O'Malley" to the class. The first time through I just read it and let the kids enjoy the pictures, etc. The second time through I give them popsicle sticks to make tallies to...
Board: Daily 5 06-28-2011, 10:39 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By PeggyAnnMcKay
One of the best moves I ever made...

Just thought I'd toss my two cents in! :p I piloted Daily 5 two years ago and LOVED it! It is a wonderful management model and very easy to incorporate with a basal series. I was the only teacher in...
Board: First Grade 06-28-2011, 04:17 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By PeggyAnnMcKay
Hanging Bags

I store mine in huge ziploc bags and then use pant hangers (the ones with the clips) to hang them up in my closet. I keep everything for one bulletin board display together in the bag: border,...
Board: Daily 5 06-26-2011, 12:04 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By PeggyAnnMcKay
RockLobster

Hi! I used the font ABCTeacher. I don't know if you have Publisher or not, but I'll include the Publisher file and that may make it easier for you to edit. Glad you guys can use this! :)
Board: Daily 5 06-20-2011, 10:49 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By PeggyAnnMcKay
Smartboard

I created a chart for students to check in during morning work for the Daily 5 rounds. It worked pretty good, except my young firsties would often forget to check in! I eventually switched back...
Board: Daily 5 06-20-2011, 09:17 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By PeggyAnnMcKay
beachbumteach

Hi!

Our district purchased the CD (I believe it's called Navigator?) that comes along with the Treasures materials. It has all the digital files for the workbook pages, teaching charts, etc. I...
Board: Daily 5 06-15-2011, 06:29 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By PeggyAnnMcKay
It can be tricky...

I'm in Wisconsin, but I do Treasures and Daily 5. I'm learning about Cafe now and plan to implement it in the fall. As you know there is so much to do with Treasures that it's hard to cover...
Board: First Grade 05-30-2011, 04:13 AM
Replies: 0
 
Posted By PeggyAnnMcKay
Summer Slide

I'm wanting to put together a letter or even a little packet to send home for my kids this year with ideas on what they can do over the summer to avoid the "summer slide". I was wondering if anyone...
Board: First Grade 05-15-2011, 06:14 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By PeggyAnnMcKay
I have used "Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a...

I have used "Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World" by Israel Kamakawiwo Ole. Also "Rainbow Connection" is a nice one to use. I'm jealous - this is the first year I just haven't had the...
Board: First Grade 05-15-2011, 05:58 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By PeggyAnnMcKay
Thanks!

Thanks for all the suggestions. I think I will try the magnets. I do have some business card magnets and it seems like those would be the strongest. I haven't seen the lockers yet - but maybe I can...
Board: First Grade 05-15-2011, 07:15 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By PeggyAnnMcKay
Lockers

This may seem like a silly question but I could use some help. Next year we are moving to a new school. We are going to have lockers instead of cubbies. If you have lockers, how do you label them? I...
Board: First Grade 05-07-2011, 11:12 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By PeggyAnnMcKay
Last year on visit day I planned ahead for my...

Last year on visit day I planned ahead for my next year's theme: Under the Sea. When the kids came in for their visit we did a quick get to know you activity and then we made jelly fish. I simply cut...
Board: First Grade 05-07-2011, 10:54 AM
Replies: 45
 
Posted By PeggyAnnMcKay
Oh my! I don't think I could make it to June 28!...

Oh my! I don't think I could make it to June 28! Our last day is June 9th and I am ready for a break! :D
Board: First Grade 05-07-2011, 10:51 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By PeggyAnnMcKay
Scholastic News

I also subscribe to Scholastic News and really like it. I don't know if you have a Smartboard or not, but this year Scholastic News has put all of their issues online to be interactive. They have...
Board: First Grade 03-19-2011, 01:01 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By PeggyAnnMcKay
Lucky you!

I just purchased Rhyming Dust Bunnies. So funny! The kids were laughing out loud and trying to rhyme with the book. You could do some great lessons with that one...

If you're thinking more along...
Board: First Grade 03-19-2011, 12:54 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By PeggyAnnMcKay
Go for it!

I have a rough group this year as well. I was feeling very burned out and I was just ready for the year to be over! I felt I couldn't do anything fun because this group couldn't handle it, but I did...
Board: First Grade 03-11-2011, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By PeggyAnnMcKay
Thanks!

Thank you all for your feedback. I really appreciate the help!
Board: First Grade 03-10-2011, 05:00 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By PeggyAnnMcKay
Earobics???

I have a struggling reader whose parents are thinking about ordering the Earobics Home Edition software. They asked my opinion, but I have no experience with this program. Could anyone offer their...
Board: First Grade 03-09-2011, 07:43 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By PeggyAnnMcKay
Great Ideas!

Thank you! Both of these ideas are wonderful. I will definitely use them! Thanks again!
Board: First Grade 03-08-2011, 07:32 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By PeggyAnnMcKay
Student Moving

I just found out that one of my students will be moving away in a few weeks. :( I would like to do something special for her. I was thinking about giving her a book and maybe some pre-addressed...



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