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Posts Made By: Teach-in-1st
Board: First Grade 07-27-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Teach-in-1st
Thank you. I like the name of your area! I don't...

Thank you. I like the name of your area! I don't want them to stay there forever, but just to rest and figure themselves out :)
Board: First Grade 07-26-2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Teach-in-1st
Thinking Chair/Area

I am having a thinking chair/time out desk this year and wonder if anyone else uses this as a consequence and if so, do you label it anything? I was planning on just putting a big light bulb on the...
Board: First Grade 07-26-2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By Teach-in-1st
Hello. I am by no means an expert on centers, ...

Hello. I am by no means an expert on centers, but I since revamped my centers and it seems to work. I do centers 4 days a week (M-Th) with no more than 3 students per center. I use a center wheel...
Board: First Grade 07-12-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Teach-in-1st
partners

Thank you for the tips. I do elbow buddies and carpet buddies too, I will try out some of your suggestions. We all know how 6-7 years are, LOL.
Board: First Grade 07-11-2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Teach-in-1st
Thank you. I may just start off like that so they...

Thank you. I may just start off like that so they know that's how we do partner work. I feel that does give them a chance to work with everyone at least one time or another.
Board: First Grade 07-10-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By Teach-in-1st
Literacy Centers

Hi. Yes I have. Our District uses Journeys, but I used to work overseas during our military stay in Okinawa, Japan and they used Reading Streets. I use a lot of the grammar centers, for nouns,...
Board: First Grade 07-10-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Teach-in-1st
Partner Work

Help! Each year I struggle with how to organize partners. I usually let the students decide who they want to be partners with and it kind of works, but then I always have those left not being chosen...
Board: First Grade 07-10-2019, 08:31 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Teach-in-1st
Going to 1st from 6th

Hi! Congratulations! I have so much respect for those who can teach older students! This year will be my sixth year teaching 1st. I love it, but it is definitely a challenge! They are talkers, let me...
Board: First Grade 07-08-2016, 05:27 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By Teach-in-1st
Reading Street

Yes, our school is using Reading Street for the time being until Common Core gets adopted for ELA. The curriculum is great, but so overwhelming! I have purchased so many things from TpT. You really...
Board: First Grade 07-04-2016, 03:59 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Teach-in-1st
Meet the Teacher

For our Meet the Teacher or Back to School Night, I do not have a whole presentation. This night is about the students showing their parents where they spend their day. I send home my parent handbook...
Board: First Grade 07-04-2016, 03:00 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By Teach-in-1st
Back to school

Thank you, I will most likely go ahead and begin teaching the Center rotations, especially since I create a new SMART Board rotation chart for the students to manipulate.
Board: First Grade 07-02-2016, 06:59 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By Teach-in-1st
Back to School

I am looking for some new ideas for the first week back to school. We will not start our Reading Street stories and math curriculum until the 2nd week of school. We begin on a Monday, so lots of time...
Board: First Grade 07-02-2016, 06:49 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By Teach-in-1st
Quiet in hall

Hello, this isn't really whole brain related, but I have sticks with student names and I choose one before leaving the room. This is a secret walker. No one knows who it is, so this is a great...
Board: Kindergarten 08-29-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By Teach-in-1st
Breathe Easy (sorry this is long)

I feel your pain. I had such a wonderful class last year, but they were talkers! I had 3 behavior systems going on. I think the first thing you should do, is recognize those who ARE doing what you...
Board: First Grade 08-29-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By Teach-in-1st
Diff't Systems

I am so hoping that the Bucket Filler will be just the thing I need to keep everyone a "good citizen", this will be our intrinsic reward system. The golden tickets that I have decided on will be a...
Board: First Grade 08-26-2015, 04:34 AM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By Teach-in-1st
behavior system

Thank you for your input. I think it's great to see how differently teachers approach this subject. I am implementing the Bucket Filling system also in my classroom this year, so I hope that adds to...
Board: First Grade 08-25-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By Teach-in-1st
The District Took Away my Class Dojo

I am soooooo upset, I want to cry. I've fallen in love with Class Dojo since I used it in my demonstration teaching and last year as a first year teacher. Now, here it is, 3 days until the kids start...
Board: First Grade 08-23-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Teach-in-1st
Writing names

I usually put both their first and last names on their name tags so they have a reference for anytime their last name is required, such as standardized tests. This is also a good reference for...
Board: First Grade 08-23-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Teach-in-1st
Grading

Wow, I guess we have it easy. We really don't do grades unless we want to. We only input the required BAS testing (reading assessment) twice a year which also has writing in it to be assessed and the...
Board: First Grade 08-23-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Teach-in-1st
Behavior mgmt.

I use Class Dojo. I love the simplicity of it all, yet really providing thorough data for students, parents, & teacher. You create the points based on your needs. Students receive positive or...
Board: First Grade 08-23-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 4
Gt
 
Posted By Teach-in-1st
Gt

This is Gifted & Talented, correct? I would simply first give an assessment and see how advanced they truly are. Based on the current curriculum, I would try to implement more of the middle of the...
Board: First Grade 08-23-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Teach-in-1st
Grading

Do you have a reading curriculum? We use Reading Street and it provides writing rubrics for us to use. I grade spelling tests and reading comprehension tests based on the number correct. If you can,...
Board: First Grade 08-13-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By Teach-in-1st
Math Journals

Texasteach,
Thank you so much for laying it all out there. I will have to look into the EDM games. My math block seems to dwindle down to about 45-50 min. coming right back from lunch/recess & then...
Board: First Grade 08-12-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By Teach-in-1st
Help! Math Journals & Workbooks

I am going to try to do math rotations weekly this year. Last year it was more of a once in awhile kind of thing due to time issues. We are now going Common Core, but still using Everyday Math as our...
Board: First Grade 08-12-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By Teach-in-1st
Congratulations! Last year was my first year...

Congratulations! Last year was my first year teaching first grade (and a first year teacher too). Believe it or not, I made it through, some days better than others, but we had fun. Yes, the other...



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