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Posts Made By: mls
Board: First Grade 06-06-2013, 05:00 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By mls
Kathy Collins

Most of my mini-lessons for readers workshop come from Kathy Collins' Growing Readers. She is a first grade teacher and is very real about how students learn and what they need. She outlines a...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 05-11-2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 27
 
Posted By mls
I'm reading the Beautiful Creatures series. It's...

I'm reading the Beautiful Creatures series. It's a YA series, but I like it because it's written from a boy's POV, which is different for me. I like the author's writing style- good for a light...
Board: First Grade 08-31-2012, 04:04 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By mls
Mine...

Here is my template...
http://newadventuresinfirstgrade.blogspot.com/2012/08/first-week-lesson-plans-done.html
Board: BusyBoard 08-13-2012, 05:09 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By mls
same here

I went today, too. The guy said that they only had a hundred or so to start with, but get shipments every day. He suggested to keep calling each morning.

Mine is also limiting teachers to 3X the...
Board: BusyBoard 08-13-2012, 10:20 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By mls
not here...

I was at OD first thing this morning and all of the pouches were gone. He said to try calling each morning. However, he also added that teachers are limited to 3x what ever the limit for every one...
Board: BusyBoard 07-23-2012, 05:34 AM
Replies: 50
 
Posted By mls
We have 3 days before school starts, with 2 1/2...

We have 3 days before school starts, with 2 1/2 of them taken up with meetings/ professional development. Most of the time that 1/2 day is taken up with last-minute grade level stuff rather than...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 09-30-2011, 03:34 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By mls
4 years- love it!

I had Mirena put in 4 years ago and I hardly have a period any more. The day it was put in, I actually passed out and then puked when I woke up :( For the first week, I was tender and a bit crampy...
Board: BusyBoard 09-19-2011, 03:27 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By mls
Generally the specials teachers have a class,...

Generally the specials teachers have a class, without time before the next. I took my class from lunch to their specials (my prep time) last year. The way our schedule is set up, they do not send...
Board: First Grade 09-18-2011, 05:37 AM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By mls
Parents' job...

We have enough to teach in first grade. While I support their fine motor development with activities in class, I do not have time in my day to teach shoe-tying. It's not a standard in our...
Board: First Grade 09-17-2011, 03:32 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By mls
Miss Anderson

Here is a link to posts that give lessons based on the Calkins Units of Study books. I use them as a starting point, then add what my class specifically need more work on.
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Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 08-29-2011, 03:31 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By mls
I actually just finished writing thank you notes...

I actually just finished writing thank you notes for the walk in Michigan :) This was my second year and it was amazing. My biggest tip is to do the suggested training- religiously! I wasn't very...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 08-29-2011, 03:23 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By mls
I live 2 miles from Lakeshore (on my route to &...

I live 2 miles from Lakeshore (on my route to & from school!). When I walk in. it's like Norm from Cheers. They don't just say hi, they call out my name and want to chat. It's pretty bad. The...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 08-25-2011, 04:09 AM
Replies: 20
 
Posted By mls
I don't right now, but do in the winter. We live...

I don't right now, but do in the winter. We live in SE Michigan, so there isn't much need for weather related kits. I keep a case of water, flahlights & batteries, candles and I always have canned...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 08-21-2011, 04:02 AM
Replies: 28
 
Posted By mls
I think if the parents eat it, the child will...

I think if the parents eat it, the child will too. Sometimes I get frustrated by people who say that their kids only eat mac n' cheese and plain pasta (or pizza, chicken fingers, whatever). My kids...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 08-21-2011, 03:47 AM
Replies: 36
 
Posted By mls
Nope

With that being said, I also don't watch the tabloid TV shows like Access Hollywood or Entertainment Tonight. I get annoyed and jump on my soapbox :)
Board: Sunflower Room 08-21-2011, 03:46 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By mls
Note

Here is a note that I sens home the first time the book bag goes home. I may adjust it for this year, but the idea will be the same. It explains some concerns that parents have. I was getting a...
Board: BusyBoard 08-21-2011, 03:17 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By mls
I picked up a set from Lakeshore Learning a few...

I picked up a set from Lakeshore Learning a few years ago. It comes with 2-3 color choices of rope and primary colored clothes pins. I attached it accross my classroom windows. They take up the...
Board: BusyBoard 08-20-2011, 11:14 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By mls
Thanks everyone!

As it turns out, my teaching partner had one (little did I know she was holding out on me!). So, I won't need it after all. You are all so helpful and generous. I appreciate you :)
Board: BusyBoard 08-20-2011, 07:32 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By mls
Lime green pocket charts

Does anyone have an extra lime green pocket chart from Target (I bought mine 2-3 years ago in the dollar spot)? I only have 3 and I want to sew 2 together to make longer ones for my literacy and...
Board: BusyBoard 08-19-2011, 04:21 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By mls
Yoga

We do 8-10 minutes of yoga between writers and readers workshops to get the blood flowing and minds back on track. I bought Yoga Pretzels (cards in a box) from Amazon. They have illustrations and...
Board: First Grade 08-18-2011, 04:52 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By mls
I'm out of money!

Like PP, I've spent over $200 just on basic supplies (not including books and math/literacy station materials). I'd like to, but seriously- I just can't do it anymore.
Board: First Grade 08-18-2011, 12:30 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By mls
one person

I have had one person do it for the last few years. It seems to save time (for me anyway). Because they have they own pages that they are fliing out, they stay engaged. Mrs. Meacham pops on to PT...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 08-16-2011, 05:51 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By mls
I hear ya!

I'm on my 5th room in 4 years (split between 2 buildings my first year). I don't know any other way at this point. I'm praying that I can stay in this room for a while. It is so exhausting! You...
Board: BusyBoard 08-15-2011, 11:14 AM
Replies: 21
 
Posted By mls
Love!

I am so in love with you! Not in the "hey, ya wanna do it" kind of way- but all kinds of crazy how funny you are way :) Thank you for the laugh and I'll be following you (again- not stalking, just...
Board: Sunflower Room 08-11-2011, 09:14 AM
Replies: 21
 
Posted By mls
Lucy Calkins

Lucy and company put out a series of readers Workshop Units of Study books (similar to writer's) last year. That's what our upper elem has been using as a guide.



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