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Posts Made By: JKB
Board: Third Grade 08-22-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By JKB
I've taught 3rd grade for 21 years and I LOVE it!...

I've taught 3rd grade for 21 years and I LOVE it!

I agree with RetiredKat........it is the standardized tests that make people hesitant to teach 3rd grade, because typically it is the first...
Board: Third Grade 08-20-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By JKB
I had a child who seemed to be upside more than...

I had a child who seemed to be upside more than right side up last year. He was a sweet boy, but he just could not stay focused. I spoke with his parents and suggested that they talk to their doctor...
Board: Third Grade 07-09-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By JKB
Yes, I do! Word lists are introduced on Monday. ...

Yes, I do! Word lists are introduced on Monday. We look for letter patterns, phonics, meaning, etc. I give a pre-test on Wednesday. Anyone who gets 100% on the pre-test is exempt from taking the...
Board: Third Grade 07-09-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By JKB
We use textbooks from National Geographic. There...

We use textbooks from National Geographic. There are 3 books: Earth Science, Physical Science, and Life Science. Generally speaking, we use one book per trimester, but we don't teach the entire...
Board: Third Grade 07-09-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By JKB
I have two coat racks with hooks mounted on the...

I have two coat racks with hooks mounted on the wall. The top rack holds their jackets and the bottom rack is used only for backpacks.
Board: Third Grade 06-25-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By JKB
I have taught 3/4 splits three times in the past...

I have taught 3/4 splits three times in the past 21 years.

The first thing I did was arrange the desks by grade level. My last split I had 15 third graders and 12 fourth graders. I put the...
Board: Third Grade 06-24-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By JKB
Another suggestion is to do a Fry Sight Word...

Another suggestion is to do a Fry Sight Word inventory to get an idea which basic sight words she knows and what level she is able to read without assistance. The lists start at Pre-K and advance...
Board: BusyBoard 06-14-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 20
 
Posted By JKB
PS-I can access my electronic grade book both at...

PS-I can access my electronic grade book both at school and at home....or anywhere else where I have Internet access. :)
Board: BusyBoard 06-14-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 20
 
Posted By JKB
All my attendance and my grades are kept...

All my attendance and my grades are kept electronically on the website that my district requires us to use. At first, I was hesitant. I was concerned about what I would do if all my records were...
Board: Third Grade 06-14-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By JKB
LOVE 3rd Grade!

I jumped down from teaching 7th and 8th grade to teaching 3rd grade. That was 20 years ago and I have never regretted it!

Typically, third grade is the "bridge" year between lower elementary...
Board: Third Grade 06-13-2014, 03:05 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By JKB
Our school is a "Leader In Me" school and we have...

Our school is a "Leader In Me" school and we have been using data notebooks for all grades K-5 for the past two years.

The first year, we kept it simple. Students included information about...
Board: Third Grade 06-13-2014, 02:57 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By JKB
After completing a Science unit about animal...

After completing a Science unit about animal classification and studying about different animals in each class, my students wrote an opinion piece responding to the question "Should animals live in...
Board: Third Grade 06-13-2014, 02:47 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By JKB
I have well over 1,500 books in my classroom...

I have well over 1,500 books in my classroom library. Since Accelerated Reader is still widely used in my school, I leveled and labeled all my books with the title, AR test number, and amount of...
Board: Third Grade 06-13-2014, 02:16 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By JKB
I make a folder with information about my...

I make a folder with information about my classroom policies that I send home in the beginning of each school year. (Items that others have posted are in my folder, too.)

I also post...
Board: Third Grade 06-13-2014, 02:10 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By JKB
I bought a plastic file tote. Then, I put each...

I bought a plastic file tote. Then, I put each DRA title in a separate folder that is color coordinated with my classroom leveled library.

For levels A-16, the books are in yellow folders.
...
Board: Third Grade 06-13-2014, 02:04 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By JKB
From grades 1-5, all of our students have daily...

From grades 1-5, all of our students have daily planners that they are required to fill out. Parents initial them each evening. Student helpers check planners each morning to make sure they are...
Board: Third Grade 06-13-2014, 01:58 AM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By JKB
We start at 8:45 and our lunch is at 12:35. We...

We start at 8:45 and our lunch is at 12:35. We have snack time daily at 10:15.
Board: Third Grade 06-13-2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By JKB
I used "Winning The Pencil War" this past school...

I used "Winning The Pencil War" this past school year and I love it! I changed it just a little, though. For example, I numbered my pencil pouches, instead of putting names on them. This way, I...
Board: Third Grade 06-13-2014, 01:37 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By JKB
If you are looking for a short read aloud, my...

If you are looking for a short read aloud, my kids LOVE The Pain and The Great One by Judy Blume.
Board: Third Grade 11-08-2012, 06:13 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By JKB
In the beginning of the year, I will say "I'm...

In the beginning of the year, I will say "I'm thinking of two numbers....their sum is 9 and the difference between the larger number and the smaller number is 3. What are my two numbers?" (In this...
Board: Third Grade 08-26-2012, 03:59 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By JKB
I've tried a variety of things-including...

I've tried a variety of things-including composition notebooks, spiral notebooks, journals, etc. What I found that works best in my class is using 3 ring binders and regular notebook paper for my...
Board: Third Grade 08-26-2012, 03:44 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By JKB
I allow students to take AR tests after finishing...

I allow students to take AR tests after finishing assigned tasks. I also take the whole class to the computer lab once each week. When we are there, I have the students do xtramath . org and take...
Board: Third Grade 08-23-2012, 02:10 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By JKB
I've been working on our District Math team and...

I've been working on our District Math team and we haven't found anything that works perfectly. Instead, we've had teams of teachers from each grade producing our own materials and activities. Some...
Board: Third Grade 08-20-2012, 10:16 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By JKB
I am going to record grades by CCSS clusters and...

I am going to record grades by CCSS clusters and under each cluster, I will list the name of the assignment. I'm doing it this way because our report card format is set up by clusters. Likewise,...
Board: Classroom Management 08-07-2012, 02:25 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By JKB
Our entire teaching staff, along with our...

Our entire teaching staff, along with our principal, completed the Leader In Me Training through the Franklin-Covey Foundation this past school year. As we progressed, many of us started...



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