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Posts Made By: mamaduffyof3
Board: First Grade 08-28-2016, 03:54 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By mamaduffyof3
so much to do, right?

I always worry about making the first week fun but still setting reasonable expectations!
I only can say I try to make it a big deal that they are now first graders. We do a lot of things they don't...
Board: First Grade 08-28-2016, 03:40 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By mamaduffyof3
classics!

We read Charlotte's Web in the fall when we study spiders
We read Miss Piggle Wiggle- they LOVE this book and beg for the sequels
Mouse and the Motorcycle
Socks
Ramona the Brave
Beezus and...
Board: Classroom Management 08-21-2016, 03:22 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By mamaduffyof3
how will it work?

will they earn colored sticks or change colors based on behavior?
Board: First Grade 08-21-2016, 02:33 PM
Replies: 0
 
Posted By mamaduffyof3
Ct. class seeking pen pals

Hi all! I am expecting 16 new firsties next week! Last year we had a wonderful class of pen pals from Ga. (shout out to Teachermeg!) but the teacher is looping with her class.
Anyone interested?...
Board: First Grade 08-14-2016, 06:46 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By mamaduffyof3
Michael Linsin

I also love his philosophy. It works so well with first grade students! I would love to see your letter home if you don't mind sharing? I have a tough cookie coming up to me next year and it cant...
Board: First Grade 08-14-2016, 06:41 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By mamaduffyof3
workbook pages

Hi! I have also used a few of the practice pages in the workbook for a grade as well. If I feel that the kids indicate that they have understood a skill through guided practice and the first practice...
Board: First Grade 08-14-2016, 06:33 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By mamaduffyof3
also not alot at first

I set up the calendar and word wall, but words are added as we go.
I do hang birthdays and put colorful nametags on desks.
I have the students complete activities during the first few days of...
Board: First Grade 08-14-2016, 06:22 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By mamaduffyof3
Duck and Farmer!!

What a great idea! Totally stealing- any activities to go along?
Board: First Grade 08-14-2016, 06:12 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By mamaduffyof3
so many good ideas

Thank you all so much for the feedback! I will look into all of the apps mentioned and Irises- we also use Superkids!
We use Go math and I think they have some games as well. How I wish I had 5...
Board: First Grade 08-12-2016, 11:50 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By mamaduffyof3
2 I-pads, 20 students, I am lost! help!

I feel so guilty because I am given 2 I-pads for use in my classroom and I just can't figure out how to manage this! I don't know what apps to have them use (free would be best) but mostly I wonder...
Board: First Grade 04-24-2016, 04:48 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By mamaduffyof3
Thank you for posting

I came on here today to post the exact same question. A little girl in my class lost her mother suddenly and unexpectedly on March 11th. My gut said to clear it with my P and send an e-mail to the...
Board: First Grade 04-24-2016, 04:27 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By mamaduffyof3
Hi there!

I am in my second year with Superkids. It did take some getting used to for me but my students LOVE it. It is very involved and requires a block of time to fit it all in. We do this from 9-11 each...
Board: First Grade 02-12-2016, 05:12 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By mamaduffyof3
Thanks!

My P was sick! She re-scheduled for next Thursday... I'll let you know how it goes :)
Board: First Grade 02-07-2016, 06:13 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By mamaduffyof3
Thanks !

We are beginning unit 9 this week (Of Adventures) so they will be reading The Straw Horse. Maybe if they Partner read, I can have them hunt for the memory words together and make up a recording...
Board: First Grade 02-06-2016, 05:55 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By mamaduffyof3
Help! Final observatin n Thurs.

HI! So, my final formal observation for the year is on Thursday morning. My boss has observed Religion and Math and asked to see something in my LA block. I have scored well all year. One of the...
Board: First Grade 01-23-2016, 07:21 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By mamaduffyof3
Thank you!

I appreciate the feedback!
Board: First Grade 01-21-2016, 07:19 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By mamaduffyof3
Its not you!

I honestly don't know how to help your distracted student other than speaking to mom about whether she sees the same behaviors and has any concerns- perhaps she'd be willing to see the pediatrician...
Board: First Grade 01-21-2016, 06:50 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By mamaduffyof3
Mid year Reading fluency (WPM) and sight word assessments

Hi everyone! So as of today mid year sight word and fluency assessments are completed (whew!)
I am wondering if anyone would share an average WPM score for your firsties? My reading series said a...
Board: The VENT 09-11-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By mamaduffyof3
I'm sorry

no one likes to be mocked or condescended to. We all get confused sometimes or speak before we think it through. A couple of weeks ago I asked someone who has twins- one boy, one girl- if they were...
Board: BusyBoard 09-11-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By mamaduffyof3
Grade?

What grade is he in? I teach first and had a very similar issue last year. Kid drove me NUTS, but at his age the desperate cry for constant attention(he didn't care if it was positive, or negative)...
Board: BusyBoard 09-11-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By mamaduffyof3
recorded books

Any ideas for getting books for the listening center for less money? I have a "boom box" and a splitter and I am collecting headphones. I am limited on audio books though....anyone?
Board: First Grade 09-11-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By mamaduffyof3
:) What I love..

I laugh EVERY day!!
They are funny even if they don't realize it!
I also have a great group this year! (Last year was rough)
Board: First Grade 09-11-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By mamaduffyof3
Go Math

We use Go Math... some good, some bad.
I love the hands on manipulative portions of lessons, love the online games. However their website is too difficult to figure out and many teachers just bag...
Board: First Grade 09-11-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By mamaduffyof3
omprehension

Lots of books can be used for comprehension! What about using the Scholastic website to level some books you have or can get at thrift stores, etc. and choosing certain books to share with your...
Board: First Grade 08-23-2015, 04:51 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By mamaduffyof3
Thank you all!!

I feel much better about how I did things last year now!! I will have them practice their full first names for now ( Max can work on Maximilian).
Have a great year!



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