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Posts Made By: dianemcq
Board: Fourth Grade 06-02-2019, 05:44 AM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By dianemcq
Revising/Editing

I always take 2-3 days at the end of a writing unit to project one student's rough draft on my ENO board and together as a class we do a "live editing/revising" session. The student whose work in...
Board: Fourth Grade 01-04-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By dianemcq
Valentine's Day

Does anyone have a simple idea for a container for students' Valentines Day cards? I have always used decorated white paper bags, (I started teaching in the 80s!) but valentines have evolved into...
Board: Fourth Grade 11-18-2017, 03:18 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By dianemcq
Class Dojo

I don't personally use it, but several teachers in my school use Class Dojo and really love it. You can award points to students. It just may motivate your misbehaving duo.
Board: Fourth Grade 09-28-2017, 02:47 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By dianemcq
HyperDocs

Do you know what HyperDocs are? I just learned about them in June and found this wonderful website where people share ones they've made (you can make a copy and modify it any way you wish) and also...
Board: Fourth Grade 09-28-2017, 02:44 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By dianemcq
math work

Do you have laptops? You can create assignments on Tenmarks or let them play on the Prodigy or Sumdog websites. My students love Prodigy and Sumdog and the Tenmarks assignments can also double as...
Board: Fourth Grade 09-28-2017, 02:40 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By dianemcq
books

Frindle
Mr. Popper's Penguins
Because of Winn-Dixie
Number the Stars (may be ending 4th or beginning 5th level)
I Survived... (Battle of Gettsyburg, Twin Towers, Shark Attacks of 1916 etc. )book...
Board: Fourth Grade 09-08-2017, 04:50 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By dianemcq
Icebreaker

My new favorite is one that I just created for this year and it's about getting to know the teacher. My students really enjoyed guessing at the correct answers and sharing their ideas. We had some...
Board: Fourth Grade 08-19-2017, 08:46 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By dianemcq
Idea

I feel for you! You may want to check out Whole Brain Teaching. I use the "class,yes" and it's simple and effective. I don't have the personality for the style of it as a whole, but it has some...
Board: Fourth Grade 08-19-2017, 08:40 AM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By dianemcq
Ss

My district has online access to TCi to teach the regions. It's kind of boring to be honest. No videos. They do a cute "Tour of the Southeast" etc. that has a narrator but it's just slides. I...
Board: Fourth Grade 08-13-2017, 08:26 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By dianemcq
Morning Work

1. Any unfinished work from the previous day
2. page in handwriting book, read a book, or short extra math page that goes with the current unit
3. Study for upcoming quiz or test or play one of our...
Board: Fourth Grade 08-13-2017, 08:21 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By dianemcq
First Day

I don't really focus on rules anymore...students know the typical rules by fourth grade so instead I focus on procedures and introduce them slowly over the first few days. There are procedures for...
Board: Fourth Grade 08-13-2017, 08:09 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By dianemcq
Kahoot

I see that someone already suggested Kahoots for review and I totally agree. My classes LOVE them and I conduct a search on the chosen topic, duplicate a Kahoot that someone else made, and then can...
Board: Teacher News & Opinion 07-26-2017, 01:07 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By dianemcq
resignation

WOW. She spoke with such passion and sadness and represented her fellow teachers well. I can't believe they haven't all resigned. Shame on that BOE for letting this situation continue year after...
Board: Fourth Grade 07-26-2017, 12:37 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By dianemcq
Solo Cup Challenge

I have a great one that my students LOVE. There's a video called "Solo Cup Challenge" on Youtube...and I do show it to my class prior to doing the activity ourselves. It's all about teamwork, and I...
Board: Fourth Grade 07-26-2017, 12:32 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By dianemcq
Library Organization

Mine is very similar to Luv2TeachinTX. I followed Donalyn Miller's suggestions so that multiple baskets may have the same number on them. That way if I obtain more say, autobiographies, I just add...
Board: Fourth Grade 06-28-2017, 10:49 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By dianemcq
Read Aloud

I vote for Because of Winn-Dixie. It's got such colorful characters and lots to discuss. The CD has a great narrator...I always use a CD for a chapter book read-aloud.

Frindle is also terrific...
Board: Fourth Grade 06-19-2017, 02:16 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By dianemcq
Jr Shopping Tote

I've had the Jr Shopping Totes from Romanoff for six years now and LOVE them. They take up little room and are in flawless condition. They stand up well and are narrow so fit well on the bookshelves...
Board: Fourth Grade 04-30-2017, 10:44 AM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By dianemcq
Library Organization

I don't have students check out their books. Tried it and it was just an additional job for ME. But I do have a great organizational system that I mainly got the idea for from Donalyn Miller (The...
Board: The VENT 04-30-2017, 10:38 AM
Replies: 50
 
Posted By dianemcq
Jeans

We have to pay $5 to wear jeans. It started out as a once-a-month charity event with the charities chosen by a committee. It has now evolved into that plus every time there's someone found to be in...
Board: Fourth Grade 04-16-2017, 09:02 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By dianemcq
Daily 5

I and the other teachers at my school all loved the Daily 5 reading workshop model. There's a "menu" of reading skills and you assign each student a personal strategy to work on. It's geared a bit...
Board: Fourth Grade 03-16-2017, 03:43 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By dianemcq
Cd

I have always purchased a CD of the book, and absent students can then listen to it later. The narrators are pretty fantastic...better than me!
Board: Fourth Grade 03-16-2017, 03:40 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By dianemcq
Million Dollar Project

If he likes math as a hobby, he might like a project like the one that was in the old EveryDay Mathematics fifth grade program. I never taught it myself, but it was a self-directed project. ...
Board: Fourth Grade 02-10-2017, 02:52 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By dianemcq
EveryDay Math

Sorry...I shouldn't have used the initials. EM stands for EveryDay Mathematics program, not EnVision.
Board: Fourth Grade 02-02-2017, 04:16 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By dianemcq
EveryDay Math

We have the new EM4 which replaced an earlier version. Lessons are long and the website and diagrams they want you to display make it difficult to teach with any flow. We ended up making Google...
Board: Units of Study 09-24-2016, 06:53 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By dianemcq
Wish I could help...

LC's lessons are the most unuser-friendly (is that even a word?) I have ever encountered. Many of my teacher friends barely or don't use the manual. LC's nickname is "Lucifer Calkins" in my school,...



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