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Posts Made By: friscolucky
Board: First Grade 11-11-2012, 03:35 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By friscolucky
Go math

This is our first year with Go Math.
I started with chapter 1 and hated all the finger counting.
I went on to chapter 2 and did 1 day and then went on and taught chapter 3.
I know this went much...
Board: First Grade 05-06-2012, 05:45 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By friscolucky
Dibels

We have found if students do not hit 60 cwpm by end of year of first grade MOST do not hit 2nd grade low benchmark that DIBELS sets. We tell parents DIBELS benchmark is "head just above water" or a...
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 04-02-2012, 05:22 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By friscolucky
number talks

I started doing these last year and continued this year. I teach first grade and love it. There is a book called Number talks (I think). It has a DVD with it. Also if you google number talks or...
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 03-20-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By friscolucky
sight words

You could make a CD for the student to listen to. I do this with first graders and kids listen to it during a spare few minutes and they get one to take home. I make encouraging remarks through it. ...
Board: First Grade 03-06-2012, 05:47 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By friscolucky
DIBELS benchmark

Remember 40 cwpm at the end of first is like a D- grade it is just above water.
My team says 60 cwpm by end of first grade. We have found these kiddos go on to hit the low benchmarks in upper...
Board: First Grade 03-06-2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By friscolucky
crazy class

This might only work if you are willing to focus on positives only.

I would buy a huge bag of m and m's (let kids see it is a huge bag) and I go around giving 1 to a child while saying

"First...
Board: First Grade 02-25-2012, 07:06 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By friscolucky
interventions

I was just wandering during your RTI time do you have every student going to an intervention? My school has every student going to an intervention thus the strugglers are not really getting...
Board: First Grade 02-25-2012, 06:52 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By friscolucky
basal

I agree!!!!!
Board: First Grade 01-10-2012, 01:06 PM
Replies: 24
 
Posted By friscolucky
go for it

I would definitely change if you could based on that I love change every 4-6 years. I have taught everything from 2 year olds to middle school special ed. If you change grades I think it really...
Board: First Grade 01-07-2012, 03:51 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By friscolucky
sight words

My team uses the sight word lists on the school bell site. Our goal is to have first graders have them memorized by winter break. We found this has really increased
our reading skills. I really...
Board: First Grade 01-04-2012, 06:28 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By friscolucky
reading groups

Mine change as the year goes but I am down to meeting with 6 kids (almost daily).I look at my scores and kids that are reading 40 plus words at this time of the year do not need to meet with me...
Board: First Grade 01-03-2012, 07:07 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By friscolucky
math (sorry if this is too long)

If you do any problem solving it works well to give students 3 different sets of numbers to use. This gives some differentiation within a common problem, all do the low set and others do 2 sets and...
Board: First Grade 11-20-2011, 07:21 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By friscolucky
comprehension

Sharon Taberski has a good book about teaching comprehension.
Board: First Grade 10-29-2011, 12:48 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By friscolucky
new math book

I am reading a new math book called
Math Exchanges; Guiding Young mathematicians in small- group meetings by Kassia Omohundro Wedekind. I am learning a lot about teaching math and the way kids...
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 10-24-2011, 05:07 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By friscolucky
Drives me crazy

I spent quite a few years with a room on our main hallway. Our door was a fire door and very heavy for first graders. It drove me crazy having grades 2-6 (four sections each) walk by our door...
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 10-19-2011, 06:22 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By friscolucky
sight words

I teach first and a few years ago our team started using the school bell dolch kit. It has 11 lists and there are 20 words on each list. We tell parents that students should pass all 11 lists by...
Board: First Grade 10-04-2011, 06:56 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By friscolucky
teacher kids

It is hard. I have had principal's and teacher's kids.
I would say try to act like you do with every parent and remind them that is how you think of them.

I also spend a lot of my free time...
Board: First Grade 09-26-2011, 03:49 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By friscolucky
sight words

220 by winter break
test every week
Specific lists practice at home but of course all the reading we do at school hit sight words.
We have found the kids that do not have them usually finish the...
Board: First Grade 09-22-2011, 05:57 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By friscolucky
queen wand

I love my queen wand from Target. It gets attention and is a soothing sound. The first weeks I
give a star for everytime they are quiet on first ring, then after so many extra 5 min recess.
This...
Board: Sunflower Room 09-17-2011, 05:07 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By friscolucky
title is

Preventing Misguided Reading
Board: Sunflower Room 09-17-2011, 04:59 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By friscolucky
Love it!

I bought it last year and am picking it up again this year. I would love to see Collins, Miller and Taberski get together and write a book or do a big conference together!
Board: Sunflower Room 09-17-2011, 04:51 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By friscolucky
I am with you!

I am looking forward to the answers you get. I have been hearing the same thing and have been rethinking how and what I teach in first grade reading. I do quite a bit of outside reading (Miller,...
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 09-17-2011, 12:36 PM
Replies: 23
 
Posted By friscolucky
Your schedule

I would love to see your daily schedule. What are your 3 mini-lessons? What grade do you teach? If you wouldn't mind telling me about your classroom I am anxious to hear about it.
Board: First Grade 09-07-2011, 04:15 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By friscolucky
Thanks

Both are great sources of information
Board: First Grade 09-05-2011, 04:51 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By friscolucky
reading levels guided reading

Does anyone have a quick easy way to determine what guided reading level a child should be on? How do you determine when a student is ready to move a level?



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