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Board: Daily 5 06-22-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By cteacherrun
You've gotten a lot of great ideas! Focus on...

You've gotten a lot of great ideas! Focus on building strong Read to Self. The Sisters suggest that the intermediate grades from Read with Someone because chapter books are so long.
For fourth...
Board: The VENT 03-29-2015, 05:15 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By cteacherrun
WARNING: It's Worse!

We just finished the first two tests. Yes, 2/3 of the way through the year and my kids are being tested on ALL of the standards! I still have three months left of school! I feel like, even if I...
Board: The VENT 03-29-2015, 05:06 AM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By cteacherrun
This happened to me. Parent accused me of...

This happened to me. Parent accused me of "isolating" student unfairly when I moved her repeat offender to sit alone. BTW the student I moved was because so many children had asked not to sit next...
Board: Daily 5 01-07-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By cteacherrun
I'm not sure what grade level you teach, but some...

I'm not sure what grade level you teach, but some type of response to reading is usually the way to go. I'm not sure what your observer expects, but once a week is typical with Daily 5. You can do...
Board: Fourth Grade 10-13-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By cteacherrun
Sounds like she could use a three-prong approach:...

Sounds like she could use a three-prong approach: carrot, stick, and re-teaching.
1. Come up with reward. This needs to be frequent. I would say weekly. Can she get together with another...
Board: The VENT 09-07-2014, 03:48 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By cteacherrun
Check to see if your school/district has a...

Check to see if your school/district has a bullying policy. Many districts in this day and age do. You may be a "mandatory reporter" and have certain rights and responsibilities. Sounds like, at...
Board: Fourth Grade 09-07-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By cteacherrun
Regions of the USA by Lori Bruce is alsoi a great...

Regions of the USA by Lori Bruce is alsoi a great resources....
Board: BusyBoard 09-01-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By cteacherrun
I introduce brainstorming techniques like this: ...

I introduce brainstorming techniques like this:
1. Model for the students a brainstorming technique, like your heart map, then give them 5 minutes to try it. (10 minutes)
2. Have them share what...
Board: BusyBoard 09-01-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 85
 
Posted By cteacherrun
Thanks for starting this thread! It gave me...

Thanks for starting this thread! It gave me "good vibrations" just to see the effort and determination of teachers.
My three professional goals are:
1. Create and implement creative ways to...
Board: BusyBoard 08-27-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By cteacherrun
Love the "Among the..." series by Haddix Have...

Love the "Among the..." series by Haddix
Have you tried the Gregor series by Suzanne Collins? She also wrote the Hunger Games, but this series has a boy protagonist who finds a secret world under...
Board: Fourth Grade 08-24-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By cteacherrun
We read most of the story during the week, so I...

We read most of the story during the week, so I can model strategies for the CAFE Menu. On Wednesday, students finish reading the story we started in class as homework. Then I have them do a page...
Board: Fourth Grade 08-24-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By cteacherrun
Hi. I've been using Daily 5/CAFE for six years...

Hi. I've been using Daily 5/CAFE for six years in fourth grade. You asked a lot of questions. I will try to answer them all in an organized manner, but feel free to PM me.
First of all your CAFE...
Board: Daily 5 08-24-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By cteacherrun
Especially in the intermediate grades (since...

Especially in the intermediate grades (since writing is much longer and more complex), Writing Workshop should be separate from Daily 5. Work on Writing really becomes Write About Reading, where...
Board: Daily 5 08-18-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By cteacherrun
Yes, writer's workshop is separate. The only...

Yes, writer's workshop is separate. The only writing kids are doing during D5 is responding to literature. You can do guided reading groups if you want during D5, but most people who really have...
Board: The VENT 08-16-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By cteacherrun
The special education case managers get to decide...

The special education case managers get to decide who gets what sped kids, based on what they think the following grade teachers are like. Of course... she has never worked with any of us... Then...
Board: The VENT 08-16-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By cteacherrun
At my school we had to start doing this last year...

At my school we had to start doing this last year because of budget cuts. The school board cut many aide positions, so there weren't enough aides for each room. We used to have special...
Board: Fourth Grade 08-15-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By cteacherrun
Yes I have, since 2008, and I love it! If you...

Yes I have, since 2008, and I love it! If you have done it before, you will love doing it with fourth graders. They start out with the same stamina, but quickly move forward. You will not want to...
Board: Daily 5 08-15-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By cteacherrun
I don't have a PowerPoint, but I can tell you...

I don't have a PowerPoint, but I can tell you what I do. One of the most common mistakes that intermediate readers make is picking up the third or fourth book in a series and expecting to be able to...
Board: Daily 5 08-15-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By cteacherrun
There are two main differences: 1. Since the...

There are two main differences:
1. Since the literacy block begins to shink in the intermediate grades, we usually have only one long round of Daily 5. Students are expected to be independent for...
Board: BusyBoard 08-10-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By cteacherrun
Most of the time it's ten points to move up. But...

Most of the time it's ten points to move up. But I think you have to look at your own class and decide what they need. As far as how many levels the average kid moves through in a year, that also...
Board: BusyBoard 08-06-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By cteacherrun
There is a Task Card group here on TpT that has...

There is a Task Card group here on TpT that has many FREE task card sets for fourth grade skills. To make the cards a little more exciting, I have a number of black gameboards, dice, and figures. ...
Board: The VENT 08-05-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 31
 
Posted By cteacherrun
How interesting that all of our dreams involve...

How interesting that all of our dreams involve loosing control of our classrooms. I have an annually recurring nightmare where everything starts out just fine, but one crazy thing after another...
Board: BusyBoard 08-05-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By cteacherrun
It's crazy that some of you don't get your lists...

It's crazy that some of you don't get your lists until AFTER school has started! How do you manage? I mean, what classroom do the kids go to? What kinds of activities do you do? My mind is full...
Board: Fourth Grade 08-02-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By cteacherrun
I agree with all the posters before me, and would...

I agree with all the posters before me, and would add:
1. Has your state adopted the Common Core? I would go right to the website and look at the standards for the subjects you teach and start...
Board: Daily 5 08-02-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By cteacherrun
1. "How long does it usually take for your class...

1. "How long does it usually take for your class to get the procedures down of Daily 5?"
It varies according to grade level and how many "rounds" you practice in a day. My rule of thumb is to have...



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