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Posts Made By: westwitch
Board: Third Grade 03-23-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By westwitch
You have my kids!

This year's crew does as little as possible...that "thud" you hear is me, banging my head against the wall...
Board: Third Grade 03-22-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By westwitch
Stressgirl...

they do look good! It's ".org" though. I checked ".com" and all I found were creepy trees!
Board: BusyBoard 03-18-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By westwitch
Depends...

We just got it this year. The K-2 folks don't like it at all, but the 3-5 crowd really like it (I teach third). Getting the training to use it makes a ton of difference. Unfortunately, we were...
Board: Third Grade 03-11-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By westwitch
The Stories Julian Tells

Nice transition into "chapter book" format.
Board: BusyBoard 01-22-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By westwitch
Nope!

Regular schedule, lunch at the same time. But we were able to flip Math to the afternoon, so we got the basics (ELA and Math) in without losing anything. We have specialists late enough in the...
Board: BusyBoard 01-22-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By westwitch
Union

If you have a union lawyer, I'm assuming you belong to a union (not all teachers in all school systems do). Your union president should know what the rules are about observations and videotaping. As...
Board: Third Grade 01-05-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By westwitch
Ttqa

My kids are taught to TTQA (Turn the Question Around). I find it keeps the kids focused so that they can dig in and support the answer with facts from the passage.
Board: BusyBoard 01-04-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 30
 
Posted By westwitch
Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo...

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! And we got two extra days because of a wild winter storm!
Board: BusyBoard 12-17-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By westwitch
Here are the Mom ones!

http://www.couponcloset.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Moms_Christmas_Coupon_Book_Smaller_Size.pdf

These were on the same website!
Board: BusyBoard 12-17-2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By westwitch
How about these?

http://www.couponcloset.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Dads_Christmas_Coupon_Book_Smaller_Size.pdf

I think these are the "dad" ones, but there are some blanks and some for moms as well.

Put...
Board: BusyBoard 12-17-2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By westwitch
Please Stay Clear!

From whom are you "receiving complaints"? You are out; no one should be discussing anything classroom-related with you. I certainly hope it's not parents! If it's other teachers, I'm amazed that...
Board: Third Grade 12-07-2013, 03:02 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By westwitch
Dice

Dissect the problem, underlining key words
Illustrate, using a diagram, graph, number line, grid, array
Calculate, showing all the math
Explain the answer using sentences.

Works for us!
Board: BusyBoard 11-09-2013, 06:03 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By westwitch
We do have

We have IXL and you're right-great site!
Board: BusyBoard 11-07-2013, 05:57 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By westwitch
Top 5 Computer Programs?

We are lucky enough to have a working computer lab. Our PTO is willing to purchase some site licenses for use by students K-5.

What are your favorite /top 5 picks for computer applications?
...
Board: Third Grade 10-05-2013, 02:59 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By westwitch
Sure!

Glad to! Now, where do I ship the 30 pound box of uncorrected homework packets I'll ask you to correct in trade?????:rolleyes:
Board: Third Grade 09-25-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By westwitch
Struggling, too

We just got it this year, and are still trying to get it all down. I have a small class (18) but they're a real handful.
Here was today's lesson:
1. Give Quick Check from yesterday for before...
Board: BusyBoard 09-25-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By westwitch
Not me

Way too "spendy" for me, I'm afraid. I love my feet, but not for the cost of a car payment!
Board: Third Grade 09-22-2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By westwitch
How about...

Proficient:
___is making (solid/strong) academic progress. (fill in the subject) is a particular strength. He/she is off to a wonderful start in third grade.

Nearing:
___is making steady...
Board: Third Grade 09-22-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By westwitch
Hate my Reading Logs

Does anyone have Weekly Reading Logs to share? I hate the ones I'm using now and am looking for something new. Would like to keep instructions to ONE sheet, and have a space for a parent signature,...
Board: BusyBoard 09-22-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By westwitch
Good source for Reading Comprehension?

I have subscriptions to edhelper (paid) and Readworks (free). Both are helpful sources for short grade-level reading passages that I can use to teach open response writing and boost comprehension. ...
Board: BusyBoard 09-22-2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By westwitch
Had it...

...but let it go. I have found similar material for free on other sites. I have an edhelper subscription that for me is money better spent. I'd go ahead and sign up for a year. If you don't like...
Board: Third Grade 09-14-2013, 03:03 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By westwitch
Stuff for portfolios?

Last year, I got a DonorsChoose donation for clear sleeve protectors for the kids' portfolio work. Every child had a gorgeous portfolio of written work in a three ring binder by the end of the year....
Board: Third Grade 09-08-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By westwitch
Great website for Storytown!

http://www.pcboe.net/les/elderweb/harcourtresources.htm

Lots of great resources here!
Just curious: Are you working in a system where your kids' reaction to the materials drive your curriculum?...
Board: Third Grade 09-08-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By westwitch
Place value template

Does anyone have a blank template for place value to 1 million? I used to have a sheet with four or six blank templates to the page, and the kids filled them in as the numbers were...
Board: Contest Gallery 09-04-2013, 04:49 PM
Replies: 112
 
Posted By westwitch
I Love You the Purplest

A sweet story with gorgeous illustrations make this book by Barbara Joosse a favorite. Used as a springboard for students to compose pieces for Mother's Day, describing their moms, using their own...
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