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Posts Made By: PUKO
Board: First Grade 02-16-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By PUKO

How are their phonics skills? Maybe start there. Do you take the MAP assessment? Or any other assessment that can give you a starting point of where they need the most help. I had a few kiddos last...
Board: First Grade 10-03-2018, 07:20 AM
Replies: 1
Posted By PUKO
Columbus Day

Hey, does anyone still teach Columbus Day or is it so very UN-PC? (politically incorrect?)
Board: First Grade 08-08-2018, 06:42 AM
Replies: 3
Posted By PUKO
I also..

I also use a homework grade for turning in weekly reader/logs along with comprehension worksheet. (I use Wonders or Saxon readers).

And, I occasionally send home seasonal projects (All about Me...
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 08-04-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 5
Posted By PUKO

Ive taught 1st gr. for 12 yrs.
They will surprise you in so many ways.
They will be so mature in some ways (social, academic) and so immature in other ways (social, academic) IKR!?:confused:

Board: First Grade 07-13-2018, 06:06 AM
Replies: 8
Posted By PUKO

Thanks guys! So, another ?, what are your rewards. If students get so many points by Friday they get _____? I want to eliminate my treasure box. ... what about class rewards, with a class of 20,...
Board: First Grade 07-12-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 8
Posted By PUKO
Class Dojo- any thoughts?

Hi, for years I've used a clip chart for behavior management. I'm thinking of starting CLASS DOJO this year. I understand it will also allow me to communicate with parents, thus forgoing my...
Board: The VENT 07-12-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 20
Posted By PUKO
1st gr./whole school

Hi, this will be my 3rd year with flexible seating. We moved buildings 3 years ago so the whole school jumped right in, all grade levels, when we got to re-do our rooms anyway we wanted so we all...
Board: First Grade 07-07-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By PUKO
Thank you so much for this tip. I will do this...

Thank you so much for this tip. I will do this and share it with my colleagues. :)
Board: First Grade 06-30-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 18
Posted By PUKO

I have used Saxon Phonics for several years. I stopped two years ago as my school adopted Wonders for Reading but its Phonics was so lame I had to go back to Saxon. I pick and choose what to use, I...
Board: First Grade 06-30-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 5
Posted By PUKO

You are so blessed to have two options on the table, lots of people
are struggling just to find a position so wow!
I would think about:
transportation costs
the stress level of each
Money isn't...
Board: Career Decisions 06-20-2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 18
Posted By PUKO
I went...

I went back to school and started teaching at 40, Im now 51 and going strong. I do feel "old" some days, like when my 28 year old principal tells me so.. but he's an idiot. I teach 1st grade, I...
Board: Second Grade 06-18-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 9
Posted By PUKO
I just kind of walk around and see how they are...

I just kind of walk around and see how they are doing, eyeballing who is getting the concept and who is not. By a few weeks in, you know who gets most things and who needs extra help...

Board: Second Grade 06-17-2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By PUKO

Okay, well I would start my math lessons with the speed drill, (I know some schools/teachers considerif these taboo - I love them! I Give more than a minute, just see when most students are done...
Board: First Grade 06-17-2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By PUKO

Thanks so much!
Board: Second Grade 06-14-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 9
Posted By PUKO
ABEKA what?

I've taught ABEKA Math and have used many math work stations. Let me know if it is indeed math you are interested in.
Board: First Grade 06-14-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By PUKO
switching to BRIDGES Mathematics- any advice?

Hi, my entire elementary team is switching to Bridges in Mathematics from ABEKA. I can see that it is very center based. I am having trouble locating the technology aspect. Assessments seems few...
Board: First Grade 03-11-2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By PUKO
Thank you!!

THanks for all your good advice, I feel much better going into Spring conferences:
I am going to:
1) go over my Winter MAP test results showing growth from FALL
2) show each student's portfolio...
Board: First Grade 03-04-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By PUKO
SPRING Parent/Teacher Conferences...

Hi, in 11 years of teaching at the same school we have never had Spring P/T conferences, until this year, in two weeks, HELP!? what is the difference between these and Fall? What do you discuss?...
Board: Private Schools 02-12-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By PUKO
Thanks, these look great! I better start...

Thanks, these look great!
I better start printing!
Board: Private Schools 01-30-2018, 06:47 AM
Replies: 4
Posted By PUKO

thanks- what's the website??
Board: Private Schools 01-28-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By PUKO
Abeka Math 1st Gr.

I use ABEKA Math for 1st grade. (THUMBS DOWN! I know)
Anyway, I have some super smarties and some real
strugglers. I want to incorporate some challenges for my
smarties so I can work with...
Board: First Grade 01-28-2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By PUKO
fashion show, etc....

last year my Kdgtn colleague had her kiddos decorate
t-shirts at home with 100 items- safety pins, stickers,
buttons, paint dots, etc. Then they had a fashion show
down the hall. It was cute!...
Board: First Grade 08-08-2017, 01:06 PM
Replies: 1
Posted By PUKO
Combined 1st and 2nd grades

Hello, my 2nd grade co-worker and I (1st grade) are going to try to teach Social Studies and
Science to our combined classes this year. Has anyone attempted this? Any suggestions?
Thank you!...
Board: First Grade 08-08-2017, 01:01 PM
Replies: 12
Posted By PUKO
Ibought this too!

@Sleep Eat Teach: I bought Paperless Morning Work from TPT too! I can't wait to see how it goes! We will color our covers on the first day of school. ;)
Board: First Grade 06-16-2017, 08:37 AM
Replies: 14
Posted By PUKO

I do:

Kisses from Home- February- send home an outline of a Hershy's Kiss and have relatives write nice notes to each student inside the outline. Send back to school- cut out notes and make a...

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