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Posts Made By: mrs.carney
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 03-09-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By mrs.carney
Need Advice

I teach first grade and am feeling overwhelmed lately. I am recently back from maternity leave, and so I have a two year old and a newborn at home. I feel like I don't have much time with them...
Board: BusyBoard 10-22-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By mrs.carney
thanks

I was really looking for some sort of binder to have everything organized for the sub. I made a pacing guide for the entire year this past summer, so that is already in place. I know my sub will have...
Board: BusyBoard 10-15-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By mrs.carney
Maternity Leave

I've seen a lot of maternity leave binders on TPT, and I'm very willing to pay for a good one, but was wondering if anyone had recommendations from experience of a really good, thorough maternity...
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 09-06-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By mrs.carney
Thanks everyone! There is some great advice here....

Thanks everyone! There is some great advice here. It seems like it will be a trial-and-error sort of thing. He saw the counselor every day this week before school, and I'm already a little afraid...
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 09-04-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By mrs.carney
Ideas for student crying

I have a first grader who is crying every morning, wanting his mom. Tomorrow we will finish our third full week of school, so I feel like it should be getting better, but it seems to get worse every...
Board: First Grade 04-11-2013, 05:18 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By mrs.carney
writing curriculum

My school is looking to revamp our writing program. Does anyone use a specific curriculum or resource for teaching writing to primary grade levels?
Board: Writing & Language Arts 04-10-2013, 08:06 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By mrs.carney
elementary writing curriculum

We are looking to improve our writing program at my school. I teach first grade, but we are severely lacking in the writing skills across the elementary. Any suggestions for great writing programs...
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 11-11-2011, 12:00 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By mrs.carney
Rocket Math Help

I need some new ideas for tracking rocket math to use with first graders. In the past, we have used a big rocket with a black background. When the students passed a new level, they taped up a planet...
Board: First Grade 10-17-2011, 08:39 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By mrs.carney
be patient!

I have had many situations with non-English speaking students. The acquisition of a new language is going to take a while. It will take even longer for writing. I would start with letters and sounds...
Board: First Grade 10-17-2011, 08:32 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By mrs.carney
Thanks!

I like the idea of asking them what motivates them. Maybe I can calculate the class average and then we can make a goal. If we reach the goal we can have a party or something. As far as some of your...
Board: First Grade 10-14-2011, 10:41 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By mrs.carney
Test Motivation

Does anyone have ideas on how to get students motivated to do well on their spelling and reading comprehension tests? My group of first graders this year seems like no one cares about the tests. If...
Board: First Grade 10-04-2011, 03:45 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By mrs.carney
A lot of experience

I've taught at a very small school district for three years now. My first year I had 4 teacher/staff students. Last year I had 7 teacher/staff students. This year I just have 2, but she is my...
Board: First Grade 10-04-2011, 03:37 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By mrs.carney
Whole Brain Teaching

I stayed away from Whole Brain Teaching for several years because it seemed so overwhelming. However, about a month ago I watched a couple of videos on their website and I was instantly hooked! I...
Board: First Grade 09-28-2011, 01:41 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By mrs.carney
Harcourt Trophies

Does anyone have really good interactive activities for first grade Harcourt Trophies? I'm looking for activities to go with the story or SmartBoard files/Power Points. Thanks!
Board: First Grade 09-28-2011, 01:39 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By mrs.carney
Writing

Writing is the thing I'm worst at teaching. It is so difficult to communicate all the rules to the students! I have only taught 3 years, so you have much more experience than me. However, I usually...
Board: BusyBoard 09-23-2011, 01:04 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By mrs.carney
Whole Brain Teaching

Does anyone know if there will be a WBT conference anywhere around Missouri anytime soon? I saw they had one here last year, but couldn't find next year's calendar anywhere. Thanks!
Board: First Grade 09-23-2011, 12:59 PM
Replies: 0
 
Posted By mrs.carney
Natural vs. Man-Made Unit

We are starting a unit on natural objects vs. man-made objects. Does anyone have anything to go along with this? I've found only TWO sorting worksheets online and one is too low for first grade and...
Board: First Grade 09-15-2011, 03:10 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By mrs.carney
Thank you Scantron Rep!! That's exactly what I...

Thank you Scantron Rep!! That's exactly what I was looking for. Now I just need to convince my building principal to buy into the district's Scantron :)
Board: First Grade 09-14-2011, 01:17 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By mrs.carney
Scantron

Does anyone know how well the Scantron works for First Graders? Our district just invested in a machine and I would love to put it to use. However, I'm not sure my students' fine motor skills will be...
Board: First Grade 09-11-2011, 07:50 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By mrs.carney
more info?

I guess I would be interested in having more details. Are there specific reading skills he/she is struggling with? Comprehension, fluency, decoding strategies, word recognition..??

In my school,...
Board: First Grade 09-11-2011, 07:38 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By mrs.carney
A fellow first grade teacher in my school is...

A fellow first grade teacher in my school is using this book this year. She bought little buckets (about 2-3 inches tall), one for each student, and hot glued them to her bulletin board. She bought...
Board: First Grade 09-11-2011, 07:36 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By mrs.carney
I don't know anything about it, but it sounds...

I don't know anything about it, but it sounds interesting! I can't wait to hear the replies!
Board: First Grade 09-11-2011, 07:33 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By mrs.carney
changing up this year

I have changed my centers up drastically this year. I'll be the first to admit that centers are not my strong point. I either try to do too much or I give up and let them have a choice of reading...
Board: First Grade 09-07-2011, 02:51 PM
Replies: 22
 
Posted By mrs.carney
retention

We have similar problems at our school. The principal is more concerned about what his reputation will look like if he has a student retained "under his watch" instead of what is best for the...
Board: First Grade 09-07-2011, 02:47 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By mrs.carney
clothespins

I have a Safari classroom theme and so I have a safari animal cutout for each student. I hung it in the hall with a clothespin under each, so that each student has a place to hang work. We had a unit...



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