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Posts Made By: kraftyK
Board: Third Grade 07-29-2013, 01:42 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By kraftyK
Woo-hooo!!

Get something fun that you normally wouldn't buy, like a printable book of brain teasers or a fun hands-on activity you could put out during a certain unit.
Board: Third Grade 07-29-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By kraftyK
Lit circles are great when you model model model...

Lit circles are great when you model model model them! They probably won't be ready to independently do their lit circles until the 2nd 9 weeks of the year. I would focus on guided reading and...
Board: Third Grade 07-29-2013, 01:01 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By kraftyK
Okay, this sounds silly - but it works. For...

Okay, this sounds silly - but it works.

For each new class you have, put up a t-chart on the board. One side says "teacher" and the other side says "students". Every time you have to stop...
Board: Third Grade 07-29-2013, 12:54 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By kraftyK
It's been a while...

...since I've been on it. Have the old activities that were available a couple of years ago go to a membership only status?? :( if so I'm sad because I'm going back down to younger grades again.
Board: Third Grade 07-29-2013, 12:51 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By kraftyK
CoNgRaTuLaTiOnS, by the way!!

I totally agree with Pinemeadow!

I've been a team leader and a follower and I absolutely stand behind Pine's suggestion for emailing ettiquette.

You start the trend, be consistent with it,...
Board: Third Grade 07-29-2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By kraftyK
D5 TPT and Read Alouds

I will be peppering in some Daily 5 during Reading Workshop this year for the first time.

DAILY FIVE IDEAS: I get right on Pinterest for center activities and I follow the link. Usually it takes...
Board: Third Grade 07-05-2013, 08:06 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By kraftyK
I view rigor as...

...application of skill. If I can come up with an activity that requires the students to do this, then I feel I have a good one. If not, then it's practice.

I can't be on a roll all day, every...
Board: Third Grade 07-05-2013, 07:55 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By kraftyK
Responsive Classroom

My school uses the R.C. program so we have to make sure the punishment fits the crime. Taking away recess for missed HW is a big no-no, and I've had to learn to adapt.

OOPS! Sheets
My students...
Board: Third Grade 07-05-2013, 07:45 AM
Replies: 21
 
Posted By kraftyK
Olympic seating

A coworker taught me this:

Practice and time them at the beginning of the year (where you actually have time to learn procedures). Make 2 or 3 different seating arrangements and call them Olympic...
Board: Third Grade 07-05-2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By kraftyK
Morning Meetings

Here's how I did it (and I'll add some activities):

1. Write a morning message/make it interactive:
* review on a specific topic EX: Which of the 3 plants listed are vascular plants?
*...
Board: Third Grade 07-05-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By kraftyK
Like Kerteach, we do not have a spelling section...

Like Kerteach, we do not have a spelling section on the report card and we are "phasing it out". However - they DO need to learn spelling patterns! I taught 5th last year, and some of the spelling...
Board: Fifth Grade 03-29-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By kraftyK
Use a lot of problem solving situations that...

Use a lot of problem solving situations that involve finding an "unknown". You know the old problem with the fruit on the scale, and 2 oranges = 4 apples and 4 apples = 5 bananas, so what will...
Board: Fifth Grade 03-29-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By kraftyK
Age sentences

I did this with 3rd grade AND my current 5th grade. An age sentence has as many words in it as the student's age. So if you are 8, you can write sentences with at least 8 words.

It's empowering...
Board: Fifth Grade 03-29-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By kraftyK
Is apathy the way to go?

I have a student who has been on the path to defiance since the beginning of the year. I say sit, she stands, I say black, she says white...etc. She and I have a good relationship, and I have had...
Board: Fifth Grade 10-25-2012, 02:28 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By kraftyK
Computation blues

Hey everyone!

I need some advice on how to make computation practice more fun. I know it's not the most important focus in today's math curriculum (I do a lot of hands-on/cognitive-guided...
Board: Books, Guided Reading & Literature 09-18-2012, 02:46 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By kraftyK
How do you manage your student book log

I like to check in with several students each day to see what they are reading - whether they have abandoned it - or whether they are staying with it for too long.

I just tried to make a sheet for...
Board: Fifth Grade 09-18-2012, 01:26 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By kraftyK
In the past

I have grabbed words off of the "most commonly misspelled words" lists. You can find them online - and just use a few of those and have them scan the dictionary for words they want to learn. Ten...
Board: Fifth Grade 09-18-2012, 01:24 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By kraftyK
update

I met with the reading resource teacher today - I am going to DSA the students to see their place and then start with just the struggling spellers. I am using WtheirWay and Word Journeys together to...
Board: Third Grade 09-16-2012, 04:36 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By kraftyK
There's a book for that

Doing Math in Morning Meeting: 150 Quick Activities That Connect to Your Curriculum


This book is a good start - I am renting it from our school's resource room. I have yet to fully implement,...
Board: Sixth Grade 09-16-2012, 04:25 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By kraftyK
Simulation Success

Update: The students loved the simulation and I felt like it really helped them see how geography affects cultures!

Now... I have to find a way to teach Judaism. Any suggestions?
Board: Fifth Grade 09-16-2012, 03:59 AM
Replies: 45
 
Posted By kraftyK
I just hope you guys have decent sized classrooms

Bless your hearts, Cali teachers.
Board: Fifth Grade 09-16-2012, 03:55 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By kraftyK
WORD STUDY JAM! I need Fountas and Pinnell experts!

Background:
Our county has moved to "Standards-Based Progress Reports" instead of report cards. So -- no more grades. Lots of anecdotal notes/rubrics/student-led planning. Along with this, they...
Board: Fifth Grade 09-16-2012, 03:48 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By kraftyK
Reading Workshop in a box!

Guiding Readers and Writers (Grades 3-6): Teaching, Comprehension, Genre, and Content Literacy by Irene Fountas, Gay Su Pinnell and Irene C. Fountas (Jan 2001)

Directions: Just add water ...

...
Board: Fifth Grade 09-16-2012, 03:33 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By kraftyK
Wow these are great ideas!

I really like the class, yes idea - and I like it BECAUSE you can make it fun. I never wanted to be the grumpy teacher who hated talking -- but when the gift of talking is abused, I must step in. I...
Board: Sixth Grade 09-10-2012, 11:30 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By kraftyK
You made my day tomorrow - thank you!!!

You made my day tomorrow - thank you!!!



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