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Posts Made By: 21stcteacher
Board: Second Grade 03-15-2016, 08:55 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By 21stcteacher
What a great post!

I've enjoyed reading everyone's approach to second grade. I'm also a little jealous of all the time you have with your classes. We are a STEM academy and have many specials for our students, which...
Board: Second Grade 10-11-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By 21stcteacher
Suggestions for listen to reading?

I'm trying to find online resources that will allow my students to listen to stories while looking at the words. Any suggestions?
Board: Second Grade 10-11-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By 21stcteacher
3 key areas

Check out the Nex Gen standards. Their framework is quite helpful.
See it here:
http://www.nextgenscience.org/sites/ngss/files/Appendix%20E%20-%20Progressions%20within%20NGSS%20-%20052213.pdf
...
Board: Second Grade 10-04-2015, 03:23 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By 21stcteacher
Thanks!

Thank you! I think my challenge is I don't like/agree with our standards, lol...I find it difficult to link much of the typical SS ideas to our state standards.
Board: Second Grade 10-03-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By 21stcteacher
Do you incorporate...

Critical thinking and writing in math? My students can easily complete worksheets and the independent practice, but struggle when they get to the part where they have to analyze a problem, explain...
Board: Second Grade 10-02-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By 21stcteacher
Social Studies-ugh!

I am struggling with lesson plans for SS. I never enjoyed history when I was in school and am struggling to find interesting lessons that are aligned with current standards. Everyone seemed to rave...
Board: Second Grade 10-02-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By 21stcteacher
Thanks!

Thanks for your replies! I'm hoping we'll be able to adopt something soon. In the meantime, I'm using easyCBM to at least track progress.
Board: Second Grade 10-02-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By 21stcteacher
I created my own.

I think the key is to understand what you want to assess. I created a VERY basic rubric to allow me to assess 3 things:
Can the students spell by pattern (cvc, cvvc, etc.)?
Can the students spell...
Board: Second Grade 09-27-2015, 04:16 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By 21stcteacher
Reading levels?

We are looking for a way to track the reading level of our students, particularly in Gr 2-4. I would like to use Lexile scores- my son's school uses them and I like to see his progression each year....
Board: Second Grade 09-22-2015, 01:56 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By 21stcteacher
Try a graphic

There are some excellent graphics out there depicting this, try searching that phrase on images. There is one that I remember seeing where 3 kids are looking over a fence watching a ball game. They...
Board: Second Grade 09-22-2015, 01:52 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By 21stcteacher
Place value card game

Here's one that has been a huge hit with my gang:
I use 2 decks of standard playing cards for 5 students. Remove all the face cards and aces. I kept in the tens to keep it challenging, but you could...
Board: Second Grade 09-16-2015, 02:01 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By 21stcteacher
Rug on rug?

Is it rug on rug or on bare floor? If bare floor, you will need to invest in a non slip rug grip available at most chain stores in their area rug dept. they are sold in different sizes and can be cut...
Board: The VENT 09-09-2015, 01:49 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By 21stcteacher
In defense of IB

My children were in an IB school abroad and it was fantastic. It ran not only he diploma program in secondary school but also the primary years and middle years programs. IB was not created for only...
Board: Second Grade 09-04-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By 21stcteacher
Mad About Math

This is a great question. I've introduced the students to a "game" we will do at the beginning of each math period called Mad About Math. They will receive a worksheet of math facts to complete. I...
Board: Second Grade 09-04-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By 21stcteacher
Really?

I am surprised to hear there are parents who love to have homework on Friday! I guess that's something to keep in mind, but as a parent, I hate it. And I never, ever assign homework over a holiday. ...
Board: Second Grade 09-04-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By 21stcteacher
minimum 90

I was told by my principal to include a minimum of 90 for each daily. Its important to note we are a STEM school, so Sci, Tech & Eng play a big role and time has to be allotted for them. Having said...
Board: Second Grade 09-04-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By 21stcteacher
keep your purpose in mind

I had the opportunity to offer support in a 4/5 LA class last year where the teacher used interactive notebooks. My experience in that classroom is that it takes a lot of time to build the...
Board: Second Grade 09-04-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By 21stcteacher
Some ideas...

Last year, the teacher I supported had a chart on her board that indicated the noise level. I've also seen it done as a spinner style and you can move the "hand" to pint to the level of talking. It...
Board: The VENT 08-10-2015, 04:06 AM
Replies: 23
 
Posted By 21stcteacher
Ugh, what a way to start your year...

First, don't beat yourself up. We all have misjudged situations or acted without considering all angles, but really if you just plugged in the obvious stuff, I don't see the issue.
However, I...
Board: The VENT 08-10-2015, 03:56 AM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By 21stcteacher
These storie are So funny...

I am so fortunate to be in starting in a school where all leaving teachers had to remove all items except those belonging to the school. Also, the last teacher was super organized! So while I do...
Board: The VENT 08-10-2015, 03:47 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By 21stcteacher
So glad to hear...

That I'm not the only one uncomfortable using or sharing TPT items that I haven't bought. I'm not talking about freebies, but single license items. I think there is something to be said for honesty,...
Board: Smartboarders 08-10-2015, 03:25 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By 21stcteacher
Great idea!

TFS I love the idea of creating a notebook for each unit!
Board: Smartboarders 08-10-2015, 03:24 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By 21stcteacher
Thank you

IteachK, for your detailed response. I am headed to my classroom today and will check out the resources available. I love the many ways I can use this tool!
Board: Second Grade 08-10-2015, 03:18 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By 21stcteacher
Check out professional organization standards

If I'm reading your post correctly, you don't have a "map" of what to teach for the year. The good news is many states and professional organizations have posted the expectations for grade levels on...
Board: BusyBoard 08-10-2015, 03:02 AM
Replies: 37
 
Posted By 21stcteacher
School culture matters

What a fun question! And I think the responses speak to the vast differences in school culture. I teach in a parochial school where students wear uniforms and as such I have always dressed for work...



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