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Posts Made By: jcgy7
Board: First Grade 09-03-2011, 08:54 AM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By jcgy7
Thanks for the suggestions! I'm definitely going...

Thanks for the suggestions! I'm definitely going to rearrange the seating for next week to spread out the chatterers. And I'm going to have to be clearer with my expectations for when we meet on...
Board: First Grade 09-02-2011, 03:04 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By jcgy7
constant talking

I've just moved to first after seven years in third and then a year doing a 2/3 combo. My class of 23 first graders talks constantly during instruction (I'm not droning on and on by the way -...
Board: First Grade 06-12-2011, 02:03 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By jcgy7
Thinking about next year...

I'm going to be teaching first grade for the first time next year after seven years in third and a year with a two/three combo. What types of activities do you recommend for the first couple of days...
Board: First Grade 06-12-2011, 02:00 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By jcgy7
end of year test

We've been advised by our math consultant to give the end of year test at the beginning of the year as a pretest and then again at the end of the year to document growth. Seems like it might be a...
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 03-01-2011, 05:11 PM
Replies: 0
 
Posted By jcgy7
EDM in a K/1 combo?

Hi - I'm probably going to be teaching a K/1 combo next year. I'm currently teaching a 2/3 and doing two EDM lessons every day. I don't really relish the idea of doing that with such young students...
Board: Third Grade 11-15-2009, 11:49 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By jcgy7
Wtw

There are some supplemental books that go with the big one - they're worth the money in my eyes. I was pretty miserable when I was trying to make my own word lists. These books make it a lot...
Board: ARCHIVE 10-03-2009, 11:06 AM
Replies: 0
 
Posted By jcgy7
Interviewing experiences

Hello there fellow teachers. I'm doing a project for a class about the interview process and how teachers screen schools and schools screen teachers. If you have a moment, would you answer some of...
Board: ARCHIVE 09-20-2008, 05:21 AM
Replies: 24
 
Posted By jcgy7
couple ideas...

I started the year using hundred boards for a lot of stuff to help them build some number sense. Now that they're comfortable using them, I incorporated them into our rounding lesson. I pretended I...
Board: ARCHIVE 09-20-2008, 05:12 AM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By jcgy7
here's one my kids like

Title: Place Value Addition

Facts:
addition
Materials Needed:

1 die per student and a paper to record scores
Description:

Students create two-digit numbers by rolling one die 2 times....
Board: ARCHIVE 09-06-2008, 06:07 AM
Replies: 32
 
Posted By jcgy7
none for me

I'm in a school that has a section that is almost a hundred years old and then a new wing that's less than ten years old. The new wing is pretty cool (sometimes even too cool), so they don't need...
Board: ARCHIVE 08-22-2008, 05:48 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By jcgy7
I don't know if this is the one but...

this is one I had saved on my computer. Don't remember where I got it from.

Name Glyph
The students will use stencils to trace the letters in their name on
a paper strip. They will use these...
Board: ARCHIVE 08-22-2008, 05:46 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By jcgy7
I didn't...

I sorted through them - if there were ones I didn't have supplies for, I didn't include them.
Board: ARCHIVE 08-21-2008, 04:30 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By jcgy7
and

:D I replied. Thanks!
Board: ARCHIVE 08-21-2008, 02:35 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By jcgy7
Language Arts Penpals Wanted

Hi all,
I teach in a small town in southern New Hampshire. It's a fairly rural area. I have fifteen third graders starting next Wednesday. I'd like to do a monthly pen pal letter exchange with...
Board: ARCHIVE 08-21-2008, 02:32 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By jcgy7
books

I agree with the Ted Arnold books - it's important to introduce the idea of saying something with a meaning that's not literal before introducing similes and metaphors. Kids like the word "idiom"...
Board: ARCHIVE 08-21-2008, 02:04 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By jcgy7
journal

Hi,
I have them divide their math journals into sections - resources, notes, and activities. Resources are things like you described, mult. chart, hundreds board, list of number words, etc. I tend...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 12-05-2007, 01:06 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By jcgy7
nano

it's not ideal to try to use an ipod with two different pc's, but it can be done. in itunes, you'll need to check "manually manage music" and then physically drag what you want onto the ipod. once...
Board: ARCHIVE 12-01-2007, 08:37 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By jcgy7
organization

I struggled with this my first year and the only real solution I came up with was to reduce the paper piles as much as possible and categorize the rest. I have files for Monday-Friday where I store...
Board: ARCHIVE 12-01-2007, 08:31 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By jcgy7
other ideas

fcrr.org has some easy to make centers to download. Also, you can find ideas at mandygregory.com. Literacy centers don't have to be elaborate; buddy reading, independent reading, practicing passages...
Board: ARCHIVE 10-29-2007, 02:45 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By jcgy7
website

www.mspowell.com (http://www.mspowell.com) has some good centers - she calls them math tubs.
Board: ARCHIVE 09-12-2007, 03:34 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By jcgy7
there are

lots of great ideas in Pat Cunningham's books Phonics They Use. I have used a word wall for three years and I wouldn't give it up. We do a word wall activity every morning. I have words that the...
Board: ARCHIVE 09-11-2007, 03:48 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By jcgy7
here are some ideas

spelling: magnetic letters, whiteboards, word sorts, word hunts
computers: funbrain.com, lots of activities on readwritethink and nctm illuminations
reading: buddy reading, readers' theater, act...
Board: ARCHIVE 09-08-2007, 12:25 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By jcgy7
I do

editing marks, a page with monthly journal topics (from Busy Teachers' Cafe), and a booklet of frequently used words (like Words I Use When I Write) in the folder. I also have the kids paste...
Board: ARCHIVE 09-03-2007, 02:19 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By jcgy7
do it

with the kids... have them brainstorm what the rules and expectations are. They'll be more invested in sticking to them if they helped create them.
Board: ARCHIVE 09-01-2007, 02:51 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By jcgy7
sounds fine to me

I would do what you did in first - the centers will be more grade appropriate, and don't worry about the training piece being too juvenile. In my experience, third graders are often still eager to...



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