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Posts Made By: wiscombefirst
Board: First Grade 03-14-2012, 12:59 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By wiscombefirst
we do!

It is ok. As with any published program it has positives and negatives. We chose it because it is correlated to the Common Core. I like most of it and it incorporates having the students explain...
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 03-14-2012, 12:27 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By wiscombefirst

I use several apps in my classroom.

At least once a week my students use Word Wizard to build their spelling/High Frequency Words.

I just recently purchased a coin app and a time app where...
Board: First Grade 11-17-2011, 02:15 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By wiscombefirst
the kids love them

Some of the apps we use are:
Splash Math - Like an interactive math workbook
Word Wizard - Student use letter tiles to build words
Magnetic ABC
SpellBoard - students can practice spelling words...
Board: Daily 5 10-06-2011, 10:03 AM
Replies: 5
Posted By wiscombefirst
I use...

Word Wizard on my iPads, not sure if it would work with iPod touch though. I also have a sight word app that I can program my own lists for students to practice. I think it is called sight words...
Board: Daily 5 10-02-2011, 11:11 AM
Replies: 16
Posted By wiscombefirst
Thank You!

Very generous!
Board: Daily 5 09-20-2011, 01:07 PM
Replies: 12
Posted By wiscombefirst
We have a tiny

recess right before lunch - 10 -15 min. depending on when we get out there.
Then for a special treat we may have a recess the last 10 minutes of the day. We do get PE and music every day lasting...
Board: First Grade 09-17-2011, 06:13 AM
Replies: 10
Posted By wiscombefirst
I have...

one for each child, that way if I want to customize it or have them practice writing their name, birthday, address, etc., it can be done easily.
Board: Daily 5 09-15-2011, 02:33 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By wiscombefirst
2 right now

We have been in school for a month and have to use a basal, so I am currently able to fit in 2 rounds. Read to self is up to 20 min. and Read to someone is at 14!!!
Board: First Grade 09-15-2011, 12:59 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By wiscombefirst

Stands for DIBELS Composite Score, you will have to go on their website to find out how to get the composite score. It will be a combination of the different assessment portions you give.
Board: First Grade 09-10-2011, 04:39 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By wiscombefirst

I have had one of the smaller x-acto sharpeners for the last 2 years and it is still going strong! I don't let the kids use it though. I just got the school pro and am loving it. It sharpens fast,...
Board: First Grade 09-07-2011, 05:10 PM
Replies: 11
Posted By wiscombefirst
early finishers

My students who finish before their peers are allowed to do several things: chart folders (check it out on teachertipster dot com), read from their book boxes, or write. Most of my kids are loving...
Board: First Grade 08-21-2011, 07:46 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By wiscombefirst
I use Storytown too.

I use the workbook pages as morning work after the skills have been thoroughly taught.
Board: First Grade 08-03-2011, 01:24 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By wiscombefirst
I don't know yet

This will be my first year to use an iPad in my class, but I have downloaded some of the Reading A-Z stories (don't like the interface though), I have a couple of handwriting apps and some phonics,...
Board: First Grade 08-02-2011, 07:46 PM
Replies: 26
Posted By wiscombefirst
vinyl sleeves all the way!

I use the vinyl sleeves and for the most part they last very well. I had three kids destroy them, but the rest were in great condition. As for the sticky mess left when you remove them, MAGIC...
Board: First Grade 08-01-2011, 07:15 PM
Replies: 15
Posted By wiscombefirst
You scored correctly

The benchmark is the minimum a child should read to be considered "on grade level". The child you tested must be performing above grade level, so 143 would not be wrong. That child can quickly read...
Board: First Grade 07-29-2011, 07:59 PM
Replies: 1
Posted By wiscombefirst
I've done this

A couple of years ago I taught a small class of first graders and during our reading block (all morning) some low level second graders came in. I had another teacher (interventionist) who came in to...
Board: First Grade 07-29-2011, 07:44 PM
Replies: 14
Posted By wiscombefirst
I love Pages

I also have it for my iPad and am able to create newsletters, etc. on it!!
Board: First Grade 07-26-2011, 07:19 PM
Replies: 14
Posted By wiscombefirst
Count OK in!

I am in Oklahoma and definitely want to join!
I will email you my info.
Board: Daily 5 07-25-2011, 03:00 PM
Replies: 11
Posted By wiscombefirst

An I chart is a type of anchor chart.
Board: First Grade 07-24-2011, 07:14 PM
Replies: 13
Posted By wiscombefirst

As the previous posters stated, I teach routines and I monitor children following those routines for several weeks. Last year I tried something I had learned on here and it really helped keep my...
Board: First Grade 07-08-2011, 09:11 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By wiscombefirst
You will love them!

I have used garageband to record kids reading periodically. I have also used it to transfer books on tape to mp3 format.

iMovie makes making videos of your class a snap!

Definitely take...
Board: First Grade 05-09-2011, 06:41 PM
Replies: 45
Posted By wiscombefirst
Happy Dance!!

May 18th!! And it can't come fast enough. This class has worn me out!
Board: First Grade 04-23-2011, 02:23 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By wiscombefirst
Book Box suggestion

I have the book boxes from RGS. Can not stand them, If the kids blew on them, they fell to mention not all of our books fit easily. I broke down and ordered the ones from calloway house...
Board: First Grade 04-08-2011, 01:22 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By wiscombefirst
just ordered

and the first screen that popped up when I clicked check out was the screen showing the coupons available, and the April one was there.
Board: First Grade 02-13-2011, 12:41 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By wiscombefirst
try teachertube . com

Go to teachertube and type in first grade, or guided reading, you may find something!

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