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Posts Made By: Mr. K
Board: ARCHIVE 07-18-2009, 11:41 AM
Replies: 8
Posted By Mr. K

I will begin my class with some type of math warm up. It may be the problem of the day, a math song, a pattern to complete, vocabulary work, etc. We will then move into calendar math. After that a...
Board: ARCHIVE 07-16-2009, 05:17 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By Mr. K
Extra Sugarless Gum

I give mone a pack of Extra sugarless gum at the end of th e first day. It is attached to a card that says "I hope you had an "Extra-ordinary" first day of school."
Board: ARCHIVE 07-13-2009, 12:48 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By Mr. K
What about a picture book biography?

I use picture biography books. I purchase 2 copies, one to read and th eother to tear the pages apart and laminate. After I read the book, I give out the page cards and the students have to make a...
Board: ARCHIVE 07-13-2009, 09:37 AM
Replies: 12
Posted By Mr. K

I used to send out letters to the kids an done to their parents about a week before school started. This year, I have moved to a new school. Here, they have pre-printed cards already addressed,...
Board: ARCHIVE 07-13-2009, 09:32 AM
Replies: 15
Posted By Mr. K
Vista Print

Check out can get stamps there.
Board: Math & Science 07-13-2009, 08:42 AM
Replies: 9
Posted By Mr. K
Math Picture Books

Great Books for Teaching Math

*Alphabet City by Stephen T. Johnson 1995
*The Greedy Triangle by Marilyn Burns 1994
*Sir Circumference and the Dragon of Pi by Cindy Neuschwander 2000...
Board: Math & Science 07-13-2009, 08:39 AM
Replies: 5
Posted By Mr. K

These are great!
Board: ARCHIVE 07-12-2009, 06:28 AM
Replies: 5
Posted By Mr. K
Laura Candler

Try Laura's site. She has a lot in her file cabinets!
Board: ARCHIVE 07-10-2009, 09:50 AM
Replies: 11
Posted By Mr. K
Homework Rocks

I have my students make Homework Rocks on the first day of school. Basically they are just pet rocks decorated with craft materials. Students take them home and put them in a place where they do...
Board: ARCHIVE 07-05-2009, 06:38 PM
Replies: 19
Posted By Mr. K
Sports Theme

Welcome to grade 4! I spent two years in fourth and loved it...I am headed back to fifth this coming year. I love the sports theme...there is so much you can do, and a lot of it with little or no...
Board: ARCHIVE 07-02-2009, 05:34 AM
Replies: 8
Posted By Mr. K
Spelling Homeword

On Monday, they must write their words 3 times each. On Tuesday I give them an activity (or choice of activity) and a take home test form. Students complete the activity and the home test and return...
Board: ARCHIVE 07-01-2009, 11:33 AM
Replies: 33
Posted By Mr. K
Supply List

We have never had a supply list. the district provides everything that the students need...paper, pencils, notebooks, markers, crayons, etc. Occasionally a teacher will ask students to purchase a...
Board: ARCHIVE 06-30-2009, 04:13 PM
Replies: 16
Posted By Mr. K
Novel Units

I also look for and mark figurative language. At the end of each chapter I always jot down ideas for journal prompts and/or prediction prompts. Also, as I read, I just look for ideas of things I can...
Board: ARCHIVE 06-28-2009, 11:42 AM
Replies: 10
Posted By Mr. K
Think Pads

You can get a small 4 pack at the Dollar Tree or a 12 pack of small spiral bound books at SAM"S.
Board: ARCHIVE 06-28-2009, 08:45 AM
Replies: 10
Posted By Mr. K
I call them "Think Pads"

I always give them to my students at the beginning of the year. We use them when we need to do a math probles on a piece of scrap paper, list questions and thoughts while silent reading, and use them...
Board: ARCHIVE 06-27-2009, 11:31 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By Mr. K
Supply boxes

I use materials boxes. They are plastic show boxes from Dollar Tree. Each box has enough scissors, rulers, glue sticks, glue bottle, compasses, protractors and scotch tape for a group. They are...
Board: ARCHIVE 06-26-2009, 05:46 PM
Replies: 14
Posted By Mr. K

Stone Fox
Old Yeller
Because of Winn Dixie

Also Author...Andrew Clement

The Janitor's Boy
Board: ARCHIVE 06-26-2009, 08:11 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By Mr. K
Sheet Protectors

I too use th esheet protector idea. I got socks to use as erasers. They sell three packs at the Dollar Tree , so I get 6 socks for $!. Every month or so, I take them home and throw them in the...
Board: ARCHIVE 06-26-2009, 08:06 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By Mr. K
Calendar Math

I am returning to fifth grade in the fall after a two year move to 4th. I will be teaching basic math to fifth grade students. I have done some reading about the benefits of using the calendar as an...
Board: ARCHIVE 06-24-2009, 04:33 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By Mr. K

I sometimes give certain students the graph with the axis labels already on the paper. The students still have to add the scale or the words. I have also done it with already having an appropriate...
Board: ARCHIVE 06-24-2009, 04:28 PM
Replies: 19
Posted By Mr. K
Spelling City

I love Spelling City...I don't use it for testing unless a student is absent. If they miss the test, I just have them log on, take the test, and print it out for me. Works great!
Board: ARCHIVE 06-19-2009, 05:39 PM
Replies: 16
Posted By Mr. K
Book List

Here is a list of great books to use in class. Social Studies is in the middle of it.
Board: ARCHIVE 06-19-2009, 05:33 PM
Replies: 16
Posted By Mr. K
Picture Books

There are tons of great picture books for teaching most aspects of American History such as:
Samuel Eaton's Day
Sarah Morton's Day
If YOu Lived In Colonial Times
Saving the Liberty Bell
Let It...
Board: ARCHIVE 06-17-2009, 06:16 AM
Replies: 12
Posted By Mr. K
Lit Circles

At the beginning of the year I use our basal as written. After about a month or so, I introduce the Lit Circles and procedures and jobs using the basal stories. Then I choose a class novel and we do...
Board: ARCHIVE 06-15-2009, 05:56 PM
Replies: 46
Posted By Mr. K

One year, a friend of mine copied the application page to a local university and handed one to anyone who made the "three months off" comment.

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