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Posts Made By: mamaduffy3
Board: Fourth Grade 04-21-2010, 04:49 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By mamaduffy3
love math log idea!

odd, because I hate Reading logs, both as a parent and a teacher! I feel like the kids who need to use them often are not necessarily truthful about the amount of time read and the kids who read...
Board: Fourth Grade 04-21-2010, 04:41 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By mamaduffy3
that kid from american idol

sang "do I make you proud?" a few years ago, my son's class sang it at step up and I still tear up whenever I hear it! :o
Board: Fourth Grade 04-21-2010, 04:33 PM
Replies: 15
Posted By mamaduffy3
I agree

My own daughter (5th grade) wants desperately to read the books. I read them to see if they were okay- nothing graphic, but certainly sexuality is implied. It's a wonderful love story- I thought it...
Board: Fourth Grade 01-08-2010, 06:30 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By mamaduffy3
math manipulatives

I use base 10 blocks a lot. I have been collecting them whenever possible, sidewalk sales at the teacher store, retiring teacher tag sales, etc.
I also use dice for almost everything from place...
Board: Fourth Grade 01-08-2010, 06:21 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By mamaduffy3

Hi! I also have 29 4th graders and I've been using Daily 5 and cafe since the beginning of the year for the first time this year. Last year I did "work Stations" which sound like your centers and I...
Board: Daily 5 10-24-2009, 07:23 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By mamaduffy3
I limit too!

I teach 4th and this is my first D5 year as well. I limit read to someones to 3 pairs/round (to keep noise down) and listening to reading must be limited to 4 /round due to limited listening...
Board: Fourth Grade 10-07-2009, 01:04 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By mamaduffy3
I wish

I had brought the book home so I could give you something specific.
An idea would be to discuss how when you pick up a book to read and can't relate to it, they put it down. If I try to read...
Board: Fourth Grade 10-06-2009, 04:32 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By mamaduffy3
good luck!

You are reading a great book! I'm not sure what you've taught the kids so far as far as comprehension strategies, but you could always use that type of instruction (making connections to characters...
Board: Private Schools 10-06-2009, 04:19 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By mamaduffy3
M. Lucado

I think this is the author's name. The book is just in case you ever wonder.
It would be good to read now, perhaps before she passes. It talks about how God puts families together for a reason. Each...
Board: Daily 5 10-06-2009, 03:59 PM
Replies: 10
Posted By mamaduffy3
22 days too!

I don't think you're going too slow, I'm on my 22nd day as well. I just finished intro. listen to reading, which for us was the 5th component. I teach 4th grade so some of this could be introduced a...
Board: Daily 5 10-04-2009, 05:02 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By mamaduffy3

love the "sticky stamina" idea! :D
Board: Daily 5 10-04-2009, 04:55 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By mamaduffy3
hey all

I hope I didn't sound like a witch!!LOL
I was/am truly unsure... I teach 4th so books on tape are hard to come by. The library in my town donated a whole bag full of age appropriate books but only...
Board: Daily 5 10-03-2009, 04:17 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By mamaduffy3

Thank you so much for your help!!!
Board: Daily 5 10-03-2009, 03:52 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By mamaduffy3

won't anyone answer this question?? I've posted it several times to no avail! :confused:
Is it a dumb question? I honestly don't know if they need to be holding a copy of the book they're listening...
Board: Fourth Grade 10-02-2009, 02:25 PM
Replies: 11
Posted By mamaduffy3
this is such a delimma!

we all face diversity in our rooms, but it sounds like you're having one of those years!:rolleyes:
Are you talking about a situation where you're doing groups? like Reading or Math? or just...
Board: Daily 5 10-02-2009, 02:15 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By mamaduffy3
Please help ...

I have 4 areas of the D5 up and running, next week we start listen to reading I have books on tape, but very few paper copies of these books to follow along with, is this ok?
Board: Daily 5 10-02-2009, 02:10 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By mamaduffy3
that was me!

Thanks so much for the I get it! you're awesome to remember me!!!
Board: Daily 5 09-29-2009, 05:40 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By mamaduffy3
be interestered in the answers you get

I've wondered about this too..
I've been having them go to their D5 choice as they finish their independent work... I need some grades in Spelling, vocab., language arts, etc. so not every mini...
Board: Fourth Grade 09-29-2009, 05:27 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By mamaduffy3
good luck

I hope it goes well tomorrow, keep us posted!
Board: Fourth Grade 09-28-2009, 05:45 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By mamaduffy3

It's the same all over!!:D
Board: Fourth Grade 09-28-2009, 05:43 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By mamaduffy3

To clarify, this little girl moved in Feb. and didn't go to school anywhere for 7 months???
Did her mom home school her?
In my opinion it would do her a disservice to keep her in 4th grade without...
Board: Daily 5 09-28-2009, 03:42 PM
Replies: 0
Posted By mamaduffy3
need a print copy?

I teach 4th so many of the books they use for listen to reading are too long to finish in a 20 minute round. Do you have the kids "check out" an audio book so they can pick up where they left off?...
Board: Daily 5 09-28-2009, 03:35 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By mamaduffy3
not sure about arrow

but I'm pretty sure scholastic carries them and i think you can order that type of stuff with your points...
I just got home from the library they called and let me pick over their discarded tape...
Board: Fourth Grade 09-28-2009, 03:31 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By mamaduffy3
Thank you

I knew you'd all have great ideas!!
At least I have plenty of space for all the ideas!!:D
pontiacdriver- what's witches' brew?
Board: Fourth Grade 09-28-2009, 03:26 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By mamaduffy3
oh good

I'm glad it helped a little!
The milk carton was one from the school cafeteria. After It was frozen I just tore it away from the ice and threw it out.
The "mountain" was just a pile of dirt in a...

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