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Posts Made By: Jen L
Board: ARCHIVE 08-12-2006, 01:44 PM
Replies: 10
Posted By Jen L
the greatest thing!

I'm also organizing my library...what a job! I looked at Beth Newingham's website and she made labels and put them in clear adhesive floppy disk holders. I went to Office Max today and found them-...
Board: ARCHIVE 07-23-2006, 06:16 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By Jen L
grass skirt

I've done a few things with my grass skirt. #1- I actually found a grass skirt that is made to hang down from a doorway- it has flowers along the top and it fits perfectly. I think I got it last...
Board: Sunflower Room 07-23-2006, 06:10 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By Jen L

What a great idea! I think I'll do that, too. Not only do the kids love to share- but they also LOVE to write on the white board. It would also help me remember who I've talked to about sharing. ...
Board: Sunflower Room 07-18-2006, 07:14 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By Jen L
Are we done?

I finished reading the book about a week ago and am anxious to hear about what you all think. I posted in a different message about what my schedule may look like. it is.

10 min-...
Board: ARCHIVE 07-18-2006, 07:07 AM
Replies: 8
Posted By Jen L
ss ideas

That would be great. In my curriculum, we cover communities, government, economics, geography (landforms and map skills), traditions, and Lewis & Clark. That's the bulk of it- but there is a bit...
Board: ARCHIVE 07-14-2006, 05:28 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By Jen L
bulletin boards

I leave the same ones up all year long too. I have an "Information Hut" where the schedule, menu, etc. is posted. Then, I have "Wild Work", "Survival Skills", "Survivor of the Week", and "Postcards...
Board: ARCHIVE 07-13-2006, 05:32 PM
Replies: 14
Posted By Jen L

I'm doing a Survivor theme, too! I did it last year and I think it is so fun. I know I'm crazy, but I've already been up to school decorating. Some of the things I'm doing are: grass/flower skirts...
Board: ARCHIVE 07-13-2006, 05:08 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By Jen L

I was thinking of using Ain't No Mountain High Enough. But, I'll keep thinking, too. I would love to hear everyone's ideas.
Board: ARCHIVE 07-13-2006, 08:30 AM
Replies: 4
Posted By Jen L

You can find the Mailbox Magazine or Mailbox books at any teacher supply store. They make a magazine for each grade level and they also make books to go along with different content areas. They...
Board: ARCHIVE 07-13-2006, 06:57 AM
Replies: 4
Posted By Jen L

To be honest, I think the best curriculum you're going to find is from your school district/state. I think on a lot of state websites, they include the curriculum. Curriculum will vary from state...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 07-12-2006, 08:27 PM
Replies: 30
Posted By Jen L

I teach 3rd and my husband was a secondary teacher. But, he's getting ready to be a principal next year. It'll be interesting to hear about his new perspective of things from the admin side.
Board: ARCHIVE 07-12-2006, 08:16 PM
Replies: 52
Posted By Jen L

I was just you make a "Sweet Rules" poster for each child? Or do you just make one and hang it in the room and eventually share the candy with the kids? I love this's so...
Board: ARCHIVE 07-12-2006, 07:58 PM
Replies: 17
Posted By Jen L
kansas city

In my district, the teachers go back on August 16th and the kids go back on the 23rd. We also end the year before Memorial Day. But, that all depends on the snow....too many snow days and we have to...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 07-12-2006, 07:41 PM
Replies: 49
Posted By Jen L
Kansas City

Starting salary varies by district- but in my district it is about $33,000 w/o a MS and $37,000 with a MS.
Board: Sunflower Room 07-12-2006, 07:30 PM
Replies: 1
Posted By Jen L
I'm learning too!

I feel the same way you do. I'm also a 3rd grade teacher and know there is a lot we are responsible for covering. I haven't worked everything out yet, but this is kind of what I was thinking.
Board: ARCHIVE 07-12-2006, 09:35 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By Jen L

Well...I can't give too much info yet as my school is just getting on board. But, I have to say that we are really excited about it. There are 5 of us who are going to be the PLC leaders and we are...
Board: ARCHIVE 06-25-2006, 05:13 PM
Replies: 10
Posted By Jen L
Literacy Work Stations- Lodi

Let me know what you think about the book. I'm going to start reading it in the next week- so maybe we can chat about it. Have fun!
Board: Sunflower Room 06-25-2006, 08:58 AM
Replies: 38
Posted By Jen L
3rd Grade

I guess I'm in a bit of a different boat than some of you. I'm fortunate (I think) that my school is not pushing our reading series (Scholastic). Which means, I get to teach the reader (smile) how...
Board: ARCHIVE 06-25-2006, 08:49 AM
Replies: 10
Posted By Jen L
Literacy Work Stations

It looks like you've found the Sunflower Room. Yes, the book by Debbie Diller, is actually called Literacy Work Stations That Work for Grades 3-6. I haven't read it yet, but from what I've heard is...
Board: ARCHIVE 06-24-2006, 03:59 PM
Replies: 10
Posted By Jen L
Reading With Meaning

I'm in the middle of reading that book right now. I think it's great. Of course, I haven't been able to put what D.Miller has discussed into action. However, I think many of the mini-lessons she...
Board: ARCHIVE 06-24-2006, 09:54 AM
Replies: 4
Posted By Jen L
literature questions...ismile

What questions do you ask your students to answer for their literature responses? Last year, I just had a writing journal- but I like the idea of having a journal for literature responses. That...
Board: Sunflower Room 06-23-2006, 10:45 AM
Replies: 38
Posted By Jen L
Any 3rd grade tchrs?

I just got my book from B&N (I had to order it and it just arrived). Anyway, I've read through ch. 5 (Schema). Most of what everything DMiller says I know can be adapted for 3rd grade. I guess...
Board: Sunflower Room 06-23-2006, 10:39 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By Jen L

I just though of the song "Ain't No Mountain High Enough". I teach 3rd and thought it would be a good BOD song.
Board: ARCHIVE 06-23-2006, 06:35 AM
Replies: 12
Posted By Jen L
mini-lessons and cart of 10 drawers

My district gives us a lang. arts action plan with all of our objectives. The idea is that they would like us to follow it so if kids move from one school to another, they are still on the same page...
Board: ARCHIVE 06-22-2006, 07:57 PM
Replies: 50
Posted By Jen L
more ideas

This is great! I, too, start with the read aloud How To Be Cool in 3rd Grade. My kids love it. I also read Chrysanthemum and we do a name art project. We talk about how we each contribute equally...

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