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Posts Made By: jenteacher
Board: Sixth Grade 06-22-2012, 01:47 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By jenteacher
I have a list of 30 random questions on their...

I have a list of 30 random questions on their desks when they come in. I give them about 10 minutes to work on it and then we talk about the answers. (the questions are things like What is your...
Board: Sixth Grade 01-15-2012, 04:05 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By jenteacher
Class meetings

Do you have class meetings? We do these once a week on Fridays, and it is a way for the students and me to bring up concerns and then problem solve them together as a class. Usually this helps...
Board: Sixth Grade 12-30-2011, 02:10 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By jenteacher
I use a modified version I call the Daily 3. I...

I use a modified version I call the Daily 3. I started with Daily 5, but found it was really hard to have 6th graders read to someone and listen to reading (although when I did it I had the kids...
Board: Sixth Grade 12-11-2011, 04:58 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By jenteacher
I always go to the dollar store and get some...

I always go to the dollar store and get some things, get some candy, pop and wrap it all up. I also wrap up coupons like "Lunch with Mrs. L" "Free computer time" "donut breakfast with Mrs. L" "Free...
Board: Sixth Grade 12-04-2011, 03:21 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By jenteacher
Secret Santa

We do a secret santa for two weeks. The students write notes, give candy, make word searches, draw pictures etc. for their classmate. On the last day we do a holiday mug exchange with hot chocolate...
Board: Sixth Grade 09-12-2011, 06:10 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By jenteacher
I usually try to match my writing partners based...

I usually try to match my writing partners based on ability. I feel like it isn't fair for a strong writer to be partner with a weak writer-they don't get much out of the partnership. Matching them...
Board: Sixth Grade 08-08-2011, 08:52 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By jenteacher
Puzzle Pieces

I have a board that says "We All Fit Together!" I give each student a puzzle piece on the first day of school, and they take it home and decorate it. The next day we share and then put the puzzle...
Board: Sixth Grade 08-02-2011, 01:38 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By jenteacher
I have one student be the teacher's assistant for...

I have one student be the teacher's assistant for the entire week and they do all the jobs I may need help with. I like this system way better than when i used to have ten "jobs" that rotated on a...
Board: Sixth Grade 07-31-2011, 10:50 AM
Replies: 75
 
Posted By jenteacher
Great idea! I would love to see this board become...

Great idea! I would love to see this board become more active!

Years teaching: This will be my 10th.
Years teaching 6th: 9
Departmentalized or self-contained: Self-Contained, but will be...
Board: Sixth Grade 07-27-2011, 05:46 AM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By jenteacher
I always start with Wringer by Jerry...

I always start with Wringer by Jerry Spinelli-great book about bullying and being your own person!
Board: Sixth Grade 07-21-2011, 03:38 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By jenteacher
My whole class management system is a ping pong...

My whole class management system is a ping pong balls. I have a long tube. Every time the class gets a compliment, is working hard, doing what I've asked-I put in a ball. When the class is...
Board: Sixth Grade 07-19-2011, 05:22 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By jenteacher
First days

A few of my first day(s) activities:
1. Two Truths and a Lie
2. Find Someone Who board (Find someone who was born in NE, who went on vacation this summer etc.)
3. Top Ten-I ask them to write me a...
Board: Sixth Grade 07-05-2011, 01:57 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By jenteacher
Writer's Workshop

We use a writer's workshop model for writing. I start with a 10-15 minute lesson, 40 minutes of writing/conferencing time, and then we end with sharing time, either whole class or with writing...
Board: Sixth Grade 06-07-2011, 01:46 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By jenteacher
I think sixth graders respond much more to a...

I think sixth graders respond much more to a smile and a little humor than to an iron fist. I wouldn't be worried about my size.
Board: Sixth Grade 05-02-2011, 05:07 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By jenteacher
We do this every year. Write "We are a team" on...

We do this every year. Write "We are a team" on a big piece of butcher paper. Have everyone sign their name. Then rip it up into a ton of pieces. Give them some tape and tell them they need to put...
Board: Sixth Grade 04-16-2011, 10:10 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By jenteacher
We do this every year to tie into a round of...

We do this every year to tie into a round of mystery lit. circles. We set it up on a Friday after school and then the kids discover it on Monday morning. We use crime scene tape to mark off an area...
Board: Sixth Grade 11-07-2010, 04:33 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By jenteacher
Freak the Mighty Wringer/Loser/Crash/Stargirl...

Freak the Mighty
Wringer/Loser/Crash/Stargirl *All Jerry Spinelli
Tuck Everlasting
Board: Sixth Grade 11-07-2010, 04:30 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By jenteacher
"Indep. Study."

We have all of our kids chose a topic they are interested in for an "independent study." We have a 1/2 hour of intervention time daily, so this is what the kids work on if they are not in an...
Board: Sixth Grade 10-10-2010, 06:42 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By jenteacher
simple forms

I will try to upload mine tomorrow, but basically mine is a two page "reflection" sheet where the kids write their strengths in each subject area and areas to work on, a place to explain what they...
Board: Sixth Grade 08-09-2010, 05:24 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By jenteacher
I prefer self contained

I have done both departmentalized and self contained...and I LOVE being self contained. When we departmentalized for social studies and science, it was a big headache to figure out the schedule. ...
Board: Sixth Grade 07-25-2010, 05:22 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By jenteacher
My kids are expected to read every night. Other...

My kids are expected to read every night. Other than that, they may have homework if they don't finish an assignment in class, but I don't assign extra homework. I tell parents at the beginning of...
Board: Sixth Grade 07-23-2010, 11:34 AM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By jenteacher
I drink so much coffee at school that last year...

I drink so much coffee at school that last year the parents and students all chipped in at bought me my own coffee maker and coffee for the classroom. Coffee does not make me jittery or anxious.
Board: Sixth Grade 07-19-2010, 11:48 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By jenteacher
A few of my ideas...

Here are some of the things I do that first week...Would love to hear some new ones as well.

1. Snowball activity- Each person writes something on a piece of paper than they think no one knows...
Board: Sixth Grade 10-13-2009, 04:49 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By jenteacher
Create a comic strip over a part of your novel. ...

Create a comic strip over a part of your novel.
Write a series of e mails between characters.
Write a series of text messages between characters

I have a menu at school, I will look at that and...
Board: Sixth Grade 10-03-2009, 12:40 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By jenteacher
I am thinking lots of healthy snacks- make veggie...

I am thinking lots of healthy snacks- make veggie dips/ fruit dips, healthy sandwiches, english muffin pizza, cold salads, pudding snacks, etc...



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