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Board: First Grade 10-27-2011, 01:04 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By Ms. Cinnamon
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/ ...

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/

http://www.earobics.com/gamegoo/gooey.html
Board: First Grade 10-27-2011, 12:46 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By Ms. Cinnamon
I use the above sites too!

Here are a few more that may be helpful:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/storytime/ (free)

For a fee: Scholastic Bookflix which pairs fiction and nonfiction online books read aloud. There are...
Board: First Grade 10-26-2011, 07:12 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By Ms. Cinnamon
Would this work?

http://thirdgradethinkers8.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2011-06-20T03%3A50%3A00-07%3A00&max-results=7
(scroll down a bit) I saw this cute "whoo's ready" idea at the site above. Could be helpful...
Board: First Grade 10-26-2011, 07:04 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Ms. Cinnamon
This has worked well for us:

Our PTO is in charge of this project at our school. They send a new collection sheet home each month in our all-school newsletter (but students can always get extra sheets from the office if...
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 10-13-2011, 04:09 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Ms. Cinnamon
Thanks for the brainstorming, everyone. Its the...

Thanks for the brainstorming, everyone. Its the darndest thing - the child is doing really well (mom agrees) and I've even worked successfully with the family in prior years. I think my best bet is...
Board: First Grade 10-12-2011, 03:37 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Ms. Cinnamon
*Yes, using poetry for fluency is great! *You...

*Yes, using poetry for fluency is great!
*You could also play with some of the You Read to Me, I'll Read to You books for shared readings. Don't forget using Big Books for shared reading practice...
Board: First Grade 10-12-2011, 03:21 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Ms. Cinnamon
PUKO - what a neat idea. :) I do something...

PUKO - what a neat idea. :) I do something similar but spread it out over the year and we make one each Friday for our "child of the week." We read The Important Book and then fill in the blank:...
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 10-12-2011, 03:10 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Ms. Cinnamon
You could try this

http://www.originsonline.org/rc_index.php

Look under the "teaching ideas" tab - they have a TON of games/activities listed.
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 10-11-2011, 05:57 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Ms. Cinnamon
All day visits??

I have a parent who wants to spend the entire day with her child (and apparently wants to make a habit of doing this). She has no interest in helping/volunteering and when I tried to get more...
Board: First Grade 10-11-2011, 05:35 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By Ms. Cinnamon
Any of these ideas helpful?

* You could just chat with her one morning... "I've noticed a change in (child's name) morning routine and was wondering if there was a problem I needed to know about??" If further prompted... "She...
Board: First Grade 10-04-2011, 03:13 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Ms. Cinnamon
Not sure what tripped you up, but ...

Try breaking your lesson up into smaller chunks - sometimes 10 or 15 minutes is all these little guys can give you at the beginning of the year. Then, switch gears. It can be the same lesson, but...
Board: First Grade 09-09-2011, 09:45 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By Ms. Cinnamon
http://firstgradebest.blogspot.com/2011/07/find-fr...

http://firstgradebest.blogspot.com/2011/07/find-friend.html

I found this really cute Find-a-Friend activity via Pinterest. It is from First Grade Best blogspot as a FREE printable. :) I used it...
Board: First Grade 09-09-2011, 09:38 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By Ms. Cinnamon
I've also found a noise-alert system more helpful...

I've also found a noise-alert system more helpful in the case of a child with autism vs. in cases of a behavioral choice... but could be helpful?

You may want to put some pressure on the...
Board: First Grade 09-09-2011, 09:18 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Ms. Cinnamon
I've used the family picture before too. :) I...

I've used the family picture before too. :) I have also found having a daily schedule for the child to keep right at their desk helps alleviate some of their anxiety... I give them a check list and...
Board: First Grade 09-09-2011, 09:05 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By Ms. Cinnamon
Like anabel12 said :)

*I really appreciate having parents come in and listen to children read (especially wonderful for your students who either don't get to read to anyone at home or simply would benefit from additional...
Board: First Grade 08-26-2011, 09:27 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By Ms. Cinnamon
I never rush my rule-making process.

We always build up to it with discussion about what we will do in first grade and what our goals/hopes for the year are. Then, we think about: If we are going to do these activities this year or...
Board: First Grade 08-26-2011, 09:13 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Ms. Cinnamon
Any of the above are great suggestions!

I've also had a book "auction" with my personal books. Students draw a number and get to come up to the book bins in that order (usually I call a few numbers at a time) and pick one book out. I...
Board: First Grade 08-26-2011, 09:07 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By Ms. Cinnamon
I do something called "mystery bags". At Open...

I do something called "mystery bags". At Open House I hand out a simple (half-sheet) note attached to a small paper lunch sack. The note asks for students to bring one special item hidden inside. ...
Board: First Grade 08-25-2011, 07:04 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Ms. Cinnamon
Book suggestion: Classroom Spaces that Work by...

Book suggestion: Classroom Spaces that Work by Clayton

Also, are you on Pinterest.com yet? Its a very visual site, so I've found a lot of great ideas for classroom organization/set up. With 30...
Board: First Grade 08-25-2011, 06:51 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Ms. Cinnamon
agree

Yep... just give it time and keep your late afternoon activities light these first few days. I find science is a good fit for the end of the day - it is interesting enough to keep them engaged but...
Board: First Grade 08-23-2011, 08:45 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By Ms. Cinnamon
I've got monsters to put up on my door too. :) ...

I've got monsters to put up on my door too. :) I'm going with: "Wild About First Grade"
Board: First Grade 08-22-2011, 06:53 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Ms. Cinnamon
I found one sample from...

I found one sample from firstgradeblueskies.blogspot.com
She does a parent brochure if you scroll down on the page you'll find it.

I do several handouts at the beginning of the year - one is a...
Board: First Grade 08-22-2011, 06:34 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Ms. Cinnamon
Ohmigosh, THANK YOU!! That was super easy... I'm...

Ohmigosh, THANK YOU!! That was super easy... I'm totally shaking my head at myself right now. :D I really appreciate it.
Board: First Grade 08-22-2011, 03:12 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Ms. Cinnamon
Forgive me for asking what is probably a very...

Forgive me for asking what is probably a very silly and obvious question, but how do you print Google docs? I've seen so many great resources posted on blogs this way, but can't ever print them. Is...
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 08-21-2011, 08:22 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Ms. Cinnamon
Not exactly what you're looking for, but...

check out these links. They may be helpful?

http://###############.blogspot.com/2011/08/desk-fairy.html - click on the word "poster" to see how she created her own anchor chart.
...



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