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Posts Made By: kelbel
Board: Second Grade 10-31-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 1
Posted By kelbel
Run AWAY from Engage NY Math

We are using this program and it is the WORST! I am frustrated on a daily basis and so are my students. See my post in the 2nd grade Room....more comments there from others.
Board: Second Grade 10-04-2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By kelbel
Engage NY Math ... Anyone?

We are EXTREMELY struggling with these Math Modules. Our district has blindly adopted them and we are in a world of hurt. Anyone else in the same sinking ship that I am?

Help and guidance is...
Board: Second Grade 02-15-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 1
Posted By kelbel
Math Tool Kit by Ky Davis

Does anyone currently use this math approach/book with their students? If so, what are your thoughts and opinions?
Board: Second Grade 10-04-2011, 01:21 PM
Replies: 1
Posted By kelbel
November Writing Ideas

I am looking for writing projects for the month of November.

I do Turkey in Disguise, but want/need more ideas.

If anyone knows of a good website that has these kinds of ideas, please share!...
Board: Daily 5 09-30-2011, 02:29 PM
Replies: 0
Posted By kelbel
Need Lesson Idea for Blend Sounds Stretch and Reread

Looking for ideas on how to teach this...any good books or activities?

Your help is appreciated!!!!!
Thank you in advance.
Board: Second Grade 09-18-2011, 10:25 AM
Replies: 3
Posted By kelbel
Words Their Way ?

I have been looking at WTW and was wondering what activities it involves. It is strictly word sorts or are there other components of the program?

What do the kids do on a daily basis? Are there...
Board: Second Grade 09-05-2011, 06:01 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By kelbel
Showerboard - Whiteboards

I buy a big sheet of shower board from Lowe's or Home Depot. Then cut it into about 12x12 squares for each student. Usually if they know your are a teacher, they will cut it for free at Lowes.... ...
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 08-10-2011, 12:49 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By kelbel
Words Their Way or Sitton Spelling?

I am not very familiar with WTW, however had seen many posts on PT and have been reading about it online. My district currently does Sitton Spelling....I haven't been real impressed with this...
Board: Daily 5 08-05-2011, 06:49 AM
Replies: 21
Posted By kelbel

Yes, the tray drawers remove after a little modification. When you buy them they have two plastic tabs on the back of the drawer that stops them from coming out. I simply cut them off with a pair...
Board: Daily 5 08-05-2011, 06:46 AM
Replies: 21
Posted By kelbel

The only thing "Vanna" does is flip the card and then tell the student what tray to get (most students know where it is at after a few a bit anyway) EI. Tray C

The student who made the choice...
Board: Daily 5 08-05-2011, 06:42 AM
Replies: 21
Posted By kelbel

I know it is expensive...if I remember correctly, I found a website that offered it much cheaper than most places (I wish I could remember the site)....anyhow, this was my birthday gift one year.
Board: Daily 5 08-04-2011, 05:22 PM
Replies: 21
Posted By kelbel
Status Board

When the students are checking in and telling me what they want to do, they use this board to know what is available to do. I have one of my "helpers" be the Vanna White and turn the card that...
Board: Daily 5 08-04-2011, 05:11 PM
Replies: 21
Posted By kelbel
3,033 books

As one of our end of the year things the kids wanted to count the books in the classroom...and we counted 3, 033 books! And I bought some more this summer...I have a serious addiction to children's...
Board: Daily 5 08-04-2011, 05:09 PM
Replies: 21
Posted By kelbel

This will the the third year for our building to be open. We have a total of 7 elementary buildings.
Board: Daily 5 08-04-2011, 05:07 PM
Replies: 21
Posted By kelbel

I teach second grade. This is going to be my ninth year of teaching and will be my fourth using D5 and CAFE. Love both of them.
Board: Daily 5 08-04-2011, 05:06 PM
Replies: 21
Posted By kelbel

My easel is a Premium Royal Inspiration Station by Copernicus. I am not sure which website I bought it off of it has been several years ago.
Board: Daily 5 08-04-2011, 10:53 AM
Replies: 21
Posted By kelbel
Daily 5 - My Classroom Pictures

Here is a link to my classroom pictures. I have been working on it for the start of school in late August....Thought I would share since I have gotten so many great ideas from the great teachers...
Board: Daily 5 07-29-2011, 06:08 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By kelbel
2 inch

I started out using a 1 inch my first year of doing the CAFE, then moved to a 1.5 inch my second year. This year I am using a 2 inch binder. I keep my reading, writing and math notes all in one -...
Board: Daily 5 07-28-2011, 08:22 AM
Replies: 2
Posted By kelbel
Show her the proof

I don't know how your school does testing...however, we do STAR testing 4 times a year. My class increased 2 grade levels from the beginning of the year to the end. The average of the class came in...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 07-24-2011, 11:16 AM
Replies: 16
Posted By kelbel
Prayers on the way

You and your mom will be in my daily prayers.

Sending positive thoughts and hopes your way. Keep us posted. ((Hugs))
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 07-23-2011, 08:13 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By kelbel
Transitioning from Grades to Standards Based - HELP!

This will be our districts first year of doing a Standards Based Report Card to parents. We are no longer using grades of any kind. While I am excited for the switch, I think it is long overdue!
Board: Daily 5 07-22-2011, 09:26 AM
Replies: 5
Posted By kelbel
I do this...

Not sure if you are using book boxes with your students or not....

Each of my students have there own book box (from RGS) and I put a label Mon.-Thurs. on each one. The day they have on their box...
Board: Daily 5 07-19-2011, 08:07 AM
Replies: 19
Posted By kelbel

Take the plunge...I went the cheap route my first year with book boxes (waste of money). Many of those broke the first week or so using them - now they are gone. I bought my boxes from RGS three...
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 07-18-2011, 01:25 PM
Replies: 41
Posted By kelbel
Second without a doubt!

Students are much more independent than first graders, still love to "impress" the teacher and love school! I am bias though, I am a second grade teacher.
Board: Forget-me-not Room 07-18-2011, 01:23 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By kelbel

I have the second grade one and was not impressed with it at all. Some of the lessons are just not good. I felt it started out without building a lot of background. Like jumping right into...

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