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Posts Made By: HeatherJ
Board: First Grade 09-29-2016, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By HeatherJ
Tiny Town

Each year, my grade 1s create Tiny Town. The students use boxes, generally from home for their buildings. Shoe boxes, cereal, granoloa, etc They each decide what building they want to make, after...
Board: First Grade 09-02-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 83
 
Posted By HeatherJ
I have taught K - to adult ed and everything in...

I have taught K - to adult ed and everything in between. Grade 1 is my favourite because they are just s cute as kinders but can pee on their own. :-)
Board: Daily 5 07-27-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By HeatherJ
I went to Atlanta last year and really enjoyed...

I went to Atlanta last year and really enjoyed it. The weather was wet and cold, even by Canadian standards, but the two day conference was super!
Board: Educational Technology 07-22-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By HeatherJ
ipad audio file playback

I have this idea in my head and wonder if any of you tech savvy folks have tried something similar and have some pointers. I would like to record a sentence dictation as a short audio file and...
Board: First Grade 01-12-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By HeatherJ
We had a few surprises the first week of school...

We had a few surprises the first week of school but no more so far. February is traditionally a month of movement in our area. Last year it was June. I received three new students the month of...
Board: Canadian Teachers 01-12-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By HeatherJ
NS is similar, I would say. Term jobs out there...

NS is similar, I would say. Term jobs out there are open to any one, but subs in that school a lot usually land those, but as we saw recently, not always. Our long term subs have a status tier...
Board: First Grade 12-14-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By HeatherJ
I made a Christmas journal at a scrapbooking /...

I made a Christmas journal at a scrapbooking / rubber stamping weekend and we use that. Snowflake writes a note every day and the "Big Cheese" ( student of the day) writes a short note that day.

I...
Board: First Grade 09-29-2013, 05:57 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By HeatherJ
There a lot of free apps if you have access to an...

There a lot of free apps if you have access to an iPad or iPod, too. I am in the same boat this year. I just made a parking lot game for my three. Lines on a paper that look like angled parking on...
Board: Daily 5 09-29-2013, 05:44 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By HeatherJ
I am reading "A Bad case of the Stripes" by David...

I am reading "A Bad case of the Stripes" by David Shannon but also re-reading the passage in "Chrysanthemum" where she "wilted". We talked a lot about that book earlier in the year so I thought it...
Board: Daily 5 09-28-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By HeatherJ
What's your favourite CAFE strategy to introduce?

This is my first year doing CAFE and the kids are loving the idea of the CAFE board and going over them regularly.

I have someone coming in on Friday to watch the idea of CAFE and my monthly plan...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-23-2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By HeatherJ
One of my favourite places is Bryant Park. It...

One of my favourite places is Bryant Park. It will be in full swing when you are there - icce rink, vendors selling gifts. puppets, food etc. It is behind the Library, and a short walk from Times...
Board: Art Teachers 09-08-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By HeatherJ
We made ornaments for our outdoor Christmas tree...

We made ornaments for our outdoor Christmas tree at school one year. Yarn, glitter glue, puffy paint.
Board: Daily 5 08-21-2013, 03:49 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By HeatherJ
Thanks. Got it. I think I must have tried every...

Thanks. Got it. I think I must have tried every other combination but missed the "THE"
Board: Daily 5 08-20-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By HeatherJ
Official Sisters Facebook group?

I have just returned from the Atlanta workshop with the sisters and am so ready to get to school to get started with Daily 5 and CAFE. They mentioned there was a twitter and Facebook presence, but I...
Board: First Grade 08-12-2013, 04:57 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By HeatherJ
I do a quick running record. I have books I had...

I do a quick running record. I have books I had used in Reading Recovery when I taught that, and they have the 150 word cut off marked so they don't always read all the book to me, just what I need...
Board: BusyBoard 08-09-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By HeatherJ
If I remember correctly, our Fire Marshall at the...

If I remember correctly, our Fire Marshall at the time had issues with the class set of them. They would hinder egress (getting out) in an emergency I think he said because they were not...
Board: First Grade 08-08-2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By HeatherJ
I have found some book levels on the Level It app.

I have found some book levels on the Level It app.
Board: Daily 5 06-29-2013, 04:36 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By HeatherJ
ELAbean, what was your favourite thing to do in...

ELAbean, what was your favourite thing to do in Atlanta, after the conference?
Board: Daily 5 06-29-2013, 04:35 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By HeatherJ
Thanks for that tip, Charlotte!

Thanks for that tip, Charlotte!
Board: Daily 5 06-25-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By HeatherJ
Going to see the Sisters in Atlanta!

I am super excited! My board is allowing me to go to Atlanta this summer and submit most of the costs! That includes airfare from Canada so that is wonderful! Anyone else going? Who has been to...
Board: Canadian Teachers 06-16-2013, 04:43 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By HeatherJ
My students really enjoyed the one we were in a...

My students really enjoyed the one we were in a few years ago, but yes, it was very costly for me to mail 60 cards out. I live in Nova Scotia and would be interested in doing one again next year,...
Board: Canadian Teachers 03-17-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By HeatherJ
It's over now! I had a root canal, worked on...

It's over now! I had a root canal, worked on report cards and prepared my school's Accreditation presentation to the school board superintendent for the first day back. Other than that, I rested!! ...
Board: Canadian Teachers 03-10-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By HeatherJ
I didn't hear anything more. Did Flat Stanley...

I didn't hear anything more. Did Flat Stanley start his trip this year?
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 02-15-2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By HeatherJ
For word work, one of their options is to type...

For word work, one of their options is to type the week's word wall words in MS Word and print them. Many of them were great using a mouse on the pc but not actual typing and printing. This was a...
Board: BusyBoard 09-10-2012, 01:26 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By HeatherJ
Our DoE has exemplars and rubrics for all the...

Our DoE has exemplars and rubrics for all the provincial assessments, by grade level. That may help.

http://nswritingexemplars.ednet.ns.ca/exemplars.htm



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