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Posts Made By: Soph'sMom
Board: First Grade 07-19-2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 1
Posted By Soph'sMom
Sports Ideas

I have the same theme this year at my school. I am doing a clip chart and I am going to change the titles to things like "Ready to Play" (instead of Ready to Learn), "First Base", "Second Base",...
Board: First Grade 07-08-2013, 12:51 PM
Replies: 11
Posted By Soph'sMom
Word wall

You can put letters on the cabinets and make it your word wall to brighten it up. : )
Board: First Grade 07-08-2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By Soph'sMom
Book Baskets and Labels

Where have you bought your book baskets? I need a ton for my library next year and have a limited budget. I checked out the Dollar Tree but I didn't know if there are any other good deals elsewhere....
Board: First Grade 07-04-2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 18
Posted By Soph'sMom

Thanks for all of the suggestions! I am going shopping on Saturday and have some great ideas now!
Board: First Grade 07-03-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 18
Posted By Soph'sMom
Inexpensive library chair ideas and suggestions

Hi everyone! I co-taught last year and used my co-teachers foldable chairs in our library. This year I am on my own and am looking for something to put in the classroom library that the students can...
Board: First Grade 06-30-2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By Soph'sMom
How do you do centers for Reader's Workshop?

I'm thinking about reworking my centers for next year. I use to do 10 centers where the students rotate through 2 a day for 15 min. each, but it's a lot to keep up with. I have to follow a Reader's...
Board: First Grade 06-29-2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 18
Posted By Soph'sMom
Must Use Workshop Model- Tweaking Suggestions

In my county I HAVE to use the workshop model for the 60 minute reading block. 30 minutes beforehand are for skills and then 60 minutes must consist of an Opening (10-15min), Work Time/Guided Reading...
Board: First Grade 06-28-2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 18
Posted By Soph'sMom
More Questions

So in Daily 5 students pick where they want to go? Or do you have time rotations where they can pick but when you switch Reading groups they switch to a new spot? Is that a bit chaotic? What if they...
Board: First Grade 06-27-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By Soph'sMom

Yes create a portfolio! It gives you an edge that just might make the difference to getting hired over someone else. I just interviewed to transfer to a new school and I wasn't specifically asked to...
Board: First Grade 12-13-2012, 01:34 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By Soph'sMom
Am I nit-picky? Help!!

I have taught 6 years, but I have been teaching 1st grade for only 2 years now and am struggling with if I am being overly nit-picky? My personality likes a LOT of structure. I have 3 sets of...
Board: First Grade 07-14-2012, 07:36 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By Soph'sMom
What reward system works good for you if any?

I teach 1st grade and really struggle with a reward system. Last year I used a chart where the students start in the middle and can move their clip up or down (for positive and negative consequences)...
Board: First Grade 11-13-2011, 06:11 PM
Replies: 17
Posted By Soph'sMom
I have been trying to prioritize better about...

I have been trying to prioritize better about what absolutely has to be done instead of what I would like to get done. I do think that will help. If all I had to do is plan lessons I would be good...
Board: First Grade 11-13-2011, 05:35 PM
Replies: 17
Posted By Soph'sMom
Trying to leave at 4:30 and just say "oh well!"

This is my 5th year teaching, but my first as a working mom and first year in 1st. I started the year going 100 miles a minute but now I am already burnt out and exhausted and it is only the 2nd 9...
Board: First Grade 10-05-2011, 04:37 PM
Replies: 22
Posted By Soph'sMom
What time do you leave school?

This is my 5th year teaching, but my 1st year teaching 1st grade. I also stayed home for a year with my daughter and trying to balance it all as a working Mom this year is really tough! I have been...
Board: First Grade 09-25-2011, 03:51 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By Soph'sMom
Excessive warnings. Too strict giving just a group warning?

This is my first year in first, but my 5 th year teaching. Because the students are so young I started out the year giving students 1 specific warning/redirection along with proximity, praising...
Board: First Grade 08-20-2011, 06:06 PM
Replies: 10
Posted By Soph'sMom
Do I need to be over the top in first?

I am new to 1st grade and am naturally a low-key, calm, sweet person with my students but I know 1st graders need lots of excitement. Do I need to plan to be over the top all the time with the...

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