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Posts Made By: melody7844
Board: Fourth Grade 02-15-2012, 07:44 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By melody7844
classroom account?

What do you mean by classroom account? Do you mean you set up an account and everyone gets on it - what a smart idea! My downtown people told me I couldn't create kid accounts because you had to be...
Board: Fourth Grade 02-09-2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By melody7844
Reading Marathon??

Hey all,
I am planning on doing a "reading marathon" in my classroom. Currently planning on doing a PJ day, push the desks aside and get comfortable - so kids can bring pillows, healthy snacks,...
Board: Fourth Grade 11-26-2011, 09:28 AM
Replies: 0
 
Posted By melody7844
Electricity and Atoms

Hello,
I've been searching for some electricity resources because we're about to do our districts science performance assessment and then an electricity unit. Does anyone know where I can find a...
Board: Fourth Grade 08-03-2011, 06:15 AM
Replies: 50
 
Posted By melody7844
I'm in Kansas in an urban town and I'm interested...

I'm in Kansas in an urban town and I'm interested :-)
Board: Fourth Grade 05-28-2011, 05:53 AM
Replies: 0
 
Posted By melody7844
Character Edc

Does anyone know any good programs or books for Character Education? I want to practice on my class next year because I know in 2 years that class is going to need some SERIOUS help getting along. ...
Board: Bulletin Boards & Classroom Themes 05-28-2011, 05:15 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By melody7844
Be fore warned that the first year you probably...

Be fore warned that the first year you probably won't fit everything in. I still rarely get my lessons done in 60 minutes - I typically use 1 1/2 hours. If I remember correctly, the EM program is...
Board: Fourth Grade 04-30-2011, 10:49 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By melody7844
State Postcard Project

This is my first year doing a state project. We were involved in a state postcard exchange. So now that it's the end of the year I have passed out a postcard to each person and they are to research...
Board: Fourth Grade 03-06-2011, 07:55 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By melody7844
Dance party in the hall...

Next week at the end of Math state assessments our younger buddies are giving us a root beer float party. Our school is small and we only have 2 classes per grade level and the lower level kids...
Board: Fourth Grade 02-09-2011, 05:30 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By melody7844
I don't do reader's workshop but here are my...

I don't do reader's workshop but here are my classes favorites this year:

Skeleton creek (it's 'scarey' and involves realistic videos to go with it. The first year it was read (before the older...
Board: Fourth Grade 02-09-2011, 05:22 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By melody7844
I agree with most of what everyone else said. ...

I agree with most of what everyone else said. The first year will SUCK. You have to make TONS of stuff (the math games), the parents won't understand it, they WILL mess their kids up by confusing...
Board: Fourth Grade 02-09-2011, 05:05 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By melody7844
We did a native american unit before Christmas. ...

We did a native american unit before Christmas. Since I live in Kansas we focused on the plains tribes and how they lived. I found a really good video on discoveryeducation.com to show that...
Board: Fourth Grade 02-06-2011, 07:46 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By melody7844
Not sure exactly what you have to work with, but...

Not sure exactly what you have to work with, but there is always ############.com where they can go to learn and play games (or do handwriting) on spelling or vocab words. If you have flip video...
Board: Fourth Grade 02-02-2011, 02:34 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By melody7844
have you ever taught partial quotients instead? ...

have you ever taught partial quotients instead? to me it makes way more sense and a lot of my lower math kids find it easier, especially those who can't multiply past 10. If they can times numbers...
Board: Fourth Grade 02-01-2011, 05:27 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By melody7844
Thanks!

Thanks everyone. I appreciate the ideas!
Board: Fourth Grade 01-28-2011, 08:38 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By melody7844
Teaching Black History Month through books?

Hello,
Does anyone have any good picture books or novels which I could use to help me teach black history month? I'd much rather read a good book than read a textbook or something boring. Plus I'd...
Board: Fourth Grade 11-17-2010, 08:31 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By melody7844
Isn't it fun?

I'm dealing with this problem right now. I personally told my parents that I love that parents can be helpful and be supportive for homework, but that they should not help a ton. I said this loud...
Board: Fourth Grade 11-16-2010, 06:28 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By melody7844
OK, we just started using this this year. We...

OK, we just started using this this year. We haven't used it for Math yet. But so far - I don't care much for it. Last year we did MAP testing for reading and it gave us SO much more data for...
Board: Fourth Grade 10-23-2010, 07:11 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By melody7844
I use AR to show me how much and how well the...

I use AR to show me how much and how well the kids are practicing their reading. I've tried to teach the kids (and the parents) that the more you practice the better you will become, but also let...
Board: Fourth Grade 10-22-2010, 05:28 PM
Replies: 0
 
Posted By melody7844
Four Blocks?

Does anyone use a four blocks type of system? The district has again reworked our "model" and it appears that we're going to a four blocks type of schedule. Of course there were some schools doing...
Board: Fourth Grade 09-24-2010, 07:52 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By melody7844
Book Buddies

Does anyone do this? I did it for the first time last year with a 1st grade teacher but we didn't really have anything special. We just got together and the kids read. I'd like to have more...
Board: Fourth Grade 09-19-2010, 07:58 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By melody7844
I too do a weekly newsletter (it's required at my...

I too do a weekly newsletter (it's required at my school). But, the 5th grade teacher across the hall does something that might be helpful to you. Each week the kids have to write a note addressed...
Board: Fourth Grade 09-19-2010, 07:56 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By melody7844
Penny's Mom

I'm interested in your phonics packet. I have LOTS of kids who have issues with phonics... would you share? :)
Board: Fourth Grade 09-13-2010, 05:11 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By melody7844
we don't have smartboards in every classroom...

we don't have smartboards in every classroom either, but if you can figure out how to "write" on the board in a legible way, then you can still use it to record... well I guess you could use it...
Board: Fourth Grade 09-12-2010, 12:07 PM
Replies: 0
 
Posted By melody7844
Native American Unit

Does anyone know of any great websites, resources, lesson plans about Native Americans? I'm just now getting ready to find stuff (even though I'm starting it tomorrow!) and thought my proteacher...
Board: Fourth Grade 09-12-2010, 12:05 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By melody7844
No they have not. Our 4th grade smart lessons...

No they have not. Our 4th grade smart lessons were redone over the summer because last year's were actually created by someone else outside of the district. They have this weird thing about...



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