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Posts Made By: Idea Hungry
Board: The VENT 09-11-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Idea Hungry
yep

My husband retired after 30 years because he couldn't stand compromising good teaching for the craziness we were headed toward, NCLB & standards, etc. It's been almost 10 years and he LOVES being...
Board: Fourth Grade 09-01-2012, 03:04 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Idea Hungry
google works

Yep, I just googled additional spelling lists Houghton Mifflin. It works!
Board: Fourth Grade 09-01-2012, 03:01 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Idea Hungry
hm

If you use HM reading, their website has additional spelling words listed by story, along with the spelling rule, and organizes them according to easy, average, and challenge. I try to match up the...
Board: Fourth Grade 10-09-2011, 04:15 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By Idea Hungry
39 Clues

After I read 39 Clues, to introduce the Mystery Genre, my students couldn't wait to check out the other books in the series from the library!
Board: Fourth Grade 10-09-2011, 04:06 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By Idea Hungry
3rd grade

Isn't that a 3rd grade story?
Board: Fourth Grade 08-11-2011, 03:43 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Idea Hungry
Columbia State Park

Columbia State Park on 49 is a terrific little gold rush town! People are dressed in character, you can pan for gold, take a wagon ride, tour the whole town! Don't miss the schoolhouse with the 3...
Board: Fourth Grade 01-06-2011, 04:13 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Idea Hungry
Thanks

These are amazing! I have a smartboard but have been attached to my overhead. This year I finally started downloading some of the practice book pages in PDF but I'd really like to know how to put...
Board: Fourth Grade 12-06-2010, 08:05 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By Idea Hungry
task cards

Amazing! Thank you!
Board: Fourth Grade 11-06-2010, 12:18 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By Idea Hungry
Explorer Unit (Game directions)

I LOVE teaching this unit. I will try to remember the basics.
1. I put up a world map that has a voyage route marked from Portugal, around the world, and back to Portugal. Stick about 6-8...
Board: Fourth Grade 10-24-2010, 06:04 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By Idea Hungry
handbells

I had a 3/4 combo last year. I love Christmas but I do not like performances. I needed to think of something that I would enjoy doing as well as the kids. So, I borrowed a class set of handbells...
Board: Fourth Grade 10-10-2010, 05:34 AM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By Idea Hungry
google images

We've been working on ecosystems, so I googled images for producers, consumers, and decomposers. then I put them into a power point for a fun review. It works nicely on a smart board. I did the...
Board: Fourth Grade 09-04-2010, 07:44 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Idea Hungry
Class, Yes

My class is also having a hard time quieting down. In the past, I have been very successful using the power teaching technique of "Class, yes". It is a FAST way to get them all quiet so that I can...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 09-04-2010, 07:13 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Idea Hungry
Thanks!

Too funny!! Thanks for my first laugh of the morning!
Board: Fourth Grade 09-01-2010, 08:24 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By Idea Hungry
bins

After we go over homework, we pass plastic bins (dishpan size) to collect homework. (One for each row so it goes quickly) Then each student is assured that all of his/her papers made it into the...
Board: Fourth Grade 09-01-2010, 08:12 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Idea Hungry
Bing, Bang, Bongo

If your students haven't had any explicit teaching about an essay, I like using "Bing, Bang, Bongo." Really simple and memorable.

Thankfully all of my 4th graders had practice with the program...
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 09-01-2010, 08:03 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Idea Hungry
Overheads rock!

Shhhhhh. Don't tell anyone but I have a smart board and often prefer to use my overhead! I am right handed so I like to stand to the left of the overhead, facing the classroom. Sometimes I sit on...
Board: Fourth Grade 08-29-2010, 05:06 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By Idea Hungry
Thanks!

I don't know why I spent so much time searching. I tend to forget to ask for help. Thank you SOOOO much!!!!
Board: Fourth Grade 08-29-2010, 03:32 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By Idea Hungry
Task cards for kinds of sentences? Where?

I give! This will teach me to remember to bookmark posts! I'm pretty sure someone posted some task cards for types of sentences. I don't know on which board it was posted. Does anyone remember...
Board: Fourth Grade 08-29-2010, 02:37 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By Idea Hungry
spiral science notebooks

I'm not sure what the official "interactive" notebooks are, but I can share what I use and how I use mine. The kids love writing in their science notebooks, and by the end of the year they have all...
Board: BusyBoard 08-12-2010, 09:49 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By Idea Hungry
Nice

Beautiful job on your room! Thanks for sharing your photos. I love M.W.Smith's song too!
Board: Fourth Grade 07-26-2010, 08:35 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By Idea Hungry
narrow it down

what reading curriculum does your district use?
Board: Fourth Grade 07-24-2010, 01:57 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Idea Hungry
spelling

If I didn't have a canned program I would be utilizing many ideas from "Words Their Way." I still use their pretest at the beginning of the year to see which kids would benefit from challenge words...
Board: Fourth Grade 07-24-2010, 01:53 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By Idea Hungry
3/4 combo

You are just teaching reading? What will you have the rest of the time?

I did a 3/4 combo last year. Honestly, it took quite awhile to get a rhythm and figure out what I could do together and...
Board: ARCHIVE 07-22-2010, 09:32 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By Idea Hungry
Book Boxes are worth it!

If you can find the space, they are well worth it! I used student book boxes, the brightly colored plastic ones from RGStuff, for the first time last year. I was thrilled that it totally eliminated...
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 07-12-2010, 08:38 PM
Replies: 70
 
Posted By Idea Hungry
SRA Real Math

We used Everyday Math for years and were ready for a change. Recently changed to SRA Real Math. There are things I like about it, but it is riddled with mistakes. The proofreaders did not do their...



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