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Posts Made By: applex63
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 10-03-2011, 05:51 PM
Replies: 26
Posted By applex63

Just came across your post regarding the casefiles. I'm looking for something to spice up my Storytown lessons. Would you post an example? Thank you for sharing your ideas.:)
Board: Gifted Education 05-26-2011, 08:13 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By applex63
Help!Can't figure out the theory behind this!

A friend came to me with a "puzzle" her college professor gave the class. Can't figure out why this works, but it does. When we tried to figure it out according to probability theories, the...
Board: ARCHIVE 08-19-2009, 06:40 PM
Replies: 64
Posted By applex63

Beautiful room! Very inviting and SO organized! Love it!:)
I'd like to buy the chair book holders (?) but would like to know how they are working out before spending the money for 21 of them.

Board: ARCHIVE 08-17-2009, 07:32 PM
Replies: 11
Posted By applex63
Mnemonic for Continents

I made up a mnemonic for learning the continents and the oceans several years ago. (I think one of my colleagues posted it on PT at one time.)

The students and I play a little game in that I...
Board: ARCHIVE 08-17-2009, 06:57 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By applex63
Read aloud

On the first day I like to read one of the stort stories from Sideways Stories from Wayside Schools called Mrs. Gorf. Mrs. Gorf is a mean teacher who changes all her students into apples. In the...
Board: ARCHIVE 08-12-2009, 07:35 AM
Replies: 3
Posted By applex63
Worth it!

Yes, in my opinion as a 3rd grade teacher for 11 years, I definitely think it's worth the money! I bought the posters, too,( although they are only printed on thin paper, not posterboard--I mounted...
Board: Writing & Language Arts 08-11-2009, 06:19 PM
Replies: 11
Posted By applex63
Love this writing program!

Check out --Developed by Barbara Miraconda, author of The Most Wonderful Writing Lessons Ever. After attending her workshop, I bought the narrative writing resource...
Board: ARCHIVE 08-11-2009, 05:23 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By applex63
I agree--EM is surely lacking in basic facts...

I agree--EM is surely lacking in basic facts practice, so I also supplement a lot--especially with multiplication. We do "Multiplying for Ice Cream" skill drills---a great motivator!

The math...
Board: ARCHIVE 08-10-2009, 04:46 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By applex63
Staples deals!

I had a Staples bargain even better than that! Staples has had $.01 sales on various items recently---and they allow teachers to exceed the limit and purchase up to 25 items at the sale price!
Board: ARCHIVE 08-10-2009, 08:46 AM
Replies: 3
Posted By applex63
Empowering Writers

Does anyone use this method of teaching writing? It was developed by Barbara Miraconda, author of The Most Wonderful Writing Lessons Ever" and Dea Auray, her business partner.(and they ARE the most...
Board: ARCHIVE 08-10-2009, 08:27 AM
Replies: 5
Posted By applex63
Getting acquainted with the classroom

In addition to teaching procedures right from the get-go, I also have them scout the classroom by using their "telescopes" (can use paper towel rolls or just their two hands formed into a...
Board: ARCHIVE 01-10-2009, 12:52 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By applex63
Summer Programs

Thanks for taking your time to offer the great ideas! :) The computer teachers are doing the technology programs, but the bookmaking or rain forest themes sound like something I could plan.
Board: ARCHIVE 01-07-2009, 05:50 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By applex63
Other (n/a) Creative Ideas for a Summer Program

Our district allows the teachers to design their own summer course program. We have to submit a detailed proposal, including a course description, the cost, hours, class size, etc., but we have quite...
Board: ARCHIVE 11-13-2008, 03:45 PM
Replies: 0
Posted By applex63
Language Arts Blowing Away the State Writing Assessment

Has anyone used this program designed by Jane B. Kiester? Would it be appropriate for third grade level or is it for the upper grades? Thanks in advance for any info:)
Board: ARCHIVE 10-03-2008, 02:07 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By applex63
Your mnemonic is better!

Sharon 77: I like your dessert/desert mnemonic better than mine--easier to remember. Thanks
PS-- but I still want two dessertsLOL
Board: ARCHIVE 09-29-2008, 11:48 AM
Replies: 4
Posted By applex63
I use mnemonics for some spelling: dessert has...

I use mnemonics for some spelling:
dessert has 2 s's----because I want two desserts!
friend: I'll be your friend to the end
hear: you hear with your ear
where: Where is it, here or there?

Board: ARCHIVE 09-27-2008, 08:28 PM
Replies: 32
Posted By applex63
Read Aloud

My students have enjoyed many of the stories mentioned by the other pts, but the book I always start with on the first day of school is the first chapter/story in Sideways Stories from Wayside...
Board: Carnation Room 07-21-2008, 09:32 PM
Replies: 31
Posted By applex63
teaching poetry in 3rd grade

:s) 11th year with 3rd grade. I love teaching poetry! Looking forward to sharing ideas, poems, etc. with others. I'm new to PT and so grateful to now be part of this exceptional site! :p
Board: old Newbies 07-21-2008, 09:22 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By applex63
Re: enhanced edit

Hi! I'm new to PT and I've been bouncing around to all the boards, learning so much from everyone! I love it!
I found that you can get the same task bar as Microsoft Word (fonts, color, bold,...
Board: old Newbies 07-09-2008, 06:28 AM
Replies: 2
Posted By applex63
practicing with enhanced edit

Learning my way around the PT community:) Love it so far!
Board: ARCHIVE 07-08-2008, 01:46 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By applex63
great writing lessons

In my 11 years of teaching third grade writing, I've never read a book that has helped me more than The Most Wonderful Writing Lessons Ever
by Barbara Mariconda. I've used many of the lessons she...
Board: ARCHIVE 07-07-2008, 09:56 PM
Replies: 12
Posted By applex63
your wonderful website

Wow! What a fabulous website you created!! Did you use an online company to set it up?

The EM links are awesome too--the parents (and students) must love it!
Board: old Newbies 07-06-2008, 08:12 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By applex63
Learning about Proteacher

So much to learn , too little time.
Board: old Newbies 07-06-2008, 08:10 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By applex63
New to Proteacher

This site was recommended by a good friend--thanks, friend!
Board: Social Studies 07-06-2008, 06:15 PM
Replies: 14
Posted By applex63
Oceans and Apples

Hi Beachmom! Applex63 (exit 63) here! Re: our "I Ate Apple Pie" memory trick for the oceans--- I also read in Scholastic News magazine recently that some educators (but not all) consider the...

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