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Posts Made By: stretchberry
Board: Second Grade 08-10-2012, 04:26 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By stretchberry
Congratulations on a great first day....

Congratulations on a great first day. <!--schoolhouse--> I'm always relieved to have that day done.

Unfortunately, she's probably used to negative feedback and consequences. You're right; she's...
Board: First Grade 08-10-2012, 04:08 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By stretchberry
Another idea...Instead of focusing on one or two...

Another idea...Instead of focusing on one or two books, I like to do an author study right away.

Fiction: Helen Lester or Kevin Henkes
Nonfiction: Gail Gibbons or Steve Jenkins

With an author...
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 07-30-2012, 04:56 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By stretchberry
I found the same Class-Yes, Mirror, etc. posters...

I found the same Class-Yes, Mirror, etc. posters and plan to use those too. Your SIW looks great. I need to get started on my WBT stuff.
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 07-29-2012, 06:15 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By stretchberry
I've used the service for a couple of years and...

I've used the service for a couple of years and had great luck with them. The books are almost always in excellent condition. If you don't have books to swap, you can also buy credits--which I find...
Board: Second Grade 07-20-2012, 03:24 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By stretchberry
I don't have mine at home, but have you seen...

I don't have mine at home, but have you seen these?

Mandy Gregory
http://www.tips-for-teachers.com/back%20to%20school.htm#Lesson%20Plans

http://www.teachingheart.net/firstdaylessons.html
...
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 06-20-2012, 10:50 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By stretchberry
Amber Was Brave, Essie Was Smart by Vera B....

Amber Was Brave, Essie Was Smart by Vera B. Williams

Mama Loves Me from Away by Pat Brisson

Thank You, Mr. Falker and My Rotten Red-Headed Older Brother by Patricia Polacco

Amazing Grace by...
Board: BusyBoard 06-15-2012, 04:43 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By stretchberry
Opening Minds by Peter Johnston

I want to read this one.

Opening Minds: Using Language to Change Lives by Peter H. Johnston
(K-12)

Sometimes a single word changes everything. In his groundbreaking book, Choice Words, Peter...
Board: Second Grade 06-09-2012, 04:57 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By stretchberry
10 minutes is so short--hardly time to read a...

10 minutes is so short--hardly time to read a book.

I got this idea from Jennifer Jacobson (author of the fabulous book No More "I'm Done!"...
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 06-07-2012, 06:24 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By stretchberry
I use group seating; mainly for the space...

I use group seating; mainly for the space advantages. Here are some strategies I use.

I use desktop mini-offices...
Board: Second Grade 11-19-2011, 05:36 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By stretchberry
Horrible Harry and the Christmas Surprise by Suzy...

Horrible Harry and the Christmas Surprise by Suzy Kline
Discussion Guide at Scholastic (http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plan/horrible-harry-and-christmas-surprise-discussion-guide)
or...
Board: BusyBoard 10-15-2011, 03:00 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By stretchberry
Why was "battle" acceptable, but not "war"?...

Why was "battle" acceptable, but not "war"? (seems silly)

I like Ultimate Book Challenge and Reading Olympics.

How about a take-off on the current reality show competitions?

The Real Readers...
Board: Second Grade 10-02-2011, 03:46 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By stretchberry
In other words, meet this child where he's...

In other words, meet this child where he's currently performing. (It usually helps me to put a more positive spin on it.) ;)

I agree with Talbot & funteach. Let him draw first. You write a...
Board: BusyBoard 08-24-2011, 02:12 AM
Replies: 21
 
Posted By stretchberry
Raw numbers are practically meaningless. Cost of...

Raw numbers are practically meaningless. Cost of living must be taken into account. That's what makes the OP's chart meaningful.
...
Board: Second Grade 08-23-2011, 04:21 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By stretchberry
Roller Coaster by Marla Frazee Owl Moon by...

Roller Coaster by Marla Frazee
Owl Moon by Cynthia Rylant
Shortcut by Donald Crews
The Paperboy by Dav Pilkey
Fireflies by Julie Brinckloe
Night Tree by Eve Bunting
Knuffle Bunny by Mo...
Board: Second Grade 08-16-2011, 03:53 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By stretchberry
I love Fireflies (Brinkloe) and Roller Coaster...

I love Fireflies (Brinkloe) and Roller Coaster (Frazee) for teaching small moment stories/ideas.

Yo! Yes? (Raschka) for conventions.

Voice: Anything by Mo Willems

Organization: Alexander and...
Board: Third Grade 08-14-2011, 06:45 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By stretchberry
I agree with mrteacher. Visualize your perfect...

I agree with mrteacher. Visualize your perfect end of the day. Decide exactly who will do what and when. (Divide students into groups.) Then teach the students to do it. Practice it before the end of...
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 08-13-2011, 11:19 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By stretchberry
Is it this one? Please Play Safe! Penguin's...

Is it this one?

Please Play Safe! Penguin's Guide To Playground Safety

http://www.amazon.com/Please-Penguins-Guide-Playground-Safety/dp/0439528321
Board: Second Grade 08-13-2011, 04:41 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By stretchberry
I have that book too. I think it doesn't focus on...

I have that book too. I think it doesn't focus on teaching routines enough for second-graders (maybe for any grade). I like the UoS and No More "I'm Done"...
Board: BusyBoard 08-12-2011, 01:30 PM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By stretchberry
Put a note on the flyers when you send them home...

Put a note on the flyers when you send them home that orders will be canceled and returned (or delayed until the next month) if the class total does not meet the minimum requirement. Maybe parents...
Board: BusyBoard 08-12-2011, 06:46 AM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By stretchberry
They still offer "Free UPS" shipping with a...

They still offer "Free UPS" shipping with a (combined) catalog order of at least $20.
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 08-12-2011, 06:17 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By stretchberry
The new, reformatted plans seem to have been...

The new, reformatted plans seem to have been removed from PT. I guess the editors thought there could be a copyright issue.
Board: Second Grade 08-10-2011, 05:48 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By stretchberry
We'll decorate but not laminate. (I'm not sure...

We'll decorate but not laminate. (I'm not sure how it could be laminated.)
Board: Second Grade 08-10-2011, 06:53 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By stretchberry
For the past few years, I have used the Calkins...

For the past few years, I have used the Calkins two-pocket folder system as donna described. I put a two pocket divider in the middle for ideas and other writing helps/tools.

That system works...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 08-07-2011, 07:05 PM
Replies: 51
 
Posted By stretchberry
I was not raised in a Christian home and was...

I was not raised in a Christian home and was agnostic as a young adult. After studying the bible and apologetics, I came to believe deeply.

A previous poster recommended Strobel's book, The Case...
Board: Third Grade 08-07-2011, 09:15 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By stretchberry
"L8 4 School" posted some really cute ones with...

"L8 4 School" posted some really cute ones with pictures on the thread below. I don't know how many there are, but it's a bunch.

http://www.proteacher.net/discussions/showthread.php?t=354649
...



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