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Posts Made By: mrsmoose
Board: Third Grade 08-01-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By mrsmoose
Thank you for all your suggestions. Approaching...

Thank you for all your suggestions. Approaching it as a team was what I was hoping for! Have a wonderful school year.
Board: Second Grade 07-29-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By mrsmoose
Thank you. Sadly we also have a 3/4 (8 third...

Thank you.
Sadly we also have a 3/4 (8 third graders and 18 fourth) so it's going to be an extra busy year.

I am probably going to be doing most lessons in a workshop model for both reading and...
Board: Third Grade 07-29-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By mrsmoose
2/3 Combination Class- suggestions please

I have taught 2 for 14 years and 3rd the last two. Next year will be 18 2nd graders and 8 third graders. What suggestions do you have for managing 2 sets of curriculum/routines when possible. Any...
Board: Second Grade 07-29-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By mrsmoose
2/3 Combination Class- suggestions please

I have taught 2 for 14 years and 3rd the last two. Next year will be 18 2nd graders and 8 third graders. What suggestions do you have for managing 2 sets of curriculum/routines when possible. Any...
Board: Third Grade 06-27-2017, 08:04 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By mrsmoose
Benchmark Advance

My district chose Benchmark Advance over National Geographic. Next year will be our 1st year to implement district wide. I was part of the pilot and found Benchmark to be a comprehensive balanced...
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 09-25-2016, 05:01 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By mrsmoose
I'll check out the websites. Thanks!

I'll check out the websites. Thanks!
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 09-01-2016, 07:41 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By mrsmoose
ELA Pilot- National Geographic & Benchmark

Our district will soon be piloting 2 Balanced Literacy Programs- National Geographic and Benchmarks. Does anyone have insights on either of these two? They look engaging and have many of the...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-18-2016, 04:31 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By mrsmoose
So many brands to try on this summer. Thanks...

So many brands to try on this summer. Thanks everyone.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-17-2016, 09:10 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By mrsmoose
Comfortable yet stylish shoe brand needed

I am in search of comfortable, stylish low heeled shoes. I've had little to no luck on my own and sadly wear sandals or flips flops with most everything. I need help. Is there a brand or style...
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 02-08-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 31
 
Posted By mrsmoose
Workshop model has given independence

Hello. I feel your pain. I too am in CA with 31 2nd graders.
Fortunately our school adopted using workshop models for reading, writing, and math a few years ago. It was quite a bit of work teaching...
Board: Second Grade 07-26-2012, 07:23 AM
Replies: 23
 
Posted By mrsmoose
I feel your pain

Hang in there. I feel your pain. I think that Kindergarten and 1st felt the increased sizes the most. Classroom management skills and flexibility were put to the test.
Quite a few opted for early...
Board: Second Grade 07-16-2012, 06:48 PM
Replies: 23
 
Posted By mrsmoose
CA class size

Wow...I'm envious at your smaller classes.
In CA we have 31 in our K-3 and 34 in grades 4-6.
Class size reduction left due to budget woes in the districts and the state.
Board: The VENT 10-10-2011, 05:55 PM
Replies: 56
 
Posted By mrsmoose
No more edible treats :)

Thank goodness my school stopped the treats this year. We were increased to between 31-34 students per class. Within the first 3 weeks of school the sugar-frosting- and class disruptions were just...
Board: Second Grade 08-21-2011, 06:06 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By mrsmoose
Beth Newingham's site has quite a few really nice...

Beth Newingham's site has quite a few really nice book bin labels with pictures. She can also be accessed through the scholastic.com site. They are found under the section where she discusses her...
Board: Daily 5 07-29-2011, 06:37 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By mrsmoose
Free Online Classroom Designer from Lakeshore

Hello.
Rather than dragging heavy furniture around over and over try the free online classroom design tool from Lakeshore Learning. The site is www.Lakeshorelearning.com. Go to the tab on the right...
Board: Second Grade 05-24-2011, 06:27 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By mrsmoose
Period

This year we had 2 3rd graders start menstral cycles! This was new for me. We too keep the supplies for them handy. I was their 2nd grade teacher and have a supply in my class when they need so they...
Board: Second Grade 04-18-2011, 07:07 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By mrsmoose
Kevin Henkes

Kevin Henkes books are endearing especially with their 6-8 year old problems/resolutions and cute mouse characters. Titles include Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, Chrysanthemum, Sheila Rae the Brave,...
Board: Second Grade 04-18-2011, 06:54 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By mrsmoose
Critical literacy program

Does anyone know of or use a critical literacy program in their balanced literacy? Our district gave some details regarding a "copyrighted program" but not much else. They want us to consider it for...
Board: Books, Guided Reading & Literature 04-18-2011, 06:35 PM
Replies: 0
 
Posted By mrsmoose
Critical Literacy "Curriculum"

Does anyone know of or use a critical literacy program in their balanced literacy? Our district gave some details regarding a "copyrighted program" but not much else. They want us to consider it for...
Board: Second Grade 04-14-2010, 09:34 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By mrsmoose
divion/multiplication as fact families

I tried something new this year...actually alot of new things.
After the multiplication chapter we moved into the division. When teaching subtraction we cross checked our problem with addition...by...
Board: Second Grade 04-13-2010, 06:31 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By mrsmoose
what series?

Hi.
I too am from CA.
Some of the issues you are mentioning sounds like a series issue. lack of vocab, hands-on intro lessons, and spiraled review of concepts to hopefully retain the hard earned...
Board: Second Grade 04-12-2010, 07:46 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By mrsmoose
repeated subtraction

I love hands on for division: counters, acting out,...but this year I'm adding a new strategy that really seems to work. We used a number line/hundreds chart to show repeated subtraction to find the...
Board: Second Grade 04-07-2010, 06:51 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By mrsmoose
More understandable

I try to help make children more understandable usually by helping them first with the pronunciation of their long and short vowels. (just small steps one vowel a week) Usually just that little...
Board: Second Grade 04-03-2010, 12:09 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By mrsmoose
Budget

Hi. I put our supply order together each year so here are things you'll
want to consider before the final $
Do you do holiday centers or projects to add in: Thanksgiving/fall, Christmas/Winter,...
Board: Second Grade 04-02-2010, 09:08 PM
Replies: 32
 
Posted By mrsmoose
Thank you!

Wow ! Your planning guide has saved me (and the entire 2nd grade team) countless hours of work. Let alone that since we are just starting out we would not have hit many points you've included. Thank...



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