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Posts Made By: Puppy Scruff
Board: Second Grade 10-11-2011, 10:43 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By Puppy Scruff
Computer Lab

How do you utilize your computer lab time? What programs do you use? I appreciate any input.
Board: Second Grade 10-11-2011, 10:39 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By Puppy Scruff
Word Study

What are your thoughts on Kathy Ganske's Word Study program and grouping students based on developmental level? I've always liked the program because it allows you to focus on what students need...
Board: Second Grade 10-11-2011, 10:32 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By Puppy Scruff
I have my kids...

do something similar to you each morning. I found a couple of books that I copy pages from (Minute Math, Minute Grammar, and Reading Comprehension). I just pick one to put out in the morning and we...
Board: The VENT 09-09-2011, 08:48 AM
Replies: 23
 
Posted By Puppy Scruff
Thankful

I am so thankful for my principal. I recently changed schools, after teaching at my former school for 9 1/2 years. My former principal was very "hands off". She was confident that we knew what we...
Board: Fourth Grade 02-09-2011, 04:54 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Puppy Scruff
Ours is March 1st

This is my first year teaching 4th and I am freaking out about the writing test. We have been working so hard on our writing and they seem to be able to do a summary and response to lit better than...
Board: Fourth Grade 01-31-2011, 10:45 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By Puppy Scruff
Thanks

so much! :-)
Board: Fourth Grade 01-19-2011, 07:05 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By Puppy Scruff
Testing

Where did you find the? Thanks for posting.
Board: Fourth Grade 12-29-2010, 12:23 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By Puppy Scruff
Thanks

After seeing your idea I remembered that I did this with my 1st graders years ago. I had forgotten all about it. It really got them looking for the positives in each other rather than the negatives....
Board: Fourth Grade 09-14-2010, 03:39 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Puppy Scruff
Too Much Talking!

I need ideas for how to get my noisy bunch of 4th graders to stop the talking while I'm talking/teaching. I am new to 4th grade after having taught the primary grades for a number of years. Two main...
Board: Fourth Grade 08-29-2010, 12:51 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Puppy Scruff
Can someone explain this please?

I'm moving up to 4th this year after teaching 1st for the last 9. Is this system similar to "Good As Gold"? For the Good as Gold system I had different colors and students could move up or down...
Board: Books, Guided Reading & Literature 06-30-2010, 07:48 AM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By Puppy Scruff
No Time

I often find myself with the same problem. I usually have 4 groups of 5. This year class size went up to 24 so I ended up with 5 groups of 5. Next year I'll have 30 or more students! With the...
Board: Books, Guided Reading & Literature 06-30-2010, 07:29 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Puppy Scruff
Butter

Butter is really easy to make. I use baby food jars and heavy whipping cream. Fill the jars about 1/2 way with the cream, secure the lid, and start shaking. I've always done it in groups of 5 or 6. I...
Board: ARCHIVE 08-22-2009, 10:44 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Puppy Scruff
Great Idea

n8484 - I really like how you "retire" easier words rather than leave them up all year. I usually have a word wall and find that it takes up so much space. I've been wondering if it's really even...
Board: ARCHIVE 08-22-2009, 09:28 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Puppy Scruff
Easy Change

I put up a piece of 12 x 18 construction paper for each student. You could also do this with 9 x 12. On each piece of paper I put 4 small paper clips on the long side (2 if you're using the smaller...
Board: New Teachers 08-15-2009, 11:41 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Puppy Scruff
Good Ideas

Thank you for the ideas. I like the idea of assessing the 2nd's right away to look for any gaps in their learning from the year before. I am also going to try planning out some independent activities...
Board: ARCHIVE 08-08-2009, 12:04 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Puppy Scruff
Laminating

At my school we usually run out of lamin (lame). You might want to check with your district. My district office lets you go in and laminate for about 12 cents a foot. Also, as others have mentioned,...
Board: New Teachers 08-07-2009, 09:22 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Puppy Scruff
1/2 combo. class

HELP!!! I just found out that I will have a 1/2 combo. this year. I've been thinking I can look for similarities in different subject areas and teach those to the whole class but I am worried about...
Board: ARCHIVE 08-07-2009, 09:16 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Puppy Scruff
Frustrated

Ugghhhh...I have the same problem at my school. I work hard to make sure my kids learn and have fun while doing so, I make efforts to get to know my parents and make them feel included, I take any...
Board: ARCHIVE 03-29-2009, 08:12 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By Puppy Scruff
Symmetrical Butterflies

I always do butterflies, as a previous poster mentioned. However, I don't use cut outs - I have them make their own (just as you would heart shapes). Some of theirs come out really good, others need...
Board: ARCHIVE 02-03-2009, 06:57 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Puppy Scruff
Dr. Seuss Day Ideas

Our Dr. Seuss Day goes like this:
Breakfast of Green Eggs and Ham
Guest readers to read favorite Dr. Seuss books. I break this up by having 1 or 2 read while breakfast is being prepared and...
Board: ARCHIVE 02-03-2009, 06:43 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By Puppy Scruff
Great Idea!

I love this idea. I think my first graders would really like this. Thanks!



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