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Posts Made By: J-Townteacher
Board: BusyBoard 07-15-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By J-Townteacher
Multiplication Sundaes

We also use multiplication sundaes to help encourage our students to learn their facts. We create paper sundaes using construction paper pieces. I attached a sheet with a picture and explanation.
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 06-15-2012, 06:01 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By J-Townteacher
Classroom Economy

Here is a page that we include in our parent packet at the beginning of the year to help explain our classroom economy to our parents. I also included a list of credits and debits that the students...
Board: BusyBoard 06-09-2012, 07:19 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By J-Townteacher
Steps to Literacy

You can find the book boxes if you search first under Classroom Supplies and then Storage Solutions (left side of home page). Otherwise you can search for plastic book boxes in the search bar at the...
Board: BusyBoard 06-09-2012, 10:39 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By J-Townteacher
Steps to Literacy

I ordered plastic book boxes a few years ago from Steps to Literacy and I love them! They are comparable to the ones from Really Good Stuff. None of them have cracked or chipped and many of them...
Board: BusyBoard 02-18-2012, 08:41 AM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By J-Townteacher
Study Jams

Study Jams (by Scholastic) has a short video clip on fractions that you could possibly use to introduce fractions. It introduces terms like numerator and denominator. If you just google Study Jams...
Board: BusyBoard 09-23-2011, 07:06 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By J-Townteacher
Weathering

Here is a lesson that I do with my students to introduce them to weathering.
Board: BusyBoard 09-11-2011, 02:26 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By J-Townteacher
Constitution Day Game

Here is a copy of an activity I found online once (I think that it was probably here on PT but don't remember). It is a game that helps to show the students how it may have felt as everyone worked...
Board: BusyBoard 08-20-2011, 11:59 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By J-Townteacher
Listen Buddy!

TEACH1 - I love that game! I altered it and will be using it with my 3rd grade students after I read the book Listen Buddy (which is about a rabbit who doesn't listen). This will help to reinforce...
Board: BusyBoard 08-03-2011, 02:52 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By J-Townteacher
Cricut mat

You can also buy a new one. You buy them in packs of two and they are not very expensive. I think that I paid about $8.00 for the 6x12 cutting pads. The larger ones are around $12.00 for a 2 pack.
Board: BusyBoard 07-27-2011, 04:15 PM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By J-Townteacher
Bucket Fillers

My bucket fillers bulletin board is actually on a chalkboard, so I bought magnetic pencil cups that you would hang in your locker. I then added a label with each student's name. I bought the...
Board: BusyBoard 07-26-2011, 10:53 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By J-Townteacher
Michaels

This week Michaels has the smaller Cricut on sale for $89.99. You cannot use the coupon on this price, but it is originally $199, so it is a good deal. The cartridges are also on sale this week for...
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 07-12-2011, 05:31 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By J-Townteacher
August Sale

I've been to the August Warehouse Sale and it is not nearly as good as the sales that they have in December or in May. I've always found good deals in May and December and usually spend over $100,...
Board: Third Grade 07-09-2011, 11:00 AM
Replies: 26
 
Posted By J-Townteacher
Ramona Quimby Age 8

I always begin the year reading Ramona Quimby Age 8. Ramona is starting third grade in the book. Later in the year I read the book Clementine and the students make some text-text connections...
Board: BusyBoard 07-07-2011, 04:03 PM
Replies: 25
 
Posted By J-Townteacher
LA's Totally Awesome

I've used LA's Totally Awesome to remove Sharpie marker. You can get the cleaner at the Dollar Tree.
Board: BusyBoard 06-14-2011, 04:34 AM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By J-Townteacher
Beach Ball

You are not a bad teacher at all. I like to buy each student a beach ball. I try to pick them up at the end of the summer when they are on sale for the following year (50 cents each - I love a good...
Board: BusyBoard 06-05-2011, 12:55 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By J-Townteacher
Classroom Economy

We have done a mini-economy in our third grade classrooms for the past couple years. The students all have a credit/debit logbook to record their credits and debits that they earn each week. On...
Board: Third Grade 05-15-2011, 05:50 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By J-Townteacher
Genre Bingo

Here is a genre bingo that I use with my students. They write the book title in the square as they read to earn a bingo.
Board: Third Grade 04-17-2011, 01:39 PM
Replies: 22
 
Posted By J-Townteacher
Andrew Lost Books

My students love the Andrew Lost Books (by J.C. Greenburg). They are a series in which Andrew and his cousin Judy have many adventures with Thudd, Andrew's robot. The end of one book leaves the...
Board: BusyBoard 03-31-2011, 05:47 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By J-Townteacher
Community workers

When we taught our economics unit we talked about how people specialize with the jobs they do, but that we depend on others to do jobs we can't do for ourselves. We had the students stand in a...
Board: Third Grade 03-28-2011, 05:38 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By J-Townteacher
Handy Summarizer

When summarizing we used:

Thumb - Somebody... (name the main character/characters)
Index finger - wanted... (what did they want)
Middle finger - but... (what got in their way)
Ring finger -...
Board: BusyBoard 03-22-2011, 05:05 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By J-Townteacher
Michigan Teacher

1. Do you teach in private or public school? Public
2. What grade do you teach? 3rd
3. Class size this year? 28
4. Projected class size next year? (if known) 26
5. General location in state,...
Board: BusyBoard 09-04-2010, 06:35 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By J-Townteacher
Constitution Day Game

On Constitution Day we play a game that helps to show the students how it might have felt to gather and write the Constitution. The directions are below:

Objective:
To describe how the members...
Board: BusyBoard 08-14-2010, 05:45 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By J-Townteacher
Fcrr

If you go to the Florida Center for Reading Research website (http://www.fcrr.org/) they have a lot of great activites available. They have lesson ideas with the activity cards/sheets included if...
Board: Third Grade 08-12-2010, 05:48 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By J-Townteacher
Steps to Literacy

I ordered my book boxes from Steps to Literacy. They are $60 for a set of 20. They come in red, yellow, blue, or green. They are really sturdy and nice.
Board: BusyBoard 07-31-2010, 04:54 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By J-Townteacher
Teacher Appreciation Day

I noticed that our Big Lots is having a teacher appreciation day on August 14 (I am in Michigan). On this day teachers get 10% off their total purchase. You may want to check if your local Big Lots...



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