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Posts Made By: brastasi
Board: ARCHIVE 07-04-2008, 09:19 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By brastasi
That is an interesting combination. I tend to...

That is an interesting combination. I tend to first focus on my Science standards that deals with environment and that could relation to animals and the food web. ( savengers, predators, prey). I...
Board: Center Activities 07-01-2008, 03:39 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By brastasi
I kept 6 of the old reading books and the tapes. ...

I kept 6 of the old reading books and the tapes. The students get a short story with an assignment and they are excited to read a book that maybe their older brother or sister had. They think its...
Board: Writing & Language Arts 07-01-2008, 03:33 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By brastasi
Our school has adopted the 6+1 trait writing and...

Our school has adopted the 6+1 trait writing and we have certain guidlines to follow incorporating the writing process. You may want to ck and see what most teachers are using at your school. Do...
Board: Writing & Language Arts 07-01-2008, 03:28 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By brastasi
What I did is similar. I used pics that I picked...

What I did is similar. I used pics that I picked out and asked the students to put them into any order they wanted to. Then as a class, we created a story together. (My form of modeling what I...
Board: ARCHIVE 07-01-2008, 03:21 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By brastasi
I also read aloud to my students but it is just...

I also read aloud to my students but it is just for their pleasure. It is amazing that no matter how noisy the class can get, once I take out a novel and start reading, all is quiet. I think the...
Board: ARCHIVE 07-01-2008, 03:17 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By brastasi
Once you start giving them a book that you choose...

Once you start giving them a book that you choose from the library, most students will rethink not having a book at their desk. Of course there will be one who always truly forgets:(
Board: ARCHIVE 07-01-2008, 03:10 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By brastasi
tested for social studies

WOW! we ARE tested for Social Studies. I am not sure if I envy you all or not. It would be too easy to let things slide if students are not test:)
Board: ARCHIVE 07-01-2008, 06:53 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By brastasi
s.s. NO TIME

We have tried 1st 9 weeks s.s. @nd 9 weeks Science, but I did not feel comfortable with this. Last year, I alternated by weeks and sometimes tweaked it alittle when we had longer lessons or...
Board: ARCHIVE 07-01-2008, 06:45 AM
Replies: 25
 
Posted By brastasi
homework (parent complaint)

Our 4th grade policy was that homework counts if completed. It is a homework grade, and you do not have it, you get a zero and you must do it during recess time. This has always worked until this...
Board: ARCHIVE 06-25-2008, 01:27 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By brastasi
morning work

On Mon. Wed, and Friday, I use Daily Oral Lan Review (this year I will have students not only correct sentences, but write them in cursive. On Tues. and Thurs., we do minute math (title of a book I...
Board: ARCHIVE 06-23-2008, 03:34 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By brastasi
Word wall

I use spiral notebooks for notetaking. They are usually about 10 cents during back to school sales. The students call this their notetaking spiral book. I give one student a flashlight and then...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 06-22-2008, 12:37 PM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By brastasi
Summer Lunch

I have two children still at home and It can get pretty busy, but I have times where I just veg. I think we all get lonely because we missed our school schedule and atmosphere.

I have a great...
Board: ARCHIVE 06-13-2008, 06:00 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By brastasi
Grading System

we give 66% for test, quizzes, and projects. We also give 34% for hw, classwork. This pass year, we were told to have at lease 2 homework grades a week in each subject, 2 classwork grades for each...
Board: ARCHIVE 06-11-2008, 12:30 PM
Replies: 34
 
Posted By brastasi
library books

Thanks for the info. I think I need to have two stamps. One for the school and one with my name. My books are mixed in with the schools.
I definitely need to organized my library.
Board: ARCHIVE 06-10-2008, 09:43 AM
Replies: 34
 
Posted By brastasi
your books or the school's

Are the books in your classroom library mostly your books or do they belong to the school?
Board: Center Activities 06-08-2008, 03:26 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By brastasi
word wall center

Thanks! I love the smiley face (fig. lang example) this is greate for a writing station as well as a review of words.
Board: ARCHIVE 06-06-2008, 07:29 AM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By brastasi
Grammer and Writing Together

I want to incorporate grammer and six plus one trait writing in a lesson together. Anyone know of a book that covers this or a site?
Thanks
Board: Center Activities 06-05-2008, 08:02 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By brastasi
Word Wall Center for 4th Graders

Does anyone have an idea or ideas for using the word wall as a center for 4th graders. I use a subject area word wall. I need ideas that increases the rigor. (Something challenging for them)
...
Board: ARCHIVE 06-05-2008, 07:17 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By brastasi
Scrabble

Is there a scrabble for fourth grade?
Board: ARCHIVE 06-05-2008, 07:11 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By brastasi
Es

Wow. We must post standards everyday. I do like the idea of using essential questions. This keep students focus. I just thought....I could post this on my standards board:)

Do you normally...
Board: ARCHIVE 06-04-2008, 11:02 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By brastasi
Scheldue

We also have a six day roatation with letters. Our Principal lets us know what the letter is for the day during morning announcements.
Oh yea, everyone is correct. The students will know even when...
Board: ARCHIVE 06-04-2008, 10:52 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By brastasi
nifty fifty words

I cant seem to pick up the site listed.
Board: ARCHIVE 07-29-2007, 01:44 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By brastasi
Our grade level use Anchor Projects which are...

Our grade level use Anchor Projects which are projects that the student keep at their desk and work on in their spare time. The goal is to focus on details as well as using your time wisely. The...
Board: ARCHIVE 07-27-2007, 06:09 AM
Replies: 0
 
Posted By brastasi
Drop In The Bucket (Math)

I just read the post on calendar math and mountain math. I have used mountain math, but switched to Drop In The Bucket. I read the post about calendar math and it covers everything. (lots of...
Board: ARCHIVE 07-27-2007, 05:59 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By brastasi
I too am also in Middle Tennessee, and over...

I too am also in Middle Tennessee, and over forty. I started this career two years ago. I think it might be your location. As TNVol said, we are constantly looking for teachers. I taught in a...



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