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Posts Made By: jorgefuriouso
Board: Physical Education 07-19-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 0
 
Posted By jorgefuriouso
Dodgeball Variations

Here's a collection of 30+ dodgeball variations (http://campsource.pbworks.com/f/dodgeballvariations.pdf); find one that best suits your needs!

Some options focus upon throwing at objects rather...
Board: BusyBoard 07-19-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By jorgefuriouso
I Have that Same Schedule

but have to admit that few students ever leave for the bathroom, nor do I build in time for a group break. I do, however, break the two period session into at least two separate instructional...
Board: BusyBoard 07-19-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By jorgefuriouso
Some Suggestions

Have you seen the blog titled "Notable Sentences..."? It's a great collection of mentor sentences and paragraphs. http://www.greatsentences.blogspot.com/

Also, realize that you don't need to use...
Board: BusyBoard 07-19-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By jorgefuriouso
Sixth Grade as Well

I teach sixth grade as well, so I know the importance placed upon paragraph writing.

I recommend you begin with a template driven approach at first, such as the one I provide here...
Board: BusyBoard 04-02-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By jorgefuriouso
My Faves

Ruby the Copycat
Otto Grows Down
Fanny's Dream
Board: BusyBoard 04-02-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By jorgefuriouso
I'd recommend that you consider

those reading passages as well (Read Works), but you may want to consider a novel as well. While the passages and related questions will teach skills, they may kill the student's desire to read. A...
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 03-09-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By jorgefuriouso
Try this site

http://www.thinkingblocks.com as it lets you interactively practice the methods used in Singapore Math.

I've used it with lot of success with students who were struggling with Singapore block...
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 03-05-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By jorgefuriouso
How about a simpler biography

about Annie Oakley?

Annie Oakley was definitely a tomboy, and a shooter to boot.
Board: BusyBoard 02-28-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By jorgefuriouso
Here are a few

at this site (http://teachwithpicturebooks.blogspot.com/2010/04/so-whats-your-point-persuasive-writing.html), and if your students have access to Google Drive, this interactive persuasion template...
Board: BusyBoard 02-26-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By jorgefuriouso
This might be a stretch for first grade

but perhaps a riddle?

"He wears stripes, but he isn't a zebra. He tries to steal, but isn't a thief. He enjoys a good game, but loves running home even more. Can you guess who he is?"
Board: BusyBoard 02-21-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By jorgefuriouso
Effect of Wait Time

great topic, and narrow enough that it's strongly rooted in facts and avoids politics and opinions
Board: BusyBoard 02-08-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By jorgefuriouso
Not a Solution but

We need to realize that many students are reading extensively on the Internet, where block style, not indented paragraphs, is the absolutely accepted and preferred method of paragraphing.

That...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 02-04-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By jorgefuriouso
Check Out

Check out some of the ideas here (http://www.smekenseducation.com/constructed-responses-require-textual-evidence.html); lots of terrific ideas at this site.
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 02-01-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By jorgefuriouso
Try Rick Walton

Rick Walton has a fantastic series of books on grammar (http://teachwithpicturebooks.blogspot.com/2011/04/make-language-adventure-learning.html) which are story-driven, and the new editions includes...
Board: Classroom Management 01-23-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By jorgefuriouso
Back in the Day...

of the early 1970s, if I was called into the principal's office or received a zero, my parents would ask, "What did you do?"

Nowadays, if you give a student a zero or a disciplinary action of any...
Board: BusyBoard 01-23-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By jorgefuriouso
More here

http://www.tefl.net/esl-articles/english-mongrel-language.htm

not sure why futon didn't make the list
Board: BusyBoard 01-23-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By jorgefuriouso
Maybe This?

This came up in Google Image Search for "PLC Wheel."

http://www.dpgplc.co.uk/what-we-offer/map-20-product-family/map-20-competency-framework.aspx

Where did you hear that term? I've never come...
Board: BusyBoard 01-22-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By jorgefuriouso
Not the Movie, But...

Have you checked out the Jim Cornish resources for this book (http://web.archive.org/web/20090501224406/http://www.stemnet.nf.ca/CITE/number_the_stars.htm)?

Great stuff.
Board: BusyBoard 01-22-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By jorgefuriouso
Some Suggestions

You can read some suggestions about Close Reading here (http://howtoteachanovel.blogspot.com/2012/12/six-ways-to-improve-close-readings.html) that point to the fact that close reading activities can...
Board: BusyBoard 01-20-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By jorgefuriouso
Nearly Anything, Really!

I agree with the previous poster that nearly any text you're already using can likely be used for close reading.

Check out some of these Close Reading suggestions and strategies...
Board: BusyBoard 01-15-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By jorgefuriouso
For everyone thinking, "Huh?" here's a quick...

For everyone thinking, "Huh?" here's a quick intro from the game's creator:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcR0nSmoUsw

Looks fun!
Board: BusyBoard 08-30-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By jorgefuriouso
Dollar Tree has Zip Ties

for much less than you can buy them elsewhere (typically $6 and up for just 50 at a home improvement center, but 100 for a buck at Dollar Tree).
Board: BusyBoard 08-19-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By jorgefuriouso
Nice Assessment Tool

but we've discovered that some of the reading passages have somewhat nebulous answers; either two answers seem correct, or the one they've chosen isn't totally supported by the text.

Also, a...
Board: BusyBoard 07-14-2013, 06:35 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By jorgefuriouso
That was still a help!

Thanks. At least now I know I might have some "wiggle room."
Board: BusyBoard 07-14-2013, 06:20 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By jorgefuriouso
Staples Sales

Does anyone know if Staples is again allowing teachers to purchase 25 items during the penny sales versus the "limit 5" that is stated in the circular?

My store is extremely friendly and courteous...


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