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Posts Made By: maddydaddy
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 07-24-2013, 04:52 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By maddydaddy
"Soft Skills"

I've used my morning meetings for the past 4 years to teach complimenting, appreciations, and problem solving. However, after hearing Dr. Heckman speak yesterday (a nobel laureate economist who...
Board: Books, Guided Reading & Literature 08-30-2011, 03:28 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By maddydaddy
3rd graders at a 1st grade level

Help! My third grade class are all identified for RTI for either math/reading or both. Their star reading tests indicate that they only read at a first grade level. How do I bring up their reading...
Board: Magnolia Room 07-31-2011, 07:10 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By maddydaddy
Meetings when you switch classes?

This will be my first year teaching in a school that uses looping. Because of this, I will have 3 different classes each day. For the past 2 years I used responsive classroom approaches in my room...
Board: Books, Guided Reading & Literature 05-27-2011, 07:28 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By maddydaddy
Project CHILD

I just accepted a position in a school doing Reading/Social Studies. Does anyone have any experience doing Project CHILD?
Board: Math & Science 12-16-2010, 06:56 AM
Replies: 0
 
Posted By maddydaddy
Singapore Math Division Problems

HELP!! My students are really having problems doing singapore math division. Any one have any suggestions?? We've been doing division for 3 weeks and half the class gets it and half are totally...
Board: Magnolia Room 10-12-2010, 03:45 AM
Replies: 0
 
Posted By maddydaddy
Engaged Students

I'm having a really hard time keeping my class engaged and focused this year! I use attention signals (verbal and musically), I walk around the room, I try to redirect, I use a scoreboard, and I'm...
Board: Daily 5 09-28-2010, 03:38 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By maddydaddy
Reading scores

Though I absolutely LOATHE standardized testing, this is how most administrators view us. How has everyone's state testing scores been since introducing Daily 5? I know it's probably to late in...
Board: Carnation Room 09-27-2010, 03:50 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By maddydaddy
Westward poems?

Has anyone ever done a Westward poem focusing on how it would be to be on the Oregon Trail??
Board: Fourth Grade 09-27-2010, 03:47 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By maddydaddy
Sites

Do you know of any good sites for ideas?
Board: Fourth Grade 09-26-2010, 07:13 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By maddydaddy
National Geographics

Does anyone use National Geographic magazines in their classroom or know of any good resources for using them?
Board: Fourth Grade 09-20-2010, 03:44 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By maddydaddy
Grading question

Do you take a grade on every homework assignment?
Board: Math & Science 09-20-2010, 03:42 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By maddydaddy
Singapore Math

Does anyone have any good websites for bar modeling? Also, I'm trying to find some posters for bar modeling. This is my first year with singapore math and i'm trying to make it as fun as possible,...
Board: Fourth Grade 09-20-2010, 03:41 AM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By maddydaddy
Freak the Mighty

I'm going to start reading "Freak the Mighty" with my class next week and was wondering if anyone had read it with their class before. Do you have any good ideas for reading/language arts lessons...
Board: Fourth Grade 09-16-2010, 03:29 AM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By maddydaddy
Animals

I'm currently beginning a unit on animals in my classroom. Does anyone have any cool technology integration ideas that you've done or heard of?
Board: Magnolia Room 09-15-2010, 03:31 AM
Replies: 0
 
Posted By maddydaddy
Tickets

I give out tickets in my room for students following expectations and for answering questions during class. I know that I've seen that rewards aren't RC, but what if I don't "give" them anything for...
Board: Math & Science 09-09-2010, 03:41 AM
Replies: 0
 
Posted By maddydaddy
Model Drawing

Does anyone know of any good resources to teach model drawing? I'm also looking for some visuals that I can post in my room.
Board: Fourth Grade 08-24-2010, 06:15 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By maddydaddy
I have a pocket chart next to where the kids turn...

I have a pocket chart next to where the kids turn in their work. The pocket chart has a frog with each of the kid's numbers on it. Also, one of my classroom jobs i homework checker. I have a...
Board: Classroom Management 08-18-2010, 05:52 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By maddydaddy
When class doesn't follow CHAMPS

I use a mixture of PBS and CHAMPS. In my room, I use CHAMPS to let the kids know what is acceptable at that time. During my morning meetings I teach problem solving and interpersonal skills. For...
Board: Fourth Grade 07-09-2010, 05:22 AM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By maddydaddy
Singapore math/ Math in Focus

Our district is implementing Singapore Math this year. I'm somewhat worried about the transition and wondered if anyone else teaches math in this manner. Any thoughts, ideas??
Board: Magnolia Room 07-05-2010, 05:21 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By maddydaddy
My room

At my school, teacher's are REALLY big on "taking bucks" and constantly justify it as teaching responsibility! However, last year I threw all of these antiquated techniques aside and instead fell in...
Board: Fourth Grade 06-23-2010, 06:02 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By maddydaddy
Reading groups

I was wondering if someone wouldn't mind explaining how they do reading their room. What does a typical day look like? We are required to do 1.5 hours of reading daily. I'm looking to tweak my...
Board: Math & Science 11-12-2009, 07:04 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By maddydaddy
Use textbook for standards

Help!!! Though this is my third year teaching fourth years, i still struggle with math instruction. I don't like using only the math textbook (Harcourt), and am looking for other avenues to teach...
Board: Fourth Grade 11-01-2009, 05:44 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By maddydaddy
Thanks

Thanks very much. Do you do centers for part of the time, or for the whole reading time? We do RTI at our school, but's primarily in the primary grades.
Board: Fourth Grade 11-01-2009, 05:40 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By maddydaddy
Way to go!

Thank you so much! I've been using Treasures 3 days a week in the classroom on top of doing novel studies. This site will definitely help with my planning!! I've found that the main selection is...
Board: Fourth Grade 10-29-2009, 05:58 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By maddydaddy
reading groups

I was wondering how everyone does reading groups in their classrooms? What books would you suggest I purchase to help me with this. I mostly use whole class instruction and am wanting some ways to...



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