Tuesday, November 29, 2011
(STOP! I'm wondering if), (STOP! I'm picturing in my head), (STOP! That reminded me of,) and (STOP! I'm predicting that).. This is a great tool to get the kiddos thinking. I provide my students with a chart that looks like the material on the board.
Monday, November 28, 2011
Thanksgiving break is over and it's time to get busy. Both my ELA blocks were very engaged today as I introduced the story "Christmas Trolls". The fun part was that I covered all the words within the text. My students had to utilize their inferencing and predicting skills to try to intrepret what was happening within the story. Afterwards we used the big chart to write our evidence that supported our theory regarding what we think was happening in the text.
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Hi! My name is Deborah and I teach Third Grade in Texas. I have a degree in Education with a Specialization in Early Childhood. I recently received my Masters in Education. Let me tell you it was totally hard to teach, take care of two teenagers, and go to class. I’m so glad it's over and I can eventually pursue my second dream job which is to take on a leadership role. Please be patient with me because this is the first time I’ve ever created my own blog site. Please feel free to give me any information that will help me with this new adventure of blogging.
Saturday, November 26, 2011
We read a story "Yonder Mountain" and the students had to pick one of the four characters for their
assignment. They wrote factual info about their character and on the back of the plate
wrote a summary using BME.
I got this idea from a pinterest site. I will find the site and post the address soon.
I don't deserve credit for someone else's ideas.
The kids loved this project. They learned about the Mayflower from an interactive
Thanksgiving site from Scholastic Books. They worked in pairs and labeled the parts of the ship. (The yellow dots represent the part of the ship). Students then wrote factual info that
they learned. The students were so engaged. Afterwards the groups presented one interesting fact that they
learned from the interactive video.
"Reading is Thinking Chart"
Daily Objectives must be posted daily.
I write the objectives and I ask the students to read them to the class.
If you can't tell my third grade class is located in a portable.
The school that I teach at is actually where I went to school as a kid.
Next year the old campus will be torn down and a new building will be built.
I'm going to miss my old school...