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3rd Grade Thoughts

3rd Grade Thoughts

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Free 3rd Grade Resources Online – Fun Resources for 3rd Graders Printable– JumpStart In 3rd grade, 8 and 9 year olds are gradually transforming into more mature learners. As they begin to learn from their reading and complete assignments independently, parents and teachers can help them along with JumpStart’s free, printable 3rd grade resources. 3rd Grade Resources

Preventing Daycare Provider Burnout Daycare is about taking care of children. Mothering is about taking care of your family. A wife is about taking care of her husband. Membership - Character Traits - Teaching Made Practical Character Traits Lists 3 character trait lists to help students improve their character trait vocabulary. One lists character traits sorted by synonym, another lists positive character traits, and another lists negative character traits. FREE! Elementary Education Class Size Tracker Find class sizes in primary grades. School Year Calendar

Reader's Workshop This website is designed and maintained by Karen A. McDavid © 2004. Ideas, content, activities, and documents for this website are copyrighted by Karen A. Common Core Classrooms: March 2014 What would it be like if Thing One and Thing Two came to visit a classroom of second graders? The 7-8 year olds I taught today had some very interesting things to suggest! After talking to their teacher last week, I designed a writing lesson to go along with Read Across America week and taught in her classroom today. It was so much fun getting to see the students share ideas, talk to one another, and make connections from the story The Cat in the Hat to their own writing. Here's how it went: The goal was to teach students that we can look at the way an author organizes his/her text and use that same structure in our own writing.

Class Rules Printables & Gestures - 3rd Grade Thoughts Ashley Nichols at The Polka Dot Patch created the most adorable class rules for Whole Brain Teaching and they were the first thing I hung in my classroom when I got hooked! I substituted my Rule #3 to her newer version (Respect others, respect yourself, and respect your school). Here is the link : Here are my motions~ we use both hands for each rule: Rule #1: Listen (point to your ears) when your teacher (kids point to me) is talking (move hands together and apart like a mouth). Rule #2: Follow directions quickly. 25 Anchor Charts for Teaching Writing Anchor charts are a great way to make thinking visible as you record strategies, processes, cues, guidelines and other content during the learning process. Here are 25 of our favorite charts for teaching your students all about writing. The Why Behind Writers Workshops Source: The First Grade Parade First and second graders will draw inspiration from this fun-filled anchor chart about why we write. Make this chart applicable to older students by expanding on each aspect with a specific audience or goal. "To share experiences" can become "to share experiences with friends, in a postcard or with readers in a memoir." Setting Goals Source: second-grade writing-goals chart sets goals around important writing skills for younger students: punctuation, and vocabulary.

Project-based learning: the pros and cons Technology teacher Bruce Lubak’s noticed a difference in his students since he began using projects to teach engineering skills at Parkland High School in Allentown, PA. Lubak couldn’t get over how passionate his kids were about their designs, pleading to tinker with them long after the projects were over. One student designed a replica of a local roller-coaster ride at a nearby theme park. Another created a small-scale model of an elevator with the help of his father, who works at the Otis Elevator Company. “Most students are motivated to have success. 6 Vocabulary Puzzles that Students can Create and Enjoy! Puzzle solving has an inherent appeal to ESL students and is an active way of learning or revising vocabulary. Students associate vocabulary puzzles with recreation and can be less daunting as review tools or even as a test. By substituting a visual-spacial relationship between meaning and definition, puzzles engage more students with the materials and deepen their mastery of the English lexis.

Teaching With a Mountain View: Anchor Chart Tips & Tricks It's no secret that I have a "thing" for anchor charts. My readers know it, my students know it, my colleagues know it, my husband knows it... I can't help it--they have changed my classroom! They have made my walls interactive instead of stagnant. I just LOVE anchor charts. I remember seeing anchor charts begin to pop up on Pinterest and looking at mine in shame.