|Mrs. Milam Mrs. Love|
Monday, June 24, 2013
- After teaching a STAAR grade level for 3 years, I have learned that students have to KNOW words through reading and speaking. They should know these words because they are developmentally appropriate however they also need to know them for they may see these words on their state assessment. If we only talk about these words and the students have knowledge of reading it on their own, we run into tight situations when it comes to kids being able to read them and understand them alone.
- 3 of the examples that are given are quantity, comparison, and exact. Personally speaking, I know for a fact that I use these words all the time and we do research and discuss the meanings however, it brings a good point up, that if these are not explicitly taught, the meaning behind it will not be as strong as it can be without teaching it. Kids will be confused and not understand.
- THESE ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT WORDS. These are words that they see most often only in the math classroom and environment. However these words can hold a different meaning outside the classroom and confuse kids. This is a HUGE range of words that can cause the most difficulty with our ELL and ESL learners.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
What methods of parent/teacher communication do you use?
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Friday, June 14, 2013
Thankful that God lets us try new things, and sometimes he lets us reset and begin again sometimes in a new place. I am thankful for this opportunity and truly blessed.
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Looking at organizational ideas for next year, help me out if you find something new by sharing it! :)
I know these toolboxes have been posted so many times, however this is one thing I have wanted to do all year.. soooo here it is! (Fonts by Khrys)
Help a teacher out and share your tips!Please!! Lol..
By the way dont forget to enter into my book giveaway, 2 people are going to win books!:)
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
WOW!! Okay.. so I today I went to this AMAZING book workshop, for anyone who uses mentor texts, is a librarian, or in love with Children's Literature. This is a blog for you! I am going to do my best to SQUISH an entire 6 hour workshop into this page without being too lengthy, so if you have questions you can definitely ask me!!
*Reason: I LOVE Rewrites, especially books that have humor!
* Reason: While this book may be great for some, I felt as though it did not "grab" my attention, and zombies are not my "forte."
(Keep in mind these are in no particular order)
- Unspoken : A story from the underground Railroad by: Henry Cole (I enjoy that his book is wordless those are the BEST for predicting and Inferring)
- Hippospotamus by: Jeanne Willis (Humorous and Cute book about a hippo with a "SPOT")
- Senorita Gordita by: Helen Ketteman (A Fairy tale about a gingerbread girl who believes she is "Spanish" - reminds me of Skippy Jon Jones type book)
- I Like Old Clothes by: Mary Ann Hoberman (I like it because it talks about kids with older clothes and "hand- me- downs". You can also do a character building clothing drive with it. Similar to 10o dresses)
- Each Kindness by: Jacqueline Woodson (Character Building on bullying, and teaches about apologies and the power it has)
- Happy by: Mies Van Hout ( Character building on emotions - great for counselors)
- Remembering the Titanic by: Frieda Wishinsky ( A rookie reader - I love the titanic story)
- Ocean and Sea by: Steve Parker ( Pictures are amazing, and very descriptive)
- The Monster who Lost His Mean by: Tiffany Strelitz Haber (Acrostic poem that has a cute story line with it.)
- The Three Ninja Pigs by: Corey Rosen Schwartz (A brilliant rewrite of The 3 Pigs. Japanese Setting and they are ninjas)
- Monster Mash by: David Catrow (Written similar to the Monster Mash Song, this book is great for Halloween)
- The Lonely Book by: Kate Bernheimer (A Cute story about a book that is forgotten and then lost, to be found again. Really makes kids think about books that haven't been read in a while)
- Helen's Big Words: The Life of Helen Keller by: Doreen Rappaport (A story about Helen Keller, it includes a braille part on the title page. I love Helen Keller and what she overcame amazes me.)
- Wumbers by: Amy Krouse Rosenthal (A GT book all the way! Great book for numbers and uses the numbers in words. I love that! It can seem like slang, but it takes some higher order to skills to solve the phrases, especially as they get harder.)
- A Dollar, A Penny, How Much and How Many? by: Brian P. Cleary (Great money book, really breaks down information)
- Edgar Allan Poe's Pie by: J. Patrick Lewis (Although Poe can be dark, this book is challenging. There are word problems inside of poems and that is AWESOME! If a kid can dissect the word problem out of a poem that is some strength in both math and reading.)
- The President's Stuck in the Bathtub by: Susan Katz (Funny book with poems. Talks about all past presidents)
- Vampirina Ballerina by: Anne Marie Pace (Character book on determination. Huge topic in higher grades.)
- Forget - Me- Nots: poems to Learn by Heart by: Mary Ann Hoberman (Poetry!! - offers poems to kids, that are small enough to memorize. I believe memorizing can be good for brain development. So maybe one every once in a while! Great Stuff!)
- Bear Has a Story to Tell by: Philip C. Stead (Great book for writing and pairing with science and learning about bears and hibernation.)
Friday, June 7, 2013
So what she did was use the dot stickers on cards, however they seem sooo expensive, and for us "Average" income folks, I thought it would be better to type this, and then we can print this out when needed on card stock or tag board so it lasts longer and looks more fun!
|Example of 4 x 5 using the dot cards with stickers.|
(4 groups of 5 equals 20)
Click the picture below to grab this paper copy off my TPT page for FREE!
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
|Fun with Mr. G!|
Only 1/2 a day left of school tomorrow!! By 1 pm tomorrow the busses will pull off and poppers will pop!! I'm excited for summer but I will miss my babies sooo much!! :( Building relationships with kids and then leaving them is difficult EVERY TIME.
Monday, June 3, 2013
|Wack - A- Muppet|
1.5 Days left til Summer Vacation!
To learn more about Caine and what your 9 year old can do watch this inspiring video!
Sunday, June 2, 2013
Saturday, June 1, 2013
So I am super excited to start the first book study of the summer with Primary Inspired. This book study is based on applying math skills to literacy strategies. I am so excited. I went to Barnes and grabbed my book just recently and I can't wait to dive into it with every one!!