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Daily 5– Read to Self
15 Jun, 2012. 9 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
Read to Self (Part One of how I use the Daily 5 in my class) I had said earlier that I would blog a bit…
Whole Brain Teaching
15 Jun, 2012. 2 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
Mrs. Hudgeons over at Smitten with First has presented a question:Do any of you implement Whole Brain Teaching into your classrooms?? If so, what do…
Behind the Times
13 Jun, 2012. 0 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
I give you all permission to call me out on this.I *just* created a web page for my class.Is that terrible that I…
The Phonics Dance!™
8 Jun, 2012. 6 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
Get this...."Reading is a difficult process. Here's why:84% of the words in the English language are phonetically correct.BUT....The 16% that are not phonetically…
Phonics– short vowel sounds!
8 Jun, 2012. 6 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
I'm sure you've all sung Old McDonald a thousand times in your lifetime. Well, when I taught Kindergarten I started singing it a…
Can’t Live Without It!!
7 Jun, 2012. 5 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
Kelley over at the teacher idea factory is hosting a linky party of things that  you cannot live without in your classroom. These…
Currently…
6 Jun, 2012. 2 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
Farley over at Oh' Boy 4th grade is hosting a linky party!! ((I currently can't resist them)) I am enjoying summer vacation although my summer projects…
Mix and Mingle
5 Jun, 2012. 3 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
One of my favorite ways to review a concept we have learned is called "Mix and Mingle." In this review, each student has…
Gotta love graphing!
5 Jun, 2012. 1 Comment. Posted By: Kristen Smith
I think I may have spoiled my class just a bit..."Why?" you might ask. Well... because normally when we graphed something, it involved…