Archive for June, 2006

Sunday, June 11th, 2006 by crystal

Making learning fun is essential in my classroom. I try to do all I can to actively engage the children in all areas of learning, math in particular. Along with manipulatives and other hands-on activities, I try to include math trivia and math games into my math curriculum. The following are just a few activities, ideas, and books that I feel are an awesome asset to teaching math!

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Thursday, June 8th, 2006 by crystal

Teaching proper language and grammar usage to children at the primary age is critical, as we all know. Students need to know how to properly construct a sentence with sentence structure, and they also need to understand capitalization and punctuation. Along with these skills, children need to understand how to utilize all of those “little things” that the English language entails. Some examples would be: parts of speech, singular and plural possessives, commas, apostrophes, colons and semi-colons, plurals, and so much more! I have found a few ways that I feel have improved my students’ capabilities with Language Arts in the elementary classroom. (2nd grade in particular!)

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Tuesday, June 6th, 2006 by crystal

I love to use graphic aids / graphic organizers in my second-grade classroom. Student response to stories, articles, books, and more is key to building comprehension of the primary-aged child. I try to include graphic organizers in my curriculum on a weekly basis. Sometimes finding just the right one can be distressing as you may need a graphic organizer for writing , reading, or other areas.. The following is a list of ideas and tips when searching for that perfect elementary graphic organizer to use in your primary classroom!

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