Category Archive: organization

Stixy: My new favorite tech toy

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My Stixyboard for Wednesday 9-3-08 Originally uploaded by teachergal I discovered Stixy this past weekend, which is essentially an online bulletin board. The users of Stixy suggest using it in the following ways:… Continue reading

Beyond the first week of school in my plan book

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Week Two: Plan Book Originally uploaded by teachergal Sarah asked me how I was going to plan, using my new plan book, week-to-week. I realized, when she wrote this, that I neglected to… Continue reading

My Personalized Plan Book Arrived Today!

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I blogged about the plan book I was creating a couple of weeks ago. I found that many photo books were just too expensive to create over the summer, plus few had spiral… Continue reading

Writing Center

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My Students’ New Writing Center Originally uploaded by teachergal Last year my students’ writing center was a pretty tall bookcase. The wooden structure, pictured, housed the math center. However, as the amount of… Continue reading

Stacey’s SOLSC

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Warning: Music will come on when you click on this album! Make a Smilebox scrapbook

Setting up my classroom

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Monday-What I’m working on now… Originally uploaded by teachergal I’ve been busy setting up my classroom for the past two days. (Hence the reason I haven’t posted much.) Here are two views I’m… Continue reading

Literacy Bags

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Trying to find a convenient way to keep your students’ Reading and Writing Workshop Materials together? Don’t want to buy something for them to use at-home and in-school? If you answered “yes” to… Continue reading

Getting Everything Absolutely Ready (G.E.A.R. Binders)

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My fourth grade colleagues and I decided to use M.O.O.S.E. Binders with our students this year. However, we changed the name to G.E.A.R., which stands for “Getting Everything Absolutely Ready.” Here’s what a… Continue reading

High-Tech Timer

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Need a timer so your students know a minilesson or share session is about to begin? Fun2TeachandLearn provided information about a computerized screen timer, which is perfect for use with a computer and… Continue reading

Scheduling Time for Yourself As the New School Year Approaches

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I just finished reading the July 2008 Issue of Real Simple, which I’ve been subscribing to for years. Since I didn’t start it until AUGUST, I realized that the cover story “More free… Continue reading

Meeting Area Supply Boxes for Workshop-Related Things

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I put the supplies I purchased earlier today into my kids’ Meeting Area Supply Boxes I purchased on Sunday. They don’t have much in them since I wanted to keep it simple… just… Continue reading

Meeting Area Supplies

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Penny Pencil Cases Originally uploaded by teachergal I found pencil cases on sale for $.01 at Staples today. I decided to buy them so that the kids could have everything they need for… Continue reading

Classroom Layout

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Layout of Classroom for 2008-09 Originally uploaded by teachergal Recently I blogged about the new layout I’m going to try out in my classroom this fall. I’ve gotten a few emails about this… Continue reading

Layout of Classroom for 2008-09

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I’ve taken this organizing thing to a whole new level… I reorganized my classroom without moving a thing! Later today a floor plan of our classroom needs to be given to our school’s… Continue reading

M.O.O.S.E.

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A Moose in Alaska Originally uploaded by teachergal Someone who reads this blog has gotta know the answer to this question… If you do, then PLEASE leave a comment! I recently heard of… Continue reading

Words + Pictures – Day 3

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I wanted to try to represent the simple act of cleaning my desk in just ONE layout today. Here’s what I created to show that: CLEAN DESK = HAPPY TEACHER Make a Smilebox… Continue reading

Stacey’s Slice of Life Story for 4/1/08

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It wasn’t on the side table. It wasn’t on my desk. It wasn’t on the storage shelf. It wasn’t anywhere that it should be. WHERE ON EARTH WAS MY WILSON CURSIVE KIT!?!!? I… Continue reading

Stacey’s Slice of Life Story: Day #25

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SOLS 032508 Originally uploaded by teachergal My SOLS was inspired by two of my students today. I’m happy to report that our afternoon with our new desk arrangement went well. Should be interesting… Continue reading

Literary Essays

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I started thinking about the next unit of study, Literary Essays, that I’m going to teach in March (even though my students are only half-way through their fiction unit of study). Therefore, I… Continue reading

Discovery from a Weekend Writer’s Notebook Assessment

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Reminder for a Student Writer Originally uploaded by teachergal I recently changed-up my Weekend Writer’s Notebook Assessments. One question I ask, now, is “How can I help you as a writer?” I noticed… Continue reading