Daily Oral Language

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  1. 2tired2teach

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    I want some ideas of how other teachers are doing the Daily Oral Language, Daily Math, etc. I have printed them out for first thing in the morning and I have also used the overhead. Just looking for pros and cons and ideas.
     
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    I use "Drops in the Bucket"- which to me is a lot like Daily Oral Language/Math. I give the kids a sheet (front/back with math/language) on Mondays for morning work, and it is due Friday morning. We go over it together on Fridays.
     
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    In the past I would write the DOL on the board, and MM on chart paper. This year I will create powerpoint presentations. One slide will be the DOL and the other MM, and the students can complete them in their morning work folders. We will correct them on the ACTIVboard(an interactive whiteboard). We correct them briefly after Specials.
     
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    I use them as bellwork. I have four classes that rotate and I have it copied for them to do as they come in the door. I give them about 5-7 minutes to do it. After I get in the room, I pull it up on the big screen (we have projectors and I scan them into my computer) and we go over it and correct them together. This way we can talk about anything they all seemed to have missed.

    This helps me keep the class in control as I'm watching the hallway while they switch classes too.
     
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    Mine are scanned into my laptop as well. Very easy.
     
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    Wow sounds great! Now that I know about interactive white boards how will I live without one!!
     
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    I don't know how l survived without mine. When I got it the only thing I actually wrote on the dry-erase board was the date. I made flipcharts on the ACTIVboard and powerpoints for everything. I have tons of unopened dry-erase markers.
     
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    What do you use for Daily Oral Language/Math?
     
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    Thanks, 2tired. Maybe I can get the school to help pay for this.
     
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    I teach first grade, so DOL is done together as a class for the first semester, and in the second semester I use it for bellwork. Most of the student were able to complete the assignments on their own.
     
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    This may be a silly question, but how do you scan them into your laptop? Thanks!
     
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    I have a scanner in my room. I can scan almost anything into my documents on my computer, and just pull it up using my projector. I have projector mounted on my ceiling.
     
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    Drops in the Bucket are so great! I think I may try to get some for my grade level next year.
     
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    I love the idea of scanning them into my computer so I can use my Smartboard! I think I will see if I can get a scanner. Thanks for all the great ideas. Currently, I use them on my overhead and kiddos do the work in the morning then we go over them together after the first 10 minutes of arrival. On Fridays, I typed my own "review/quiz" and we did it on the Smartboard. Maybe next year I'll try to do more Smartboard.
     
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    Okay, I feel stupid, what is "Drops in a Bucket"?
    I am very interested. Please explain.
     
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    Thank you for sharing the site with me. It really looks like something that I could use. Do you use only the "Drops in a Bucket, Math and language" or do you also use the games?
     
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    I use Reading and the Math. I start with one in the morning and then we do them together after I take lunch count. By about day 30 in the Reading the kids are proofing. I am ordering the first reading one for my new level (T1).
     
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    Buying the pdf saves a lot of scanning time!
     
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    I have a question about the "Drops in a Bucket" books. Is there one page per DAY or one page per WEEK? I teach 2nd grade and we use a different type of daily review (I am not sure about which program...one of our teacher's is in charge of copying each page for each teacher each week). The one we use has a different review for each day of the week, which I like, but after looking at the "Drops" books, I like the format of those better than the one we use.
     
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    Maybe I'm in the minority here, but I'm not overly impressed with Drops in a Bucket. To be fair, I've only seen it used in kindergarten, so maybe it's different with older students?

    I love the idea of DOL/DLR being a continuing story over time. I think I may try it out this year in my classroom. I haven't decided if I'm going to write something myself, or if I'll "mess up" an already existing story.
     
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    Years ago, I used the Caught 'Ya book to plan my DOL. I loved it. Sometimes I kept stories going for a while, sometimes not. I pretended, though, that someone snuck in overnight and wrote the terribly ungrammatical message on the board .... we kept up this running joke all year and the kids loved it.
     
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    For scanning things...check to see if your school's photocopier is also a scanner. At my school the machine can scan and email you the pdf copy.
     
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    Hoover, they bought all of mine! So I sure hope you can! That should be considered instructional materials.
     
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    Just wondering here, what is the Caught Ya' book.....:confused:
     
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    It's an older book which shows you how to set up an ongoing daily message for editing. Very inspiring.
     
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    Daily Oral Language - Caught Ya'

    Thanks, Upsadaisy - I found it online at Amazon so I will order one.
    An ongoing message sounds fun. :thanks:
     

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