Is this too cutesy/babyish?

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  1. Starista

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    Hi!

    This is my 1st year in 3rd... when I taught 1st and 2nd I would hand out at parent night a VERY informative packet called "The ABCs of Second Grade." I got the idea from someone here I think!! :) It was fun. "t" is for tardiness... "U" for uniform policy... etc etc...

    Is that idea too immature for my grade 3 parents?

    Thank you. :hugs:
     
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  3. Elcsmith

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    I don't think so but I would love to see the packet you put together. I think it sounds like a great idea!
     
  4. VANewbie

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    Cool idea. I would like to try something like that.
     
  5. Starista

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    Thank you. :) It was not my idea to begin with but I will gladly pass it along and feel free to use it all or modify it for your classroom's needs. :)

    It was really fun to make and it was more interesting for me to make than a checklist... trying to remember what I did for "x" and "z!!!"
     
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    Funny... I was actually about to post this same question. I'm also a 3rd grade teacher. I want to re-do my classroom packet and was thinking of putting the topics in alphabetical order. I really felt like "The ABCs of 3rd grade" is too babyish for them. I would love to hear ideas for other titles. Thanks!
     
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    I too think that is a great idea for third grade and would love to see it. Could you post it to me too? Thanks.
     
  8. VANewbie

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    I don't think its babyish at all. Its giving the info you want the parents to have. Plus it breaks it down in an easy to read format.
     
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    I don't think it is a bad idea at all!! I hand out the same type of letter and I teach 5th grade. :)
     
  10. massteacher

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    Can you guys share your ABCs of certain grade? It sounds great! Thanks!
     
  11. Starista

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    I will be happy to share the ABCs of Second Grade that I used last year. Can someone please tell me how to share it? Do I just Private Message folks who'd like to see it?

    I think I'll use it again this year -- :)
     
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    This sounds cool. I will be teaching 6th grade and would love to use this idea. Does anyone have an example????
     
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    I don't think so. i've used it in 3rd. I think it makes it easy for parents to reference.
     
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    funny - just completed mine for the year. I teach kinder.
     
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    I would love a copy of anyone's ABC's! This sounds like an awesome idea!!!!
     
  16. Elcsmith

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    Starista, can you pm it to me?
     
  17. BES2010

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    this is a great idea. How about we all give some examples here or start a new forum post. We could just go through the alphabet and give examples. I can start (i think, lol)

    A Absences...
    B Behavior...
     
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    You should use it again. You could even teach a writing lesson over it. The students could write the ABCs for different things or themselves.
     
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    I really like this idea too!

    I don't think it's babyish at all. I would also like to see some examples of this. I teach fourth grade and I think it's a great way to get information to families and it's organized!
     
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    I'd love to see it! I taught second grade for 7 years and this will be my 1st year in 3rd grade!
     
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    Could you put yours here? I'm a first year teacher and i'm teaching 5th grade and not really sure what to do as far as a parent letter.
     
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    I would also love to see the second grade version of this!
     
  23. queenie

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    Can you copy and paste it here??
     
  24. Starista

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    I will do this yes. :)
     
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    I'd love a copy too! :)
     
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    Bes, that's a great idea; but why don't you put this thread in the GAMES folder here??
    I'm sure everyone would love to play! :)
     
  27. MissScrimmage

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    What about "Grade 3 from A to Z" as a title
     
  28. Starista

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    Okay I am attempting to copy/paste. Please know that it looks cooler on paper, but this will give you the general idea. :)

    Wellll my version of MS Word is being uncooperative, but I found a teacher's site with a similar ABC... She used it for first grade. :)

    http://www.mrscampbell.com/ABCs of First Grade.htm

    If we are not allowed to post links here that are not our own, I am so sorry and will delete it! :)

    Thanks!:D
     
  29. AKitchin

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    This is cool! I make a Smart Board file to use on Back to School Night, that would be a great theme for the file!!! :)
     
  30. Aliceacc

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    SOOO not my area of expertise.

    But I think I would put it together, then evaluate. If too many are a stretch to come up with, then I think I would go another route.
     
  31. massteacher

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    Thanks for sharing! I love the ABC's!
     

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