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Discussion in 'Third Grade' started by Starista, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. Starista

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    Hello! So many of the threads on the Elem. Ed. section make me ask "Hmmm is this workable in 3rd?!" So here I am asking! :lol:

    1. Do 3rd graders need a word wall? At my previous school, teachers in grades Pk-2 were required to have a word wall. We used it during literacy centers and played games with it. I could take it or leave it.

    2. Can you do a bucket filling activity with 3rd?

    3. Has anyone had good experience using Homeworkopoly in 3rd? I love the concept. :)

    4. Do you do traditional "centers" in 3rd? I realize centers is a word with many meanings. I 2nd I did literacy centers and math centers. I had a class of 30-32 students. I followed the procedure of modeling and taking it slow... intro'ing one center at a time, etc.
    I had a hard time with "center work" as I wanted accountability on one hand, but I wanted it to be hands on as well!

    My kids seemed to enjoy math centers more than literacy centers, especially toward the end of the year as I added multiplication games to the math centers and I fear the hands on part of lit/ centers was becoming too young???
    -if no centers in 3rd, how do you work w/ small groups? I bought the daily 5 book. I will read it!

    5. Do you meet with reading groups daily?

    THANK YOU! Sorry if these questions seem silly or if they've been answered a zillion times before. :) :love:
     
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  3. kidsr#1

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    My thoughts...

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    I'm going to keep it simple and say YES to all of your questions. :) THe word wall is more content based though and centers take on a more sophisticated vibe. I use Daily 5. You'll love 2nd.
     
  6. MIteacher

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    Aug 6, 2010

    word wall/bucket fillers

    Yes, my 3rd graders used the word wall a lot. I can't imagine not having one.

    We read the Bucket Filler book early in the year, made a class book and used the concept in our class meetings daily. It worked very well for third graders.
     

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