Up all night with so much in my brain...question

Discussion in 'First Grade' started by MsBee, Aug 18, 2009.

  1. MsBee

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    The first day is approaching and I am trying really hard to get things completed.

    I have a question:

    I want a place for student so have work that they need to "Catch up" on. Unfinished work.

    I have heard people call it the "ketchup file" That's cute...but would it be bad to put that in a first grade classroom because its not spelled right?


    Any other names?
    Do you use "catch up" and "unfinished work"?
     
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  3. lv2read

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    I refer to "catch-up" work with the kids. They always giggle the first time they hear that, and I join in on the joke with them, before I explain in simple terms what it really means.

    But I probably wouldn't write "ketchup" on the folder or whatever, only because I don't think the kids would understand it as a bit of humour in the same way that words "sounding alike" to them would tickle their funny bones. They're so concrete at this age, and I think it would be a little too subtle for them to appreciate.

    Agreed though, it is a cute idea - maybe for older kids.
     
  4. MsBee

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    Thats what I was thinking! I saw it done online in a k-5 room.
     
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    very cute, lareed!
    I was thinking of something similar:
    To write Catch-up Folder , and underneath have a picture of a Ketchup bottle. This way , they can understand the "joke" and see both spellings.
     
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    I laminated a clip-art version of a ketchup bottle, and wrote Catch Up on it. I put it on the board and write the work underneath it. I'm sure you could do the same with your folders. They would love it!
     
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    Aug 23, 2009

    I was thinking the same thing that the you could use the picture of the bottle, but still spell the words correctly.
     

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