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Posts Made By: MissESL
Board: Second Grade 12-08-2019, 06:35 AM
Replies: 1
Posted By MissESL

I used to do video clips of movies they knew. Then weíd write a sentence to describe what was happening following a 5W+H graphic organizer. I did probably three of them.

I think itís easier to do...
Board: The VENT 12-05-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 10
Posted By MissESL

Fair points to all. I did go down the rabbit hole a little bit, myself.

Itís also so prevalent now that I just assume ďscamĒ and keep going.
Board: The VENT 12-04-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 10
Posted By MissESL
Friends Who Sell Things

Iím not talking about your second graderís candy fundraiser or your daughter the girl scoutís cookie sales or FB marketplace type things.

Iím talking your friend who does Scentsy, Norwex,...
Board: BusyBoard 11-24-2019, 03:14 AM
Replies: 5
Posted By MissESL

Commoncoresheets is great. You can search by standard and there are multiple versions of each worksheet available.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-21-2019, 04:23 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By MissESL
Thank you!

You guys are awesome, thank you so much for your suggestions! None of us have dietary concerns, so this was a challenge! But we know that thereís. A lot of creativity out there for people who need to...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-20-2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By MissESL
Holiday Help-Me!

My cousin is bringing her boyfriend to Thanksgiving. He is great! We all love him and I really think heís the one for her!

Buttttt heís lactose intolerant. We really want to make him feel at...
Board: Classroom Management 11-18-2019, 04:48 AM
Replies: 4
Posted By MissESL

Thatís actually a really neat idea. I think that could work really well. Youíre right, we spent many minutes standing inside the recess door waiting for the monitors to get everyone quiet. We werenít...
Board: BusyBoard 11-18-2019, 04:43 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By MissESL
Wish List

New Furniture - tables and chairs (our desks are quite old)
Storage - same goes for bookshelves
Student Supplies - like a freight train full of sharpened pencils lol
Listening Station Supplies
Board: The VENT 11-18-2019, 04:41 AM
Replies: 2
Posted By MissESL
New Job

Assume it is calendar days so you donít get in trouble. All that does is give them MORE notice and youíre leaving anyway, so it doesnít hurt you!

Good luck with your new job. It looks like youíre...
Board: Fifth Grade 11-17-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By MissESL

Do you have a vocabulary program? If so, I suggest following it and adding more practice of your own with simple, low prep activities (quiz-quiz-trade, circle spelling, flashcards, whiteboard or...
Board: Classroom Management 11-17-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 13
Posted By MissESL

Your job stinks. Iím so sorry you have to deal with that.

But now for solutions:
- go to Walmart, furniture stores like Ashleyís, or goodwill. As if they have a scratched and dented, as is, or...
Board: Kindergarten 11-05-2019, 04:02 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By MissESL
That is awesome and such a good idea! There are...

That is awesome and such a good idea! There are also stiffer plastic grids And shapes at Joann Fabrics that might be easier for them to handle and the hoses are big enough for plastic needles. They...
Board: BusyBoard 11-01-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By MissESL

Thank you for your help. There are so many great ideas! What we are going to do -

Itís only my ELs who take this test for English proficiency. Itís a series and takes multiple days, so...

Board: BusyBoard 10-30-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By MissESL
Incentivizing Junior High Students

What are incentives that work for 6th-8th grade students?

In particular, how do you incentivize students to make their best effort on a standardized test?

We are working to motivate kids. I...
Board: The VENT 10-30-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By MissESL

I have taught ELs anywhere from 2nd to 8th grade for about a dozen years.

I agree with you. Academic language is very important, and there is no reason why kids cannot learn it.

HOWEVER, I also...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-22-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 22
Posted By MissESL

I do not. If the day I’m gone is a duty day, the sub is doing it. If it’s not, then he/she doesn’t have to do duty. It’s not fair to always stick the guest with those chores ... and let’s be honest,...
Board: The VENT 10-22-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By MissESL
*that* kid

I co-teach in class with one of those folks at the middle school level. We just moved him to the back corner of the room far away from either of our ďareas,Ē because we could no longer handle being...
Board: BusyBoard 10-18-2019, 03:25 AM
Replies: 5
Posted By MissESL

I am the person who translates if it is not my student. If it is my student, I do NOT translate, because it is impossible for me to translate and be a part of the meeting. It is overwhelming and...
Board: The VENT 10-16-2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By MissESL

The Reteaching in the short run will benefit her in the long run, though it’s mighty inconvenient! :rolleyes:

I do send the math home. I’m with EL students all day, so I tend to scaffold my...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-11-2019, 03:39 AM
Replies: 11
Posted By MissESL

Thanks everyone! Once I got over being nauseous about the money (LOL), Iíve gotten very excited and closing seems like it is forever away.

I am definitely looking forward to walking on nice days....
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-10-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 11
Posted By MissESL
Found a House

Finally! We have come to an agreement on price. It is a great house; nicest one Iíve seen, and less expensive than both of the last two...I feel like Iíve been looking forever.

The first one I put...
Board: The VENT 10-08-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By MissESL
I would

Resend the list of appropriate accommodations for the student. As the classroom teacher, she is responsible for providing accommodations - a student with processing difficulties might have extra wait...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-20-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 19
Posted By MissESL

LOL Whoops! I didnít mean to be confusing. Iím thinking that no counters might make it much harder to sell a house.

In my offer, I asked only for the chest freezer to be removed. And that they...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-20-2019, 03:22 AM
Replies: 19
Posted By MissESL
Thank You

I appreciate the feedback. I love the house, but the list price is at the top of my budget...AND in our area, the house is not a hot commodity. Itís a buyerís market right now in our little rural...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-19-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 19
Posted By MissESL
No Counter?

So, some may remember that I began searching for a house about 6 months ago. You all gave excellent advice, and so...I need more! LOL

I made an offer on a house in the early part of Summer....

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