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Posts Made By: colhagen
Board: Sixth Grade 08-07-2013, 05:17 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By colhagen
Have you heard of the Daily Five? It can be used...

Have you heard of the Daily Five? It can be used in 6th grade---I will be using it this year. I think it would be great for SpEd, too. You might want to check out the book--The Daily Five --or even...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 12-02-2010, 04:30 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By colhagen
A Snuggie!

Haha I never thought of that! There are so many of them out there these days---football teams ones, and cute ones, they are quite fun! Good idea!
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 12-01-2010, 02:30 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By colhagen
Oatmeal Coconut Cookies

Did she repay your kindness with the recipe? Because that would have been Awesome! Oatmeal coconut cookies sound really yummy----and unique!:p
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 12-01-2010, 02:27 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By colhagen
Fun and Funny Gifts for Family & Friends

My brother is super fun at giving Christmas gifts. I think it is because he tries to be fair to everyone, since he has no wife or children of his own. Some of the fun gifts he has given to each...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 12-01-2010, 01:20 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By colhagen
Crock Pot Hot Choc

When you make hot chocolate in a crock pot---how do you do it? Just curious, if it is milk based, or just water with the dry powder, etc.
Never heard of hot chocolate in the crock pot. But I'm for...
Board: Math & Science 12-01-2010, 12:46 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By colhagen
Curriculum Methods

Good luck with your class!
I think you will find that a lot of elementary teachers are uncomfortable with math and science and really getting to the root of the understanding of concepts and not...
Board: Math & Science 12-01-2010, 12:36 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By colhagen
Cranberry

Wow! What a fun idea! I think I can put this little experiment into a science center! Thanks!:D
Board: Math & Science 12-01-2010, 12:24 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By colhagen
Long Division

Oh I'm feeling your pain!
We just went through this last month with my 5th graders.
Here are a few hints, I hope they help--



I have students turn their lined paper or notebooks paper...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 12-01-2010, 10:47 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By colhagen
Gift for Sub

I'm all about the gift certificate. :) How about 2 movie passes and a nice thank you card?
I might be shallow, but I always like gift cards instead of "stuff".
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 12-01-2010, 10:43 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By colhagen
snow day

We rarely get snow days. When we have in the past, which is probably 3 times in the 13 years I've worked in Idaho, we've never had to make them up. :)
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 12-01-2010, 10:33 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By colhagen
Oh and how about---

My 5th graders really have no idea about the September 11th tragedy. I forget, they are only 10-11 years old, and wow, to me it feels like it just happened yesterday!
They know very basic bits, they...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 12-01-2010, 10:17 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By colhagen
Snow day!!! :)

Don't you all just LOVE a snow day???
We're off today and I'm just going to read, sleep, eat, and read.
YAY!
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 11-30-2010, 06:38 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By colhagen
Following Directions

When I do following directions, I try to make it as real world as possible. For instance, I have found directions on how to tie different knots, different kinds of origami, paper airplanes, etc. ...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 11-30-2010, 06:32 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By colhagen
Disruptive Student

The thing that works for me is to have a "Three Strikes and You Are Out" policy. The first strike could be a warning, although I'm thinking this kid has had plenty of them.
I have a paper called...
Board: Fifth Grade 11-30-2010, 05:55 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By colhagen
Personalized Pencils

yes, I bought mine at For Teacher's Only, too, I think it is a division of Atlas.
I guess I must have caught a sale because I got them for 89 cents per set. Every little bit helps!
Board: Fifth Grade 11-30-2010, 05:51 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By colhagen
Books for White Elephant

No, I don't really put a price on the books, but I do talk about them bringing in something they would (or have) like to read and how it wouldn't be much fun to get something for a 2nd grader or 9th...
Board: Fifth Grade 11-28-2010, 07:20 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By colhagen
5th grade Christmas present

For Christmas I get each student a $1 book from Scholastic---I use my points for it. This year I got them all Bill Wallace's The DOg Who Thought He Was Santa. I also used my points to purchase the...
Board: BusyBoard 11-27-2010, 06:25 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By colhagen
Departmentalizing

We departmentalize for science only, and it works out great because we have 3 main units to teach and we each can specialize in one unit. The pros are that you get to know all the kids in the grade,...
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 11-19-2010, 11:10 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By colhagen
elapsed time cards

Just discovered all your task cards. Great work! Very thoughtful of you to share.
Thanks!
Board: Fifth Grade 11-18-2010, 07:03 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By colhagen
Colonial America

I am planning the three weeks after Thanksgiving to do a Colonial America unit. Hopefully we can end with a Colonial Christmas. I read somewhere recently (cannot remember where, may have been on...



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