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Posts Made By: C-HARLES
Board: The VENT 05-15-2016, 02:05 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By C-HARLES
It's not to late to try it!

I have only done interactive notebooks for three years. I do something different with them each year. Like others have said, do it. It will give you a practice and be something different for the...
Board: The VENT 05-15-2016, 01:55 PM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By C-HARLES
Not easy but there are positives

to moving. It really helps one become a more rounded teacher and gives one a new perspective and forces one to change. Change is something that most of us resist because we like our predictable...
Board: The VENT 05-15-2016, 01:42 PM
Replies: 54
 
Posted By C-HARLES
Age perspective

does not exist in 5 year olds. I was assisting kindergarten on Grandparents Day. One student asked me, "Are you a grandma?" I told him no. He looked at me doubtfully and asked, "Are you sure?"...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-02-2016, 05:52 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By C-HARLES
food allergy, flea allergy, ear infection

It is very likely that it is a food allergy. I would try a dog food without grain first. Also some dogs are sensitive to certain kinds of meat. A lamb based dog food was good for a dog I had a few...
Board: The VENT 03-01-2016, 01:24 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By C-HARLES
I know the type.

I have gone through this. Here it is in general.

I think the individual was so "feeling their new power" that he/she had the desire to show it off and impose and micro manage everything and...
Board: The VENT 03-01-2016, 01:00 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By C-HARLES
Yep, C-razy

It has happened many times for me.

The student does not tell the parent the whole story or changes part of it. The parent automatically believes their child. The teacher has to explain and defend...
Board: BusyBoard 03-01-2016, 12:39 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By C-HARLES
? for specials teachers

Do you notice a difference in the general attitude, respect, & productivity level between different home room classes in the same grade level?

I am experiencing a totally different atmosphere...
Board: BusyBoard 02-20-2016, 03:09 PM
Replies: 36
 
Posted By C-HARLES
teacher hours

I thought this was going to be about actual hours working, evenings and weekends, included.

Anyway, required is, teachers in by 7:30 and leave at 3:45. Students allowed in the building at 7:45 and...
Board: BusyBoard 02-20-2016, 03:01 PM
Replies: 34
 
Posted By C-HARLES
teacher dress

My school allows jeans, school T-shirt and tennis shoes on Fridays. On training days everyone except admin wears jeans or shorts. I do not wear shorts. The rest of the week is casual work attire. On...
Board: BusyBoard 02-20-2016, 02:08 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By C-HARLES
Interactive notebooks? Yes!!!!

I use them for Spanish in the elementary grades. It works out well as the students and parents use them to look back and review the content we are practicing.

I do not believe one needs to make...
Board: BusyBoard 02-20-2016, 01:27 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By C-HARLES
online clothes-buying

I choose clothing & shoes for comfort as I am on my feet most of the day and move to different rooms to teach.

Eddie Bauer is my go-to online clothes shopping. It all fits, goes together with...
Board: BusyBoard 02-20-2016, 01:18 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By C-HARLES
tutoring $

My school's resource teacher told me the rate in our area was $30-40 per hour, so I went with $35 per hour. I did it for a year.

A parent asked me if I would tutor again this year, but I politely...
Board: The VENT 11-27-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 25
 
Posted By C-HARLES
Projects.....yes, I assign a few.

teacherwriter and JumpingJonah nailed it. I assign projects for the very reasons they stated: it is a different category that "boosts" the overall average, especially for the student who does not...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 09-03-2015, 01:23 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By C-HARLES
yay for middle schoolers

The position was available.....I like variety........change of pace from dependent elementary students
Board: Bulletin Boards & Classroom Themes 09-03-2015, 01:17 AM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By C-HARLES
a warning about push pins.....

My experience has been that by middle school some students will actively search them out and remove them to "play" with them. I use push pins to set up but then staple.

Push pins in reach of...
Board: BusyBoard 08-15-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By C-HARLES
Hurrah for grade 4!

I love teaching 4th graders. That is one of my favorite grades to teach. They are mostly independent but still easy to engage in learning experiences.
Board: Third Grade 08-14-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By C-HARLES
Yay for interactive notebooks!

When I taught grade 4 science I found awesome ideas for interactive notebooks on Pinterest. You can adapt almost any of the ideas to science units.
There are some books out specifically for...
Board: BusyBoard 08-14-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By C-HARLES
plastic tubs

Plastic washing tubs are sturdy, portable, colorful, and can hold magazines in a standing up position.
Board: BusyBoard 08-14-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By C-HARLES
smaller desk

I always cleaned out my desk each year to avoid massive clutter but still would find something in it that I could have used as it got "lost" in the mess. Last year I was moved and had to share a room...
Board: BusyBoard 08-14-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By C-HARLES
AM rocks

Yes, I work on school stuff in the wee morning hours. I fall asleep early (9 ish) and wake up, fully refreshed any time from 1-3 am. Then I go back to sleep easily. I do not do this each night, but I...
Board: BusyBoard 08-10-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By C-HARLES
icebreakers.....

I am an introverted individual, not with the kids though. I detest the icebreaker games we do each time we get together for in sessions and teacher training at the beginning of the school year. I...
Board: BusyBoard 08-10-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 37
 
Posted By C-HARLES
No dresses for me

After 20+ years of wearing a dress on the first day of school and on "Meet the Teacher" day before school started, I stopped. We were required to wear hose with dresses....yuk.....and as each hot...
Board: BusyBoard 07-13-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By C-HARLES
Use student power

I have been teaching over 35 years. I only bought name plates the last few years because that is what was required and the school paid for them.

It does depend on the grade level though. I put a...
Board: Private Schools 02-25-2015, 11:17 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By C-HARLES
dropping Saxon math

Our school is dropping Saxon math. We used A Beka for years then a new principal wanted the change to Saxon. It started in the lower grades, and a new grade got Saxon math each year. After over a...
Board: BusyBoard 02-25-2015, 10:56 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By C-HARLES
controlling pen type....?!

Used to have a micromanaging principal to the extreme....?!!? We had to write out a school supplies list for our grade level. I put "2 ball point pens". He changed it to only "2 black or blue...



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