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Posts Made By: cdr18
Board: The VENT 04-17-2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By cdr18
New Standardized Testing

So in the great state of Indiana, we have a "brand new" standardized test this year, called the ILEARN. As an elementary teacher, what do you do when you prepare these kids the best you can, and yet...
Board: The VENT 01-28-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By cdr18
We're supposed to do a weekly newsletter too, but...

We're supposed to do a weekly newsletter too, but I've found them pointless and invaluable. Nobody checks it, so I just slowly progressed to a bi-weekly newsletter, now a monthly newsletter. But it's...
Board: BusyBoard 11-27-2017, 04:38 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By cdr18
Help! New student who doesn't speak English!

I need some help on what to do with a student who only speaks Arabic. This is 3rd grade. Our school is very limited on resources for our ESL population so I need to be creative!

Any websites that...
Board: BusyBoard 07-29-2016, 09:42 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By cdr18
I need shopping help!

Hello everyone!

So I've been put in a unique situation. My mom recently passed away from an illness and part of her wish from her inheritance was for me to spend $500-1,000 on my classroom. It...
Board: Third Grade 06-05-2016, 11:53 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By cdr18
I've already found some pen pals. Thank you...

I've already found some pen pals. Thank you though!
Board: Third Grade 05-08-2016, 08:04 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By cdr18
Looking for Pen Pals!

Hello third grade teachers!

I'm looking for pen pals for next year. We are a third grade class that will be roughly 20-22 students. We are located in the Midwest (rural) so I'm preferably looking...
Board: The VENT 10-01-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 21
 
Posted By cdr18
Let's just say....TeachersPayTeachers has become...

Let's just say....TeachersPayTeachers has become my best friend! Saves me hours!
Board: The VENT 09-25-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By cdr18
I would never agree to this. I would fight that...

I would never agree to this. I would fight that until I'm blue in the face.:confused:
Board: The VENT 08-27-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 24
 
Posted By cdr18
I'm speechless. The only thing that I can...

I'm speechless.

The only thing that I can manage to say is there is a real disconnect between reality with these administrators. I'm questioning their ability as an administrator and you should be...
Board: The VENT 08-26-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By cdr18
It's the Little Things...

I'm in my fourth year of teaching third grade.

With that being said, like the previous posters, it's all about ME time. Easier said than done, I know! But you have to take the time and decompress....
Board: The VENT 02-10-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By cdr18
The Most Dysfunctional State DOE?

Who wants to claim the most dysfunctional state Department of Education? My vote goes for Indiana. Here are my reasons:

1) The statehouse is voting to oust the State Superintendent that was voted...
Board: The VENT 02-04-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By cdr18
Unbelievable!

Just found out today that Indiana has implemented a new standardized test, called the ISTEP. The applied skills section is 9 hour and 45 minutes for 3rd grade. For 4th grade, 10 hours and 45 minutes....
Board: The VENT 11-12-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 21
 
Posted By cdr18
Conferences are daunting, but they are important....

Conferences are daunting, but they are important. Most parents want to meet their child's teacher. I mean, we are with them nearly 7 hours a day. :)

We get the next week off as a result of the...
Board: The VENT 11-05-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By cdr18
That's ridiculous. Teachers have to have a little...

That's ridiculous. Teachers have to have a little downtime before the day starts. You don't just start teaching 2 minutes into the day. Of course, I always have some type of morning work that the...
Board: The VENT 10-29-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By cdr18
This is why I love PT. It's nice to know that I'm...

This is why I love PT. It's nice to know that I'm not alone. I even told myself not to make unrealistic expectations, and yet I did.

And Trunch's list is amazing. Really put it into perspective...
Board: The VENT 10-28-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By cdr18
Does Anybody Feel Like They Are Doing a Great Job?

Just curious. Does any elementary teacher feel like they are doing a GREAT job? Not good, but GREAT. I feel like I'm a good teacher, but I don't feel GREAT.

Do you feel as though you are meeting...
Board: The VENT 10-23-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By cdr18
Wow...I want to laugh but it's so true...

Wow...I want to laugh but it's so true...
Board: The VENT 10-16-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By cdr18
I would agree with PP, leave it at school. Try...

I would agree with PP, leave it at school. Try not to not think about school when you go home or during the weekends. Do little things for yourself to keep you motivated. If I'm having a bad week, I...
Board: The VENT 09-23-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By cdr18
I try to stay late once a week, usually Tuesdays...

I try to stay late once a week, usually Tuesdays to just get it all done. The other days, I usually leave right at contract time. If I go in with the mindset that on Tuesday, I'm staying a little bit...
Board: BusyBoard 05-29-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By cdr18
Love those days!

I feel as though sometimes these days can be the most refreshing days as a teacher! I love when the principal allows for creativity through the staff. Nobody knows the students better than the...
Board: BusyBoard 05-22-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By cdr18
NWEA Percentages Flawed?

Is it just me, or do your end of the year assessments for NWEA seem flawed? I mean this in a good way. I'm a third grade teacher and 12 of my 19 students are in the 80th percentile for math.

Not...
Board: The VENT 05-08-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 21
 
Posted By cdr18
Honestly, I would get a subscription to an online...

Honestly, I would get a subscription to an online storytelling book website. Websites such as TumbleBooks or OneMoreStory would be ideal for this situation. Therefore, students are engaged with...
Board: BusyBoard 04-24-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By cdr18
Need Suggestions!!

So...the schedules have been completed for standardized testing next week and I have the worst time (IMO) of everyone. I want to make the best of it so I need your suggestions.

On Wednesday,...
Board: The VENT 04-13-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 31
 
Posted By cdr18
I wonder...

I wonder if you could just sit at your desk and keep your feet moving (like your walking). LOL

Whenever I have to give a test, I sit at the front of the room so that the students still know I care...
Board: BusyBoard 03-16-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By cdr18
The Title of "Most Snow Days"

Hello fellow teachers:

Just a curious question, how many snow/ice/fog days have you had this year?

We are currently at 10 snow days on the year, along with 18 two-hour delay days. The northern...



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