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Posts Made By: Ms. Purple
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-29-2016, 03:54 AM
Replies: 20
 
Posted By Ms. Purple
Amen to the 8-day packet! That is so much work to...

Amen to the 8-day packet! That is so much work to ask of us!
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-29-2016, 03:52 AM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By Ms. Purple
It may have been "supportive" or more of a...

It may have been "supportive" or more of a put-down. It would depend on the tone of voice he used and the general vibe you got from him. I can understand that it came off the wrong way. Depending on...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-29-2016, 03:33 AM
Replies: 29
 
Posted By Ms. Purple
Thanks for your replies everyone. I didn't grow...

Thanks for your replies everyone. I didn't grow up with pet names in my family. He used to have a few "nicknames" he would rotate for her. So back then it wasn't so bad. But now those names have...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-29-2016, 03:08 AM
Replies: 29
 
Posted By Ms. Purple
Nancy, She told him not to call her by her...

Nancy,

She told him not to call her by her actual name. I'm inserting a pseudo name, but here is what she said: "can you not call me Katy".
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-28-2016, 04:15 PM
Replies: 29
 
Posted By Ms. Purple
New step-daughter situation

I got married over the summer to a wonderful man who has a six-year-old daughter. I have two sons of my own. For quite a while now, there's something that's gotten on my nerves, and it is starting...
Board: BusyBoard 12-07-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By Ms. Purple
Book list by lexile level

Does anyone know of a good website that has reading lists (chapter books) by lexile level? I would like to be able to hand parents a list of "just right" books for their child, based on the child's...
Board: BusyBoard 08-17-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By Ms. Purple
Create class rules together? Yes or no?

I cannot decide which way to go. I like the WBT rules (with maybe a little tweaking) and might want to use, however I also see the value in "creating" the classroom rules as a class activity. Which...
Board: BusyBoard 08-06-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Ms. Purple
large group space in classroom

I have a very small classroom. I'm always trying to figure out how I can make my space more efficient. My question is, can the front of my classroom double as our gathering space as well? Right...
Board: BusyBoard 08-06-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By Ms. Purple
classroom voice levels question

I want to use a classroom voice levels chart this year. I teach 2nd grade and I can't decide whether to have 5 levels (0-4) or 6 (0-5). I feel like less levels might make it easier to teach and...
Board: BusyBoard 04-28-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 0
 
Posted By Ms. Purple
Cultural proficiency question on application- help!

PT friends - I could really use some help! I have taught for a while, but am applying for some other positions for next year. One of the questions on the application asks:

"What efforts have...
Board: BusyBoard 10-28-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Ms. Purple
Digital clock for logout sheet

I need to create a bathroom log for my class room and would like to find a digital clock that I can attach to it so that kids can easily write down the time they leave. My question is where might I...
Board: BusyBoard 08-16-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By Ms. Purple
Pinterest

Have you done a search on Pinterest? When I was looking for first day activities I came across something that sounds similar on Pinterest. Sorry I don't have specific details.
Board: BusyBoard 08-16-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By Ms. Purple
PBIS lessons

We are a PBIS school and each week we are expected to teach some kind of "PBIS" lesson during our social studies time. Basically the lessons should center around good character/behavior - such as...
Board: BusyBoard 05-15-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By Ms. Purple
Application process

It's been a while since I've applied for teaching jobs, so I'm feeling a little out of the loop. Is it still the standard to include a cover letter when applying online? Do I just include it as the...
Board: BusyBoard 01-18-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 27
 
Posted By Ms. Purple
We have Everyday Math. My first year I really...

We have Everyday Math. My first year I really liked it, but now I realize that I must have had a high math group that year. I do not think it is good for low to average math students. We don't...
Board: BusyBoard 12-13-2013, 06:54 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Ms. Purple
Music for transitions

Does anyone use music for transitions (i.e. clean up, moving to or from the floor, etc.)? My thought is to train them that when the song ends they should be done with the task/in their seats. How...
Board: BusyBoard 08-31-2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By Ms. Purple
I thought you meant that his parents retained...

I thought you meant that his parents retained him. I don't think there's anything wrong with waiting to start your child in kindergarten. I actually have a May birthday and my parents waited until...
Board: BusyBoard 08-31-2013, 11:34 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By Ms. Purple
I like Megteach's idea. Maybe have them keep a...

I like Megteach's idea. Maybe have them keep a section in their notebook for jotting questions. Then once a week they can have some research time and report out to the class on what they learned.
Board: BusyBoard 08-31-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By Ms. Purple
Maybe the first day you start this have ALL the...

Maybe the first day you start this have ALL the tables go to your library to check out (maybe like 3-5 books so it will last them a week). It will take longer, but at least all the kids will have...
Board: BusyBoard 08-31-2013, 10:29 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Ms. Purple
I do model the process. I use my elmo and talk...

I do model the process. I use my elmo and talk through how I'm thinking about what I'm going to write next, etc. But I usually don't write an entire story in front of them - that would get too...
Board: BusyBoard 08-31-2013, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Ms. Purple
Need advice on modeling writing

I've been thinking about how to improve my students' writing this year (2nd grade). We are currently doing personal narratives. I have this great story that I like to model the writing process with...
Board: BusyBoard 08-17-2013, 06:53 AM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By Ms. Purple
Looks great! Thanks for sharing. I really like...

Looks great! Thanks for sharing. I really like the outside entrance to your room. I loved how you did the rainbow with student names. Do you only have 14 students?
Board: BusyBoard 08-13-2013, 09:04 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By Ms. Purple
Need a book to demonstrate concept of pride

I want to teach my students what it means to be proud of themselves and how they should strive to do things that they can feel proud of. I teach 2nd grade. I know a lot of my kids might not ever...
Board: BusyBoard 08-13-2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By Ms. Purple
Need a different name for "refocus desk"

I have a desk in the back of my room that is called the refocus desk. A student will be sent there when they are making poor choices. There is a form they fill out, and they return to their seats...
Board: BusyBoard 08-13-2013, 08:39 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By Ms. Purple
Our kids start Thursday, and I'm totally not...

Our kids start Thursday, and I'm totally not ready yet. I can't believe your open house is 4 hours. That is so long! Ours is only 2. I felt exhausted afterwards.



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