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Posts Made By: GoldenPoppy
Board: Smartboarders 06-26-2016, 08:40 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By GoldenPoppy
Update costs

$250 comes to mind, but I don't know that for sure. When I bought my board there was no mention of paying for updates; I'm going to call the rep tomorrow and protest, but it probably won't do any...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 05-18-2016, 06:02 PM
Replies: 33
 
Posted By GoldenPoppy
The last 6 days have been a nightmare

My class is a total disaster and since I am home right now with DH, there is no chance to get it right. I have to be out tomorrow and Monday as well. I just want to get to the 26th and let these...
Board: The VENT 05-15-2016, 10:10 AM
Replies: 54
 
Posted By GoldenPoppy
My favorites: Two 4th grade boys coming in...

My favorites:

Two 4th grade boys coming in after recess. N is walking with his legs wide apart; it is obvious that he is very uncomfortable. I ask if he needs to go see the nurse and get some...
Board: The VENT 05-05-2016, 05:15 PM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By GoldenPoppy
Me too!

We have 15 more days. In 30 years, this has been my worst year ever. I am so ready to move on.
Board: BusyBoard 04-26-2016, 04:02 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By GoldenPoppy
I taught 4th grade for 25 years in a private...

I taught 4th grade for 25 years in a private school. I just spent two years in 5th grade at public school and will be teaching 4th grade there next year. I feel like I'm going home!

4th graders...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 04-20-2016, 07:04 PM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By GoldenPoppy
Today was our 3rd day of Caaspp and there was...

Today was our 3rd day of Caaspp and there was email from admin asking us to schedule our MAP testing dates for May. Mind you, we get out of school 2 weeks after the MAP window closes.

This has to...
Board: The VENT 04-16-2016, 11:06 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By GoldenPoppy
We start Caaspp on Monday and I am not looking...

We start Caaspp on Monday and I am not looking forward to those four days next week. Our principal came up with this great idea that recess and pe should be cancelled so that when the students are...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-23-2016, 03:31 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By GoldenPoppy
I have injections in both knees every 8 or 9...

I have injections in both knees every 8 or 9 months. I go in doing the gimpy old lady walk and come out feeling like I could skip down the hall. Sometimes the injection is uncomfortable (my knees...
Board: The VENT 03-17-2016, 06:33 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By GoldenPoppy
My class

My class is horrific this year; in 30 years I have never seen such a group. Crying in the car at lunch has been a pretty regular occurrence this year. I was out today for a math workshop I rewarded...
Board: The VENT 01-18-2016, 11:58 AM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By GoldenPoppy
Yeah, as long as you aren't in a hurry and just...

Yeah, as long as you aren't in a hurry and just hit print, that works:)
Board: The VENT 01-17-2016, 09:16 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By GoldenPoppy
All of my store items are very plain by choice. ...

All of my store items are very plain by choice. I don't like cutesy; I like functionality. I dislike the products that have a page or two of font copyrights and clipart credits at the end. A...
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 01-02-2016, 11:12 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By GoldenPoppy
LEAD comes from Janet Allen's Words, Words,...

LEAD comes from Janet Allen's Words, Words, Words. The experience activity was what had me stumped. I was thinking more a charades type of experience, but it can be anything that builds some...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-02-2016, 10:48 AM
Replies: 27
 
Posted By GoldenPoppy
Decorations

We did very minimal decorations this year, just all the Santa figurines and some lights on the dining room table. It was pretty and DH was happy, which was all I was interested in. I put them out...
Board: Smartboarders 12-22-2015, 05:48 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By GoldenPoppy
You're welcome! If you'd like to PM me, I'd...

You're welcome!

If you'd like to PM me, I'd be happy to trade/talk projects with you. What other types of notebooks have you already created?<!--snowflake-->
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 12-21-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By GoldenPoppy
Found what I needed...and it was exactly what I...

Found what I needed...and it was exactly what I thought.
Board: Smartboarders 12-20-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By GoldenPoppy
Me too!

Do you have an idea of your general content? I like to map out an overview of my lesson, then look at sites like Smart Exchange and find a format that looks interesting. By looking at how they put...
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 12-20-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By GoldenPoppy
LEAD Vocabulary instruction plan

Has anyone ever heard of a vocabulary exercise called LEAD? It's an experience-based vocabulary instruction with 3 parts: Listing, Experience Activity, and Discussion. It's part of a grad school...
Board: The VENT 08-15-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 25
 
Posted By GoldenPoppy
Terms that set my teeth on edge

Rigor
Leader - leader culture
Data driven and results oriented
Me to we mindset
Scholar focused
Stakeholder

YUCK to all of them!
Board: BusyBoard 08-08-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By GoldenPoppy
I've not heard of that. Our principal likes...

I've not heard of that.

Our principal likes shareholders as his latest and greatest word.

But I think the worst was:

"We, as a team, will also metacognate on the evaluated data to be...
Board: BusyBoard 07-12-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By GoldenPoppy
Thanks...you're the best! My Sunday morning...

Thanks...you're the best! My Sunday morning brain isn't engaged quite yet (not enough coffee and having to clean up the front yard after the people down the street had a HUGE party last night that...
Board: BusyBoard 07-12-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By GoldenPoppy
7 Letter Math Words

I'm working on a center activity for 5th/6th grade and need a list of math words that are each 7 letters. So far I have:

divisor
numbers

Any suggestions? I need 24 total words.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-09-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By GoldenPoppy
The Sydney Love bags are cute and sturdy. A...

The Sydney Love bags are cute and sturdy. A student gave me the tote done in the colored pencil design and I just love it. It's big enough for all my stuff, including the laptop, and some rather...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 12-26-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By GoldenPoppy
I agree 100%

I am perfectly happy to be able to come home, close the gate, and not see or talk to another person except for DH for as long a period as possible. I had to go out for groceries and cat food today,...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 12-23-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By GoldenPoppy
What I want to know is how many people have to...

What I want to know is how many people have to experience a side effect before it is enough to warrant a warning on the commercial? 10% of those who take it? 2%?

My absolute favorite "warning"...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-29-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By GoldenPoppy
We had two ladies come to the door yesterday. ...

We had two ladies come to the door yesterday. We're out in the country and to get up to the house you have to come through 2 closed gates. When I pointed out that our gates had been closed, one of...



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