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Posts Made By: lucybrown
Board: BusyBoard 10-06-2012, 04:54 AM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By lucybrown
I taught third grade for 12 years and always had...

I taught third grade for 12 years and always had a Betta fish and a hamster. The fish lasts a year and the hamster from 1-2 years. The fish goes home with me for long school breaks. I take the...
Board: BusyBoard 08-15-2012, 03:39 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By lucybrown
I agree with zoie's message

I agree - the kids who needed to move up never got recognized to the percentage that those moving down did. My solution was to award the points when I recorded them. Still not a good idea as those...
Board: BusyBoard 07-30-2012, 04:11 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By lucybrown
Table

I interviewed at a school where they covered the table with whiteboard paint. It looked beautiful. The speech/language teacher uses it with her groups.
Board: BusyBoard 07-30-2012, 03:12 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By lucybrown
Excellent

I've used it for quite a few years. It's one of my favorite resources.
Board: Special Education 07-29-2012, 03:03 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By lucybrown
Should be great school

I am returning to the sp. ed private (Catholic) school that I began teaching in 30 years ago The first time I left it was to have a baby. I stayed at home until he was in 5th and went back to the...
Board: The VENT 07-23-2012, 05:43 AM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By lucybrown
You could be writing about my former school. Many...

You could be writing about my former school. Many of our staff left this year due to the principal and the assistant principal. As you wrote, they kept adding more and more for us to do. I have no...
Board: BusyBoard 07-20-2012, 03:44 PM
Replies: 62
 
Posted By lucybrown
I agree

with Overlightnes and ScoobyDooDog. I totally agree with your positives especially the mention of running into students outside of school. We (teachers) would always run into students when we went...
Board: BusyBoard 07-20-2012, 02:49 PM
Replies: 62
 
Posted By lucybrown
Mine's long too

I left my old school (loved it) 12 years ago because of the 17 mile, 40 minute commute. My new school (loved it too) was 7 miles away (15 minutes). This year I will be returning to the first school....
Board: BusyBoard 07-10-2012, 08:32 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By lucybrown
Another example

Here's what I do. I use Excel and I have a sheet for each month.
Board: BusyBoard 07-09-2012, 04:35 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By lucybrown
Excel

I have always done mine in MS Excel showing the info for each week in the month. I have been able to have cells for Reading, Writing, Math, and Social Studies/Science.

This year I am moving to...
Board: The VENT 07-03-2012, 12:27 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By lucybrown
Don't worry...

I have worked in private schools for most of my career. Subs come and go. Many of ours also sub at the county schools so some days they aren't available to work for us. I would definitely sign up to...
Board: BusyBoard 06-29-2012, 05:56 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By lucybrown
I feel so badly for you. I too have had the P...

I feel so badly for you. I too have had the P from H for the past 4 years. Two years ago we got a new AP (wolf in sheep's clothing). I teach in a private school so my situation is different - we have...
Board: BusyBoard 06-23-2012, 05:26 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By lucybrown
Update

This morning I found bookcases at Target:

Room Essentials® 3-Shelf Bookcase - White : Target
http://www.target.com/p/room-essentials-3-shelf-bookcase-white/-/A-12630808

I may return my...
Board: BusyBoard 06-22-2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By lucybrown
Closetmaid cubicals

I just bought some cubicals today at Staples. They seem pretty sturdy. I got the 9 cube for $40 and the 6 cube for $30. Hurry the sale is over by Sunday. They will go up ten dollars.

I was...
Board: BusyBoard 03-14-2012, 07:10 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By lucybrown
To all Previous Posters

Dear ProTeacher Friends (yes, you are friends - you not only read my post but took the time to reply - thank you!),
The interview was great! I felt so at peace. I was their first and only interview....
Board: BusyBoard 03-13-2012, 04:21 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By lucybrown
As for following my heart - I love teaching (but...

As for following my heart - I love teaching (but not the parents and the workload). I teach in a private school (not easier, still have state standards and testing; less staff to do the work). No...
Board: BusyBoard 03-13-2012, 04:05 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By lucybrown
Switch grades or careers

After 11 years of teaching third graders, I'm thinking of switching to Kindergarten for next year. (Or I may just find another career.) I'm tired of parents being upset over grades (89% rather than...
Board: Third Grade 11-30-2011, 09:05 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By lucybrown
Elf Job Application

Last year, I found a great packet on TPT from Wise Guys. It had different job descriptions for elves. Students had to write persuasive letters to Santa telling why they were qualified for the job...
Board: BusyBoard 10-01-2011, 07:00 PM
Replies: 47
 
Posted By lucybrown
Never done

I've been teaching for over 20 years and I've always stayed late - not by choice but by workload. I usually work until 6:00 (or later) and then take more work home. Not to mention the hours that I...
Board: BusyBoard 10-01-2011, 11:46 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By lucybrown
Eeek

Now that I can log in, I can't pin anything! I think the new Pinterest will be like the new Facebook. I hope they fix the bugs.
Board: BusyBoard 10-01-2011, 11:28 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By lucybrown
Works

Nevermind - it finally worked. :)
Board: BusyBoard 10-01-2011, 11:20 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By lucybrown
Pinterest HELP!

Tried to log in to Pinterest today and can't. Doesn't work in AOL. Doesn't work in Explorer. I type my user name, password, and hit enter (note there's no log in button) nothing happens. Anyone else...
Board: BusyBoard 08-22-2011, 03:51 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By lucybrown
Here's one

Check out "Practice With Purpose" by Debbie Dillar. It's a great resource for simple upper grade work stations.
Board: BusyBoard 08-20-2011, 12:51 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By lucybrown
Math workshop

I'm trying a math workshop approach this year. I will begin with the lesson. Next, I will have 4 groups and 4 rotations - work with teacher, work independently, math games, math facts practice....
Board: BusyBoard 08-20-2011, 12:09 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By lucybrown
Violets

Violets do well in my classroom and they don't need a lot of water (1x a week).



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