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Posts Made By: TeachNut
Board: BusyBoard 05-09-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By TeachNut
We changed ours up this year. Typically is was...

We changed ours up this year. Typically is was something we did the week before Christmas break. This year, those who wanted, filled out an interest survey. I copied and folded those and we chose...
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 05-16-2016, 09:49 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By TeachNut
We use Eureka Math (which is from Engage NY). ...

We use Eureka Math (which is from Engage NY). It's Common Core aligned and had a rough start in the beginning with Module 1, we have found it to be pretty decent.
Board: BusyBoard 04-07-2016, 04:43 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By TeachNut
I think our local colleges require master...

I think our local colleges require master teachers to have at least 5 years teaching experience. I'm not positive, but you may not be a viable candidate. But, that doesn't mean you can't put in for...
Board: BusyBoard 04-07-2016, 04:41 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By TeachNut
Thanks for the encouragement! I would definitely...

Thanks for the encouragement! I would definitely begin following blogs and going to training as soon as I find out if this is happening.

I'm not sure how it will all work either; but, the kinks...
Board: BusyBoard 04-07-2016, 05:54 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By TeachNut
Interesting Opportunity

I'm a 2nd grade teacher with a huge passion for technology. I'm considered one of the "go to" people at our school for technology issues and help. I've just been informed there may be an...
Board: BusyBoard 04-07-2016, 05:50 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By TeachNut
The QR codes link the kids to a site on the...

The QR codes link the kids to a site on the internet where the book is read to them. Typically it is from a youtube video where someone has read the book aloud. Some are better than others!

Many...
Board: The VENT 03-24-2016, 09:43 AM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By TeachNut
I'm sorry as I know you aren't looking for...

I'm sorry as I know you aren't looking for advice, but I have to say from the post, you are giving too many warnings. You need to "lose it" on them! I'm so tired of people saying we teachers can't...
Board: The VENT 03-24-2016, 09:38 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By TeachNut
My son is very much that type of child! He...

My son is very much that type of child! He passes gas excessively and it is not on purpose. My household does not laugh or encourage bodily function humor...it actually grosses me out!

My son...
Board: BusyBoard 03-14-2016, 05:34 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By TeachNut
Fortunately we did away with our Spring Open...

Fortunately we did away with our Spring Open House a few years ago. Baseball season takes over with our parents so the turn out was poor. State testing was a priority for our school so the rooms...
Board: BusyBoard 03-12-2016, 06:41 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By TeachNut
What I got funded...

Project 1: 2 standing desks (add to the 4 I already have)

Project 2: rolling casters for 4 of my standing desks

Project 3: 4 Dash & Dot robots

Project 4: Padlocks and keys for a review...
Board: BusyBoard 03-10-2016, 02:09 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By TeachNut
Donor's Choose #BestSchoolDay

I just got FOUR projects fully funded through Donor's Choose's #BestSchoolDay flash funding program!

Two other teachers at my school also got their projects funded! Very exciting!!
Board: BusyBoard 02-18-2016, 01:06 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By TeachNut
For me it depends on the year and the group of...

For me it depends on the year and the group of kids I have and how well they can handle it all!

I like to start my morning with an upbeat song ~ something with a strong beat and talks about...
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 02-08-2016, 05:46 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By TeachNut
You should the confusion we get in 2nd when it...

You should the confusion we get in 2nd when it switches on them and they have to know: 7=4+3 as well. Talk about confusing them!
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-01-2016, 02:04 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By TeachNut
I have a 20 year old son (soon to be 21 in a few...

I have a 20 year old son (soon to be 21 in a few weeks) and we still constantly discuss social media and keeping it classy! I'm fortunate, my son doesn't post much on social media but we discuss it...
Board: Second Grade 12-22-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By TeachNut
I really like Debbie Diller's books and methods;...

I really like Debbie Diller's books and methods; however, I do feel it takes a lot of upfront organization and training which would make it difficult to implement mid year. I haven't done a lot of...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 12-22-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 27
 
Posted By TeachNut
I typically wear my wedding ring. Recently I...

I typically wear my wedding ring. Recently I lost a little weight and my knuckles are larger so the ring rolls around a little too much on my finger right now so I've taken it off. I think the...
Board: BusyBoard 12-09-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By TeachNut
Great Start to Day...

Woke up to an e-mail telling me my Donor's Choose project received a donation and was fully funded! My class is receiving 2 standing desks. Super excite and a great way to start the day. I've...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 12-07-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By TeachNut
I agree with PP who says phase it out a little...

I agree with PP who says phase it out a little and cut back the gift. Unless they've done something to really upset you or put a bad feeling within the family, there's no major reason to stop...
Board: The VENT 12-04-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By TeachNut
"That's NOT Fair"

Ugh, if I hear that statement one more time from a certain couple of students I'm going to backhand them!!! (Not literally, but you get the point!)

I have a couple who whine about things not...
Board: BusyBoard 12-02-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 24
 
Posted By TeachNut
We have it every year the Friday before Christmas...

We have it every year the Friday before Christmas vacation and it's great! Most people wear funny sleep pants and a matching t-shirt. Some use it and come in their sweatpants if they don't have any...
Board: BusyBoard 12-01-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By TeachNut
I was going to suggest Reading Rainbow as well! ...

I was going to suggest Reading Rainbow as well! I love how those kids gave a little book intro/review without revealing anything. In case you didn't realize, Reading Rainbow is now on Netflix!
Board: Second Grade 12-01-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By TeachNut
I usually do a few different projects. One I've...

I usually do a few different projects. One I've done is to take old CDs or computer disks and spray paint them holiday colors. We put fishing wire through the hole to make a hanger and kids put...
Board: Second Grade 12-01-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By TeachNut
We have the steps on a chart in our classroom: ...

We have the steps on a chart in our classroom:

Step 1: Write the answer sentence. (Students need to write a complete answer sentence to help them realize what they are looking for.)

Step 2: ...
Board: Second Grade 12-01-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By TeachNut
This is our first year with the program and our...

This is our first year with the program and our kids did not receive any of it in 1st grade, so we started struggling big time! They modified it this year to remove some of the review from 1st grade...
Board: The VENT 11-23-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By TeachNut
Conferences

It never ceases to amaze me the things parents will say during a conference! How is it ever okay for a parent to tell a teacher they wanted to remove their child from your class just because they...



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