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Posts Made By: minimandy4
Board: The Job Search 06-01-2016, 11:44 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By minimandy4
Thanks!

That sounds like the best solution- do both! ;) Thanks for your help.
Board: The Job Search 05-30-2016, 03:28 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By minimandy4
Cover letter question

This may be a stupid question, but it's been a few years since I've applied for a job......

When emailing principals resumes and cover letters, should you attach the cover letter or have it in the...
Board: BusyBoard 06-29-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By minimandy4
Thank you!

I've been thinking about taking the EC-6 (I already have 4-8) and now I can do it with no risk! Now off to start studying.....
Board: BusyBoard 06-12-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By minimandy4
Me too

I have this too, although I wasn't diagnosed until I was in college. I second everything Beachygrl said, especially the manipulatives and the calculator. I struggled a lot in elementary school,...
Board: BusyBoard 06-09-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By minimandy4
Here's another picture

If it helps.
Board: BusyBoard 06-09-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By minimandy4
Wow, lots of responses!

Thanks for responding! =) First of all, I completely agree that the pictures on the website are waaaay too much. My plan is to use black backgrounds and a consistent border in the room. Also, I...
Board: BusyBoard 06-09-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By minimandy4
Mentor Sentences

I second the vote for mentor sentences. My problem is finding time in our 90 minutes of ELAR to do them. =)
Board: BusyBoard 06-09-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By minimandy4
Worked for 5th grade

I use a lot of the ideas, and I teach 5th grade. I will say that, like anything, you have to adjust it for your kids and your grade level. It definitely inspired me to stop doing some things... like...
Board: BusyBoard 06-09-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By minimandy4
Painting my classroom... again!

So I'm moving classrooms yet again (my 5th classroom in 6 years!) and I need to paint my new classroom because I can't stand the current colors. Last year I painted my classroom a really pretty blue...
Board: The VENT 02-12-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By minimandy4
I just saw my student's MAP scores...

... and only half of them met their growth goals for Reading. Some of them even went DOWN. I'm trying not to let it get to me (I don't believe that standardized tests are a true measure of student...
Board: The VENT 01-29-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By minimandy4
I had a student...

who was always falling asleep in class, especially during independent reading time. One time I found him wandering the hall, looking for his class, and when I told him they were in music he asked me...
Board: BusyBoard 11-24-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By minimandy4
Also...

There is a Lakeshore Learning in North Austin as well. Lakeshore and Teacher Heaven are my go-to teacher stores here. :D
Board: ESL/LEP 11-06-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By minimandy4
Question for ESL teachers...

I am a 5th grade general ed English teacher. I have a student in one of my classes who has been in the US about a year and a half. His speaking and listening are pretty good, but he is reading and...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-09-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By minimandy4
I did..

I got it my first year teaching! I didn't have a lot of pain (it kind of felt like I had sore muscles on one side of my body), but I did have a pretty mild case since I was young and healthy, just...
Board: The Job Search 07-22-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By minimandy4
Actually...

I just found out yesterday that our 6th grade ELA teacher is leaving too! (We're a K-8 school). One of our APs is becoming a principal at a new school and several teachers are following her there....
Board: The Job Search 07-17-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By minimandy4
Anyone looking for a job in Austin, Texas?

My school has an open position for 4th grade ELA. PM me for details if you're interested! :D We have a great 4th and 5th grade team.
Board: The VENT 07-17-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 40
 
Posted By minimandy4
I wish I could...

I wish I could teach cursive, but like some others have stated, I do NOT have the time! I only have 90 minutes for all of ELA (5th grade) and struggle to get everything in as it is. My cursive is not...
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 07-11-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By minimandy4
Here's my schedule...

I teach 5th ELA in a 90 minute block, so I know exactly what you're going through! (I also used to teach 4th ELA, but it's been two years.) Getting everything in is a challenge. Here's my typical...
Board: The VENT 06-01-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By minimandy4
Pity Party

I just need to complain for a minute...

The first two years at my school we were completely departmentalized and I taught 4th and 5th grade ELA. This year and last year we were semi...
Board: BusyBoard 06-01-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By minimandy4
Thanks

Thanks for the replies! Ya'll have given me lots to think about. I never thought about taking my baskets to a paint shop to match, but that's a really good idea. I'm also considering lavender or a...
Board: BusyBoard 05-31-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By minimandy4
What color should I paint my room?

I got permission to paint my classroom this summer. I'm so excited! Right now the walls are pale pink and mint green- blech! My principal said I can do any color I want as long as it's a light color...
Board: BusyBoard 04-17-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By minimandy4
Istation

I just found out that my district will be using istation next year. (We have it this year but I haven't done anything with it.) I logged on to the site and have been playing around with it. I would...
Board: The VENT 04-01-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By minimandy4
What are we coming to?

I had a student with a birthday today and we all sang her Happy Birthday. As we were lining up to go to dismissal, another student asked her "Where are the cupcakes?" Students are allowed to bring a...
Board: BusyBoard 11-30-2013, 07:27 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By minimandy4
Book help needed!

I teach 5th ELA. I have a boy who's repeating 5th grade. He's ESL and his reading skills are very low, around 2nd grade. I can work with low kids, but the problem with this kid is that he is very...
Board: The VENT 09-24-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By minimandy4
Mad that I feel guilty

So I had a fever all day Sunday and called in sick on Monday. Had a fever most of the day on Monday, so I called in sick for today. Today I woke up with no fever and was pretty sure I would be able...



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