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Posts Made By: Jump4Joy
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 11-08-2009, 09:23 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By Jump4Joy

Totally agree with Env phones!! I have had mine for a year and half. I want to upgrade to the newer model EnV3 and I can't wait. I have dropped mine on the cement, in running water, on tile floors...
Board: Fifth Grade 11-08-2009, 09:08 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By Jump4Joy
We have been on a 4, 3, 2,1 scoring system for...

We have been on a 4, 3, 2,1 scoring system for YEARS!! When we made the switch, the parents were confused as well as we teachers because it eliminated the middle ground "C"!! Obviously, the...
Board: Fifth Grade 11-03-2009, 07:56 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By Jump4Joy
Test Release Questions

Yes, I agree with pp to go to CST website and print the test release questions. Also, I agree that you should look into purchasing Measuring Up. A colleague of mine used it last year with a...
Board: Fifth Grade 11-03-2009, 07:54 PM
Replies: 13
Posted By Jump4Joy
Brochure Project

My students do an Explorer Brochure. Each panel is basically the same as what would go in a 5 paragraph essay/report. They must include map, pictures, and a creative company logo/slogan to...
Board: Fifth Grade 10-27-2009, 05:24 PM
Replies: 10
Posted By Jump4Joy
Flat Stanley

One bit of advice, be sure you really have the time to do it justice. I was in the nationwide project before and it became a monster to manage and then when someone forgot to bring Stanley back, we...
Board: Fifth Grade 10-27-2009, 05:20 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By Jump4Joy
Notes during and reflection after

I would agree that they should be taking notes during lessons. Isn't that what we did allllll through college?? I think your students should do a reflection of some sort after a newly taught...
Board: Fifth Grade 10-25-2009, 08:51 AM
Replies: 11
Posted By Jump4Joy
Thanks Maggiehgs

I was stuck on Mr. Coley's page for an hour!!!!!!! Thank you for that reference. His Explorer Report had everything I needed to add to my own students Explorer Brochure...
Board: Fifth Grade 10-25-2009, 08:15 AM
Replies: 4
Posted By Jump4Joy

KAS 327 thank you for that link!! I thought I had seen them all and look what you've gone and done!!!! I spent at least 30 minutes browsing and saving documents. I will share with my colleagues. ...
Board: Fifth Grade 10-25-2009, 08:04 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By Jump4Joy
Top Ten Ways to Ruin 1st Day of 5th Grade

This was my first time reading this book and it was recommended here. The kids loved it!! I think some of the humor went over their heads and it didn't help that David Letterman was recently in the...
Board: Fifth Grade 10-25-2009, 07:53 AM
Replies: 1
Posted By Jump4Joy
Post Tests

So far, I have not done the benchmark test. I just recently did Topic 2 post test and they did very well. I will do Topic 3 this week. So I guess for the next one I will do the benchmark test. Is...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 10-25-2009, 07:37 AM
Replies: 4
Posted By Jump4Joy
Which digital camera should I buy??

I recently had yet another digital camera to break, not under warranty anymore, and it will cost more to fix than to buy a new one. The problem is that I've only had Kodaks and loved the...
Board: Gifted Education 10-18-2009, 04:14 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By Jump4Joy

some of the assignments are completion grades (checked off) and more extensive assignments are graded on our districts 1-4 scale. I don't get caught up in the grading everything cycle because I've...
Board: Gifted Education 10-17-2009, 08:21 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By Jump4Joy

Yes I agree that choices are wonderful for enrichment opportunities. I do something called Tic-Tac-Tasks modified from other examples I've seen. We use it in literature and spelling. They...
Board: Fifth Grade 10-12-2009, 06:19 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By Jump4Joy
To MrTall

Yes, you do have to recertify. It isn't a state requirement, rather a NB requirement. The certificate is good for 10 years. They'll send you the recert info in your 9th year and then you can...
Board: Fifth Grade 10-04-2009, 06:46 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By Jump4Joy

I was just wondering if anyone has completed their 10-yr RECERTIFICATION process for National Boards?? I am recertifying this year, as I opted not to do it last year. You are given your 9th and...
Board: National Board Certification 09-12-2009, 09:59 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By Jump4Joy
Renewal of NB certification

Yes, the renewal is in the 8 or 9th year, meaning if you don't pass in year 8 you have one more try. I didn't opt to renew in the 8th year so I'm renewing this year. It costs 1150 so prepare for...
Board: Fifth Grade 09-12-2009, 09:53 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By Jump4Joy
Considering it!

I was considering doing the classroom newspaper this year since with flashdrives it's easier to get kids' input. I was thinking of giving certain topics to a few kids for each edition. For example,...
Board: ARCHIVE 09-12-2009, 09:48 PM
Replies: 28
Posted By Jump4Joy
so funny! great laughs!

Mine are kinda weird, some are just observations, thoughts we share quite often with each other, and a few things we say to kids.

1st Day of school..."If I see you wiping your shoes clean during...
Board: ARCHIVE 09-12-2009, 09:38 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By Jump4Joy
Sad to say!

Our President's speech was incredibly powerful and so valuable for students to hear or read! I think it is quite sad that in this day and age, we have the audacity to say that "as long as it doesn't...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 09-05-2009, 08:30 PM
Replies: 18
Posted By Jump4Joy
Why must it be so bad after children??

Unfortunately, so many of us have had that "I had babies, now I don't have sex" syndrome. It's very sad for relationships to go through this phase, but I strongly suggest that we pull out of that...
Board: Bulletin Boards & Classroom Themes 09-05-2009, 08:20 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By Jump4Joy

Remember to include the ACRONYM for T.E.A.M. (Together Everyone Achieves More) and maybe your students can be challenged to come up with new ones!!

Best wishes for a successful school year. Each...
Board: Print Shop 09-02-2009, 03:51 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By Jump4Joy
Piggy bank

There is a piggy bank in the teacher resource book by The Mailbox Magazine called "Bulletin Boards for Gr. 4-6" book 2. On pg. 78. Sorry I can't scan and send, but maybe you can purchase the book...
Board: Fifth Grade 08-31-2009, 02:04 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By Jump4Joy
Interesting topic!

Well, of course, who wants to be on FB with their current students anyway?? That would be highly unethical and weird. However, I have drawn the line, and told my students that once they are in...
Board: Bulletin Boards & Classroom Themes 08-31-2009, 01:37 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By Jump4Joy
What's Your Favorite Number?

I begin the year's math board with another way of getting to know my students. They each select their favorite number (1 or 2 digits max). I give them a 5 x 5in colored card and a stencil of their...
Board: Fifth Grade 08-28-2009, 08:37 AM
Replies: 2
Posted By Jump4Joy
The Business World

My 5th graders job titles are based on the business world with some creative touches by me! We have an election in the 2nd month for jobs, but the first month I choose the jobs on a weekly basis to...

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