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Posts Made By: teachwitheart
Board: The VENT 05-01-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By teachwitheart
Another Path

Another MA teacher here... we had been told a few years ago this was coming down, do you also know that after July 1, 2016 to renew your license you will need SEI endorsement, 15 PDPs in ELL, and 15...
Board: Fourth Grade 03-21-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By teachwitheart
what if...?

I had this issue when we first started talking about setting this as well. We were reading an excerpt from On the Banks of Plum Creek in our Anthology and students were really struggling with WHY...
Board: Fourth Grade 03-21-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By teachwitheart
Reading Street Common Core

Rumor has it we will be moving to Pearson's Reading Street for Common Core 2013 next year. Does anyone have any feelings on pros/cons/other? We currently use Storytown but it's a lot of band aiding...
Board: Fourth Grade 08-21-2012, 04:09 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By teachwitheart
Work Stations/Centers Advice

I need some help managing my daily centers in ELA and Math. Currently the kids move through the centers as a targeted group and complete the activities, sometimes independently sometimes with a...
Board: BusyBoard 07-31-2012, 06:44 AM
Replies: 27
 
Posted By teachwitheart
Numbers are a must

I assign student numbers alphabetically and it doesn't take too long for me to memorize them. Everything that I use year to year is labeled with a number so I don't have to re-label every year. It...
Board: Fourth Grade 07-30-2012, 06:48 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By teachwitheart
Year-long plan

I'm a person that needs to look at the whole picture and then break things into smaller segments. It takes some pre-planning but I take a school calendar and put it into an excel document. Then I...
Board: BusyBoard 07-30-2012, 06:29 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By teachwitheart
3 ring binder

At the beginning of the year I set up a large 3 ring binder with 25 divider tabs. Each child's name is labeled on one of the tabs and I have a sheet at the front that is very much like WestWitch...
Board: Fourth Grade 07-02-2012, 07:06 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By teachwitheart
Start Slow

This was our first year with them attached to the wall... before we have always shared a portable one among multiple teachers on a floor. You can imagine how well that worked out. What I did to get...
Board: Fourth Grade 07-02-2012, 06:52 AM
Replies: 22
 
Posted By teachwitheart
:)

I would love to but need to figure out a few logistics first. We're in MA just north of Boston. I'll have 2 social studies classes since me and my teaching partner switch for science and social...
Board: Fourth Grade 04-21-2012, 11:59 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By teachwitheart
Lapbooks

Does anyone use these? I was thinking of having the students complete a lapbook for one region of the United States, but I'm not exactly sure where to start?

Thanks in advance for any...
Board: BusyBoard 04-21-2012, 10:52 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By teachwitheart
poems

We are doing poetry collections with a watercolor cover for the special women in our lives. I have a lot of non-traditional families this year. :D
Board: Fourth Grade 04-21-2012, 10:43 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By teachwitheart
thanks

Thank you for the advice. I have a few ideas to try when we return from break on Monday. This is one of the many reasons I love pt! :D
Board: Fourth Grade 04-21-2012, 04:33 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By teachwitheart
rubric

here's the rubric i use for grading
Board: Fourth Grade 04-21-2012, 04:29 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By teachwitheart
Notebooks

I have the students use role description sheets and have them each keep a marble notebook just for Literature Circles. It keeps me from having to make copies all the time and the students can see...
Board: Fourth Grade 04-21-2012, 04:17 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By teachwitheart
Readers Workshop

Our district uses the Storytown program for our ELA instruction, but luckily I also work for a principal that gives teachers a little leeway as to how it's used. In my classroom we I use more of a...
Board: The VENT 04-17-2012, 06:36 PM
Replies: 21
 
Posted By teachwitheart
policy

What is your school/district policy on out of school vacations? Ours clearly States no homework or making up work before or after. Everything the student misses is a zero. And the prince backs us...
Board: The VENT 04-17-2012, 04:22 PM
Replies: 30
 
Posted By teachwitheart
true

Two days before the MCAS long comp I got a new student who transferred from another elem school in the district... we had a 2 hour transition meeting where parents bad mouthed other school and...
Board: BusyBoard 04-17-2012, 09:22 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By teachwitheart
Standards Unpacked

http://www.ncpublicschools.org/acre/standards/common-core-tools/#unpacking

Although this is from NC and I'm from MA the standards are SOOOO similar I've been using this to help map the curriculum....
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 04-17-2012, 04:23 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By teachwitheart
pictures

Have them illustrate or find cut outs of pictures that use them... for example "tri" could include tricycles and triangles or a singing trio. I've found whenn we illustrate new vocabulary words it...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 04-17-2012, 04:07 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By teachwitheart
Admin work at a summer camp...I still get to be...

Admin work at a summer camp...I still get to be around kids but I don't have to figure out what to do with them...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 04-17-2012, 04:02 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By teachwitheart
Happy birthday to you! :D

Happy birthday to you! :D
Board: The VENT 04-17-2012, 03:27 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By teachwitheart
District wide should be district administrators...

District wide should be district administrators and school wide should be school based administrators. Not how it always works out but that's my opinion.
Board: The VENT 04-17-2012, 03:04 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By teachwitheart
A close colleague and I have lunch together...

A close colleague and I have lunch together everyday in one of our classrooms to avoid the teachers room drama. We try to make these 15 minutes lighthearted, somedays we are laughing so hard we're...
Board: Fourth Grade 04-17-2012, 02:53 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By teachwitheart
:)

I can absolutely see some of my little cherubs do that...I have an incredibly literal and young group this year! <!--giggle-->
Board: Fourth Grade 04-17-2012, 02:48 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By teachwitheart
exemplar

Our school has been working with a math coach to get ourselves ready for full common core implementation this fall. We've bought 2 supplemental materials through our work with her... the problem...



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