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Posts Made By: gradeteacher
Board: Classroom Management 07-23-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By gradeteacher
Great suggestions have been given. I had a...

Great suggestions have been given. I had a crier/whiner just like this last year. I have a low tolerance for criers/whiners, and I'm sure he sensed this and it helped fuel his fire.

What...
Board: Third Grade 07-22-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By gradeteacher
Silent lunch. Third graders love to be social...

Silent lunch. Third graders love to be social and hate having a silent lunch, either in the classroom or isolated at a lunch table. I have found it to be very effective, even for the most hard core...
Board: BusyBoard 07-19-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By gradeteacher
What kind of paint pens? And how do you remove...

What kind of paint pens? And how do you remove it? Thanks!
Board: Sixth Grade 07-18-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By gradeteacher
What really helped me to handle a tough inner...

What really helped me to handle a tough inner city class is a book called Classroom Discipline 101. The author is a teacher who has worked in the urban setting with very challenging children, and...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-15-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 20
 
Posted By gradeteacher
Do you give a curfew to adult children living in your house?

DD is 18 and will be commuting to a local college in the fall. Recently she has been leaving work at 10 or 11 pm and going out, sometimes sleeping over a friend's or coming home late. She always...
Board: Classroom Management 07-10-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By gradeteacher
It's great to come up with a management plan...

It's great to come up with a management plan that does not publicly embarrass students. It's also a good thing that you are reflecting on what went wrong last year, and how you can turn that...
Board: Third Grade 07-08-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By gradeteacher
I'm kicking around a schedule in my head and this...

I'm kicking around a schedule in my head and this is what I have so far:

Warm up - 15 minutes (when students arrive, and many are late, hence the long period of time allotted for this)
Math...
Board: Third Grade 07-07-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By gradeteacher
For math place value, I would use unifix cubes or...

For math place value, I would use unifix cubes or base 10 blocks. Use as many manipulatives as you can in math to develop the concepts.

A good site to get ideas is...
Board: Third Grade 06-25-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By gradeteacher
I cut up black felt for erasers for the dry erase...

I cut up black felt for erasers for the dry erase boards. Very cheap and effective!
Board: Classroom Management 03-19-2014, 01:52 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By gradeteacher
If it had been me, I would have given detentions...

If it had been me, I would have given detentions to the students acting out. I would then have tried to switch the times so they wouldn't miss gym. Gym is important, and the students need it. On...
Board: Classroom Management 03-08-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By gradeteacher
I'd refer him to the counselor. He needs some...

I'd refer him to the counselor. He needs some support to start thinking about himself in more positive ways. He is writing this to you because he feels he can reach out to you and that you can help...
Board: Classroom Management 03-01-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By gradeteacher
I agree with you that grabbing and yelling at the...

I agree with you that grabbing and yelling at the students is not a good idea, and also understand your desire that no one gets hurt.

My suggestion is that since it is only a handful of older...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-10-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By gradeteacher
Will DD ever learn to drive?

She is almost 18 years old. She took driving lessons from an instructor. When the lessons were over, he told us she would need a little more practice and she would then be ready to take the test. ...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 12-15-2013, 03:41 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By gradeteacher
One other really great side effect was that DD's...

One other really great side effect was that DD's relationship with her 13 year old sister has improved dramatically. Prior to this it had been one of constant conflict, in which they openly...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 12-15-2013, 04:29 AM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By gradeteacher
Not one negative word

I have started a new policy with my 17 year old daughter. I have committed to saying not one negative word to her.

Over the past year and a half, she's been going through a bumpy adolescence. ...
Board: BusyBoard 10-07-2013, 01:47 AM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By gradeteacher
I feel the same way. But our district...

I feel the same way.

But our district doesn't supply us with paper or other supplies. So what can we do?

I have no math books and no paper. If I don't buy paper, there is no way for the...
Board: BusyBoard 10-05-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By gradeteacher
Come to think of it, you're right! I am just...

Come to think of it, you're right! I am just assuming that this bulb would work in my projector. And I don't even know if she has the same kind of projector.

I will check on that when I go back....
Board: BusyBoard 10-05-2013, 03:21 PM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By gradeteacher
Unfortunately, we have to buy all of our own...

Unfortunately, we have to buy all of our own supplies. We buy our own paper to print out worksheets. We also have no math books, and since I'm the math teacher for the grade, I have to print out...
Board: BusyBoard 10-05-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By gradeteacher
The bulb was in my closet when I first started at...

The bulb was in my closet when I first started at the school. So it was paid for by the district.

I didn't realize they don't have a shelf life. So I'm probably feeling guilty for nothing!
Board: BusyBoard 10-05-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By gradeteacher
What would you do?

One of the teachers at my school, who is a very good friend, told us that the bulb on her projector for the smartboard blew out. Another teacher said that a replacement bulb would cost about $200. ...
Board: Classroom Management 09-20-2013, 02:17 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By gradeteacher
I have a chart on the wall listing the voice...

I have a chart on the wall listing the voice levels. Before the activity starts, I let them know what level we will be using.

During or after the activity, I might ask them to rate themselves. ...
Board: Fourth Grade 08-16-2013, 07:54 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By gradeteacher
I also will only be having 2 classes each day. I...

I also will only be having 2 classes each day. I plan on having color coded name-tags (I will be using sentence strips printed out from the computer).
The homeroom kids will be blue. I will...
Board: Teacher News & Opinion 08-12-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By gradeteacher
Yes, money is what this is all about. One...

Yes, money is what this is all about.

One of my former principals is now the CEO of one charter school, which has about 500 students. She makes over $200,000 a year, and makes more money than...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-11-2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By gradeteacher
Curfew for a 17 year old girl

What do you think is reasonable? Thanks!
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 08-10-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By gradeteacher
Thank you so much for these! I appreciate it and...

Thank you so much for these! I appreciate it and my students will really benefit from them.


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