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Posts Made By: WGReading
Board: The VENT 06-16-2019, 05:26 AM
Replies: 28
 
Posted By WGReading
I have my own classroom library but also give...

I have my own classroom library but also give away 700+ books a year to students at parent teacher conferences. I'm always hunting for books. Here are some ways I get them:

Scholastic - if you...
Board: The VENT 06-15-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By WGReading
I work at a "tougher ESL/Immigrant school" that...

I work at a "tougher ESL/Immigrant school" that is about 95% free lunch and we have an AU classroom and a behavior therapy classroom. I've been a gen ed teacher there and am currently the reading...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-15-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By WGReading
My 13 year old and I watch it together. We...

My 13 year old and I watch it together. We enjoyed this season. There were some tweaks to the original version but all things that made sense and not so much that it completely changed the show.
...
Board: BusyBoard 06-14-2019, 05:19 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By WGReading
Itís a family joke at this point but I sleep. My...

Itís a family joke at this point but I sleep. My family knows that Iím going to be sleeping almost all the time for at least the first week of break. Last year was a difficult one in terms of...
Board: BusyBoard 06-13-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 22
 
Posted By WGReading
No. Our grade teams build the class lists for...

No.
Our grade teams build the class lists for the next grade level's classes (they build the classes but do not get to match the class lists to the teachers or even know which list eventually was...
Board: BusyBoard 06-09-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By WGReading
Here "walk to read" is what we call leveled...

Here "walk to read" is what we call leveled reading groups. That's when kids go to resource, reading specialists, intensive small groups, on level class or an enrichment class for reading. Curriculum...
Board: BusyBoard 06-04-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By WGReading
This year a few of our new 3rd-5th teachers got...

This year a few of our new 3rd-5th teachers got together and spearheaded talking to the kids about testing as a chance to "show off" how awesome they are. So instead of saying "we're testing today"...
Board: BusyBoard 06-03-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By WGReading
We have a book room. It includes class sets and...

We have a book room. It includes class sets and small group sets of books at a range of levels.
As the reading specialist, I'm responsible for those materials. There is not currently any kind of...
Board: The VENT 05-26-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By WGReading
I'm in my 10th year of teaching, in 3 different...

I'm in my 10th year of teaching, in 3 different cities & schools. I have never been falsely accused of anything. Except for that time a dad called me "the antichrist" for reading aloud Roald Dahl's...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 05-23-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By WGReading
Would you fire maid service?

Weíve had a cleaning service come do house cleaning for us since January when my husband started working out of town. Things have been fine. Itís a national cleaning company chain.

Sunday was my...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 05-22-2019, 05:48 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By WGReading
If Debbie is a newer friend to Mary & Pat - it...

If Debbie is a newer friend to Mary & Pat - it sounds like they are long time friends to each other and she is not - maybe her comments or attitude is because she doesn't feel secure in the friend...
Board: The VENT 05-18-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 21
 
Posted By WGReading
Our district has a policy that addresses how many...

Our district has a policy that addresses how many personal days can be approved in the building at the same time. I believe it is 3 - 3 people can be gone on pre-approved personal days on the same...
Board: Special Education 05-16-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By WGReading
In our building, paras have a locker in the staff...

In our building, paras have a locker in the staff room for their personal items. They have access to a computer for their timecard, to check work email, enter documentation or incident reports, etc....
Board: BusyBoard 05-15-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By WGReading
Babe The Princess Diaries Lion King...

Babe

The Princess Diaries

Lion King (since the live action is coming out this summer they might be interested in the original)

I force my own kids to watch older movies that I like. They...
Board: Special Education 05-15-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By WGReading
For a few of the improvements/success points, you...

For a few of the improvements/success points, you might want to think about if there is an incentive or reward system you would like to use both in your classroom and for the program kids when they...
Board: BusyBoard 05-15-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By WGReading
In my school our intermediate grade students only...

In my school our intermediate grade students only change classes among the grade level team (or interventionists/SPED) for leveled reading (including ESL time) and math groups. Science, social...
Board: BusyBoard 05-15-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By WGReading
What about creating a list of virtual field trips...

What about creating a list of virtual field trips and/or scavenger hunts that the kids can complete?

I don't know of any specific resources to recommend, but I have seen these around and know...
Board: BusyBoard 05-14-2019, 05:25 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By WGReading
In my building, no one is rated exceptional. As...

In my building, no one is rated exceptional. As another person said, the level of student direction required for exceptional is nearly impossible to attain in our evaluation rubric.

I would view...
Board: Special Education 05-14-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By WGReading
That is a great list. Non-SPED related, you...

That is a great list.

Non-SPED related, you may want to go over some of the unspoken things that teachers to your building might find helpful, like...

Does she pick up her kids, or do they come...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 05-14-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 20
 
Posted By WGReading
We have 3 Jack Russells: 14, 4 and 1. We used a...

We have 3 Jack Russells: 14, 4 and 1.
We used a breeder and she is excellent. If you decide to go that route, I can get you her contact info if you'd like. When we got our old dog (as a puppy) we...
Board: National Board Certification 05-14-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By WGReading
One of my co-workers was in a similar situation...

One of my co-workers was in a similar situation last year. He was trying to complete all 4 components in 1 year. His C4 was unfinished at the deadline. He ended up submitting what he had, in hopes...
Board: The VENT 05-13-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By WGReading
One month to go! I had a similar situation...

One month to go!

I had a similar situation last year with my team. It really is stressful and can make it difficult to want to come to school, and to do a good job.

My survival tactic was to...
Board: National Board Certification 05-12-2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By WGReading
That's what I was going to suggest. Because in...

That's what I was going to suggest. Because in terms of instructional and grade level groups, they are separate.
Board: The VENT 05-12-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 48
 
Posted By WGReading
Our specialists see kids all the way through the...

Our specialists see kids all the way through the last day of school. The librarian stops letting kids check out books starting 2 weeks before the end of the year.
No one gets contract time during...
Board: Career Decisions 05-12-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By WGReading
My mom uses a dog sitter she found through...

My mom uses a dog sitter she found through rover.com
She has been happy with that site and the information available, as someone utilizing a dog sitter.
I imagine it would be the type of thing...



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