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Posts Made By: spotsy
Board: ARCHIVE 10-21-2008, 03:10 PM
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Posted By spotsy
Target Reading

Has anyone used Lone Star Learning's "Target Reading" bulletin board set? I'm thinking about purchasing it, but would like some feedback from teachers who have used it...pros and cons.

Thanks,...
Board: ARCHIVE 08-12-2008, 03:50 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By spotsy
I'm interested!

I would like to be pen pals with you. I teach in Virginia and will have 25 students. PM me :)
Board: ARCHIVE 08-02-2008, 02:17 PM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By spotsy
We also weight our own...

but we can't give any grade below a 65! If a student does not do the work at all, the lowest grade I can give is a 65. This is in the elementary schools only. I teach 5th grade. It's almost...
Board: Writing & Language Arts 08-02-2008, 05:58 AM
Replies: 0
 
Posted By spotsy
Using a Writing Log

Has anyone used a take home writing log before? It's similar to a reading log, but the students write instead. I teach 5th grade and am interested in the idea, but know very little about it. Any...
Board: ARCHIVE 07-28-2008, 06:33 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By spotsy
Lit Circle books

My class has enjoyed:

*The Word Eater
*Fever 1793
*Esperanza Rising
*Hatchet
*Walk Two Moons
*A Wrinkle in Time
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 07-24-2008, 03:12 PM
Replies: 36
 
Posted By spotsy
I was out and about...

and bought these.

http://www.famousfootwear.com/productimages/ff_ia61809.jpg
Board: ARCHIVE 07-24-2008, 02:52 PM
Replies: 21
 
Posted By spotsy
hallway

I also post student work in the hallway without a grade. I don't have enough space in my room. I teach two classes of language arts and two classes of history. It is required in my building that...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 07-22-2008, 02:43 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By spotsy
online degree

I got my Masters through Walden and had no problem with my district accepting it. I would do as other posters have mentioned and check it out with your district first.
Board: ARCHIVE 07-19-2008, 09:34 AM
Replies: 21
 
Posted By spotsy
Turtle Girl...

Thanks! I use Magic Mounts removable mounting squares. I have tried the Scotch brand and things tend to fall after a while. The Magic Mounts stay up all year. I buy them at my local teacher...
Board: ARCHIVE 07-19-2008, 05:18 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By spotsy
History Alive

I have been using History Alive for about 6 years now. I am a BIG supporter of the interactive notebook. Everything that we do all year (except tests) goes into the notebook and it is a great...
Board: ARCHIVE 07-19-2008, 05:04 AM
Replies: 21
 
Posted By spotsy
web site

Here is mine: www.mrsmitch.net

It can be a lot of work at times, but I love doing it!
Board: ARCHIVE 07-18-2008, 03:02 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By spotsy
MrsCroak...

Thanks for sharing your website so that I could see pictures. I like your ideas about the ties. I also love the picture of the shelves holding the trays for writing paper. I do the same thing in...
Board: ARCHIVE 07-18-2008, 02:25 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By spotsy
Baskets

I'm sorry I didn't include that in my post. I have baskets.
Board: ARCHIVE 07-18-2008, 02:19 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By spotsy
Hide Attaching Book Labels to Bins

How do you attach your book bin labels to the bins? I have laminated genre cards but I have had little luck getting the labels to stay on the bins. I tried the label pockets and rings from Really...
Board: ARCHIVE 07-18-2008, 03:55 AM
Replies: 20
 
Posted By spotsy
Starburts

CheleOh...I asked my administration the same question. Why are Starbursts ok but not other sweets? The answer was that our district determined Starbursts to be a healthy treat! Go figure! I just...
Board: ARCHIVE 07-17-2008, 03:53 AM
Replies: 20
 
Posted By spotsy
Thank You!

These are all great ideas! I'm going to make a few things and purchase a few things and see how it goes. Your ideas are awsome!!
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 07-17-2008, 03:48 AM
Replies: 41
 
Posted By spotsy
games

I have Monopoly on one set and bugs on another.
Board: ARCHIVE 07-16-2008, 12:53 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By spotsy
Shoe Holder

I purchased one of those over-the-door plastic shoe holder organizers. It holds 24 pairs of shoes. I have numbered each of the compartments with a permanent marker. When a student is absent, I...
Board: ARCHIVE 07-16-2008, 05:18 AM
Replies: 20
 
Posted By spotsy
Classroom Management Ideas for Incentives

What are some of the items you use for your behavior incentives? We are not allowed to use candy (except for Starbursts) and I am having a hard time finding cheap little items that 5th graders want....
Board: ARCHIVE 07-16-2008, 05:14 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By spotsy
Teacher's Clubhouse

I have purchased some items at this site. The "best buy" I feel I got was the emergency plans for 5th grade using The Eleventh Hour by Graeme Base. I agree that I could make a lot of the...
Board: ARCHIVE 07-15-2008, 06:30 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By spotsy
Thanks!

Thank you all for the advice/comments. I think I'll stay away from the pillows and couches and such.

I appreciate the input!
Board: ARCHIVE 07-15-2008, 04:21 PM
Replies: 26
 
Posted By spotsy
a few more...

*pencil sharpeners that "eat" pencils

*chaperones who only watch their own kid on field trips...forget about the other 6 in the group!

*classrooms with no windows!!! (that would be mine)
Board: ARCHIVE 07-15-2008, 02:55 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By spotsy
Decorating and Lice

I have seen a lot of great classroom decorating tips on here. I love the idea of making libraries comfy with chairs and pillows. However, I have always been concerned with lice and using pillows. ...
Board: ARCHIVE 07-15-2008, 02:47 PM
Replies: 22
 
Posted By spotsy
Sign Out Sheet

I keep paper either taped next to the door or I have used a clipboard with paper. Students sign out and put the time they leave and the reason for leaving (water, bathroom, library, etc) It is easy...
Board: ARCHIVE 07-15-2008, 02:33 PM
Replies: 61
 
Posted By spotsy
planning time

We get 45 minutes each day when the students are in specials (P.E., music, art, Spanish). Some of these specials are held in our classrooms so I usually leave in order to concentrate. We have no...



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