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Posts Made By: gunther922
Board: BusyBoard 08-06-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By gunther922
Can I use Bloomz to post my Newsletter?

I am trying to figure out what to try next (presently using Class Dojo). I have heard great things about Bloomz. Thank you!
Board: BusyBoard 08-06-2019, 06:02 AM
Replies: 1
Posted By gunther922
Newsletter Google Slides

Has anyone tried this product? I really like it. I know I could try and make my own on Google Forms? But I'm not very techy. And because I'm not very techy, I'm wondering if this is user friendly...
Board: BusyBoard 08-01-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 0
Posted By gunther922
Any MA teachers 5th grade science and math

or just science? I would love to hear your routine for science. I have two classes, 45 minutes each. I am starting with Unit 1 Physical Properties of Matter. I would like the kids to come in and...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-29-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By gunther922
Need movie or series recommendations

for Amazon and HBO. We have watched: Big Little Lies, Barry, I'm Dying Up Here, Sharp Objects, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Jack Ryan, Sneeky Peet. Just to name a few.

Thank you!
Board: BusyBoard 07-25-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 1
Posted By gunther922
Office Depot has spiral notebooks

for $0.10. And the composition notebooks for $0.50. They are giving a 20% discount.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-16-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 15
Posted By gunther922
I would try using probiotics AND prebiotics

to clean everything out! Your gut flora is key to being healthy. Seriously, I went through something similar two years ago. And since then I take two probiotics every day. I also make sure to eat...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-10-2019, 06:01 AM
Replies: 16
Posted By gunther922
Yes unfortunately

I couldn't sleep last night. I feel rested and now the anxiety is creeping in. I have been trying to go to bed at 11 and up at 7 in the morning, and that has helped. Except last I was not tired...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-24-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 2
Posted By gunther922
Hormone issues TMI?

Looking for advice. My hormones have been a mess for many years. Went through early menopause at 42. I'm 59 and have never taken hormone replacements nor do I want to. I do not have hot flashes...
Board: The VENT 05-29-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By gunther922
Grading, parent emails, field trip etc...

I just can't keep up anymore. This is year 19 and I feel overwhelmed with student behavior, grading, missing work, absent students. I am so behind on my grading. I can't seem to get it done at...
Board: BusyBoard 03-31-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By gunther922
Math test or not?

I can't decide if I should give a math test on multiplying and dividing fractions. Just finished unit. I was going to give a test on Tuesday. But I REALLY need to start Geometry and Volume unit...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-19-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 9
Posted By gunther922
Amazon series...

Right now I'm watching Mozart in the Jungle. Love it! There are 4 seasons.

Homecoming (with Julia Roberts)

Netflix series:
The Fosters
Death in Paradise
Board: The VENT 02-17-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 43
Posted By gunther922
Summerwillcom is absolutely correct!

Use this experience to get the kids to focus on something other than their looks. I really wish someone had convinced me when I was 16 to not wear makeup! Because now I am a slave to it in my late...
Board: BusyBoard 01-21-2019, 06:33 AM
Replies: 4
Posted By gunther922
I appreciate your response.

Can I ask if you do your 2 20 minute groups first thing? Then do your whole class lesson? I was just looking at Jennifer Finley's website and she also suggests doing exactly how you mentioned. I...
Board: BusyBoard 01-19-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 4
Posted By gunther922
5th grade math

In the past I have always done small group rotations, but these past two years I am back to all the kids on the carpet with me or whole class. I am not crazy about either of these and think I want...
Board: The VENT 01-06-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 12
Posted By gunther922
I'm so sorry you are

feeling this way. But I can totally relate. This is my 19th year too! I have always had anxiety but have managed it for the most part over the years. But these past couple of years I too feel as...
Board: The VENT 01-05-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 17
Posted By gunther922
Yes! I have major anxiety! I have an

observation coming up on January 18th. I am making myself sick over it. I can't make a decision about what I should teach?! It's insane that I do this to myself. For me even after 18 years it...
Board: BusyBoard 12-23-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 4
Posted By gunther922
Writing a reference letter for student

Has anyone had to do this? I teach 5th grade. A parent asked me to write a reference letter for her son to get into a private school next year. And to top it off he is not the best student,...
Board: BusyBoard 12-02-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By gunther922
Math Block Routine

I teach 5th grade math. I am wondering if it's best practice to correct math whole class? My principal is going to observe me next week and I am concerned that he may not approve of this. I also...
Board: The VENT 09-20-2018, 01:43 AM
Replies: 3
Posted By gunther922
So sorry about your insomnia.

There truly is nothing worse. I too stuggle with insomnia at least once a week. It really makes it hard to have a good day when you are so exhausted. I hope you manage to make it through your day.
Board: BusyBoard 08-31-2018, 05:26 PM
Replies: 1
Posted By gunther922
Open House

I am wondering if anyone might have an Open House Powerpoint presentation they could share? I created an awesome powerpoint last year and didn't save it to the J drive at the time. I misunderstood...
Board: The VENT 04-09-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By gunther922
A game I play is

called "Crumble and Shoot." It was my ELA partner teacher that found this idea from Cult of Pedagogy site. You can use any content for this game. For ELA she uses comprehension questions and...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-24-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By gunther922
TV series recommendations

I need a new show to watch. I have watched: Damages, 24, The Fosters, House of Cards, Bloodline, White Collar, Blacklist, Billions, Longmire, Chuck, Suits, Cedar Cove, Parenthood, just to name a...
Board: Fifth Grade 12-30-2017, 08:03 AM
Replies: 0
Posted By gunther922
Go Math curriculum

Anyone teach the Go Math? This is my 4th year teaching it and I would like to hear how others manage their math block. I have a 90 minute math block. I start with a quick warm-up (problem of the...
Board: The VENT 11-25-2017, 07:22 AM
Replies: 38
Posted By gunther922
Teabreak, I agree with all your points. You...

Teabreak, I agree with all your points. You worked at home to finish up lesson plans for the next few weeks. "I don't get an hourly pay, so staying after my contract time is my choice and no one...
Board: BusyBoard 09-27-2017, 03:16 PM
Replies: 0
Posted By gunther922
Ladybug's Teacher Files. I am working on

setting up Math TIME. I LOVE it but have a few questions. The rotations are not timed which I like. I will meet with three groups, 20 minutes each. I am wondering if the kids doing Independent...

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