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Posts Made By: nzkiwi
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 08-09-2011, 06:28 PM
Replies: 22
 
Posted By nzkiwi
Ugh! Major dislike. That's one of my favorite...

Ugh! Major dislike. That's one of my favorite movies of all time (partly filmed at one my all time favorite places too). I can't imagine going to see any remake. The original is just too perfect...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 11-04-2010, 01:52 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By nzkiwi
The Blog Update Thread!

I miss the blogs! I miss reading them and also as a blogger myself, I miss that I no longer have much of audience for my posts because no one ever knows when updates are made.

So I don't know if...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 11-04-2010, 01:35 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By nzkiwi
I know! I hear updates that they are working on...

I know! I hear updates that they are working on it, but that doesn't really make it any easier to wait. I have to admit I'm finding blogging no fun when there is no readership. :(
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 09-10-2010, 02:29 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By nzkiwi
Yea, have to admit I feel the same way. I do...

Yea, have to admit I feel the same way. I do wish they'd get it fixed. It's not really fun to write on an invisible blog...
Board: Town Hall 08-22-2010, 03:09 PM
Replies: 0
 
Posted By nzkiwi
Blog Roll Update Problem?

I'm curious to know is there any timeline as to when the current problem with the blog roll will likely be fixed? I know it hasn't been updating for quite a while.

I'm primarily asking, because...
Board: Workshop Wows and Woes 11-12-2009, 06:18 PM
Replies: 0
 
Posted By nzkiwi
Day 12: For smile purposes only

Just sharing a few funnies & links in this post, as I'm out of inspiration for any other blog topic tonight

This weekend a few friends showed me a couple cute youtube videos, which definitely...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 07-03-2009, 07:25 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By nzkiwi
As someone currently looking at updating phones,...

As someone currently looking at updating phones, I'm really glad I ran into this topic! I've been trying to decide which direction to go myself. I'm a big Apple fan, so the iPhone has that big...
Board: ARCHIVE 10-29-2008, 05:37 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By nzkiwi
I teach 6th grade and love her book, In the...

I teach 6th grade and love her book, In the Middle. I've had few problems adapting it 6th grade and feel that you could probably easily adapt almost all of it to 5th too. After all, at her school,...
Board: ARCHIVE 10-23-2008, 02:05 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By nzkiwi
NaNoWriMo

I tried out NaNoWriMo with my classes for the first time last year, and loved it! The majority of my students really got into it and were coming in to class talking about what they were writing,...
Board: ARCHIVE 08-24-2008, 05:39 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By nzkiwi
Here's mine -- It's largely based on the form...

Here's mine -- It's largely based on the form Nancie Atwell shares in In the Middle.
Board: ARCHIVE 08-23-2008, 07:21 PM
Replies: 0
 
Posted By nzkiwi
Maps to Globes Activity -- Anyone done this??

When searching for some new activity ideas to review basic geography skills with my 6th graders, I ran into instructions for a maps to globes activity which had students with a yard stick, measuring...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 08-20-2008, 06:33 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By nzkiwi
A few years ago, I began incorporating Reader's...

A few years ago, I began incorporating Reader's Workshop into my language arts classes. That's my primary way of teaching reading now, but my first year, I just tried it out a little -- having R.W....
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 08-20-2008, 06:29 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By nzkiwi
nice job

Nice room!! As I teach the same combination (social studies & lang. arts) it's particularly interesting to see how you set things up. :)

I'm curious: what do you have the kids use the brown...
Board: Social Studies 08-20-2008, 06:21 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By nzkiwi
Yea, I don't like the way our standards are...

Yea, I don't like the way our standards are organized in social studies at all. I feel the same way: it's a huge amount of material to cover in one year.

In terms of the exact standards I must...
Board: ARCHIVE 08-16-2008, 05:22 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By nzkiwi
I have a regular, white window blind, that I got...

I have a regular, white window blind, that I got the janitor to attach to my wall. I got the option to switch it to a real projector screen soon afterwards, and turned the offer down, because my...
Board: Sunflower Room 08-15-2008, 06:05 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By nzkiwi
I agree, give it a try! Don't let your...

I agree, give it a try! Don't let your co-workers scare you into backing down. Several years ago when I first switched to teaching through RW, I was a bit nervous too because I was the first and...
Board: Social Studies 08-14-2008, 07:03 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By nzkiwi
Opinions Needed: By Region or Time Period?

I'm struggling trying to decide how to order my year this year. I teach 6th grade social studies, where the focus is on selected world regions (North America, South America, Western Europe and the...
Board: ARCHIVE 08-14-2008, 06:19 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By nzkiwi
I use composition books. Although I sometimes...

I use composition books. Although I sometimes wish for the page size of spirals, I feel composition books just hold up so much better. In my experience with spiral notebooks, covers seem to start...
Board: Sixth Grade 08-14-2008, 05:04 AM
Replies: 26
 
Posted By nzkiwi
West Virginia's is World Regions, which focuses...

West Virginia's is World Regions, which focuses on North America, South America, Western Europe & the Middle East --- from their earliest civilizations through basically present times.
Board: Sixth Grade 08-14-2008, 05:01 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By nzkiwi
My favorite is Dr. Seuss's Oh, the Places You'll...

My favorite is Dr. Seuss's Oh, the Places You'll Go. The kids think it's a bit silly at first, but I always say I was first introduced to it through my high school AP English teacher (which is the...
Board: Workshop Wows and Woes 08-13-2008, 02:06 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By nzkiwi
The Tentative Plan (as of 8/13/08)

Here's things as they stand so far . . .
Board: Workshop Wows and Woes 08-13-2008, 02:04 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By nzkiwi
Thinking Big!

Today I finally sat down and spread all my best Readers and Writers Workshop resources around me, and began the planning process for this upcoming school year.

I got up this morning motivated to...
Board: ARCHIVE 03-28-2008, 11:05 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By nzkiwi
Book Review Samples?

I'm currently looking for samples of well-written student book reviews, preferably by upper elementary/middle school students. I'd prefer them to be ones that were actually officially published...
Board: ARCHIVE 03-07-2008, 04:11 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By nzkiwi
A great poetry slam!

I ran into this video awhile back, and it's one of my favorites too. A great one to watch on the days when I'm feeling a bit down about teaching. :)
Board: ARCHIVE 03-04-2008, 07:54 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By nzkiwi
Voluntary Book Clubs?

Has anyone tried out voluntary book clubs with their students? It's an idea I read briefly about on the web and I am intrigued with it, but also a bit puzzled about how I'd exactly make it work.
...



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