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Posts Made By: amberini
Board: ARCHIVE 06-09-2009, 06:02 AM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By amberini
Write up a Storm

Write up a Storm by Wilda Storm

It's really poorly written, but if you can figure out the manual and then tweak it to your needs it can be used.

http://www.writeupastorm.com/
Board: The Job Search 05-15-2009, 06:32 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By amberini
Go into the schools.

In our area there are up to 300 people applying for one teaching position. After submitting my information online I walked into those schools, introduced myself to the principal and handed them a...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 04-21-2009, 07:37 PM
Replies: 29
 
Posted By amberini
okay,

you definitely know how awesome Water for Elephants is. I agree.. fabulous and original.

But, Pillars of the Earth. Oh... I don't have words. Amazing. It will take a long time to read but you...
Board: Inspirations 04-21-2009, 07:26 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By amberini
There are far too few posts here!

I teach in the hardest school that I have ever encountered or heard of. We can't keep subs, we can't keep teachers, we can't keep principals. We are behaviorally challenged. It is a very rough...
Board: Violet Room 04-21-2009, 07:13 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By amberini
It has words... but

I don't read them. Rollercoaster by Marla Frazee. I use this book for illustrations, expression, feelings, etc. There are so many amazing illustrations that tell the story that you do not need to...
Board: Classroom Management 04-21-2009, 06:51 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By amberini
agreed

You can't take it personally.. I was walking by the buses and was told I was a f!@#$ whore and a f!@#$ ##### by middle schoolers in the home language of my students. (Told to me by my younger...
Board: ARCHIVE 02-12-2009, 06:59 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By amberini
I went to a training

Where she was the presenter. She is AMAZING. I would definitely go for it. Also, if you ever have the opportunity to get trained by her, do it. She is absolutely phenomenal. I strive to be like...
Board: ARCHIVE 02-03-2009, 10:22 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By amberini
arrays

As a whole class I will write a array description on the board. (4 x 6, 9 x 2, etc.) The students are sitting in pairs with a small white board and a marker and sock (They've been taught slate...
Board: ARCHIVE 10-15-2008, 04:43 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By amberini
I love this book

when we are doing our community unit. I also use the book [I]Roxaboxen[I] to emphasize community. We do "bird's eye view" maps of our classroom. For homework they draw their bedroom. We draw maps...
Board: ARCHIVE 10-15-2008, 04:31 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By amberini
We use Fast Track Phonics

and it associates pictures and sayings with the specific letter combinations. I also include kinesthetic movement. Basically, repetition and practice helps them learn when to use them.

So, for...
Board: ARCHIVE 10-15-2008, 04:21 AM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By amberini
ESL student

I teach at a school that is 100 percent ESL. I have varying degrees of English speakers in my classroom, from non-speaking to proficient. I understand your frustration when it comes to him being...
Board: ARCHIVE 10-13-2008, 04:22 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By amberini
thanks

I think that the next sub I have in the classroom I will actually sit and talk with him/her beforehand (If possible). One of my main frustrations is that the subs do not read my lesson plans and my...
Board: ARCHIVE 10-10-2008, 11:47 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By amberini
Classroom Management Substitute Teachers

I am so frustrated. I have had a sub in my room twice this year. Once for an afternoon when I had a doctor's appointment and another time for 1/2 an hour when we had meetings in the building. Both...
Board: Magnolia Room 08-24-2008, 07:39 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By amberini
Thanks!! I am still trying to figure out what...

Thanks!! I am still trying to figure out what exactly does work for me... i'll keep trying new things and learning as I go!
Board: Magnolia Room 08-18-2008, 04:07 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By amberini
Classroom Management Special Spots

Does anyone know what the consensus is for assigning spots in RC? Last year I assigned circle spots at the beginning of the year, taught and modeled how to choose spots and then let them sit where...
Board: Magnolia Room 08-18-2008, 04:02 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By amberini
this book is AMAZING

I am entering my second year of teaching second grade, I also student taught in a second grade RC classroom. I was very very fortunate to have such a good model for RC. This book reaffirmed...
Board: ARCHIVE 08-18-2008, 03:23 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By amberini
are you going to put student work up? You need a...

are you going to put student work up? You need a place for that in your classroom!
Board: Magnolia Room 06-05-2008, 09:02 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By amberini
I dealt with this

when I was student teaching. My cooperating teacher was the only one in the school that used the Responsive Classroom approach. Her way to go about buddy teacher was having the classroom teacher...
Board: Writing & Language Arts 06-05-2008, 06:04 AM
Replies: 24
 
Posted By amberini
That's what I thought. Our admin is totally...

That's what I thought. Our admin is totally convinced. I am not looking forward to it. Thanks for the feedback. Has anyone used it and know the actual scope and sequence?
Board: Writing & Language Arts 06-02-2008, 05:37 AM
Replies: 24
 
Posted By amberini
Language Arts Writing up a Storm

Can anyone tell me about Writing up a Storm? Our school has thrown us into this curriculum without consulting the teachers. We were shown many "amazing" testimonials but no hard data to back up the...
Board: ARCHIVE 05-29-2008, 11:22 AM
Replies: 0
 
Posted By amberini
Language Arts Writing up a Storm

I am just wondering if anyone has used this program before. Our administration chose our writing curriculum for next year without consulting the teaching staff. We are a Charter School of all one...
Board: ARCHIVE 04-25-2008, 09:09 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By amberini
My CT took a class picture of all of us and then...

My CT took a class picture of all of us and then had it ironed onto a bag. There was a silly picture on one side and a nice, formal picture on the other side. I still use it and show my current...
Board: ARCHIVE 04-16-2008, 04:05 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By amberini
I went to JoAnn Fabrics and got fabric and put it...

I went to JoAnn Fabrics and got fabric and put it all over my classroom. They have fabric that says Reading is Toadally fun, and Hop into Learning. I used this on tables and backs of bulletin...
Board: ARCHIVE 04-16-2008, 04:03 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By amberini
I read it to my second graders and we also...

I read it to my second graders and we also watched the movie. I teach in a school that is all one culture where they have seen a lot (civil war in home country). We just spent a lot of time talking...
Board: ARCHIVE 10-10-2007, 12:38 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By amberini
Morning Meeting

If you don't have time in the morning, you don't necessarily have to do all 4 components then. Just be sure to have a greeting and a short message. I only have 15 minutes in the morning before we...



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