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Posts Made By: LauraTeach
Board: Future Teachers 05-28-2006, 02:58 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By LauraTeach
Hi Jessa! I just finished my student...

Hi Jessa!

I just finished my student teaching experience 2 weeks ago (1/2 in a K class, 1/2 in a 3rd grade class). I'd say my biggest piece of advice to you in regards to calming nerves would be...
Board: ARCHIVE 05-02-2006, 01:06 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By LauraTeach
Multiplying 3 digit by 1 digit ideas needed!

Hi everyone!

I was wondering if anyone has any creative ideas for how I can teach multiplying 3 digit numbers by 1 digit. We have been doing multiplication for about 2 weeks now, and I feel like...
Board: Future Teachers 01-04-2006, 10:46 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By LauraTeach
At my college there was a "College Algebra" and a...

At my college there was a "College Algebra" and a "College Algebra with Applications," which I think is probably the equivalent of Math for Liberal Arts at your school. I ended up taking College...
Board: Future Teachers 01-04-2006, 10:41 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By LauraTeach
Hello! Lots of people do this and I've read...

Hello!

Lots of people do this and I've read that it's a good idea - if you ever decide to leave teaching you'll have something else to fall back on.

You may be talking about me re: the masters...
Board: Future Teachers 01-03-2006, 05:22 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By LauraTeach
I don't think you're getting ahead of yourself at...

I don't think you're getting ahead of yourself at all! Keep the excitement up - it will motivate you to get through your classes! I've been building my classroom library for a while now (there was an...
Board: ARCHIVE 01-01-2006, 12:03 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By LauraTeach
Thanks for your responses, everyone! Maybe my...

Thanks for your responses, everyone! Maybe my mentor teacher is planning to give them lined paper soon, too.

I love that paper with the sky/ground lines!

Thanks again!
Board: ARCHIVE 12-31-2005, 01:17 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By LauraTeach
My mentor teacher always plays "I Spy" with the...

My mentor teacher always plays "I Spy" with the word wall. The kids love it! She'll say things like "I Spy the word 'it' on the world wall" and a volunteer will take a pointer and point to the word....
Board: ARCHIVE 12-30-2005, 05:16 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By LauraTeach
Possibly dumb ?: lined vs. unlined paper

Hello!

This might sound like a silly question, but I'm going to ask anyway :) I am student teaching in a Kindergarten class. When the kids do their writing work they used unlined paper. Usually...
Board: Future Teachers 12-30-2005, 05:10 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By LauraTeach
Hello! I am still student teaching so I...

Hello!

I am still student teaching so I don't know if my answers are acceptable either, but I'll try! :)

For the first question, I would agree about following the curriculum, but I would also...
Board: Future Teachers 12-29-2005, 07:14 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By LauraTeach
Hey Megan, I started my master's this past...

Hey Megan,

I started my master's this past June and will finish at the end of July, so it will take me a little over a year. I would do it again in a heartbeat! In my state teachers have to get a...
Board: Future Teachers 12-29-2005, 06:59 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By LauraTeach
Hi Eric! I would definitely talk to them...

Hi Eric!

I would definitely talk to them about it and see what they say. That would be much better than just not wearing it and waiting to see if they say anything :)

I would think they would...
Board: Future Teachers 12-26-2005, 06:45 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By LauraTeach
Hey Megan! Welcome! It's great to see new...

Hey Megan!

Welcome! It's great to see new "faces" around here! I've noticed this board is kind of slow lately, so it's nice to see it picking up a little. I think this board is a great resource to...
Board: Future Teachers 12-24-2005, 08:01 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By LauraTeach
Welcome!

Hi Lisa!

Congrats on following your dream! Teaching is a wonderful profession and I can't imagine myself doing anything else!!!

I'm Laura, I'm 24 and am also married (just recently - in May!)...
Board: ARCHIVE 12-21-2005, 11:15 AM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By LauraTeach
I am a student teacher in 3 classrooms so needed...

I am a student teacher in 3 classrooms so needed to find something cheap and easy to give to my 60 students!! I decided to make them each a packet of "snowman soup." I found the idea on the internet....
Board: ARCHIVE 12-21-2005, 11:11 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By LauraTeach
I've done this many times with children too, and...

I've done this many times with children too, and made the mistake once of using glitter. Oops - it was EVERYWHERE! Last time we made them we used glitter glue instead. I liked it better anyway...
Board: Future Teachers 12-21-2005, 11:06 AM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By LauraTeach
Hello! My mentor teacher has done a bunch of...

Hello!

My mentor teacher has done a bunch of little things that really make me feel welcome in her classroom. First, she put a desk in her room just for me. She gathered a bunch of supplies for...
Board: ARCHIVE 11-14-2005, 06:35 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By LauraTeach
Hello! I'm a student teacher in a 3rd grade...

Hello!

I'm a student teacher in a 3rd grade classroom, and the first half of my placement I was just there to observe for a month and a half. Well, I couldn't stand just sitting there so asked to...
Board: ARCHIVE 11-09-2005, 04:46 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By LauraTeach
Parent Involvement

Hello!

Parents are VERY involved in the school in which I am currently student teaching. Parents very often volunteer in the classroom to be guest readers, help in the computer room or just to do...
Board: ARCHIVE 11-04-2005, 01:24 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By LauraTeach
November poems and crafts needed for K

Hi everyone!

I am in need of a cute and relatively short (~8 lines) Thanksgiving/November poem that I can use for Kindergarteners. I plan to write it on sentence strips and put it in a pocket...
Board: The Job Search 10-30-2005, 08:39 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By LauraTeach
When to look for 1st teaching job

Hi everyone!

I will be finished my teacher education program in July, 2006. I was wondering when schools typically begin posting vacancies for the next school year and when I should start applying...
Board: ARCHIVE 10-24-2005, 06:30 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By LauraTeach
Hello! I buy the "fun dough" at the Dollar...

Hello!

I buy the "fun dough" at the Dollar Tree for my daycare kids. I'm not sure of its shelf life vs. the brand name PlayDough, but you get 4 of the little tubs for $1.00.
Board: Future Teachers 10-24-2005, 06:26 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By LauraTeach
Which Praxis exam are you studying for? I just...

Which Praxis exam are you studying for? I just recently took the Elementary Content exam (0014) so I'll tell you what I used to study for that.

I agree about using books written for children. I...
Board: Future Teachers 10-22-2005, 03:18 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By LauraTeach
Hello! I haven't been in my placement very...

Hello!

I haven't been in my placement very long and haven't taken over the class full time, but from my experience so far my mentor teacher and I talk a lot in the mornings before school when...
Board: ARCHIVE 10-07-2005, 12:26 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By LauraTeach
I love the Christmas light idea! I agree about...

I love the Christmas light idea! I agree about the lamps and the plants. A teacher in my building has a pretty big mandarin orange tree in her room and not only does it smell great (you can smell it...



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