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Posts Made By: SportingKC
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-21-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 22
 
Posted By SportingKC
Stocks & Coronavirus

I don't personally follow the stock market, but my brother in law is essentially a day trader. He predicted things would get as bad as they did back in early February based on what he was seeing on...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-06-2020, 06:25 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By SportingKC
This Book is Anti-Racist (Kindle Version)

Just sharing in case you have your eye on this book: the Kindle version of "This Book is Anti-Racist" is on sale today for $2.99!
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Board: BusyBoard 06-05-2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By SportingKC
Departmentalized Thoughts

I agree with Teddi...each room should be a chance for a fresh start.

While some individual kids I've had in the past did have a clipboard, it wasn't a class thing it was per a behavior plan or...
Board: BusyBoard 05-24-2020, 07:22 AM
Replies: 30
 
Posted By SportingKC
My biggest spending question is always how else I...

My biggest spending question is always how else I might better spend this money. Is there something else that you'd enjoy more than spending $100 on jean? If not, go for it.

But, I would not pay....
Board: BusyBoard 03-27-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By SportingKC
Emailing Students via Google Classroom!

Do your students have access to their email accounts (that I'm assuming your classroom is linked to?)

Here's how you can email your students via classroom!

1. Go into the classroom that has...
Board: BusyBoard 03-18-2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By SportingKC
Kansas is closed for traditional school for the...

Kansas is closed for traditional school for the remainder of the year...but we will be providing some sort of distance/remote/eLearning. Our district is working on the specifics to be rolled out on...
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 03-15-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By SportingKC
We are one grade level that departmentalizes...

We are one grade level that departmentalizes together, not sure how it will work to mix grade levels (or did I misunderstand that?)

But we sometimes have four classes and sometimes three.

When...
Board: BusyBoard 02-04-2020, 05:13 AM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By SportingKC
eSpark Reading?

Anyone use eSpark reading?

Have you seen a benefit to the kids working on quests?
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-05-2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By SportingKC
Balance Bike

My nephews both used a balance bike. The oldest one is very short and was still able to successfully balance and ride it. It was passed down to his younger brother.

The oldest nephew was able to...
Board: BusyBoard 10-09-2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By SportingKC
Thank you. That's so helpful. We are a Leader in...

Thank you. That's so helpful. We are a Leader in Me school, but I feel like we haven't had as much guidance as I'd like. We basically rolled out Leadership notebooks on our own, and I know we're...
Board: BusyBoard 10-08-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By SportingKC
ELA WIGS for Leader in Me?

So we are getting ready to roll out our ELA WIGS (Leader in Me) and I'm struggling to help my students narrow down what their reading goals should be. What data do you look at to help them decide? We...
Board: BusyBoard 08-31-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By SportingKC
Thank you. I've never had to beg for the...

Thank you. I've never had to beg for the information before...so I was just trying to decide if I'm being too type A in requesting access by the first day of school.
Board: BusyBoard 08-30-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By SportingKC
Iep?

What is typical timeline to get IEP paperwork for students in your room who have them. Do you get them before the year starts? One day 1? A few weeks in?
Board: BusyBoard 08-30-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By SportingKC
I am just getting ready to start using their new...

I am just getting ready to start using their new series Into Reading. Feel free to PM me, but I may not be able to help as I'm not an expert.
Board: BusyBoard 08-07-2019, 06:42 AM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By SportingKC
I have found these videos to be helpful:...

I have found these videos to be helpful: https://alicekeeler.com/2018/08/23/32-videos-get-going-google-classroom/

Also read carefully through your purchase, most people have specific instructions...
Board: BusyBoard 07-09-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By SportingKC
We don't get our final list until the day before...

We don't get our final list until the day before school starts. I do use student names and just wait on labeling anything that can't be changed until after the first few days of school.

I label...
Board: Fifth Grade 06-23-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By SportingKC
We are adopting it for this current year. I...

We are adopting it for this current year. I currently have the volume 1 teachers guide at home...but we don't get our training until August.

I don't think many people have used it before because...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 05-19-2019, 05:30 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By SportingKC
I love mine. I have an Ecobee. I chose the...

I love mine.

I have an Ecobee. I chose the ecobee because the location of my thermostat is in a place where there's not a lot of "traffic" and I needed the additional sensor so it would know that...
Board: BusyBoard 04-25-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 0
 
Posted By SportingKC
Into Reading 2020

Anyone have any experience with the curriculum Into Reading 2020...my district just adopted it for next year.

If so, any pieces of advice as we begin to implement next fall?
Board: BusyBoard 04-25-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By SportingKC
I actually teach this age & subject and I really...

I actually teach this age & subject and I really enjoy it.

I like that you can choose to read books with kids that deal with "real life" and the discussions surrounding all of the books are just...
Board: BusyBoard 02-15-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By SportingKC
I think you are on the right track to recognize...

I think you are on the right track to recognize this isn't a healthy feeling....I do think it might be harder for you than for those of us who teach elementary just due to student ages.

I think...
Board: BusyBoard 02-11-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By SportingKC
Various fonts cause headaches?

I have a student who finally shared that when she reads some books, the fonts give her headaches. But not all fonts. She showed me a book that she just finished and it appeared to be Times New Roman....
Board: Fifth Grade 02-10-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By SportingKC
I teach 5th. We switched from spelling to...

I teach 5th. We switched from spelling to vocabulary instruction two years ago. I actually switched back to spelling (words their way) because my current class is so terrible at spelling and don't...
Board: BusyBoard 02-10-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 26
 
Posted By SportingKC
After school event envy

I work at an elementary school.

We are required to:

Attend Bi-weekly staff meetings (although these do get canceled if there isn't anything to discuss)
Attend Bi-weekly PLC meetings (these...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-29-2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By SportingKC
Dog Sitting Question

I have a friend/co-worker dog sitting for my sister and my dogs in a few weeks while we're out of town. He will be staying at my house while we're gone. We are paying him the same rate that Rover is...



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