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Posts Made By: parker
Board: Teachers' Lounge 05-26-2015, 05:13 AM
Replies: 32
 
Posted By parker
We keep our land line. We live in a hurricane...

We keep our land line. We live in a hurricane zone and have a home based business. Power, internet, cell phones and cell towers go down. The corded land line phones still work. We use caller id and...
Board: BusyBoard 05-26-2015, 04:47 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By parker
Be careful

what you choose.

In my state, having students do any kind of math on the day of the BIG math test, prior to the BIG math test being given, would be considered a huge violation of testing...
Board: Fifth Grade 05-25-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By parker
I hope your demo goes very well. Might I...

I hope your demo goes very well.

Might I gently suggest that you refer to the skill as inferring rather than inferencing. In an interview with a demo lesson, little things can make or break...
Board: BusyBoard 05-24-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By parker
Teacher Awards

Hand every teacher a small amount gift card that can be spent where ever they wish. Everyone gets acknowledgement for their work, surviving the school year and there will be no hurt feelings.

...
Board: BusyBoard 05-23-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By parker
Bill Nye

Having taught grades 2-10, I agree with some other posters. They work best with 4th-7th, depending on your kids in the class. A lower level 3rd grade class probably wouldn't get very much except a...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 05-20-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By parker
I've raised tons of feral kittens for our local...

I've raised tons of feral kittens for our local rescue.

Now that the kittens are older and more active, the mama may have moved them. See if you can follow where she goes, don't let her know. She...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 05-19-2015, 04:34 AM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By parker
A joke, but true

How can you tell the difference between a first grade boy and a middle school boy?



The first grade boy WILL run down a hall. The middle school boy WILL run down a hall and HIT someone....
Board: Teachers' Lounge 05-18-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By parker
This is always so hard on caretakers, no matter...

This is always so hard on caretakers, no matter what age. Your uncle should qualify for hospice care. Has your family looked into that?
Board: Fifth Grade 05-18-2015, 04:32 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By parker
5th reading resources

readworks.org

learnzillion.com-aligned to cc standards
Board: BusyBoard 05-13-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By parker
Reptile-Amphibian Novels

The Missing 'Gator of Gumbo Limbo-Jean Craighead George (alligators)

Tree Castle Island-Jean Craighead George (alligators)

The Talking Earth-Jean Craighead George (alligators, turtle)
Board: BusyBoard 05-08-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By parker
Hunger Games

No clue what the letters stand for, but your prince is going to thank an entire faculty by creating a contest with special prizes? Sounds like Hunger Games to me. I would be very annoyed, too.
Board: Retired Teachers 05-08-2015, 06:05 AM
Replies: 23
 
Posted By parker
I called my mother Mom. I called my grandmothers...

I called my mother Mom. I called my grandmothers Granny and Ma-Moo (her first grandchild came up with that and it stuck)

I don't have children, but I've often been called Mom in the classroom. I...
Board: BusyBoard 05-06-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By parker
Science Novel

Check out Jean Craighead George for Rainforests...One Day in the Tropical Rainforest...is written like a novel, short...less than 100 pages, but full of facts. Perfect for 4th and 5th grade.

...
Board: The VENT 05-05-2015, 04:49 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By parker
Find out the facts

Before you assume anything, call her and ask where she rented the bounce house. You can say you are interested in one for an occasion at a later date.

Then call the company that rented the...
Board: Retired Teachers 04-25-2015, 05:00 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By parker
Ss

You don't register for ss, you apply for it. You can apply anytime between the time you are eligible until age 70.

Once you meet the age to receive full ss benefits, you can still work full...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 04-18-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By parker
I bought one for my 83 year old father after my...

I bought one for my 83 year old father after my mother died and he was living alone. Even though he insisted he did not want or need a newfangled phone, he was able to use it easily and I do think he...
Board: Fifth Grade 04-17-2015, 04:16 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By parker
Science reading

Why wouldn't science reading be enjoyable? It's all in how you present it.
Talk it up...set an example (even if you have to fake it yourself)

Ask lots of ....have you ever noticed, have you...
Board: The VENT 04-06-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By parker
Annual Leave/Observations

Not all states have days in their contract designated as "annual leave" days. Holiday vacations are just days you don't work; nor can you earn extra time off (annual leave) as a reward/benefit for...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 04-03-2015, 04:14 AM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By parker
Cohabitating

Good for both of you! You've both made a wise, mature decision.
Wishing you all the best.
Board: BusyBoard 04-02-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By parker
I got confused when you threw viewpoint, compare,...

I got confused when you threw viewpoint, compare, and point of view all into the mix.
I work with a lot of beginning teachers and this is an area that is usually confusing to them because they are...
Board: BusyBoard 04-02-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By parker
Fairy Tale Unit

I don't mean this to sound critical or nasty...it's hard to get tone into posts. :)

Which resources you choose depends on what standard you are teaching and what your objectives are. It isn't...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-30-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 31
 
Posted By parker
I agree with the others, still no. He should...

I agree with the others, still no. He should find another place to live and sign a year's lease.

And like a previous poster...it is disturbing that you let CHILDREN decide when this man you've...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-30-2015, 05:26 AM
Replies: 31
 
Posted By parker
Too early

Oh, hell no. If you didn't have children, well...you are an adult and would deal with whatever happens...however...

You have a teenage daughter and other children that "adore" him. (So, he's...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-29-2015, 05:10 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By parker
taxing retirement pensions

Just so you don't feel alone...NC started taxing NC teacher retirement pensions last summer. In addition, when I start collecting my teacher retirement pension I earned from another state (that does...
Board: BusyBoard 03-28-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By parker
War Horse

I agree with the others. I think this is a good book but the content is not intended for children in elementary school.


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