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Posts Made By: dolmansaxlil
Board: ARCHIVE 05-31-2009, 09:40 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By dolmansaxlil
I think we all have those students at times, tia....

I think we all have those students at times, tia. Just be honest on the report card, and know that you've done what you can to try to make them understand where their child is. There's not much...
Board: ARCHIVE 05-30-2009, 09:45 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By dolmansaxlil
I would put the accommodations right into the...

I would put the accommodations right into the comments on the learning expectations. So...

"When given additional time, Johnny was able to ..."

or

"With additional small group instruction,...
Board: ARCHIVE 05-26-2009, 02:25 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By dolmansaxlil
I had a We Recommend board. When a student was...

I had a We Recommend board. When a student was finished a book, they filled out a quick half-sheet of paper (Title, Author, and Why you would (or would not) recommend this book). When they gave...
Board: ARCHIVE 03-24-2009, 03:29 AM
Replies: 24
 
Posted By dolmansaxlil
We have three life-threatening peanut allergies...

We have three life-threatening peanut allergies in our school. The entire school is a peanut-safe zone. No homemade treats can be brought in, and no "may contain..." treats. It's taken several...
Board: ARCHIVE 02-27-2009, 04:38 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By dolmansaxlil
I have a post here:...

I have a post here: http://www.msdrummond.com/?p=123 that describes my library start up, with a picture of what it looked like in September. I taught grade 8 at the time.
Board: ARCHIVE 02-25-2009, 03:35 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By dolmansaxlil
When I've done lit circles, I've had a bunch of...

When I've done lit circles, I've had a bunch of books at various reading levels. I do a book talk on each one, then have the kids write down their top three choices. I then go through the choices...
Board: ARCHIVE 02-23-2009, 06:28 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By dolmansaxlil
I did it last year, but had the gameboard and...

I did it last year, but had the gameboard and pieces in a SmartBoard file because I didn't want to take up bulletin board space. It took me 15-20 minutes to do a class of 25. I had grade 8 last...
Board: ARCHIVE 02-22-2009, 09:50 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By dolmansaxlil
I think another big part of this is the model by...

I think another big part of this is the model by which our schools are funded (Canadian here). In the US (and this is just my understanding - I realize that it may differ from state to state) school...
Board: ARCHIVE 02-21-2009, 02:15 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By dolmansaxlil
I have an idea - but it's just an idea - not...

I have an idea - but it's just an idea - not personal experience.

What if you had them select a non-fiction book and spend time reading it. Then have them write one fact on a post-it note and...
Board: ARCHIVE 02-07-2009, 05:42 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By dolmansaxlil
I'm in Canada, and the program I run is...

I'm in Canada, and the program I run is Board-wide (52 schools), so it'll obviously be different, but you can at least get an idea of what we do.

We use the Otis-Lennon School ability Test, and...
Board: ARCHIVE 01-11-2009, 05:52 AM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By dolmansaxlil
Check out the online lessons at The Getty Museum....

Check out the online lessons at The Getty Museum. It has some of the best art history lessons I've seen, and it may give you some good ideas:...
Board: ARCHIVE 01-11-2009, 05:48 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By dolmansaxlil
There was some talk of us switching to 4...

There was some talk of us switching to 4 semesters per year recently. We're currently on trimesters. Our biggest argument was around assessment and evaluation. If we went to smaller reporting...
Board: ARCHIVE 12-08-2008, 03:59 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By dolmansaxlil
www.pdtogo.com/smart 150 podcasts about using...

www.pdtogo.com/smart
150 podcasts about using the SmartBoard in the classroom. :)
Board: ARCHIVE 12-01-2008, 03:31 PM
Replies: 27
 
Posted By dolmansaxlil
Hi Denise, you can download it from my site at...

Hi Denise,
you can download it from my site at www.msdrummond.com
Board: ARCHIVE 11-28-2008, 04:41 AM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By dolmansaxlil
I have the same problem, but not just with...

I have the same problem, but not just with students - with everyone! I'm in a new itinerant role this year, and I have 54 schools to deal with. That's 54 principals, 54 contact teachers, a bunch of...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 11-24-2008, 01:58 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By dolmansaxlil
My students LOVED "Bully Boys" by Eric Walters. ...

My students LOVED "Bully Boys" by Eric Walters. Very well written, and gives some great info about the battles of the War of 1812.
Board: ARCHIVE 11-19-2008, 07:53 PM
Replies: 21
 
Posted By dolmansaxlil
When I was still in my classroom, I had 25 grade...

When I was still in my classroom, I had 25 grade 8s, and probably about 1200 books.
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 11-17-2008, 07:23 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By dolmansaxlil
Can you be more specific? I know a couple titles...

Can you be more specific? I know a couple titles about the War of 1812 from the Canadian/British perspective, but they're very specific to that time.
Board: ARCHIVE 11-17-2008, 07:21 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By dolmansaxlil
I'm the one who adapted it for my class - I've...

I'm the one who adapted it for my class - I've posted it on my site so people can download it if they wish. I've made changes to this one so it has fewer parts (I had a class of 33 when I created...
Board: ARCHIVE 11-16-2008, 04:05 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By dolmansaxlil
That was me! I've uploaded it to my site so you...

That was me! I've uploaded it to my site so you can grab it.

http://www.msdrummond.com/?p=240
Board: ARCHIVE 11-16-2008, 09:25 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By dolmansaxlil
How about something like this: "In past...

How about something like this:

"In past years, my students have surprised me with gifts during the holiday season. While I appreciate this generous gesture, the financial pressures of the...
Board: Canadian Teachers 11-16-2008, 06:29 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By dolmansaxlil
Miss Jewer, I didn't know that about the tree...

Miss Jewer,
I didn't know that about the tree in Boston Common! Thanks! :)
Board: ARCHIVE 11-15-2008, 05:21 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By dolmansaxlil
www.starfall.com is good, too.

www.starfall.com is good, too.
Board: ARCHIVE 11-14-2008, 02:46 PM
Replies: 20
 
Posted By dolmansaxlil
The first year I taught, I was in a spec ed...

The first year I taught, I was in a spec ed support role, so I didn't have a classroom. I bought the minimum order from scholastic from two clubs every month with my own money to start building up...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 11-11-2008, 04:04 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By dolmansaxlil
Just a tip - don't read the same book with more...

Just a tip - don't read the same book with more than one class. I read one book to three classes, and I found that I started dreading reading it at times, because I'd already done it twice!! This...



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