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Posts Made By: AniFan15
Board: BusyBoard 01-20-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By AniFan15
I teach 4th grade. I tell my kids that there is...

I teach 4th grade. I tell my kids that there is a 'hard side' and a 'soft side' to their desk. The hard side is all their text books, and the soft side is all their notebooks and workbooks and...
Board: BusyBoard 01-20-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By AniFan15
Do all your parents have internet access? Mine...

Do all your parents have internet access? Mine don't, so there's a lot of great internet-related stuff that I can't make mandatory for my students or their families. It's very disappointing,...
Board: BusyBoard 01-20-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By AniFan15
Engrade

I'm trying to use Engrade to keep track of all of my assignments. You can print out reports and send them home. You can create different classes to fit your own needs, and categorize assignments so...
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 01-20-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By AniFan15
Bring it to the kids for a vote... maybe they...

Bring it to the kids for a vote... maybe they need to try a new book for a while and then you can come back to it before the year is over? I like to give my kids a voice in my classroom. Tell them...
Board: Fourth Grade 01-16-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 0
 
Posted By AniFan15
Ranita Frog Princess - character faces

My kids are reading "Ranita the Frog Princess" and are really excited to perform it. It'll probably just be a small performance for ourselves, but I was thinking it would be cute to make a headband...
Board: BusyBoard 01-08-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By AniFan15
Wherever the problem areas are, I'd make it a...

Wherever the problem areas are, I'd make it a CLASS rule that those areas are off limits. The kids responsible for making the mess should also be the ones responsible for cleaning it up... NOT the...
Board: BusyBoard 01-08-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By AniFan15
What is the work being done in the centers? What...

What is the work being done in the centers? What do they need to do/show in order to be held accountable for their time? Is the work at their independent level, or are they finding it too difficult...
Board: Fourth Grade 12-15-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By AniFan15
We don't do AR, though maybe I could figure out...

We don't do AR, though maybe I could figure out my own kind of tracking/competition thing to get them reading.

They're not allowed to save any food... anything that's unopened gets donated to the...
Board: Fourth Grade 12-13-2013, 08:19 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By AniFan15
Breakfast in the Classroom

Our district has begun serving breakfast in the classroom. My kids are in a pretty good routine with it now, but I'm wondering what kind of work they can do while they're eating so that it's useful...
Board: BusyBoard 11-11-2013, 12:03 PM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By AniFan15
I've been working on report cards all weekend. ...

I've been working on report cards all weekend. We have conferences next (not this) week. Some of those kids are going to have a rude awakening when it comes to their homework grade. I have a No...
Board: BusyBoard 11-03-2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By AniFan15
What is their response when you say "Why are we...

What is their response when you say "Why are we going to Publix? I thought we were going to DD." ?
Board: Fourth Grade 11-03-2013, 03:47 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By AniFan15
I teach at a public school in Southern...

I teach at a public school in Southern California. We had a Fall Festival after school on Oct. 31 and a costume parade at the end of the day, so I don't see anything wrong with a Day of the Dead...
Board: BusyBoard 10-28-2013, 09:46 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By AniFan15
Have you said what grade you teach? If so, I...

Have you said what grade you teach? If so, I forget.

I teach 4th and still use a homework folder for my students labeled "Keep at Home" on one side and "Return to School" on the other side. It...
Board: BusyBoard 10-28-2013, 04:19 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By AniFan15
is child involved?

Is the child a part of the conversations you're having with mom? I do all of my conferences as student-led, and any time a parent requests to see me outside of conference time, I make sure the child...
Board: Fourth Grade 10-27-2013, 07:39 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By AniFan15
Day of the Dead activity?

I am leaving early this Friday for a doctor appointment, and my TA is going to do an activity with the class for the last hour of the day. I was thinking it'd be fun to do a Day of the Dead...
Board: Fourth Grade 10-09-2013, 08:37 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By AniFan15
a couple ideas

It's actually www.xtramath.org (not com). I just finished setting it up for my students :) I think you can set it up as their tutor, though you may encourage them to ask their teachers if they've...
Board: BusyBoard 09-05-2013, 10:33 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By AniFan15
I basically grade their daily work as complete or...

I basically grade their daily work as complete or incomplete. Any work from the week that isn't complete by lunch on Friday is their weekend homework. When parents ask why their child has weekend...
Board: BusyBoard 09-05-2013, 10:25 PM
Replies: 41
 
Posted By AniFan15
We say the pledge each morning after the...

We say the pledge each morning after the principal makes her announcements in the morning. I actually got the idea from a student last year :P Not to say the pledge, but to do it immediately after...
Board: BusyBoard 09-02-2013, 04:00 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By AniFan15
I generally let students retake tests if they...

I generally let students retake tests if they want to and then average the two scores. If you're going to do this, I would make it a yearlong policy... not just a "oops I messed up on the first...
Board: BusyBoard 09-02-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By AniFan15
I do that, patsfan, but it doesn't seem to work...

I do that, patsfan, but it doesn't seem to work with this group. I have a lot of RSP students who are easily distracted. I'm looking for something closer to them so that they can look at their...
Board: BusyBoard 08-28-2013, 04:22 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By AniFan15
I believe our district limits it to funerals of...

I believe our district limits it to funerals of immediate family members in order to qualify as an excused absence. In terms of what that means for making up school work... that never occurred to...
Board: BusyBoard 08-28-2013, 04:17 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By AniFan15
sound only

I just today used it with the sound on my laptop, but gave points from my phone. I told the kids "That sound means someone earned a positive/negative point." Once they heard the negative point, it...
Board: BusyBoard 08-28-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By AniFan15
daily/weekly checklist?

Do you have a checklist you use for your students to keep track of the assignments they've done or need to do? I have a few kids who I think would greatly benefit with something like this, but I'm...
Board: BusyBoard 08-09-2013, 11:44 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By AniFan15
Generally speaking, I respond to emails whenever...

Generally speaking, I respond to emails whenever I read them, or else (as someone else said) I'll forget them completely. I make a point at Back to School Night of giving my work email to all of my...
Board: Fourth Grade 08-09-2013, 11:12 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By AniFan15
Interactive Notebooks?

Does anyone use them? I'm planning on using them for Math and Language Arts/Writing, and was just wondering if anyone has any tips or resources to share. I've found some online, but thought y'all...
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