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Posts Made By: pink.sparkles
Board: BusyBoard 03-01-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 26
 
Posted By pink.sparkles
I usually have 30 - 31. This year, our group is...

I usually have 30 - 31. This year, our group is smaller and I only have 26.
Board: Third Grade 05-07-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By pink.sparkles
We expect our students to go up 2 - 3 points per...

We expect our students to go up 2 - 3 points per test period, for a total growth of 6 - 8 points in a year. However, students that test lower to start may grow more than that. Strangely, students...
Board: The VENT 03-06-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By pink.sparkles
I agree it is cliquey, but I would let it go....

I agree it is cliquey, but I would let it go. Similar things happen at my school all the time, and it's just not worth getting into. You know what they did, deep down so do they. I've seen people...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-28-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 84
 
Posted By pink.sparkles
So sorry to hear.

So sorry to hear.
Board: BusyBoard 02-22-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 100
 
Posted By pink.sparkles
I'd bring some books. Who knows how long we would...

I'd bring some books. Who knows how long we would be there? Maybe starting a book club would pass the time. At worst, we can plan some fantastic guided reading! :)
Board: BusyBoard 02-15-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 114
 
Posted By pink.sparkles
Sounds silly to say, but I love school supplies....

Sounds silly to say, but I love school supplies. Highlighters, colored pens, post its... You name it. :)
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-15-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 22
 
Posted By pink.sparkles
Rustoleum makes a tile refinishing product made...

Rustoleum makes a tile refinishing product made for redoing outdated tiles. I haven't used that one, but I have used their cabinet refinishing product and loved it! It is expensive ($50 - $70) but...
Board: The VENT 02-14-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By pink.sparkles
I'm in MA, and we frequently have 5 or more days...

I'm in MA, and we frequently have 5 or more days each year. There are 5 days built into the schedule, and if we have less than 5 we get out early. If we have more than 5, they are added on at the...
Board: The VENT 02-09-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 26
 
Posted By pink.sparkles
I generally do not assign homework on the...

I generally do not assign homework on the weekend, but I am in the minority. I teach fifth grade and most teachers do assign it from fifth grade up. I haven't heard of it below fifth grade, though. I...
Board: BusyBoard 02-05-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By pink.sparkles
My school was also chosen to pilot PARCC. If your...

My school was also chosen to pilot PARCC. If your classroom wasn't chosen you do not observe, however protocol is very similar to our current state test, MCAS. Lucky Massachusetts kids that are...
Board: The VENT 01-27-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 20
 
Posted By pink.sparkles
UGH! So frustrating. Here in MA, I applied for an...

UGH! So frustrating. Here in MA, I applied for an additional certification in early May. I met all the qualifications before I applied, paid via electronic check (we only do electronic applications...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-27-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 21
 
Posted By pink.sparkles
:( Good vibes heading your kitty's way!

:( Good vibes heading your kitty's way!
Board: The VENT 01-26-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By pink.sparkles
I'm in the exact same boat! I have been checking...

I'm in the exact same boat! I have been checking my email religiously, waiting to see the notification coming through. I understand the anxiety! Fingers crossed- I am taking the same position as you...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-26-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By pink.sparkles
Thanks, everyone! We definitely agree that we...

Thanks, everyone! We definitely agree that we need to have a survey done. We live in the Boston area, and the section of the city we live in is old. We have one original marker from when the land was...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-25-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By pink.sparkles
You can easily switch- it's the exact same show,...

You can easily switch- it's the exact same show, just aired in both places. I've heard the UK version is a bit longer and has a little more to it, so it may even be better. :)
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-25-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 21
 
Posted By pink.sparkles
It's brutal! I live in the Boston area, and my...

It's brutal! I live in the Boston area, and my husband is from Maine. I have to say, I think I have it pretty easy after seeing how cold it gets in his hometown. I know a lot of people say it's all...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-25-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By pink.sparkles
Fence Question

My husband and I bought our first home this past fall. We love our neighborhood and are so excited to finally have our own home! We are not, however, especially pleased with one neighbor. We have...
Board: Fifth Grade 01-17-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By pink.sparkles
We tried it this year and hated it. The schedule...

We tried it this year and hated it. The schedule was insane and we didn't have flexibility to add 15 min on to a lesson if we needed to. We spent way too long transitioning in the hallway and not...
Board: The VENT 01-10-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By pink.sparkles
I'm not sure how it works everywhere else, but I...

I'm not sure how it works everywhere else, but I am in the Boston area and we have to make snow days up at the end of the year. We were scheduled to get out June 15, but the date is pushed out one...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-04-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By pink.sparkles
Oh my gosh! So jealous!!!! Enjoy :)

Oh my gosh! So jealous!!!! Enjoy :)
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-03-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By pink.sparkles
I live near Boston, and hate the snow. I do have...

I live near Boston, and hate the snow. I do have to say, though, I think it's the least terrible type of weather to deal with. I would prefer a blizzard to a tornado or hurricane... and DEFINITELY...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 12-23-2013, 07:14 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By pink.sparkles
The higher end ones heat up faster, too. Not a...

The higher end ones heat up faster, too. Not a major factor, but convenient in the morning! I love my keurig. :)
Board: BusyBoard 12-17-2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By pink.sparkles
I gave notepads for back to school and they loved...

I gave notepads for back to school and they loved it! All great ideas. :)
Board: Teachers' Lounge 12-17-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By pink.sparkles
The remote starter is man's greatest invention! I...

The remote starter is man's greatest invention! I get into a nice warm car every morning, even today when it was 3 degrees and snowing. In the summer on super hot days I turn it on to crank the AC. :)
Board: Teachers' Lounge 12-17-2013, 01:58 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By pink.sparkles
I got my remote starter at the dealership I...

I got my remote starter at the dealership I bought the car from. They sold and installed it. It may have been a little more money than a car audio place, but I liked knowing that I'd have the...



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