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Posts Made By: ltmiller22
Board: Fifth Grade 01-06-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By ltmiller22
Ideas

Last year was my first year teaching and I was in 5th. I've since moved to K, but I had a tough group last year so I can share some things my students liked for rewards. They loved it when they...
Board: Kindergarten 01-06-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By ltmiller22
Teachers pay teachers has some free math...

Teachers pay teachers has some free math journals. Otherwise I'm not much help! Good luck, I will be interested to see other responses.
Board: Kindergarten 11-27-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By ltmiller22
Writing

I'm a second year teacher, first year in K. I have a student who can read several at about a late first, beg. second grade level. However, her writing is right on track with K for this point in the...
Board: The VENT 11-26-2013, 08:56 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By ltmiller22
I'm right there with you in your dilemma! My...

I'm right there with you in your dilemma! My class has math centers that last part of the day, and I'm trying to make them very engaging and challenging so students will not have much chat time that...
Board: Kindergarten 11-25-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 0
 
Posted By ltmiller22
EQs for centers

Do you open your centers by discussing the EQs before students break up into groups? I have my EQs posted, but need some guidance on how to talk about them, since centers cover so many different...
Board: The VENT 11-25-2013, 06:23 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By ltmiller22
Our school does use DIBELS NEXT to progress...

Our school does use DIBELS NEXT to progress monitor students who are behind, and this student is one of them. That is a good idea to share the data with mom when she comes. The student is making...
Board: The VENT 11-25-2013, 12:52 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By ltmiller22
Difficult parent

Let me start by saying that I am new to Kindergarten this year, coming from fifth grade last year. That being said, I know K parents are more demanding. I recently have had a parent contact me...
Board: BusyBoard 11-24-2013, 08:26 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By ltmiller22
First Grade a la Carte has tons of free...

First Grade a la Carte has tons of free printables on her blog! I just discovered it a bit ago and am still going through the site for the freebies!
Board: BusyBoard 11-23-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By ltmiller22
EQs for lessons

I was moved schools this year at the last minute right before school. Since then, I have had several observations (second year teaching) and both admins want to see me discussing the EQ at the...
Board: The VENT 11-20-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By ltmiller22
Just wanted to comment that I understand. I was...

Just wanted to comment that I understand. I was moved to a new school and continue to get bad observations from admin and I'm working so hard to learn the content (I moved from 5th to K). Sometimes...
Board: New Teachers 10-26-2013, 10:04 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By ltmiller22
For report cards, we give a NY for not yet...

For report cards, we give a NY for not yet demonstrated, P for progressing, M for meets and for some areas there are is an E for exceeds. We have very specific assessments to give based on the...
Board: New Teachers 10-20-2013, 09:01 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By ltmiller22
This is my first year in K, but wanted to share...

This is my first year in K, but wanted to share that I don't grade anything, I use work as an informal assessment of how the child is doing. For report cards, we have formal assessments we use...
Board: New Teachers 10-20-2013, 08:51 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By ltmiller22
Could you share the lesson planning with other...

Could you share the lesson planning with other teammates? I taught 5th last year (now in K) and each one of us was in charge of planning lessons for one subject for the following week. We did plan...
Board: BusyBoard 10-18-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By ltmiller22
Thanks for your input. I really wish we had...

Thanks for your input. I really wish we had built in time for this. In my district, K still does nap time, but all my low students are pulled out for additional reading help, so I can't use that...
Board: BusyBoard 10-18-2013, 10:34 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By ltmiller22
Dibels Next

This is my first year in K, and my school has just started the Dibels Next program this year. My problem is that the scheduled is so packed that it is hard to find 2 15 minute blocks of time to do...
Board: The VENT 10-16-2013, 02:49 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By ltmiller22
Were on fall break, so I guess you really could...

Were on fall break, so I guess you really could consider it less than a week notice. Oh well :(
Board: The VENT 10-16-2013, 09:04 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By ltmiller22
Last minute meetings

It really irritates me when administration schedules last minute meetings! I planned two parent conferences back to back after school and a week before the meeting, principal emails about the...
Board: Kindergarten 10-06-2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By ltmiller22
Counting troubles

I have a student in my class who, when he counts, he can only count to two. He will say 1, 2, 5 and continue counting with the wrong sequence of numbers. This is my 2nd year teaching, 1st in...
Board: Kindergarten 10-06-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By ltmiller22
They love stickers, and I use those to encourage...

They love stickers, and I use those to encourage them to focus during center time. And I strongly encourage a candy jar, because sometimes nothing keeps them more focused than if they know they can...
Board: BusyBoard 10-04-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 32
 
Posted By ltmiller22
1. Georgia 2. Self-contained 3. Yes, it's...

1. Georgia
2. Self-contained
3. Yes, it's the norm.
4. Middle school
5. Yes, it's the norm.

:)
Board: New Teachers 08-31-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By ltmiller22
Does he have someone supportive at home? Maybe a...

Does he have someone supportive at home? Maybe a mom or grandparent that will back you up? If so, I would make a phone call to them. I do that with students sometimes with major behavior concerns,...
Board: The Job Search 08-08-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By ltmiller22
I say as late as possible, that way you are the...

I say as late as possible, that way you are the last one you remember! That happened to me and I got the job!
Board: Kindergarten 08-04-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By ltmiller22
Parapro

This will be my first year teaching Kindergarten. I just switched schools and found out my parapro that will be helping me for part of the day. She is very efficient but when I make her a list or...
Board: BusyBoard 07-30-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By ltmiller22
I had my room completely ready to go. It is my...

I had my room completely ready to go. It is my second year teaching, my first in Kindergarten. Thankfully it is the same grade I would've been in at the old school. There are a lot of positives to...
Board: BusyBoard 07-30-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By ltmiller22
Moving schools

I just found out that I will be moving schools due to numbers being too low at my current school. And school starts a week from tomorrow, meet the parents are Monday. I feel that it was very dirty...



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