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Posts Made By: phillycms
Board: Educational Technology 09-22-2016, 03:10 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By phillycms
Weo

I'm a GAFE school, but I looked into WEO just out of curiosity. It is very similar to classroom, but you can grade the assignments.

https://www.weo.io/

Good luck!
Board: Library / Media Specialist 09-05-2016, 02:28 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By phillycms
Book check-out

I have a completely fixed schedule about 28 classes a week for 45 minutes each time. I was wondering...how do you handle book circulation/check-out time? Previously, I would teach a mini-lesson,...
Board: Library / Media Specialist 09-05-2016, 02:18 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By phillycms
It's a lot

I was a classroom teacher for 11 years before becoming my school's LMS. My school was K-8 450 kids and I serviced another school K-8 450 bilingual school. Thankfully, they both had bridges that fed...
Board: BusyBoard 08-22-2012, 10:08 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By phillycms
Foldable

They can do a quick foldable and label it with the strategies that they are using when reading and where they can record their thinking. Questioning, connecting, etc.
Board: The VENT 08-21-2012, 12:38 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By phillycms
periods

That is so sad that you have to do the computer's job. Why is she even there? Gym should definitely take extra classes. That's crazy?


Prep periods are:
1 library
1 art
1 music
1...
Board: Fourth Grade 08-19-2012, 12:08 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By phillycms
Math in Focus

Has anyone used this program? If so, what did you think of it?
Board: The VENT 08-19-2012, 11:25 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By phillycms
Prep time

I know this is quite the opposite of what most people are experiencing, but this year we have way too many prep periods. Our preps are 42 minutes long and we have eight, yes you read that correctly...
Board: Fourth Grade 07-05-2012, 05:13 AM
Replies: 24
 
Posted By phillycms
Evan Moore

I use this book within my classroom:
http://www.amazon.com/Read-Understand-Poetry-Grades-3-4/dp/

This book's great and brings up a lot of discussion on the various of elements of poetry and types...
Board: Fourth Grade 06-30-2012, 04:46 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By phillycms
Time

How do you fit this all in? I have to do 45 minutes of guided reading, which could be some word work, but focuses mostly on comprehension strategies and skills.
Board: Fourth Grade 06-30-2012, 04:33 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By phillycms
I give three test

One test we use is the Rasinski test for fluency (it's from book by Rasinski Scholastic sells it for about $10.00), a comprehension assessment aligned to our state test, and Words their Way inventory.
Board: The VENT 04-26-2012, 05:14 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By phillycms
Online Grading

UGH! I hate when parents make-up an excuse for their child then blame you for their child's lack of progress. Today at report card conferences I let a parent know that her child was put on academic...
Board: Classroom Management 01-20-2012, 04:58 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By phillycms
Question

How do you effectively keeps notes and work with the group? I struggle with that.
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 08-23-2011, 10:32 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By phillycms
Check out

Beth Newingham. She uses binders, but she has a lot of great sheets to go with RW. I don't use a binder, but a folder with tab so they can put their handouts in the middle and use a notebook for...
Board: BusyBoard 08-19-2011, 02:22 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By phillycms
Goo Gone

It's sold at Bed, Bath and Beyond.
Board: BusyBoard 08-17-2011, 05:09 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By phillycms
Library Sales

Try looking out for library sales and garage sales, never pay full price for books. There are a ton of free resources out there.
Board: The VENT 04-01-2011, 12:51 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By phillycms
I hear ya!

Happened to me but when I participated in the Elf back to school teacher exchange. I sent my care package and never received one back. What is up with the lack of follow through?
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 03-23-2011, 02:57 PM
Replies: 8
Pms
 
Posted By phillycms
Pms

Don't know where to put this...?

I'm at my wits end and don't know what to do about it. Around that time I just want to scream and I am normally a very calm person. I can just feel the stress...
Board: BusyBoard 03-20-2011, 08:42 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By phillycms
Resume

Updating my resume and I have a question....

Currently, I have a one page resume, but over the years I've acquired a lot of skills from various professional developments and enrichment activities...
Board: BusyBoard 03-17-2011, 05:45 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By phillycms
Independent spelling activities

Hi,

I have a fourth grader who struggling with first grade spelling patterns and was tested to show no problems. So, another intervention was to implement a independent spelling notebook to do at...
Board: BusyBoard 03-15-2011, 05:48 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By phillycms
Progress Monitors

Just wondering.... what do you use for progress monitors for reading and math? Has your school purchased any fancy type programs to use, lexis, aimsweb, etc. What about math?

I teach fourth and...
Board: BusyBoard 02-07-2011, 03:03 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By phillycms
IPEVO - document camera

Hi,

I remember someone posting about buying one. Does anyone use this? If so, what do you think of it. It's only $69.00 compared to the cheapest Epson at $360 and Elmo at $750. What are your...
Board: BusyBoard 02-02-2011, 10:14 AM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By phillycms
Yes,

but I'm also in a very low socio-economic area in CT. I didn't do any advertising, someone in a local affluent area gave my class $300 to spend at the online stores for resources. Plus, I had it up...
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 01-27-2011, 02:32 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By phillycms
Bone

My 4th graders love Bone it's about 3 to 4th grade levels. Especially the kids I have to consistently tell to read, they can't get enough.
Board: The VENT 01-17-2011, 05:09 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By phillycms
Yes,

but state tests need to start by measuring individual student gains rather than by grade/student cohorts to determine goals.
Board: The VENT 01-05-2011, 05:35 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By phillycms
Anxiety

I've been teaching for eight years now and I feel like the stress of the job is really starting to overwhelm me. Tension headaches, stomach, chest tightness.....I wish I could be one of those people...



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