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Posts Made By: cathy1206
Board: Fourth Grade 11-16-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By cathy1206
Journeys

Looks like this is something to steer clear of. Thanks for the info.
Board: The VENT 11-03-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By cathy1206
Team

I am sorry to say I do not work with a good team. Two members are friends outside of school so they do for each other at school as well but not for anyone else (ie. photocopying, gathering...
Board: The VENT 10-28-2018, 06:46 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By cathy1206
Wow Lakeside

Yes well said. I especially like your line about parents being customers. Some think they are the owners because they pay taxes to support the school. And administration does little to change...
Board: The VENT 10-21-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 23
 
Posted By cathy1206
This director actually has a variety of...

This director actually has a variety of experience at different grade levels. She came to our district after teaching and being superintendent at a very small district. Probably for the pay raise. ...
Board: The VENT 10-21-2018, 05:10 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By cathy1206
Sorry and sympathetic

I also feel your pain. Teaching was my dream. Now I dream of lasting to retirement. It is so sad for the whole country and especially children who need good teachers like you, that this occupation...
Board: The VENT 10-20-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 23
 
Posted By cathy1206
Shoot. I feel like I am at the bottom rung of...

Shoot. I feel like I am at the bottom rung of the ladder. Admin wants no confrontation so any complaints are the teacher problem. Our ladder is board, admin, parents, students, teachers. I am in...
Board: The VENT 10-20-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 21
 
Posted By cathy1206
Our curriculum director requires homework and...

Our curriculum director requires homework and thinks everything assigned should be graded or students will not value it or think it is important. Of course I work in a district where teacher input...
Board: The VENT 10-20-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 21
 
Posted By cathy1206
Homework

Our district requires homework grades for 4-8. K-3 does Standards and therefore does not take grades however all grades do have homework especially reading. Honestly I HATE homework. I hate...
Board: The VENT 10-19-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 23
 
Posted By cathy1206
This is why I love you all.

This is why I love you all.
Board: The VENT 10-19-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By cathy1206
Our art teacher uses the Donorís Choose website...

Our art teacher uses the Donorís Choose website to fund many projects. You might look into that.
Board: The VENT 10-19-2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 23
 
Posted By cathy1206
Several years ago we had a new curriculum...

Several years ago we had a new curriculum director who discouraged those kinds of things. Now I have fourth graders who canít cut with scissors or use glue. I had students some year who begged for...
Board: The VENT 10-19-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 23
 
Posted By cathy1206
Itís good to be among friends.

Thank you for those comforting words. It is tough when you do not feel that the playing field is equal. I really do try to fly under the radar. I think school should be enjoyable for the students. ...
Board: The VENT 10-19-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 23
 
Posted By cathy1206
Canít have a minute of fun

I had my day just ruined by the curriculum director. Got called into her office because I spent 45 minutes one day doing a fun fall art project instead of a reading lesson. This day was the day...
Board: BusyBoard 10-19-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 29
 
Posted By cathy1206
Line order

I have watched videos and read articles about school in Finland. Students are taught ho w to walk in the halls and how to go,places unescorted. I agree with you Icrazy. Our school has a level zero...
Board: Fourth Grade 10-13-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By cathy1206
Pacing for fourth grade math

I teach fourth grade. We have done place value, adding and subtracting of numbers to hundred thousands, rounding and multiplication of numbers by 10, 100 or 1000 with metric conversions. This week...
Board: Fourth Grade 10-13-2018, 05:06 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By cathy1206
Decimals

I like to use graph paper. I also have students write the first number with decimals. When they write the second number to add or subtract, I like for them to write the decimal first, underneath...
Board: BusyBoard 10-13-2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 29
 
Posted By cathy1206
Line order

Although I currently do not use line order, I have in the past when I had students who could not make good choices about who they walk by in the hall. One year I had physical altercations between...
Board: The VENT 10-13-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By cathy1206
You are not alone ghg

Yes it continues to amaze but it shouldní t. Several years ago a colleague of mine teaching kindergarten had an incredibly incorrigible student. This child terrorized the whole class. The students...
Board: The VENT 10-13-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By cathy1206
Controlling Teacher

I understand your frustration. I work in fourth grade with a team of five. I am the type of person who tries very hard not only to work with everyone but also to enjoy working with them. Two...
Board: Fourth Grade 10-13-2018, 06:07 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By cathy1206
We used to teach from whole class sets but were...

We used to teach from whole class sets but were forced to change after being told that students need to read at their own level. Would love to return to the good old days. Change isnít always a...
Board: Fourth Grade 10-13-2018, 06:04 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By cathy1206
I loved when we used whole class novels. I knew...

I loved when we used whole class novels. I knew the stories so I could assess better when students were actually reading and comprehending. But administrative changes and a new curriculum director...
Board: Fourth Grade 10-13-2018, 05:46 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By cathy1206
Thank you for your reply. I will look into Raz...

Thank you for your reply. I will look into Raz kids.
Board: Fourth Grade 09-30-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By cathy1206
Paragraphs

I am with Rosa. Currently we are working on persuasive essays. Introduction, 3 reasons which are a paragraph each and concluding paragraph make five. At first students seem intimidated by that...
Board: Fourth Grade 09-30-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By cathy1206
Teaching reading in grade 4

Currently we are using Lucy Calkins to teach reading. Honestly, I hate it. I really feel it does nothing to support reading foundation skills. I am struggling to gauge student progress. Our whole...
Board: Third Grade 08-17-2016, 02:44 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By cathy1206
I agree with rissable. This is our third year...

I agree with rissable. This is our third year with WTW. Our students can't spell. I and others believe the K-2 teachers need to go back to phonics in order for students to connect the patterns...



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