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Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 08-10-2016, 04:20 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By MrsPic
Greek and Latin Roots

I would trash the idea of spelling lists and do a more focused study of vocaulary using Greek and Latin Roots. There are several resources out there for the middle level.
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 09-18-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By MrsPic

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Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 09-18-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By MrsPic

Have you done a review of the elements of plot with your students? That may help.
Otherwise, here is what I have used before.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-08-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By MrsPic
Lactose or Milk Protein

There's a difference between lactose intolerance and a milk protein allergy. My oldest son was lactose intolerant and he had reflux as a result of digesting breast milk, formula, and eventually...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-03-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 12
Posted By MrsPic
Compound noun

Not to be a grammar snob, but I would consider door latch, window latch, or cabinet latches all open compound nouns. They are closely related words describing or clarifying the name of one specific...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 05-20-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By MrsPic

Otherwise they are tempted to tear out pages...downside, is that you need to resize copies if you plan to paste.
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 05-08-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By MrsPic
Letter of apology

I have my students write a letter of apology to the sub. signed by the student and their parents. I then leave it with the sub. the next time he or she is in the building.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 04-13-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 45
Posted By MrsPic

I love peeps...bunnies more than chicks. <!--EasterEgg2-->
I also love the chocolate marshmallow bunnies or the chocolate marsh mallow eggs in a carton. <!--EasterEgg3-->
Jelly beans, especially...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 04-07-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By MrsPic

Indoors rice would work fine in a small container. I've even used shredded paper with toddlers for an indoor activity in a pool. If you want to color your rice mix a teaspoon of rubbing alcohol with...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 03-18-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By MrsPic

If you decide to keep track and monitor your students growth more closely, you could search for the Lexile level of the books your students are reading. Check out and look for grade level...
Board: BusyBoard 03-10-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 18
Posted By MrsPic

Our overall curriculum is the same, our scope and sequence is modified by course level, but how we teach the lesson and what we record in the grade book is completely up to us.
I can't understand...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 02-23-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By MrsPic
Free Rice

My students love:
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-06-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 10
Posted By MrsPic

You've recieved some great advice from PPs. I'd also like to add that perhaps a little exercise would help your little fellow move things along. My kiddos must have been extremely regular because...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 12-28-2013, 06:04 PM
Replies: 28
Posted By MrsPic
Dec. 27

I always have mine down by the 27th. I,too, need to declutter and reorganize before heading back to work. I also put my snowman collection out for January, so I'm not going completely bare following...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 12-28-2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 23
Posted By MrsPic

With the brown undertones, I'd look into the color platinum for your appliances. It's also easier to keep clean than stainless steel. I'm not brand specific, but I had a platinum LG refrigerator...
Board: High School 12-04-2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By MrsPic
Then start small...

Have them write one simple sentence.
Then show them this website and have them expand their simple sentence.

Tap on the grey boxes.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 12-03-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 14
Posted By MrsPic
Twice a month

I get them twice a month as well, they are menstrual migraines. I told my doctor the symptoms, documented my diet and how often the headaches occurred before I went to a neurologist. Ultimately, it...
Board: High School 12-03-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By MrsPic
Plot diagram

Progression in a narrative would come from developing a plot first and then adding details to describe the events as they unfold.
A few ideas for managing the process may be as simple as having...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-28-2013, 08:53 AM
Replies: 9
Posted By MrsPic
Highly Effective Thanksgiving


Unsatisfactory: You don't know how to cook a turkey. You serve a chicken instead. Half your family doesn't...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-20-2013, 07:06 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By MrsPic
Sinus Infection

Sounds to me like his sinuses are infected. I'd take him in.
Board: Teacher News & Opinion 11-12-2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By MrsPic
Smart Kid

Loved this article and a highschool senior's reaction to the Common Core State Standards! What a thinker!...
Board: The VENT 11-06-2013, 06:04 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By MrsPic
I'd love an answer

to this question as well. ;) I've got a couple I'm truly concerned about?!
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-18-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 40
Posted By MrsPic

Angel is like an oxymoron, always!

Also, Brandon, Logan, and Nick for me have never been good for me.

Is anyone else secretly glad NOT to see their own children's names in this post? ;)
Board: BusyBoard 10-16-2013, 03:41 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By MrsPic
Right on!

I agree with Tchrrx, it's porblably a flash update. Talk to your techy person! ;)
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 09-23-2013, 06:17 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By MrsPic
Looking too!

I'm following this thread for some new ideas too! It's a department focus to improve nonfiction reading and our grade level would like to focus on annotating and "stop-the-process."
Here is a...

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