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Posts Made By: Combow
Board: Fourth Grade 12-23-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 13
Posted By Combow

I have been teaching 30 years. The demands placed upon education by the powers-that-be have taken the profession that I so loved and perverted it into something that I do not recognize. It is no...
Board: Fourth Grade 09-04-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 80
Posted By Combow
I love my 4th graders!

23 out of my 29 years have been with 9 & 10 year olds! I always say it's post-snotty noses and pre-hormones! I agree with previous posts that they are eager to learn, and eager to please the adults...
Board: Fifth Grade 08-27-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By Combow
Oh the Places You'll Go

I read it to my fourth graders on the first day and on the last day. It's a fun tradition.
Board: Daily 5 08-21-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 12
Posted By Combow

Dianemcq~ awesome powerpoint!

Your generosity will help me teach my students. Thank you for sharing!
Board: BusyBoard 08-06-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By Combow

I model the use of the planner with my document camera. (Prior to having one, I used transparency sheets on the overhead.) I do it during the last 10-15 minutes prior to dismissal. In the...
Board: BusyBoard 07-17-2014, 03:02 AM
Replies: 5
Posted By Combow
Scrapbooking tote!

I use one too. Mine is at least 8 years old, gets used on a regular basis and is still going strong. I used a 50% off coupon to purchase it from JoAnn's. Well worth the purchase!
Board: Fourth Grade 07-08-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 13
Posted By Combow
I use American Sign Language

Check out the signs for bathroom and water.

I also use the sign for yes & no. Also, sit, stand, and listen.

We always start out the year learning...
Board: Fourth Grade 07-04-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 13
Posted By Combow
gonoodle + 4th graders

My 4th graders enjoyed it. Some even opened their own accounts at home to use it there. It is a good place for a storage of appropriate movement videos.
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 06-24-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By Combow
Thanks again Kay/5

I changed the names of the categories. I knew there must be a way but I hadn't figured it out yet.
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 06-24-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By Combow
Thanks SusanTeach & Kay/5

Your hints are helpful. SusanTeach- listing the objectives would be helpful. And I would love to have a wish list on the website. I post one at our open house, but at least online it might remind...
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 06-24-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By Combow
Classroom website?

I am developing a class website (again.) In the past I have found that it is not utilized by the families enough to warrant the time and energy I put into it. It has been a few years since my last...
Board: The VENT 10-29-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By Combow

You're right Elemteach22! Add that to my grumble list!
Board: The VENT 10-29-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By Combow

I am exhausted! It is never enough! I am working harder than ever, and this is with 28 years of experience. Jump thru this hoop! Now jump higher! Changes in curriculum, students with more needs...
Board: BusyBoard 10-01-2013, 03:33 AM
Replies: 4
Posted By Combow
Buried with work!

Today I have taken a leave day to get unburied! It's only a month into the school year and already I am behind. In addition to my classroom, I have additional responsibilities as a lead teacher for...
Board: The VENT 09-29-2013, 09:05 AM
Replies: 19
Posted By Combow
Let's be fair!

If the list is being published of Highly Effective teachers, then I believe that there should be a list of Highly Effective parents, administrators, senators, representatives, governors, .... It...
Board: BusyBoard 09-23-2013, 01:41 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By Combow
Base 10 numerals

Common Core language uses the term Base 10 numerals. Could someone please explain to me what that is? Is it the same as standard numerals? TIA
Board: The VENT 09-15-2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By Combow
Thank you for the words of encouragement!

I did take some me time today in the midst of my to-do list.

newspedteach, Your words: nailed it. I never realized that before! Wow!

This "old dog" is going to learn a few new tricks! ...
Board: The VENT 09-15-2013, 05:34 AM
Replies: 8
Posted By Combow
I need to get a life!

My own sons are grown and out of the house. I am single. I have been teaching forever! And teaching consumes my life! My house and dog and friends are neglected. You would think that at this...
Board: The VENT 09-02-2013, 06:16 AM
Replies: 17
Posted By Combow
No paper in the building

With the explanation... "We are waiting for the order." :confused:
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-02-2013, 06:13 AM
Replies: 3
Posted By Combow
Reason, Season, or Lifetime

Reason, Season, or Lifetime

People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.
When you figure out which one it is,
you will know what to do for each person.

When someone is...
Board: Fourth Grade 09-01-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 14
Posted By Combow
4th grade classroom w/o a theme

But this year I am attempting to implement a theme: organized! It's amazing that after 22 years, I have yet to find an organization system that works for me and one that I will stick with.

Board: Fifth Grade 08-27-2013, 05:34 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By Combow
Does this help?
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 08-26-2013, 01:16 AM
Replies: 23
Posted By Combow

25 minutes for lunch recess and 20 minutes of afternoon recess, inside or outside depending on weather. During the Winter there are times we work through our afternoon recess.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-23-2013, 04:04 AM
Replies: 25
Posted By Combow
Been there, done that!

And survived, and eventually thrived! Just know that this down in the dumps feeling does not last forever! My prayers are with you!
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-23-2013, 03:59 AM
Replies: 2
Posted By Combow
Thanks Moana!

I really have no choice but to get it done. I appreciate your words of encouragement! Sometimes I just question my timing!

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