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Posts Made By: Bertie B
Board: The VENT 04-03-2012, 02:57 AM
Replies: 15
Posted By Bertie B
The thought of quitting

I am in my 14th year and want to quit so badly. Two years ago, I had a chance to be the Clerk of Courts for my county and at the last minute, I withdrew. I could just kick myself everyday for doing...
Board: Fourth Grade 03-27-2012, 02:25 AM
Replies: 5
Posted By Bertie B
Level Orange Vocabulary Workshop

I also do not like the high words in WTW.... Could you tell me what the Level Orange Vocabulary Workshop is and where I can get it. It seems so much more meaningful for writing with fourth...
Board: Classroom Management 01-05-2012, 03:47 AM
Replies: 2
Posted By Bertie B
apple annie

Your post was so funny to me. My husband's name is Dudley and I think him and his brothers are the kids you are talking about when you tell Dudley stories. Just gave me a chuckle! Thank you!
Board: Classroom Management 12-21-2011, 03:52 AM
Replies: 9
Posted By Bertie B
class all "riled" up

I was an art teacher for 14 years and was on a cart for three of those years so I do know what you are going through so well. Yes, the time is not enough and the kids really are excited to see...
Board: Classroom Management 11-04-2011, 03:16 AM
Replies: 21
Posted By Bertie B
hard to sit in a chair

I also have something called balance "discs". They are round and flat. I bought one at my chiropractor's office and used it on one of my students. The chiropractor wrote to the company and they...
Board: The VENT 10-25-2011, 02:04 AM
Replies: 18
Posted By Bertie B
leaving your contract

We just had a new special ed. teacher leave after her first two weeks on the job here in WI. The principal said she had all this support but my room is right across the hall and she didn't have the...
Board: The VENT 10-18-2011, 02:42 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By Bertie B
third wheel

Talk about being incredibly rude! What a pair of witches! Do you have a mentor for you as a new teacher? Does the principal know about the situation? Find a friend in another grade level and...
Board: Fourth Grade 10-17-2011, 02:47 AM
Replies: 3
Posted By Bertie B
I have a poem a week

Have students tell how they help with their own fluency and reading by choral reading from a Shell Silverstein poem. We just did the Boa Constrictor one.... they loved it and really "hammed" it up. ...
Board: Fourth Grade 10-17-2011, 02:44 AM
Replies: 16
Posted By Bertie B
Christmas ornaments for student gifts

I struggle at the expense of getting gifts for my students. Everything is either cheaply made or doesn't come with a battery! ha ha. I love this idea and will be sharing this with my partner. ...
Board: BusyBoard 06-29-2011, 04:43 AM
Replies: 17
Posted By Bertie B
Individual passes

Can you please tell me how you make and hand out these passes, sounds good, just need to know the logistics of how to make and give passes out everyday? Thanks for the great idea.
Board: The VENT 05-12-2011, 03:00 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By Bertie B
Not to mention increased workload, assessment

I am feeling all of that in my state plus all of our assessments, (has gotten ridiculous!). Kids do not need to be tested the whole month of May with tests that are not measuring the things we teach...
Board: Fourth Grade 03-04-2011, 06:31 AM
Replies: 8
Posted By Bertie B
Poetry Unit

Thank you for the organization of the unit, I have wanted to do poetry and this helps a lot!
Board: Fourth Grade 02-24-2011, 03:47 AM
Replies: 9
Posted By Bertie B

I will look into Aimee Buckner about Connections Strategies. I have the kids make a connection book for each story we read. Sounds like there are other things I could be doing. Thank you!
Board: Fourth Grade 02-24-2011, 03:40 AM
Replies: 2
Posted By Bertie B
Writing a creative story

Hi, does your students know how to write paragraphs and such? If so, I would give them a very detailed "checklist" on what you want to see in their stories. You must brainstorm paragraph ideas with...
Board: Fourth Grade 02-14-2011, 03:19 AM
Replies: 4
Posted By Bertie B
Getting kids help

I luckily have a para that comes during math time and takes two of my kids that are 2 years below fourth grade level in math and reading. I have finally brought out the "Touch Math" sheets with...
Board: Fourth Grade 02-09-2011, 03:52 AM
Replies: 4
Posted By Bertie B
Getting a student evaluated

Congratulations to you...... it takes so much of your time and energy just to get the people in charge to even consider testing. Hope the student can get the help!
Board: Fourth Grade 01-25-2011, 04:04 AM
Replies: 9
Posted By Bertie B
4th grade Paragraph Rubric

Paragraph of the Week
1. Heading- Name and date -1 point
2. Topic Sentence- 3 points
3. Detail Sentences, (at least with 3 complete sentences with...
Board: Fourth Grade 01-24-2011, 03:16 AM
Replies: 9
Posted By Bertie B
don't know facts

I have the same trouble with many students. I give them sheets with the 2's, 3's etc. everyday. That hasn't helped. I have played that old School House Rock and given them the VHS to take home. It...
Board: Fourth Grade 01-24-2011, 03:08 AM
Replies: 9
Posted By Bertie B
Paragraph Rubric

I like all the ideas here, especially giving information without the topic and conclusion section. I will find my paragraph rubric and post it for you. I only do three detail sentences though but...
Board: Fourth Grade 01-17-2011, 03:44 AM
Replies: 9
Posted By Bertie B
Teaching 4th graders to write a paragraph.

My team teaches how to write a paragraph starting at the beginning of the year. We post elements of a paragraph, model, model, model. Practice together etc. review often. We have writing...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 01-10-2011, 02:55 AM
Replies: 25
Posted By Bertie B
a prayer for your mom and you

I can spare a prayer for you and your family.
Board: Fourth Grade 12-08-2010, 03:43 AM
Replies: 12
Posted By Bertie B
Poetry everyday

Shell Silverstein's books. I also have a poem a week and a fluency sheet per week where the kids bar graph each day's wpm. They love both of the activities! I read the poem to them in funny ways...
Board: Fourth Grade 12-07-2010, 03:45 AM
Replies: 11
Posted By Bertie B
I agree with you on responsibility.

We have the "take home folder and assignment notebook" too. We also do the same routine with homework and projects. My parents don't care until I post missing assignments on Infinite Campus. So, I...
Board: Books, Guided Reading & Literature 11-06-2010, 04:47 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By Bertie B
I so agree!

Our school does leveling by F.P. too. Our Title teachers are responsible for leveling just the title kids and we get the rest. We level 3 times a year also. This year, we also have 1/2 hour...
Board: The VENT 10-11-2010, 02:07 AM
Replies: 19
Posted By Bertie B
I agree with Kindygirl

That in a nutshell is what we all need to do. I believe in a rich curriculum (which we do not have). Well rounded problem solvers are my goal in teaching. Liberal arts is the way to go. choices...

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