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Posts Made By: bluebeetle
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-15-2017, 04:55 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By bluebeetle
It's not you, it's them!

Don't be too hard on yourself. I have been a classroom teacher for 11 years. I have always been known for my classroom management. I am subbing this year because my husband was transferred out of...
Board: Kindergarten 03-02-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By bluebeetle
We do a 3D shape museum where kids bring in items...

We do a 3D shape museum where kids bring in items from home that are 3D shapes (cereal box, ball, soup can, etc.). For each 3D shape I made an anchor chart and on note cards the kids drew pictures of...
Board: The VENT 10-16-2013, 05:53 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By bluebeetle
We can't send them home!

I had several cases of lice last year! We can't send kids home as it is not a "health issue". Keep tea tree oil in your room and dab it behind your ears and around your hairline. I used Fairy Tales...
Board: The VENT 10-16-2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By bluebeetle
Curriculum Night sign up

We have parents sign up at curriculum night. It works out well because all the parents are there that night and they get to chose the time they want.
Board: Kindergarten 09-29-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By bluebeetle
Games

I would have no problem spending that! I would invest in some literacy games from Lakeshore Learning. They have tons of great games that make learning letter sounds, etc. fun. One of my student's...
Board: Kindergarten 09-25-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By bluebeetle
Did she go to preschool? If so, you could...

Did she go to preschool? If so, you could contact them to see how she behaved last year since you aren't getting a response from mom. This is not all that unusual for kindergarten though. ...
Board: Educational Technology 09-21-2013, 05:13 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By bluebeetle
I was thinking the same thing BigwigRabbit! I...

I was thinking the same thing BigwigRabbit! I think teaching a small group of kindergartners with iPads in theirs hands all needing help, clicking different things could be a nightmare! My vote is...
Board: Kindergarten 09-21-2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By bluebeetle
Thanks!

I really thought that a Smartboard would be appropriate for kindergarten but started to have doubts when our tech person kept saying how it wasn't useful for such little kids. Thanks for the input!
Board: BusyBoard 09-20-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By bluebeetle
Bigmama's by Donald Crews if I remember correctly...

Bigmama's by Donald Crews if I remember correctly is about rural Florida
Board: Kindergarten 09-20-2013, 07:19 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By bluebeetle
iPads or Smartboard in k?

I also posted this on the technology board but thought I may get some input here too! I have the option of getting a Smartboard or a small set (5 or 6) iPads to use in my kindergarten class. I have...
Board: Educational Technology 09-20-2013, 07:17 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By bluebeetle
iPads or Smartboard in K?

I have the option of getting a Smartboard or a small set (5 or 6) iPads to use in my kindergarten class. I have one iPad now and would really like a Smartboard but our tech person thinks that...
Board: The VENT 09-08-2013, 08:28 AM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By bluebeetle
My question is...

How do you kindly respond to parents when they say that to you?
Board: Kindergarten 09-07-2013, 06:25 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By bluebeetle
I used to teach kindergarten in a similar...

I used to teach kindergarten in a similar demographic. Those students usually have very unstable, chaotic home lives. They are craving some structure and stability. I found that having a very...
Board: Kindergarten 09-01-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By bluebeetle
We write the words on hearts and call them heart...

We write the words on hearts and call them heart words because they are words you should know by heart!
Board: Kindergarten 09-01-2013, 07:40 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By bluebeetle
That is exactly why I would not use it! It is...

That is exactly why I would not use it! It is opening a big can of worms. I would be really tempted to delete it but then it may make parents think you are not consistent or don't follow through....
Board: BusyBoard 08-29-2013, 02:02 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By bluebeetle
Class Facebook page

Does anyone here use Facebook in their classroom? I was thinking about setting up a private group page to communicate with parents, share photos etc., but I don't really know anyone at my school who...
Board: Kindergarten 08-26-2013, 05:34 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By bluebeetle
It really helped to get all of your ideas! ...

It really helped to get all of your ideas! Thanks!!
Board: Kindergarten 08-25-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By bluebeetle
I use that too except I call it "happy chappy"...

I use that too except I call it "happy chappy" and my kids love it! It really does work well! We also use a little stop light for students who need it. It's just a tiny little laminated paper stop...
Board: Kindergarten 08-25-2013, 03:02 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By bluebeetle
I would give her plans at first to show her what...

I would give her plans at first to show her what your expectations are. I would also show her how I used the assessments to create these intervention plans. Then if she seems to do well with...
Board: Kindergarten 08-25-2013, 02:50 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By bluebeetle
Classroom jobs

How do you all arrange your class jobs? I haven't done jobs in several years but was thinking about trying it again this year. Does everyone have a job or do you rotate who has jobs each week? If...
Board: Kindergarten 08-25-2013, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By bluebeetle
I agree with the pp. Love Dr. Jean! Greg and...

I agree with the pp. Love Dr. Jean! Greg and Steve are good too. I also really like the handwriting without tears CDs. You could use them even if you don't use HWT. They have great songs for...
Board: The VENT 08-25-2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By bluebeetle
Ugh! I had a principal who would do that all the...

Ugh! I had a principal who would do that all the time. Usually it was something good but she knew how I worried when she did that and mentioned once that she got a kick out of knowing people got so...
Board: Kindergarten 08-22-2013, 09:05 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By bluebeetle
Are you full day?

I noticed when we went to full day at the beginning of the year I got a couple of students that felt this way because it is such a long day. I was upset at first because I had never had students say...
Board: The Job Search 08-21-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By bluebeetle
I definitely think being a know it all is a turn...

I definitely think being a know it all is a turn off. I've been on many interview committees and sat on several this summer. There was a candidate that was great on paper and had all the right...
Board: BusyBoard 08-12-2013, 05:14 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By bluebeetle
Goo Gone. Works like a charm.

Goo Gone. Works like a charm.



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