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Posts Made By: suem
Board: Kindergarten 02-03-2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By suem
Digraphs

I work with a teacher who calls them what they are. She does not ever change the language to talk down to the children. She has been teaching them stamina so the kids learn to stick to things until...
Board: Special Education 02-03-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By suem
help with writing

I am doing a long term sub for a sped teacher. I feel comfortable with all that I do since when I had my own classroom I had several sped students all with different levels of being special. My...
Board: Kindergarten 11-02-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By suem
Thanksgiving

I taught on an Indian reservation a few years ago. Most called themselves Indians. We also celebrated the First Thanksgiving. As long as you keep things historical, but simple, I don't think you...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 10-04-2009, 03:08 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By suem
Help with writing

I have recently brought a young man who lived on an Indian Reservation all his life to live with us and attend our junior college. He graduated from high school in May, which is a feat in itself,...
Board: ARCHIVE 02-25-2009, 07:11 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By suem
re observ pt 2

The lesson was math, introducting the 100's chart. I had the kids find numbers and color them to make a sail boat. I got the pattern from this board, and they did come out pretty good considering...
Board: ARCHIVE 02-24-2009, 01:29 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By suem
Observation, Part II

I did the dumbest thing. I even know better, I have a few years of teaching under my belt and have given the same advise many of you gave me. I tried something we have never done before. Duh! ...
Board: ARCHIVE 02-16-2009, 02:16 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By suem
observation

I am having my second observation on Wednesday. All non-tenure teachers have two. I didn't do well for my first and I am not looking forward to this one. At least Halloween isn't in two days, and...
Board: ARCHIVE 01-19-2009, 08:05 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By suem
observation

I have answered so many questions about observations on this forum and now I am asking one of my own.
For the first time in my life, I had a bad evaluation last fall. I am not a new teacher and...
Board: ARCHIVE 01-19-2009, 07:56 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By suem
4 day week

I worked at a school that was way behind in NCLB. For two of the years I worked there, we had a four day week. First year we took off Fridays, but that left a lot of 3 day weeks so the second year...
Board: The Job Search 01-19-2009, 07:48 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By suem
questions on application

There are a couple of questons on this app, I have answered them before and I can't find where I did with my answers. How would you put it. What are the skills and or attributes you think an...
Board: ARCHIVE 12-17-2008, 02:53 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By suem
running records

I had something through Rigby when I taught that program that had a space for the day you saw them, what they read and how they did. For running records you just checked off each word they got...
Board: ARCHIVE 12-09-2008, 05:29 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By suem
keep to your guns

I taught in a place where English was for the most part the first language and they still did only tracing and color sheets and watch tv and the school was so far behind when I got there, the second...
Board: ARCHIVE 11-22-2008, 04:26 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By suem
Undies

What kind of school do you teach in? If it is a mid to upper SES, then perhaps the child is dressing himself. If you are at a lower SES, the family might figure food or other necessities are more...
Board: ARCHIVE 11-14-2008, 08:29 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By suem
observation

I am an older teacher with a few years under her belt. I am at a new school, so I am not tenured. I had my first observation the week just prior to Halloween. The kids were awful. I have some...
Board: ARCHIVE 11-13-2008, 06:39 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By suem
reading groups

I am a new to kindergarten teacher also, and for me it is much easier to teach with whole group. I am noticeing I have a few boys that are starting to really fall behind and I am trying to find a...
Board: ARCHIVE 11-13-2008, 08:21 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By suem
sight words in books

I know I have read some ideas on how you make the children responsible for their sight words in the books they read, can you again give some more suggestions? When we read, my students are going...
Board: ARCHIVE 11-01-2008, 04:51 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By suem
vetern's day

I send a note home and ask each family to write the names of the vetern's in their family. I do the same. Then I write the names on a cut out and hang them on a wall outside the classroom with a...
Board: ARCHIVE 10-30-2008, 01:59 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By suem
My guess is

she might be jealous of what is being said about you. Sounds like she is trying to find ticky tacky things for you to worry about. Just remember, you were there when she got there and probably will...
Board: ARCHIVE 10-28-2008, 04:41 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By suem
extra time for extra help

I have three students in my room who are really far behind now it isn't funny. Yes, we have just finished the first quarter of school, and I have already considered holding these children back. The...
Board: ARCHIVE 10-25-2008, 05:45 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By suem
have them deal with it themselves

My class knows I don't like tattleing. I hear it all the time and the tattler is the one in trouble. Most of the time my answer is "and you are telling me because..."
Board: ARCHIVE 10-25-2008, 05:39 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By suem
listeners

I too have a class of students that are not good listeners. One thing we have to remember is that they are only 5. I am an older teacher, a grandma, and never even went to kindergarten. We are the...
Board: ARCHIVE 10-24-2008, 03:46 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By suem
I have done that too

Not just with pouting, but other behaviors as well. When they see how silly they look, they do stop acting like that. Not all at once, but they get the message. I had my biggest pouter, I called...
Board: ARCHIVE 10-24-2008, 03:31 PM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By suem
rest time

We don't go to lunch until 12:30, so our afternoon is quite short. Kids come back from lunch at 1:15 and we dismiss at 2:45. No rest for us.
Board: ARCHIVE 10-23-2008, 05:35 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By suem
lessons on numbers

Our math series starts the numbers with numbers 1-4. The next lesson was 5, then 0, then a short lesson on estimating. They then go on to numbers 6-10. About a third of the class doesn't know...
Board: ARCHIVE 10-23-2008, 04:42 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By suem
Kindergarten social studies

To me, the social studies of kindergarten is the learning of social skills. Many of the children are not taught them at home. We don't have to use paper and pencil to teach these lessons. If the...



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