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Posts Made By: pinkdaisy226
Board: ARCHIVE 05-20-2008, 05:39 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By pinkdaisy226
Other (n/a) Portfolio Questions

I'm trying to get my portfolio together, after 3 years of teaching I've never had one. I've started to assemble things but I have a few questions.

1. Classroom/Behavior Management. I was going...
Board: ARCHIVE 04-20-2008, 03:13 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By pinkdaisy226
Language Arts Help with reviewing spelling words

We somehow completed our spelling workbooks just after Christmas break and since then, we've had to make up our spelling words each week. That's fine, except for now they don't have the workbook to...
Board: ARCHIVE 04-02-2008, 04:55 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By pinkdaisy226
Other (n/a) Graphing Weather

Question for those of you who graph weather during calendar time... what do you do when the weather changes during the day? I started graphing weather with my students yesterday and in the morning,...
Board: ARCHIVE 02-20-2008, 10:24 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By pinkdaisy226
Language Arts Adjectives

My students don't seem to be grasping what adjectives are. When we try to describe things, they try to tell me what it does instead (it hops, it ribbits instead of it's slimy, it's green). I must...
Board: ARCHIVE 02-19-2008, 06:28 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By pinkdaisy226
Other (n/a) Electric Pencil Sharpener

Random question but... what's a good, durable electric pencil sharpener? I have one I got from Target but it takes ages to sharpen anything, I know some co-workers have some Boston ones that seem...
Board: ARCHIVE 01-12-2008, 05:43 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By pinkdaisy226
Thanks guys...

First off, I'm at a charter school so we don't have any language arts or reading programs or really any resources, hence my problem. In fact, that's my main issue, I'm not sure what phonics sounds I...
Board: ARCHIVE 01-12-2008, 10:16 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By pinkdaisy226
Hide Improving reading

My students, it was discussed at a meeting the other day, are very low readers. When I first got them, I only had 3 reading and now I have 3 NOT reading so there's progress there, but they're...
Board: ARCHIVE 11-11-2007, 03:51 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By pinkdaisy226
Only hiring first year teachers?

I wish that were the same over here - I'm in my 3rd year teaching and I can tell that everyone is always looking for more experienced teachers.

I'm debating between moving to the Houston area...
Board: ARCHIVE 11-10-2007, 07:43 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By pinkdaisy226
Other (n/a) Anyone in/know anyone in Houston?

I'm thinking about moving to Houston and was wondering how hard it is to get into a good district... if there's a great demand for teachers over there or not. Does anyone know? It could be in...
Board: ARCHIVE 10-26-2007, 03:33 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By pinkdaisy226
Yes!

I definitely meant NOT buy... I'm laughing at the idea that I'd be willing to buy a lot of things for a simple art center. I see a scarecrow on Enchanted Learning but it seems that they're just...
Board: ARCHIVE 10-26-2007, 01:35 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By pinkdaisy226
Other (n/a) Looking for an arts & craft idea for a center

I'm looking for an idea for my Art Center... the last one consisted of the students gluing orange and green construction paper in the shape of a pumpkin and then decorating it. I'm looking for an...
Board: ARCHIVE 10-25-2007, 01:26 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By pinkdaisy226
I was trying dictated sentences yesterday but I...

I was trying dictated sentences yesterday but I didn't take them up to look at them - but what I heard was a lot of "how do you spell....?" when the words weren't hard words or they were on the Word...
Board: ARCHIVE 10-25-2007, 03:50 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By pinkdaisy226
Language Arts Help with writing sentences

I feel like my class is soo far behind. I've been spending time focusing on word families and vowel sounds and then come to find out that some other classes have been working on the students writing...
Board: ARCHIVE 10-21-2007, 10:56 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By pinkdaisy226
Maybe

Just off the top of my head, don't asking sentences usually have who/what/where/when/why or how? You could teach them that those words (5Ws and 1 H is how I learned it) are usually in asking...
Board: ARCHIVE 10-20-2007, 04:21 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By pinkdaisy226
I loved Kinder...

I was Kinder for a few weeks before my school made me a 1st grade teacher... for ME I loved Kinder. But I think it's all about personal preference - I loved that they were younger, eager to please,...
Board: ARCHIVE 10-17-2007, 06:25 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By pinkdaisy226
:o)

Good luck! If you took an alternative certification program I'm sure they prepared you pretty well - they did for me! knamom was right tho, they do make you think about "perfect world" answers. If...
Board: ARCHIVE 10-17-2007, 06:07 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By pinkdaisy226
Centers Most Popular Learning Centers?

I was just wondering what centers in your classroom are the most popular with your kids? I'm always on the lookout for fun learning centers - my first week of doing centers, my autistic student...
Board: ARCHIVE 10-17-2007, 04:34 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By pinkdaisy226
Centers Math Center - Subtraction

Does anyone have any suggestions for a math center that focuses on subtraction? I had one for addition - the students used beans that they glued onto a "worksheet" that I made up to solve the...
Board: ARCHIVE 10-04-2007, 06:00 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By pinkdaisy226
Day 1... again

The ticket thing is another good idea, I really like that. I'll have to start that one on Monday. Also, the ones that don't care about losing their tickets might care next week once they realize...
Board: ARCHIVE 10-03-2007, 06:05 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By pinkdaisy226
Thanks

I guess I do need to start all over again... I got this class after school had already started (they changed my position after I had already gotten my class settled) and we spent the first week I had...
Board: ARCHIVE 10-03-2007, 01:33 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By pinkdaisy226
Classroom Management Help - chatterboxes in the room

I am at my wits end. I have literally been given some of the most difficult students the school has and I don't know what to do about it. I can name off the top of my head 7 students (out of 20)...
Board: ARCHIVE 10-01-2007, 02:01 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By pinkdaisy226
Katyproud, I have a similar folder for my...

Katyproud, I have a similar folder for my students... I color code it so it's just known as their Yellow folder, but it's also known as their "what I do when I'm done" folder. It has everything...
Board: ARCHIVE 09-30-2007, 08:09 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By pinkdaisy226
Other (n/a) Straight lines on dry erase boards?

Are there any tools to help me draw straight lines on dry erase boards? I don't mind ordering online if I have to..
Board: ARCHIVE 09-25-2007, 03:13 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By pinkdaisy226
Centers Lakeshore Instant Learning Centers

Just wondering if anyone had any of these and what they thought. I had seen the Math ones and had been wanting to get one but they seemed too easy for my students. Then today I bought one about...
Board: ARCHIVE 09-23-2007, 03:55 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By pinkdaisy226
Art project

What kinds of art projects do you have them do at the art center? I'd love to try that with my class...



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