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Posts Made By: parker
Board: BusyBoard 07-21-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By parker

I have looped often and it is a great experience for almost everyone, you can hit the ground running and students make so much more progress.

We all know the first 9 weeks of school is the best,...
Board: Fifth Grade 07-19-2014, 03:00 AM
Replies: 3
Posted By parker
Science labs

It would help if we had a little more information.

What standard are you working on? What is your objective?

Do you want a generalized "really fun" fluff experiment/activity that falls within...
Board: BusyBoard 07-17-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 10
Posted By parker
CC Math

You don't need to look for ideas about which order to teach the standards.

The writers of the CC math standards wrote them in the order they should be taught for each grade level.

So start...
Board: Fifth Grade 07-15-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By parker
CC Math

Try Lessons all ready to go and project onto whiteboard or smartboard.

You'll still have to find additional practice items though.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-14-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By parker
Venus Flytrap

I've had several over the years.

In addition to everything linda 2671 said,don't over feed it flies, they only need 4-8 a year. Think of flies as vitamins.

Also, each trap is designed to...
Board: Fifth Grade 07-14-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 4
Posted By parker

First of all, start in the right place by studying the standards for your grade level and determining what your curriculum materials will be. Check with your district. They may already have much of...
Board: The VENT 07-14-2014, 03:16 AM
Replies: 12
Posted By parker
Magnetic boards

Do your whiteboards have a little cork strip/map rail above them?

I hang 4 large, blue pocket charts from one wall of magnetic whiteboards (I have 2 full walls of whiteboard) and use them to...
Board: BusyBoard 07-10-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By parker
Fact Fluency

From:Teaching Student-Centered Mathematics - Grades 3-8 by John A. Van de Walle and LouAnn H. Lovin copyright 2006

p. 74 "Mastery of a basic fact means that a child can give a quick response (in...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-19-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 20
Posted By parker
Gone Girl

Keep in mind, it is fiction. I liked her writing style. I liked Gone Girl, yes parts may seem far-fetched, it is fiction after all and the characters are deeply flawed people, just like real life. I...
Board: BusyBoard 06-08-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 20
Posted By parker
Moving Classrooms

In our state, a right to work state, you would indeed spend those hours packing, moving and unpacking on the end of the year workdays or if the P gives permission, on your own time over the summer. ...
Board: BusyBoard 06-06-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 2
Posted By parker
Science reading

Try passages are by grade level and content area, complete with CC style questions
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-01-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 11
Posted By parker
Similar to Texas-K's coleslaw

My step daughter just made this last week. I do not eat coleslaw of any kind, but I did try this and it was different and good. Has a sweet taste and more of an Asian influence.

16 oz. pkg...
Board: The VENT 05-30-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 15
Posted By parker
Nepotism and male

always outranks everyone else and for the most part... gets the job, regardless of qualifications (or lack thereof), experience (or lack thereof), or "fit" (or lack thereof) and has always been my...
Board: BusyBoard 05-20-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By parker
Main Idea and details

If you can't figure out the main idea, how are you going to know which details are essential or not? The key details are essential, the others not.

I didn't really think about this too hard, this...
Board: Retired Teachers 05-19-2014, 03:36 AM
Replies: 10
Posted By parker
What you are missing

First of all, your BCBS is not paid by NC for the rest of your life, it is paid until you are eligible for Medicare. Then your BCBS coverage ends and you will need to pay for your part of Medicare...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 05-11-2014, 03:32 AM
Replies: 10
Posted By parker
Dog vacation

Try It's worth a shot

People will take care of your dog in their home. There may be someone within an hours drive that would work for you. I would check anyone out thoroughly before...
Board: BusyBoard 05-11-2014, 03:02 AM
Replies: 2
Posted By parker
Teaching multiple grade levels

It's very good that you are aware that you need to differentiate activities for each grade level in order to keep students engaged.

There are more than plenty of effective activities and teaching...
Board: BusyBoard 04-22-2014, 03:37 AM
Replies: 5
Posted By parker
Unlike denominators

Adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators are learned in fifth.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-30-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 13
Posted By parker
Pepper and dogs

I totally support people who don't want dogs pooping in their yards. I have a dog, I pick up after him. I don't want to spend time picking up poop from other dogs, too. I get it.

But please know...
Board: BusyBoard 03-26-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By parker
Computer Adaptive Testing

Yes, this is called computer adaptive testing and will supposedly yield a more precise assessment of the student's abilities in order to identify which skills students have mastered and which need...
Board: The VENT 03-26-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By parker
They are certainly

old enough to know better and to know why.

If they are using the words as insults, then they know what they mean.
Don't accept it or let them get away with it.

Heck, even in upper...
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 03-25-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 10
Posted By parker
More close reading

I have taught for a very long time, 37 years, close reading as it is called now, was a strategy I learned in my undergrad English college classes all those years back, but it wasn't called that then....
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 03-25-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 10
Posted By parker
Annotating Close Reading

I agree with pg.

Annotating a close read is part of the process and it is phenominal. It puts the students focus right into the text and in my experience the students "like" annotating and they...
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 03-24-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 10
Posted By parker
Close reading

I don't want to burst your bubble, but if this is your first close reading lesson, it is not something I would try for the first time as an observation lesson. Students need to be taught what close...
Board: BusyBoard 03-18-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 2
Posted By parker
Math Facts

If you have computers in your classroom, you can set up your class for it, it is free and takes each child less than 5 min. or so to practice facts daily. They can also practice at...

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