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Posts Made By: TeachFun
Board: Fourth Grade 07-29-2016, 03:11 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By TeachFun
Greek/Latin Roots

I've not been excited about spelling in 4th grade. This year I'm going to try using Greek & Latin roots (I'll buy a unit from Teachers Pay Teachers) to create interactive word notebooks for Word...
Board: Daily 5 07-29-2016, 02:55 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By TeachFun
We will start Literacy with 30 minutes of...

We will start Literacy with 30 minutes of pull-out, then 50 minutes whole class. I plan to have rotations during the pull out, then two REALLY Mini lessons when the whole class is there. I don't...
Board: Fourth Grade 09-23-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By TeachFun
I like the "quit giving it" response, but we are...

I like the "quit giving it" response, but we are expected to give homework.

Today I heard a great response from a student. We use "PAWS" as rewards - little printed pieces of paper. I have been...
Board: Daily 5 09-03-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By TeachFun
Last Ditch...

If all else fails, I have told kids that they are welcome to write with me during recess. That gives them more time to think about their writing and time to write their ideas down!
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-17-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By TeachFun
Eat to Live

Congratulations! That takes some amazing will power. My doctor really believes we should take a similar philosophy, but I haven't been able to get myself to that point yet.

Keep up the good...
Board: Fourth Grade 08-10-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By TeachFun
Thanks for the punch card idea. I had a...

Thanks for the punch card idea. I had a paraprofessional in the classroom last year and she helped manage Homeworkopoly. Without help this year I KNOW I won't be consistent. But, I can manage the...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-23-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 25
 
Posted By TeachFun
Those look awesome! I have been thinking of...

Those look awesome! I have been thinking of making my own this year; who knows if I'll get that far!

Did you just use cotton fabric, or was it heavier stuff? I'm also interested in where you...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-22-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By TeachFun
My daughter was 4 months old when I went back to...

My daughter was 4 months old when I went back to school. She refused a bottle. I kept my days as short as I could at school and fed her when I got home. It probably wasn't the best situation, but...
Board: Fourth Grade 07-22-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By TeachFun
Thanks for the Friday Letter details. I like your...

Thanks for the Friday Letter details. I like your idea of a rubric and monthly assessment! I may have to institute this practice this year!
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-22-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By TeachFun
Wow! I feel so sorry for that lady. She must be...

Wow! I feel so sorry for that lady. She must be very unhappy to be that stressed over poo!
Board: Fourth Grade 07-21-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By TeachFun
Beach Glass - I'm exhausted just reading through...

Beach Glass - I'm exhausted just reading through all your activities! That sounds like great fun! We have a city-wide Rendezvous event that all 4th graders attend, but I really like the event you...
Board: Fourth Grade 07-21-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By TeachFun
PARCC and Letters

Linda, thanks for sharing the PARCC site. That will be very helpful as I look towards planning for this year.

I have used the Friday letter home in 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade, but it always seemed...
Board: Fourth Grade 07-20-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By TeachFun
Wild West

Ladies,
Last year was my first in fourth grade. I LOVE your Wild West days ideas. I think we will have to use your suggestions for the end of next year! The kids must love the event!

We have...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-13-2013, 07:14 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By TeachFun
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Congrats on your faithfulness to PT! How fun!

Love your thoughts... they say it all for a lot of us!

The video is awesome. Thanks for sharing.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-13-2013, 07:10 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By TeachFun
Tired

I'm exhausted daily as well! Since the kids are grown we don't have to follow good habits - we frequently eat out or carry out because I can't imagine cooking after work!

Today is a bonus day...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-13-2013, 07:07 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By TeachFun
News

Life does get crazy while teaching. I also never hear the news!

But, I have gotten the news on CO flooding. It reaches from Wyoming to New Mexico! My school got cancelled today - it's not as...
Board: Daily 5 09-11-2013, 04:08 AM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By TeachFun
Calendars

What awesome timing on your post. I have been slow getting into my routines this year - changed grade levels and I'm a bit overwhelmed. I just sat down to look for a pensieve calendar and voila! ...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-10-2013, 06:23 AM
Replies: 26
 
Posted By TeachFun
1. What is your favorite chore to do? Laundry -...

1. What is your favorite chore to do? Laundry - especially hanging clothes on the line.
2. What is your least favorite chore to do? Cleaning bathrooms.
3. Do you have any pieces of furniture that...
Board: Fourth Grade 08-06-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By TeachFun
Literature and Portraits

My team is planning to have students draw self portraits the first week of school. We would like to have a literature book to read as a model for students to write about themselves. Any ideas out...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-30-2013, 11:40 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By TeachFun
Productive!

Good for you! But, wasn't the relaxation wonderful.

My DD comes home from Germany for a month vaca with us. I have about 2 1/2 days to get productive and clean up her room (a.k.a. storage room...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-30-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 27
 
Posted By TeachFun
Wow! I only read occasionally, but I've always...

Wow! I only read occasionally, but I've always loved the support you give others, and have read many of your family posts. I'm so sorry for all that you're going through. It sounds really tough. ...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-25-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By TeachFun
That was really good! <!--giggle-->

That was really good! <!--giggle-->
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-25-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By TeachFun
You are NOT alone!

I'm trying to get the upstairs bedrooms cleaned up. I just don't know what to do with all the old stuff. I've been very slow at making progress. But I just finished a Suduko and a Kakuro game! I...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-25-2013, 12:30 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By TeachFun
Can you play some loud music you enjoy? Then you...

Can you play some loud music you enjoy? Then you might not hear them as much. How about headphones, or a book on tape?

That must be very frustrating. Would bother me as well!
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-25-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 25
 
Posted By TeachFun
Congratulations! You must feel soooooo good! ...

Congratulations! You must feel soooooo good! What incredible willpower that must have taken. Keep it up to make the 15 more.



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