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Posts Made By: SportingKC
Board: BusyBoard 08-07-2019, 06:42 AM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By SportingKC
I have found these videos to be helpful:...

I have found these videos to be helpful: https://alicekeeler.com/2018/08/23/32-videos-get-going-google-classroom/

Also read carefully through your purchase, most people have specific instructions...
Board: BusyBoard 07-09-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By SportingKC
We don't get our final list until the day before...

We don't get our final list until the day before school starts. I do use student names and just wait on labeling anything that can't be changed until after the first few days of school.

I label...
Board: Fifth Grade 06-23-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By SportingKC
We are adopting it for this current year. I...

We are adopting it for this current year. I currently have the volume 1 teachers guide at home...but we don't get our training until August.

I don't think many people have used it before because...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 05-19-2019, 05:30 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By SportingKC
I love mine. I have an Ecobee. I chose the...

I love mine.

I have an Ecobee. I chose the ecobee because the location of my thermostat is in a place where there's not a lot of "traffic" and I needed the additional sensor so it would know that...
Board: BusyBoard 04-25-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 0
 
Posted By SportingKC
Into Reading 2020

Anyone have any experience with the curriculum Into Reading 2020...my district just adopted it for next year.

If so, any pieces of advice as we begin to implement next fall?
Board: BusyBoard 04-25-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By SportingKC
I actually teach this age & subject and I really...

I actually teach this age & subject and I really enjoy it.

I like that you can choose to read books with kids that deal with "real life" and the discussions surrounding all of the books are just...
Board: BusyBoard 02-15-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By SportingKC
I think you are on the right track to recognize...

I think you are on the right track to recognize this isn't a healthy feeling....I do think it might be harder for you than for those of us who teach elementary just due to student ages.

I think...
Board: BusyBoard 02-11-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By SportingKC
Various fonts cause headaches?

I have a student who finally shared that when she reads some books, the fonts give her headaches. But not all fonts. She showed me a book that she just finished and it appeared to be Times New Roman....
Board: Fifth Grade 02-10-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By SportingKC
I teach 5th. We switched from spelling to...

I teach 5th. We switched from spelling to vocabulary instruction two years ago. I actually switched back to spelling (words their way) because my current class is so terrible at spelling and don't...
Board: BusyBoard 02-10-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 26
 
Posted By SportingKC
After school event envy

I work at an elementary school.

We are required to:

Attend Bi-weekly staff meetings (although these do get canceled if there isn't anything to discuss)
Attend Bi-weekly PLC meetings (these...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-29-2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By SportingKC
Dog Sitting Question

I have a friend/co-worker dog sitting for my sister and my dogs in a few weeks while we're out of town. He will be staying at my house while we're gone. We are paying him the same rate that Rover is...
Board: The VENT 01-29-2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 24
 
Posted By SportingKC
WIGS & Lead Measures

So we are currently implementing WIGS and lead measures with our kids.

We were also supposed to create a personal WIG and then a class WIG. I just did a class WIG for all of the reasons that the...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-29-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By SportingKC
The best thing someone got me when I broke my...

The best thing someone got me when I broke my foot was a bag to hang on the front of my scooter. It had to have a shorter handle, but then I could scoot around Target and pick up items....and it...
Board: BusyBoard 01-27-2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By SportingKC
Etsy

I actually just redid my resume a few months ago and decided to purchase a template off of ETSY. I've been really happy with hour it turned out.

This is where I got mine, but there are a TON on...
Board: BusyBoard 01-21-2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By SportingKC
I think that you are NOT expecting too much. ...

I think that you are NOT expecting too much.

I have also started using rubrics. I have gone to them mostly because we go over them together and the kids have to highlight what they think they...
Board: The VENT 01-20-2019, 05:59 AM
Replies: 22
 
Posted By SportingKC
Do you really think ignoring problems (i'd be...

Do you really think ignoring problems (i'd be specific here...) makes them go away?
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-13-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By SportingKC
Yay! I am glad you were able to find a solution....

Yay! I am glad you were able to find a solution. He's beautiful!
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-06-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 33
 
Posted By SportingKC
I also keep mine until they stop working well. I...

I also keep mine until they stop working well. I had an iPhone 6 when it was brand new, and just upgraded to an 8 when they came out. I'll keep this one until mine stops working well.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-06-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By SportingKC
Instagram Follow-Up

I did end up creating a separate account last night, and moving all of my "teaching" people over to that account. We will see how I like it, but it wasn't as much work as I thought it would be.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-05-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By SportingKC
Social Media - Instagram?

I have really been working on balance between work and home this year. One of the things I realized is that I follow a lot of teachers on both Facebook and Instagram. Most of the time I really enjoy...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-01-2019, 06:46 AM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By SportingKC
I didn't have an escape artist, but I agree that...

I didn't have an escape artist, but I agree that you almost need to "train" him to be in his kennel for longer periods of time.

When your husband filmed him, when was he at his most anxious?...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 12-25-2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By SportingKC
I have a high anxiety dog...

Do you have the kennel in your bedroom? He may just be sad to not be in the same room as you. Also, give it time because he's still learning your routine. I know it seems like a long time, but four...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 12-23-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By SportingKC
Clean the inside of the refrigerator (take...

Clean the inside of the refrigerator (take everything out and then clean the shelves) If I notice a spill, I'll clean it up. Otherwise the last time I actually took everything out and cleaned it was...
Board: BusyBoard 12-22-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By SportingKC
Interesting

I am not sure of the answer, but I was actually asked this question in an interview recently. In that setting, I didn't feel like I could answer anything other than a teacher plays a huge...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 12-22-2018, 06:21 AM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By SportingKC
This is kind of extreme, but can you just add a...

This is kind of extreme, but can you just add a regular door there? Maybe move the handle up really high and put a knob cover on it?



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