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Posts Made By: 7/8 teacher
Board: The VENT 08-26-2011, 03:28 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By 7/8 teacher
I agree that email is great, but sometimes...

I agree that email is great, but sometimes talking in person is better. In my graduate program online on more than one occation email has gotten misinterpreted which causes problems. I always read...
Board: The VENT 08-24-2011, 06:08 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By 7/8 teacher
It sounds exactly like my school. It seems like...

It sounds exactly like my school. It seems like when working with women the gossip starts. I am always one that keeps to myself and avoids it, but apparently then I have become the center of the...
Board: The VENT 08-24-2011, 06:02 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By 7/8 teacher
I understand what you are going through. I have...

I understand what you are going through. I have had experiences with people like that before. It's tough to deal with people like that. Did she have an excuse for not being there when the meeting...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 08-24-2011, 05:54 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By 7/8 teacher
I allow late assginments turned in for partial...

I allow late assginments turned in for partial credit. I have tried different things in the past such as a lunch study time. I was going to have a zero tollerance policy, but the principal was...
Board: BusyBoard 08-22-2011, 06:09 PM
Replies: 35
 
Posted By 7/8 teacher
Teachers contracted houses are 7:50-3:45. ...

Teachers contracted houses are 7:50-3:45. Students are there from 8:25-3:00. I am suprised to find out how many students have longer days than us. This is a K-12 private school.
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 08-21-2011, 06:07 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By 7/8 teacher
Last year I was offered the choice between 5/6...

Last year I was offered the choice between 5/6 and 7/8. My big mouth chose 7/8 even though all my experiences had been with 6th and under. I love middle schoolers and find eighth graders so much...
Board: The VENT 08-20-2011, 05:08 AM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By 7/8 teacher
I teach at a private school, and I notice that we...

I teach at a private school, and I notice that we are taking more behavior problems to keep our numbers up. Some of them do improve behavior being in the smaller classroom environment and getting...
Board: BusyBoard 08-19-2011, 03:57 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By 7/8 teacher
I give a small completion grade for doing them. ...

I give a small completion grade for doing them. I did not look at grammar or spelling. I mostly look for effort that they put time into it.
Board: BusyBoard 08-18-2011, 02:33 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By 7/8 teacher
Having a wiggle break is a great idea. Using...

Having a wiggle break is a great idea. Using shaving cream on desk is an indoor idea. There are lots of little toys and trinkets at a dollar store. Such as squish balls, balloons, hand clappers,...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 08-17-2011, 06:33 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By 7/8 teacher
We are offering Life skills this year. They are...

We are offering Life skills this year. They are going to focus on money management, sewing, cooking, child development, and basic job skills. Search the internet for ideas. I know last year I...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 08-17-2011, 06:29 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By 7/8 teacher
Last year was my first year teaching middle...

Last year was my first year teaching middle school. I let my students look at my books in class, after a while lots were missing. This year I am just going to let students take them if they ask,...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 08-17-2011, 06:23 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By 7/8 teacher
I teach middle school English. I use lots of...

I teach middle school English. I use lots of games, and activities. Last year having the students create poetry worked well and really engaged them.
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 08-17-2011, 06:21 PM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By 7/8 teacher
It's best to have a seating chart the first day...

It's best to have a seating chart the first day especially it is much eaiser to do attendance and it keeps any arguments about seating from happening. Many teachers to alphabetical order. Make sure...
Board: BusyBoard 08-17-2011, 06:07 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By 7/8 teacher
I never learned sentance structure by diagraming....

I never learned sentance structure by diagraming. Our curriculum teaches by diagraming and I taught myself last year. I went through the grammar book and practiced examples. Now I wish I had...
Board: BusyBoard 08-17-2011, 06:03 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By 7/8 teacher
I love using velcro to hang things. My only...

I love using velcro to hang things. My only problem is I used it for my schedule board last year, but I have to change things, so it left sticky on my dry erase board. I got mine at Kmart. I saw a...
Board: BusyBoard 08-17-2011, 05:25 AM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By 7/8 teacher
I got two and I have having trouble desiding what...

I got two and I have having trouble desiding what to use them for. I was going to use one for a writing prompt and one for reading vocabulary and concepts, but I cannot make up my mind. I have a...
Board: BusyBoard 08-17-2011, 05:14 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By 7/8 teacher
I love the idea of an absent folder. I'm going...

I love the idea of an absent folder. I'm going to have to find some cheap folders. I'm not sure how it's going to work with me only teaching two subjects and another teacher teaching two subjects,...
Board: BusyBoard 08-17-2011, 05:09 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By 7/8 teacher
I taught Saxon math last year to 7/8 graders. I...

I taught Saxon math last year to 7/8 graders. I had so many different math levels in my classroom. It's a challenge to differentiate with saxon. I had a couple of students that were good at math...
Board: BusyBoard 08-17-2011, 05:07 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By 7/8 teacher
That's awesome you found a hand pointer at dollar...

That's awesome you found a hand pointer at dollar tree. I love dollar tree when it comes to things for my classroom. I didn't find any hand pointers at mine yesterday, but I found other cool stuff.
Board: BusyBoard 08-17-2011, 05:05 AM
Replies: 49
 
Posted By 7/8 teacher
I teach the language arts and history to the 5-8...

I teach the language arts and history to the 5-8 grade at our school.
Board: Private Schools 08-16-2011, 06:53 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By 7/8 teacher
I teach 5-8 grade L.A. and History at a Christian...

I teach 5-8 grade L.A. and History at a Christian School and I am doing a star theme. I hadn't thought about having a bible verse be the class moto, but that is a good idea.
Board: BusyBoard 06-25-2011, 08:47 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By 7/8 teacher
1. Why did you go into teaching? 2. How has...

1. Why did you go into teaching?

2. How has teaching changed since you were a new teacher?
I have been in the education field for 10 years in various roles. This is my first year teaching. In...
Board: BusyBoard 06-25-2011, 08:23 PM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By 7/8 teacher
I have all cement walls in my classroom, and...

I have all cement walls in my classroom, and teacher tape is the only thing that sticks to them well. I've tried hot glue, wax hooks, all different types of tape, velcro, and sticky tack, but...
Board: BusyBoard 06-25-2011, 08:02 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By 7/8 teacher
I'm working in an office over the summer. I...

I'm working in an office over the summer. I usually work there filling in when the adminstrative assistant is gone for a couple weeks helping out during the summer, but this summer she is moving so...
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 06-23-2011, 06:49 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By 7/8 teacher
I wish I had these last year when I taught my...

I wish I had these last year when I taught my poetry unit. This would have been awesome review.



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