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Posts Made By: saralara
Board: First Grade 08-31-2012, 02:40 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By saralara
Does anyone else think it is weird that these...

Does anyone else think it is weird that these come in a 90 peice set? Are there 9 groups of 10 or 10 groups of 9? More reds or more blues? Not designed by a teacher for sure.

I agree with the...
Board: The VENT 05-26-2012, 05:00 AM
Replies: 55
 
Posted By saralara
At yesterday's retention meeting: After...

At yesterday's retention meeting:

After explaining at length why she feels her child should be allowed to hit back (completely unsolicited, while we were talking about reading) and how she sides...
Board: National Board Certification 02-24-2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By saralara
I also filmed with a tripod and a wired mic by...

I also filmed with a tripod and a wired mic by myself. It took some playing around with it to figure out how to get everyone in the shot. One of the best things I did was mark my tripod location...
Board: Classroom Management 01-04-2011, 03:38 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By saralara
While I agree with EarthMonkey that you need to...

While I agree with EarthMonkey that you need to talk to the child's parents and I do think the father is probably the best choice, I might do a little pre-planning by chatting with his siblings to...
Board: The VENT 08-26-2010, 03:40 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By saralara
I'm so not feeling it this year. I feel guilty...

I'm so not feeling it this year. I feel guilty about it, am forcing myself to go through the motions, but I'm really just not caring a whole lot. It's not so much that I want to stay on break, just...
Board: The VENT 08-26-2010, 02:57 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By saralara
It sounds like you have a lot of low kids and a...

It sounds like you have a lot of low kids and a lot of kids with special needs (even if they aren't all SPED designated.) I'm not sure how effective a behavior ticket will be with some of these...
Board: The VENT 08-25-2010, 04:31 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By saralara
Sometimes I think parents understand full well...

Sometimes I think parents understand full well that the responsibility falls on them, but are happy to let someone else do the work. Sometimes just calling them on it works wonders.

How about a...
Board: The VENT 08-24-2010, 06:53 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By saralara
Last year I had a situation where I called a...

Last year I had a situation where I called a number that the mother of a student left for me in his planner. I asked to speak with her and was told she wasn't there by a clearly intoxicated man.
...
Board: BusyBoard 08-23-2010, 04:18 AM
Replies: 24
 
Posted By saralara
I spend less money every year, but not for any...

I spend less money every year, but not for any frugal impulse on my part. I just simply don't need shelving and rugs and some of the other things that I have bought in previous years.

I am one...
Board: First Grade 08-22-2010, 04:59 PM
Replies: 22
 
Posted By saralara
I am implementing a choice/center time this fall...

I am implementing a choice/center time this fall for the first time since moving out of pre-K. I teach in an extended day school, so three days a week my kids are with us from 8:45 to 5:00 (and many...
Board: The VENT 08-20-2010, 05:12 AM
Replies: 21
 
Posted By saralara
Wow, Cheerio and OUDucks, I do kind of think you...

Wow, Cheerio and OUDucks, I do kind of think you are not rocking the sensitivity at the moment. You seem to be missing the point here, which is not that she has 22 students, but that she is...
Board: Sunflower Room 08-18-2010, 03:04 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By saralara
Thanks. I've decided to skip September. :) ...

Thanks. I've decided to skip September. :) That's a load off my plate.
Board: The VENT 08-17-2010, 02:16 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By saralara
I had a coworker email me once and say, "I'm...

I had a coworker email me once and say, "I'm teaching a workshop to some first grade teachers and I was wondering if you could tell me how you teach reading."

Um...in an email?

I offered to...
Board: The VENT 08-17-2010, 06:52 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By saralara
I once interviewed for a job at a daycare where...

I once interviewed for a job at a daycare where their were video cameras in every room that broadcast directly into the director's office and another where there was a webcam that parents could...
Board: The VENT 08-17-2010, 06:40 AM
Replies: 31
 
Posted By saralara
My principal says... imagine if doctors were...

My principal says... imagine if doctors were judged by their mortality rates. Everyone would quit shock trauma and work as a podiatrist.

Maybe I should leave the city and find a nice suburban...
Board: The VENT 08-17-2010, 06:34 AM
Replies: 31
 
Posted By saralara
I also teach struggling learners in a school that...

I also teach struggling learners in a school that was specifically designed to meet the needs of these kids without excessive sped referral. My kids struggle financially, emotionally, and...
Board: The VENT 08-17-2010, 05:58 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By saralara
I absolutely adore HWOT and my kids have awesome...

I absolutely adore HWOT and my kids have awesome handwriting because of it. It does take a bit of getting used to though.

This last year we had an assistant "visit" different classrooms all day...
Board: The VENT 08-14-2010, 09:42 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By saralara
Why don't you stop by home depot and by some...

Why don't you stop by home depot and by some construction tape and make a few "Don't mind our mess..." kind of signs? Place the furniture so no one actually gets hurt and then whittle away at it the...
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 08-12-2010, 05:28 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By saralara
I bought the Lakeshore books with some supply...

I bought the Lakeshore books with some supply money last year. I was across the board disappointed in them and even gave some to another teacher because I felt like they were just toooooo easy. (I...
Board: The VENT 08-08-2010, 03:41 AM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By saralara
Change

I think we are changing as a culture, so I would expect some changes in the norms at school as well.

I do feel like I put a lot more effort into managing "respect" in the classroom these days,...
Board: The VENT 08-07-2010, 03:39 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By saralara
It looks like it is going to be that sort of a...

It looks like it is going to be that sort of a year for me as well. (In all fairness, we only have one class on grade level in my tiny school, so I can't blame that on admin.)

This year I have...
Board: First Grade 08-04-2010, 04:03 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By saralara
I bought a set at Lakeshore I like. They are...

I bought a set at Lakeshore I like. They are big, like the Open Court sound cards and have a glossy photograph. I like the desk strips you can purchase to go with them as well.

You can also have...
Board: First Grade 08-04-2010, 03:54 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By saralara
I have given the kids crayons (they always want...

I have given the kids crayons (they always want to use the new ones) or markers and had them color something relevant to the classroom (the cover sheet for a binder, a locker tag, a piece of a...
Board: First Grade 08-01-2010, 07:14 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By saralara
You are my kind of teacher, the kind who can pull...

You are my kind of teacher, the kind who can pull out the best from all the programs and do what you need to do.

In answer to your question, I do think ability grouping is especially useful in...
Board: First Grade 08-01-2010, 07:06 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By saralara
The best name tags I have ever used were made out...

The best name tags I have ever used were made out of coriander (countertop material) samples from Home Depot. They are already punched with a hole, they don't wear out EVER, and have lasted for...



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