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Posts Made By: MrsCroak
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-25-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By MrsCroak
Two years ago I ordered an artificial tree from...

Two years ago I ordered an artificial tree from Home Depot. The brand is National Tree Company and it definitely looks more like a real tree than most fake trees. The only issue we had was we...
Board: Fourth Grade 08-15-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By MrsCroak
While reading with my kids I always talk about...

While reading with my kids I always talk about how much I love Mrs. Gorf's character! Then, the morning after we read the apple chapter, I whip out this basket of (fake) apples and leave it on my...
Board: BusyBoard 08-02-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By MrsCroak
I use Class Dojo for this. While many people see...

I use Class Dojo for this. While many people see it as behavior management, it also has a "stories" element that reminds me of social media. I can post photos and PDFs, write announcements, and...
Board: BusyBoard 06-16-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By MrsCroak
I would highly consider a metal bookshelf before...

I would highly consider a metal bookshelf before an MDF wood bookshelf if textbook storage is involved. Perhaps something like this...
Board: Fourth Grade 05-29-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By MrsCroak
Notice and Note

Notice and Note
Board: BusyBoard 04-02-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By MrsCroak
If you are going to read it with them, I would...

If you are going to read it with them, I would highly suggest Freak the Mighty or The Watsons Go to Birmingham. Definitely higher than 450L, but with guidance and high interest, they could be very...
Board: BusyBoard 03-30-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By MrsCroak
I bought this pack of markers in August and they...

I bought this pack of markers in August and they are still going strong (my kids don't use them). I have found that the black ones work better than the colorful ones.
...
Board: The VENT 03-26-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By MrsCroak
I would like a refund for my undergrad degree...

I would like a refund for my undergrad degree because I couldn't find work I liked, and had to go back to grad school to get my teaching certificate...
Board: BusyBoard 03-23-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By MrsCroak
I'd be willing to guess that Allentown public...

I'd be willing to guess that Allentown public school district will have openings due it being considered an urban district (though Allentown is not that big). Additionally, Reading is under an hour...
Board: BusyBoard 03-10-2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 40
 
Posted By MrsCroak
this thread reminds me of this Eddie B Comedy...

this thread reminds me of this Eddie B Comedy video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l65tVGhkYTA).
Board: The VENT 02-20-2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By MrsCroak
as far as your DD19 and her idea about getting an...

as far as your DD19 and her idea about getting an apartment with her boyfriend who does not work -- this to me is totally typical for this age group. My step-daughter makes maybe $100 a week and is...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-02-2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By MrsCroak
Go to an animal shelter. If they have a website...

Go to an animal shelter. If they have a website with their current list, it's worth looking at since she is limited to the size she is able to have. There will be an application process, but it...
Board: The VENT 01-26-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By MrsCroak
If they are too loud for you I would suggest...

If they are too loud for you I would suggest talking about building stamina to stay on task without talking. At the start of the year when my kids are working independently, we model proper and...
Board: Classroom Management 01-26-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By MrsCroak
I have these boxes from Ikea. They have held up...

I have these boxes from Ikea. They have held up phenomenally. Only one has cracked in 8 years. If you have an Ikea nearby, I highly recommend a trip. They have these same bins in different sizes,...
Board: BusyBoard 11-02-2017, 06:05 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By MrsCroak
If you are in a groove with your Fridays, then I...

If you are in a groove with your Fridays, then I would recommend telling your students that Friday's test is bumped to Monday if there is no school on a Friday. You can quick give the Friday test...
Board: The VENT 09-30-2017, 06:53 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By MrsCroak
I feel your pain. I am deeply allergic to almost...

I feel your pain. I am deeply allergic to almost all artificial scents. They immediately do a number on my head, which leads quickly to a severe migraine. There's actually a telephone in the...
Board: BusyBoard 08-27-2017, 09:58 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By MrsCroak
I would spend more time with the kids who aren't...

I would spend more time with the kids who aren't choosing just right books, to teach them how to pick books that are a good fit for them. If you keep on with those kids eventually they will realize...
Board: BusyBoard 08-26-2017, 09:39 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By MrsCroak
ah, yes. The unnecessary supplies post!

ah, yes. The unnecessary supplies post!
Board: BusyBoard 08-26-2017, 08:27 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By MrsCroak
I use the same bins Gromit link above:

I use the same bins Gromit link above:
Board: The Job Search 08-07-2017, 05:39 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By MrsCroak
If there are other districts in your area that...

If there are other districts in your area that you did not sub in last year, you may want to apply to sub there this year. This is a good way to get out there and meet other principals and network...
Board: BusyBoard 07-28-2017, 04:14 PM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By MrsCroak
If you arrange your furniture and then make sure...

If you arrange your furniture and then make sure each of your bulletin boards has backing paper/fabric and borders, then clean up any unnecessary messes, your room will "look" done. Next set up any...
Board: BusyBoard 07-27-2017, 09:34 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By MrsCroak
Use a can of air to get as much dust off the...

Use a can of air to get as much dust off the keyboards as possible. Wipe down what you can. You can always hand some baby wipes to a few helpful kids at the end of each school day to wipe off book...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-23-2017, 07:27 PM
Replies: 42
 
Posted By MrsCroak
Someone above mentioned Christmas Shoes. I had...

Someone above mentioned Christmas Shoes. I had never heard it before and one morning I was driving to work and listening to the local radio. They were doing surprise $1,000 gifts for a family in...
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 07-20-2017, 09:24 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By MrsCroak
We use Zaner-Bloser's Grammar Usage & Mechanics...

We use Zaner-Bloser's Grammar Usage & Mechanics (aka, "GUM"). Our principal purchases the student workbooks only, and that's plenty. Perhaps you can get your hands on one copy and teach from there.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-13-2017, 09:34 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By MrsCroak
I create a message to MYSELF on facebook...

I create a message to MYSELF on facebook messenger and send myself all of my photos. If I need them someday, I just go back to messenger and sort through. It's not perfect.

If you are terrible...



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