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Posts Made By: parker
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-07-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 26
Posted By parker
If you can't afford the rabbit being PTS at the...

If you can't afford the rabbit being PTS at the vets talk to your vet and explain that. Ask the vet for a 1 dose "heavy sedative" for the rabbit, medicate the rabbit and then let your husband take...
Board: Retired Teachers 11-06-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 24
Posted By parker
Notified Principal

And there you go! You are off to a great start on the next part of your life.
Glad it went well.
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 11-02-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By parker

Along with the other suggestions given by the op's, or if you need some time to make a plan based on what other's have suggested, you could start by teaching him (by modeling) to look for the...
Board: Retired Teachers 11-02-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 13
Posted By parker
Telling p about retirement

If you can.... tell your p and submit your paperwork on the same day. I worked for a couple of touchy p's over the years and I preferred to submit the paperwork (resignation) first and tell the p...
Board: The VENT 10-12-2015, 05:37 AM
Replies: 4
Posted By parker
Everything you are experiencing and feeling is...

Everything you are experiencing and feeling is completely normal for everyone/anyone when you make a grade level change, especially a grade level change greater than 1 year. Moving up or down 1 grade...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 09-24-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 3
Posted By parker
Sci. Pic. Book

Google it. Choose a science standard and google picture book with it.

For example:

ecosystems picture book

lots of info and sample plans will show up

and then use google to...
Board: BusyBoard 09-17-2015, 05:03 AM
Replies: 8
Posted By parker
Choice Words

The words we choose do have an effect on students.

Here is a little book that will change the way you use language to encourage your students. It's a short, quick read.

I found it to make...
Board: The VENT 09-10-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 24
Posted By parker
Up and Left

We had a teacher do this in my school. She was an alternate certification teacher who thought teaching was going to be easy. One day she just picked up her purse and walked out the classroom door,...
Board: The VENT 09-06-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 17
Posted By parker
Drown them out

Angelo...go a little nutty on them the next time it starts at the park. Burst into key and tunes, cartoon themes, anything you can think of and just keep it up until they think...
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 09-04-2015, 04:44 AM
Replies: 8
Posted By parker
States & Capitals

Check your standards; it may be mentioned in them, or maybe not.

In my state, NC, there is no social studies standard at any grade level that requires students to memorize states and capitals....
Board: BusyBoard 08-30-2015, 03:18 AM
Replies: 16
Posted By parker
Kanye West Themed Classroom?

For 4th grade? For any grade?
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-24-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By parker
Dogs and grass.

Yes, this is normal and to be expected. There is nothing you can do short of not allowing the dog to run and that would be cruel. Dogs need exercise and especially running exercise, not just walking....
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-21-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 16
Posted By parker
I've gone every 3 mo. for awhile when the dentist...

I've gone every 3 mo. for awhile when the dentist recommended it. Usually, after a year or so, we go back to every 6 mo. for awhile.

My insurance didn't cover the extra 3 mo. visits, but I...
Board: BusyBoard 08-06-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 4
Posted By parker
Covering answers

I swear by 3M post-it tape. Expensive, but you don't need much , it is easily removable and you can reuse it. You can cut very small pieces with scissors to place over the answers. If you save the...
Board: BusyBoard 07-29-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By parker
I, too have had colleagues that just passed out...

I, too have had colleagues that just passed out the test as a study guide.
That teaches students nothing.

At the beginning of each unit, I provide my students a list of vocabulary terms to...
Board: Fifth Grade 07-20-2015, 02:19 AM
Replies: 13
Posted By parker
5th graders are a lot of fun. It is easy to...

5th graders are a lot of fun. It is easy to "hook" them into more mature themes, ideas and expectations as they will soon be moving to middle school and they want to fit into that expectation....
Board: BusyBoard 07-17-2015, 04:45 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By parker

Here's a link to a previous discussion here on PT.

I think the majority have found math first works better for the students.
Board: BusyBoard 07-15-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 11
Posted By parker
Fresh & Bright

Plants, real ones and lamps.

Very neat and organized, current.
Board: Fifth Grade 07-09-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 8
Posted By parker

I avoid giving tests on Mondays.

Every other day of the week is fair game. It doesn't make the least bit of sense to me to wait until a Friday to give a test. Tests should be given when...
Board: BusyBoard 07-07-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 15
Posted By parker
Anchor Charts

To me, and I learned from the best (around 2002) when anchor charts first became a visual way to demonstrate construction of student learning…

"anchor charts” are constructed with the students...
Board: The VENT 07-07-2015, 05:31 AM
Replies: 16
Posted By parker
Room decor

I think there are bigger hills to die on. Yes, this was one particular limited study, but the fact remains that overly decorated rooms are distracting for many children and adults. It doesn’t mean...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-01-2015, 04:53 AM
Replies: 10
Posted By parker

Reposting my previous post.

I live on the ocean very close to the most 2 recent bites. I won't call them attacks. There are always sharks around. I've seen them often. Most of the time people...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-01-2015, 04:23 AM
Replies: 16
Posted By parker

We used vbro once. When we arrived at the house for our rental week, we found the house occupied by the owner's brother, the wife, her sister, 4 young children and 2 dogs. They were in the first week...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-30-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 8
Posted By parker

The more you force yourself to walk around now, the sooner you will recover. I learned this the hard way when a nurse told me to take it easy and stay in a recliner most of the time for the following...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-29-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By parker

Not an ignorant question at all.

Most of the beaches here are not designated as either swimming beaches or fishing beaches. You can pretty much swim or fish anywhere you please on the beaches....

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