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Posts Made By: collteach
Board: First Grade 12-29-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By collteach
Thank you!

I really appreciate the feedback! I am blessed with really great parents this year, but I know that some probably wonder how their child is really doing. Since our focus is on reading, I try to keep...
Board: First Grade 12-26-2013, 10:40 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By collteach
How to grade 1st graders?

Hello! I am new to 1st grade this year after being at the intermediate and middle school level for the past 9 years. I work in a school system that has a very general report card for our primary...
Board: Fourth Grade 08-15-2011, 01:03 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By collteach
I was just coming on to post the same question!...

I was just coming on to post the same question! As a 4th grade teacher, I have always taught all subjects in a self-contained classroom. I met with 2 of my new 4th grade teammates (we are moving into...
Board: Classroom Management 01-20-2011, 12:45 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By collteach
Defiant Student...Looking for a behavior plan

I am at my wit's end with a student in my class (I teach in an upper-elementary grade). He is defiant, but not aggressively (if that makes sense). He will act out in ways that detract attention from...
Board: The VENT 12-24-2010, 08:41 AM
Replies: 43
 
Posted By collteach
I actually wish public education could provide a...

I actually wish public education could provide a wide variety of opportunities for students. This "one-size fits all" approach is NOT working for most students. I was labeled as gifted when I was in...
Board: The VENT 12-21-2010, 10:05 AM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By collteach
I can understand the relief. A school in our...

I can understand the relief. A school in our system just went through something very similar. Everything was such a mess, they sent in some "substitute" administrator who had never been a principal,...
Board: Fourth Grade 12-06-2010, 05:54 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By collteach
4th grade organization

I am at my wit's end. This is my 5th year teaching 4th grade, and I have never had a group as rough as this one when it comes to being somewhat independent and organized. To make matters worse, I...
Board: Fourth Grade 11-07-2010, 01:07 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By collteach
I feel your pain! I have a large class....29...

I feel your pain! I have a large class....29 students + a 3rd grader who joins me for math instruction, and they are so talkative and off-task. I have a whole class reward jar, an "excellent job...
Board: Fourth Grade 11-07-2010, 12:48 PM
Replies: 27
 
Posted By collteach
I suppose I should add...we are using...

I suppose I should add...we are using Macmillan/McGraw-Hill: Mathematics 2005 texts and materials.
Board: Fourth Grade 11-07-2010, 12:45 PM
Replies: 27
 
Posted By collteach
HELP! Differentiation in Math

I feel embarrassed to even ask this question, as I am in my 5th year of teaching 4th grade. However, I am in a different school this year with different standards and materials. Anyway, I have about...
Board: Fourth Grade 08-21-2010, 06:15 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By collteach
It often takes me A LOT longer to really go...

It often takes me A LOT longer to really go through the "first days" activities such as rules/expectations, procedures, etc. than I plan. We have 2 full days our first week, and I do not plan to do...
Board: Fourth Grade 08-21-2010, 06:08 AM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By collteach
I am also interested in joining a group. I am not...

I am also interested in joining a group. I am not sure how "religiously" we are supposed to use Reading Streets, as this is the first year using it and I am new to the school. I taught for this...
Board: Fourth Grade 08-21-2010, 06:01 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By collteach
Introductions, rules/expectations (the students...

Introductions, rules/expectations (the students help me create these), procedures (even at the 4th grade level it helps to model, role play, then review over and over for weeks), some sort of "All...
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 08-14-2010, 01:25 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By collteach
I am thinking of doing a "GATOR" binder (our...

I am thinking of doing a "GATOR" binder (our school mascot is an alligator), but I am not sure if binders were on their supply list or if my school already has a folder/binder they use. I will have...
Board: The VENT 08-09-2010, 04:56 AM
Replies: 26
 
Posted By collteach
I have to admit that I have been privately...

I have to admit that I have been privately complaining about some of the "extra" supplies that teachers at my daughter's school have been asking for. As a teacher, there are always things I provide...
Board: The VENT 08-05-2010, 08:55 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By collteach
For me, communication has always been the key. I...

For me, communication has always been the key. I make sure to keep the parents updated on everything going on in the classroom. I do use a lot of email (mainly because it seems the schools I work in...
Board: The VENT 08-05-2010, 04:23 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By collteach
How are these staff members treated at your...

How are these staff members treated at your school/in your system? In the schools where I have worked, we CHERISHED our custodial and support staff. Well, most of us did, anyway, and our schools were...
Board: The VENT 08-05-2010, 04:13 AM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By collteach
I think, if you did indeed only call on 2...

I think, if you did indeed only call on 2 occasions, you were completely fine in doing so. I do think that they ended up deciding on someone else (maybe a last minute interview or something). I do...
Board: The VENT 08-01-2010, 03:24 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By collteach
Honestly, I do not think that principals often...

Honestly, I do not think that principals often have time to really study the class lists, and even if they do, they might not be aware of the issues of some students. A few years ago, I was...
Board: The VENT 07-31-2010, 03:04 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By collteach
I feel your pain!

I am currently in limbo since some changes are being made at the school where I was hired. I am fine with having to change grade levels, and I am honestly just thankful that it appears I still have a...
Board: Fourth Grade 07-29-2010, 05:56 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By collteach
Check out the the Mimio site:...

Check out the the Mimio site: http://mimioconnect.com/ and also, you should be able to use Promethean board flip charts on your Mimio, so check out Promethean Planet for ideas.

My daughter's...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 07-26-2010, 08:24 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By collteach
This is so sad!!! I am not a person who likes...

This is so sad!!! I am not a person who likes confronting others, so I would probably say nothing. However, I would sit down with my own daughter and explain that having boyfriends at age 10 is NOT...
Board: Print Shop 07-24-2010, 04:01 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By collteach
I really want to do something to be sure that my...

I really want to do something to be sure that my 4th graders have mastered their facts. My mother, who teaches 3rd grade, uses the ice cream cones/scoops for the facts. It is really cute, the kids...
Board: Classroom Management 07-23-2010, 02:20 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By collteach
I taught 7th grade for 2 years. I handled all but...

I taught 7th grade for 2 years. I handled all but 2 issues with students in my own classroom (those issues involved a student biting another and a student urinating on the floor..ACK!). I set up a...
Board: Fourth Grade 07-19-2010, 05:05 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By collteach
I think a sign-out sheet is a HUGE plus for kids...

I think a sign-out sheet is a HUGE plus for kids this age. I noticed that when I did not use one, I had a few students that would constantly go to avoid doing certain things. I have always seemed to...



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