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Posts Made By: Getrgoing
Board: Second Grade 06-04-2012, 04:12 PM
Replies: 12
Posted By Getrgoing
Informational Text

Totally agree with the previous comments on a classroom library. Let me suggest that you get your hands on as many informational (nonfiction) books as possible. It's okay if the kids can't read...
Board: The VENT 04-23-2012, 06:51 PM
Replies: 10
Posted By Getrgoing
Adm? How about the Asst. Supt?

Last year, two weeks into the year, I had a parent who didn't stop at the principal's office but went over his head to the asst. supt. I was yelling at her kid. They didn't want their child my room...
Board: Second Grade 01-23-2012, 08:16 PM
Replies: 1
Posted By Getrgoing
Lost a math tip!

Thought I'd never forget it. Ha! The tip taught this old dog a new trick. Showed it to my kids and to a couple of teachers. Now, I can't remember it! Had to do with teaching doubles and using a...
Board: The VENT 01-17-2012, 08:52 PM
Replies: 15
Posted By Getrgoing
Proximity and Parent Conference

First, you are departmentalized, so what subject do you teach?

Assign seats with them up front and split apart. Document the behaviors. Decide on only one thing you want to work on to improve...
Board: The VENT 01-17-2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 30
Posted By Getrgoing
No Caffine!

I can't begin to even count how many teachers in our building walk around with their Starbucks. What ever did they do to survive before Starbucks came to town I'll never know.
Board: The VENT 01-17-2012, 08:11 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By Getrgoing
Bullying or Tattle Telling

I began the year with a unit on bullying and we review the topic often. Sometimes kids have trouble knowing the difference between bullying and tattle telling. I teach a second grade class that has...
Board: New Teachers 01-14-2012, 06:13 AM
Replies: 4
Posted By Getrgoing

I was too - even after 20+ years of teaching Title I reading and math, then going to a second grade classroom. It didn't help to have been unknowingly dumped on by the administration (who didn't...
Board: New Teachers 01-14-2012, 05:51 AM
Replies: 4
Posted By Getrgoing
Take the Sub Job

Leave. Take the substitute job and save your sanity. Even doing what you are doing for another 5 1/2 months can make you feel bitter about education. You are being treated like a doormat. You can...
Board: The VENT 01-14-2012, 05:46 AM
Replies: 20
Posted By Getrgoing
Yea Right

I was asked to present at a different district for one and a half hours one afternoon. I put in a lot of time to prepare a good presentation and handouts that were useful. However, when you are...
Board: The VENT 01-14-2012, 05:37 AM
Replies: 25
Posted By Getrgoing
Teaching Themselves

I too am an "old Dog" who has been at this for 20+ years of which I taught Title I Reading for 20 of those years. The BEST way for any child to get better at reading is to read. The thing we have...
Board: Second Grade 12-17-2011, 09:05 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By Getrgoing
Math Center Recording Sheet

What it consists of is a sheet with the place for their name and the date, a line for the name for the activity, and lines for them to record the info. The key is to have your instructions clearly...
Board: The VENT 12-16-2011, 10:21 PM
Replies: 11
Posted By Getrgoing

Have you noticed that it seems the little creatures are getting quite good at manipulating the adults in the home who are supposed to be the parents?

I remember my Daddy telling about old Miss...
Board: Second Grade 12-16-2011, 10:04 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By Getrgoing
Silent Day

I decided to have a silent day. The kids knew it. I would not talk to them and they could not talk to me or to their classmates. We did communicate by writing to each other. At lunch time and...
Board: Second Grade 12-16-2011, 09:38 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By Getrgoing
Math Centers

Seems Common Core is what is going to drive the Nation in Reading and Math. I do Math Workshop. Mini Lesson, must do for everyone, three Centers (Math Facts practice, At your seat Pocket Folder...
Board: The VENT 12-16-2011, 09:08 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By Getrgoing
Accelerated Math

Many of our first grade teachers allow the children to do accelerated math - problem is that the material is second grade. So many of our kiddies come to us in second grade already knowing our math...
Board: The VENT 12-16-2011, 08:34 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By Getrgoing
Trying to Build a Relationship

Here goes. Our eight elementary grade level teachers don't get along. There are two extremely stong willed people. One has been put in several positions and it has gone to her head. The other was...
Board: The VENT 12-16-2011, 08:07 PM
Replies: 13
Posted By Getrgoing
Yelling versus Correcting

Yeah, I went through this last year with a child who went home and told his mother that his teacher was yelling and screaming at the kids. Not so. It seems that whenever a kid is corrected the...
Board: The VENT 11-28-2011, 07:28 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By Getrgoing
MAP Screwup

Our school's scores were fantastic in early Sept. - too fantastic. We questioned how this could be, well.... Today we get an email. Something or other had happened and the scores from Sept. were...
Board: Math & Science 11-04-2011, 08:25 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By Getrgoing
Twice as many

Try using a mirror. Have students put a number of counters down and then place a mirror next to the counters. You will have a double and twice as many.
Board: Second Grade 10-18-2011, 03:23 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By Getrgoing
Math Fluency

This area has been long overlooked. So much focus on reading that has overshadowed math. Let's hear more about math mastery and fluency at Second Grade.
Board: Second Grade 10-18-2011, 03:20 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By Getrgoing
Kids who excell and what to do

Kids in first grade did accelerated math which was second grade material. Second Grade parent/teacher conference time rolls around and parents ask, "When are you going to do accelerated math? The...
Board: The VENT 08-19-2011, 08:53 PM
Replies: 16
Posted By Getrgoing

2nd grade and we are all shaking our heads and wondering, "What are we in for this year?"

The incoming 2nd graders can't and won't listen, follow directions, or be quiet. The reading levels are...
Board: The VENT 08-19-2011, 08:03 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By Getrgoing

They say there are so many teachers out there that principles can have their pick of them - and they often do just that: choose their buddy's wife. Okay, forget that.

You are in a position that...
Board: The VENT 08-19-2011, 06:59 PM
Replies: 22
Posted By Getrgoing

Come on folks. Don't some of you remember those days when as a teacher you begged for stuff? You collected and collected so you would have the right things when you needed them, just knowing that...
Board: The VENT 08-19-2011, 06:33 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By Getrgoing
And We Have No Control

The Nation's shift to putting the blame on teachers for children who do not have success in academics has come to the point of teachers in the State of IL having student performance being a part of...

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