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Posts Made By: awakelate1
Board: Substitute Teachers 12-19-2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 4
Posted By awakelate1
Yes! I have noticed!

I was just mentioning that to a fellow sub at lunch. I have been subbing in this district for about 5 years. This middle school was the best place to sub because the students were so engaged and...
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 06-11-2016, 09:21 AM
Replies: 12
Posted By awakelate1
Reading sites online

I love Story line online. It has actors sitting there reading the book as the pictures are shown on the screen. They kids I had (K-2) loved them. It's more of a read aloud situation, but really top...
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 04-22-2016, 08:14 AM
Replies: 3
Posted By awakelate1
SS Weekly

Thank you for your very helpful feed back. I am looking forward to using SS Weekly next school year!
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 04-20-2016, 11:24 AM
Replies: 3
Posted By awakelate1
Weekly Studies Magazine question

My California school bought this magazine subscription for me to use next year. Have any of you used it before? I am going to be using the 3rd grade level.

Have you good things to say about this...
Board: ARCHIVE 01-06-2016, 01:49 PM
Replies: 22
Posted By awakelate1
Walk throughs

I am with you Tounces. I never like them. I have been teaching for a long time as well. I get nervous and lose track of my thinking for a bit. I usually get high marks on everything, but it still...
Board: BusyBoard 11-10-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 4
Posted By awakelate1

All of the Chris Van Allsburg books mentioned are Fantasy. I don't know about "Queen of the Falls" or the others.
Board: BusyBoard 11-10-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 2
Posted By awakelate1
Calkins WW & Thinking Maps

Here are some things to think about. You could use a circle map to brainstorm those small moments with one or more special someones. The kids could select one of the small moments to write about....
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 11-10-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 1
Posted By awakelate1
Epic Books

Thank you for sharing. I'm out of money, too. So, this will make a great addition.
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 11-10-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By awakelate1
ABC Order Task Cards

Thank you so much for sharing these ABC order task cards. I am working with K-1 for the first time in 17 years. These are great!
Board: BusyBoard 10-18-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By awakelate1

One thing you can try, if you haven't already is to use the whiteboard or Elmo and go over the homework with the class before you you leave for the day. Read it over, discuss any questions, maybe...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-18-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 39
Posted By awakelate1
Sub pay went up this year

In the small district in California where I work, the pay went up from $100 to $120. Most other districts in San Diego County pay around $110-140. I am very happy about the raise because I love...
Board: BusyBoard 09-23-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By awakelate1

It doesn't really surprise me that there is a shortage. Teachers who used to love their jobs are leaving due to the just plain bad treatment and disrespect they are getting on the job. It is sort of...
Board: Sixth Grade 07-08-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By awakelate1
sites for 6th grade math

You have probably heard about engage New York. I have been reading through the math lessons for 5th and 6th grade. It is all based on common core. I found it very helpful. It is good for all the...
Board: BusyBoard 11-25-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 12
Posted By awakelate1

Well there are worksheets...and then there are worksheets. Love Readworks, and they are mostly very thoughtful and aligned with CC. So, if someone calls you on it, just show them what it is about....
Board: Art Teachers 08-18-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By awakelate1
Good advice!

Thanks for all the detail and ideas. I, too, am returning to teaching art after 10 years of being a classroom teacher. So, thanks again.
Board: Art Teachers 08-18-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By awakelate1
Got the job!

Thanks guys for helping out. I did tie it to Language arts. I will be able to tie lessons to math and social studies as well. Thanks for the input. Love Marzano! Thank you:0)
Board: Retired Teachers 08-18-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 29
Posted By awakelate1
Great Britain sounds GREAT!

I am a bit of an Anglophile. Would love to just go and see for myself. Then off to Italy to chase down some relatives.
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 08-11-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By awakelate1
Thank PiscesLady!

Excellent! Thanks for taking your time to help me out.
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 08-11-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By awakelate1
To BettySpeller

Thank you so much for the great sites!
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 08-07-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By awakelate1
Need Arts and Crafts projects for K-2

I am just beginning a new enrichment class for K-2. Please send any ideas, websites, or names of books to help me plan 90 minute classes once a week. That is an awful lot of time. I was thinking of...
Board: The VENT 08-01-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 17
Posted By awakelate1
Principals - what happens to them?

I always wonder what happens to people when they become principals. They were once teachers themselves for the most part. I don't understand how they become these power hungry folks bent on breaking...
Board: The VENT 08-01-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 16
Posted By awakelate1

Unfortunately, the admin has far reaching power. You need a reference and if you challenge them, you could incur their wrath. I would ask myself: Can I realy do this? Will I be so unhappy and...
Board: Art Teachers 07-28-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 3
Posted By awakelate1
Art lesson plan template 2014

I am interviewing for an art teacher position. I was asked to provide a written lesson plan. Does anyone know of a specific art lesson plan template that is expected these days. This will be a 90...
Board: The VENT 07-20-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 5
Posted By awakelate1
Don't have it in you...

I know you are under a lot of stress. I hope you remember this when you become an administrator. I have seen excellent teachers with lofty ideals turn to "the dark side" after they have been Ps for...
Board: The VENT 07-10-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 25
Posted By awakelate1

With all the requirements of the common core, etc., I don't think you will be required to teach cursive. There is no time. I held off teaching it until after the high stakes testing was over. Then, i...

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