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Posts Made By: parker
Board: The VENT 08-21-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 14
Posted By parker
Teacher's Lounge

I have a different point of view. I’ve taught for decades and when I worked in any building with a lounge, I will try them out, but I almost always avoid it for the very reasons you listed. I’m not...
Board: Fifth Grade 08-15-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 3
Posted By parker
Check your state education website

Your state should have 5th grade standards for all core subjects. The days of just following the text book are long gone.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-11-2014, 03:47 AM
Replies: 12
Posted By parker
Cat Litter

Don't flush the litter into a septic system. Bag it and trash it.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-10-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 27
Posted By parker
Something that might help

If you decide to live with the color for awhile, find a very light color paint, not white, but something very light in the same color family as the wall paint and paint all your woodwork; door frame,...
Board: BusyBoard 08-06-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By parker
Homework Planner/Backpack Coach

I'm pasting an old post of mine here, maybe this will work for you.
Our planners had space for each days homework and tests/quizzes and other things they need to remember to do or bring in.

Board: Retired Teachers 08-03-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 14
Posted By parker
21st Century Retirement Buzzwords

This made me laugh. Every time I had to throw one of those darned beach balls, I kicked myself for not thinking of it first.

Retirement buzzwords off the top of my head:

Retirement with...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-02-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 12
Posted By parker
We had to do this

but we did it after both parents passed away.

Your situation is a bit different since your parent’s are alive. I wouldn't think you or your siblings have a right to legally contract for an estate...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-28-2014, 04:16 AM
Replies: 5
Posted By parker

I'm dealing with a 5 mo. old puppy, too, so I feel your pain.

I would get a strong metal crate with a metal pan. Every time the dog is calm in the crate, toss a treat...not calm, no treat until...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-23-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By parker

You haven't ruined your puppy. My guess was the pup was over aroused and/or maybe over-tired and had a puppy meltdown.

When in an aroused state, such as chewing on slippers, dogs have a natural...
Board: BusyBoard 07-21-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By parker

I have looped often and it is a great experience for almost everyone, you can hit the ground running and students make so much more progress.

We all know the first 9 weeks of school is the best,...
Board: Fifth Grade 07-19-2014, 03:00 AM
Replies: 3
Posted By parker
Science labs

It would help if we had a little more information.

What standard are you working on? What is your objective?

Do you want a generalized "really fun" fluff experiment/activity that falls within...
Board: BusyBoard 07-17-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 10
Posted By parker
CC Math

You don't need to look for ideas about which order to teach the standards.

The writers of the CC math standards wrote them in the order they should be taught for each grade level.

So start...
Board: Fifth Grade 07-15-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By parker
CC Math

Try Lessons all ready to go and project onto whiteboard or smartboard.

You'll still have to find additional practice items though.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-14-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By parker
Venus Flytrap

I've had several over the years.

In addition to everything linda 2671 said,don't over feed it flies, they only need 4-8 a year. Think of flies as vitamins.

Also, each trap is designed to...
Board: Fifth Grade 07-14-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 4
Posted By parker

First of all, start in the right place by studying the standards for your grade level and determining what your curriculum materials will be. Check with your district. They may already have much of...
Board: The VENT 07-14-2014, 03:16 AM
Replies: 12
Posted By parker
Magnetic boards

Do your whiteboards have a little cork strip/map rail above them?

I hang 4 large, blue pocket charts from one wall of magnetic whiteboards (I have 2 full walls of whiteboard) and use them to...
Board: BusyBoard 07-10-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By parker
Fact Fluency

From:Teaching Student-Centered Mathematics - Grades 3-8 by John A. Van de Walle and LouAnn H. Lovin copyright 2006

p. 74 "Mastery of a basic fact means that a child can give a quick response (in...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-19-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 20
Posted By parker
Gone Girl

Keep in mind, it is fiction. I liked her writing style. I liked Gone Girl, yes parts may seem far-fetched, it is fiction after all and the characters are deeply flawed people, just like real life. I...
Board: BusyBoard 06-08-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 20
Posted By parker
Moving Classrooms

In our state, a right to work state, you would indeed spend those hours packing, moving and unpacking on the end of the year workdays or if the P gives permission, on your own time over the summer. ...
Board: BusyBoard 06-06-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 2
Posted By parker
Science reading

Try passages are by grade level and content area, complete with CC style questions
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-01-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 11
Posted By parker
Similar to Texas-K's coleslaw

My step daughter just made this last week. I do not eat coleslaw of any kind, but I did try this and it was different and good. Has a sweet taste and more of an Asian influence.

16 oz. pkg...
Board: The VENT 05-30-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 15
Posted By parker
Nepotism and male

always outranks everyone else and for the most part... gets the job, regardless of qualifications (or lack thereof), experience (or lack thereof), or "fit" (or lack thereof) and has always been my...
Board: BusyBoard 05-20-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By parker
Main Idea and details

If you can't figure out the main idea, how are you going to know which details are essential or not? The key details are essential, the others not.

I didn't really think about this too hard, this...
Board: Retired Teachers 05-19-2014, 03:36 AM
Replies: 10
Posted By parker
What you are missing

First of all, your BCBS is not paid by NC for the rest of your life, it is paid until you are eligible for Medicare. Then your BCBS coverage ends and you will need to pay for your part of Medicare...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 05-11-2014, 03:32 AM
Replies: 10
Posted By parker
Dog vacation

Try It's worth a shot

People will take care of your dog in their home. There may be someone within an hours drive that would work for you. I would check anyone out thoroughly before...

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