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Posts Made By: mrsb12247
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 07-22-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By mrsb12247
Discipline Without Stress

Read: Discipline Without Stress by Dr. Marvin Marshall. No punishments or rewards for behavior, just expectations that students identify by name, call one another out on, and are addressed as...
Board: BusyBoard 07-22-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 22
Posted By mrsb12247

Pentech V5, fine tip. Love these!
Board: BusyBoard 01-11-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 20
Posted By mrsb12247
Sorry for you!

I'm so sorry for your troubles. I did a quick google search and was fascinated to find that the laws seem to differ depending on the school and state. In NC, the law basically is that a student...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 01-11-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By mrsb12247
My 7th graders are ALWAYS in groups

I start my 7th graders in groups from day 1. I agree with maryteach; you need to set your expectations clearly and be consistent with following through with your consequences.

That being said,...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-03-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 8
Posted By mrsb12247
Yay for you! Stay warm!

Yay for you!

Stay warm!
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-03-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 13
Posted By mrsb12247
Also in NH

Live in NH

Got out on 12/20, and haven't been back yet! (we were scheduled to go back Thursday 1/2) I love snow days!
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-27-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 50
Posted By mrsb12247
Too masculine

I agree with the PP, she will have to spend her life explaining that she is a "she" and not a "he".

As someone who grew up with a long, complicated last name that required explanation, I can...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-22-2013, 02:41 PM
Replies: 25
Posted By mrsb12247

A glass of wine (a real glass) almost every night with dinner.
Fridays and Saturdays if I go out for dinner.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-22-2013, 02:35 PM
Replies: 11
Posted By mrsb12247
Harry Potter

A graduation gown and some round glasses. Done!
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 10-02-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By mrsb12247
Partner work

Middle schoolers think any lesson where they can work together and pick their partners is fun.
Board: BusyBoard 10-02-2013, 02:32 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By mrsb12247
We can't retain, but...

if we could, I would think progress reports, assessment results, any projects, and parent communication?
Board: BusyBoard 09-30-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By mrsb12247
Human Resources

You need to do it though your district human resources dept. You will most likely need to provide a copy of your marriage license as well.
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 09-12-2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By mrsb12247
I arrange my desks in groups of four; 2 boys and...

I arrange my desks in groups of four; 2 boys and 2 girls. I change them once a month. I arrange the desks based on what we are doing: giant u, circle, pairs, etc... but generally they are 4s.
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 09-02-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By mrsb12247
7th grade SS

Usually 4-5 quizzes
2-3 tests/projects
15ish HW assignments
5-6 classwork assignments

I always wind up with about the same....even when I feel like I'm giving tons, or just a little, it always...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-28-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 40
Posted By mrsb12247
In the US, my picks are:

Oregon: Portland is the best city in the country, and you are close to Crater Lake, the northern California Redwoods, Mt.Hood, the coast, Willamette Valley, Mt. St. Helens

New Hampshire: (I live...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-28-2013, 03:45 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By mrsb12247
Does your school offer it? I get mine (optional)...

Does your school offer it? I get mine (optional) through school and it's $8.00 a pay period.
Board: BusyBoard 08-28-2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 42
Posted By mrsb12247
Colby Mason Colby Lexie and any form...

Lexie and any form thereof
Colby :D
Board: BusyBoard 08-28-2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By mrsb12247
need to read directions!

Yep! They did. Thanks...guess I have to follow directions too! :D
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 08-28-2013, 03:09 PM
Replies: 0
Posted By mrsb12247
NOT the King's M&M's?

I am looking to do a "no taxation without representation" activity with 7th graders. In the past I have done the "King's M&M's activity" where you collect candy from each kid for random taxes, but...
Board: BusyBoard 08-28-2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By mrsb12247
Missing "post a message"

Trying to post a message to the Social Studies board but the link to post a message is missing. Is anyone else having an issue with any other page?
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-20-2013, 08:54 AM
Replies: 8
Posted By mrsb12247

As someone with a "wth" tattoo of 15 years that I now regret, I just have to say that a tattoo really isn't a "wth" sort of decision. Think about where you want it, what you want, why you want it,...
Board: BusyBoard 08-13-2013, 04:34 AM
Replies: 8
Posted By mrsb12247
7th grade

Be kind to everyone and everything.

It's simple to remember, easy to address. We also have levels of behavior and a simple "how long are you going to continue that level of behavior?" usually...
Board: BusyBoard 08-12-2013, 09:41 AM
Replies: 8
Posted By mrsb12247

I do groups of 4: two facing front, and two facing each other. I pretty much leave them that way except during testing, because I do a lot of group work and projects, so this turns the desks into...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 08-12-2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 9
Posted By mrsb12247
Would LOVE no HW policy

I would love, love, love, a No-HW policy. I can't have one, so this is what I do:

Counts only as their effort grade:
50% for 1+day late
0% if not turned in

If they don't turn it in at all,...
Board: BusyBoard 08-09-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 9
Posted By mrsb12247
Stackable "in trays"

I use just standard paper trays that stack for white-lined, yellow paper, and computer paper, and the kids access it when they need to . For large poster paper and construction paper I just stack it...

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