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Posts Made By: yesteach
Board: Gifted Education 05-07-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By yesteach
Byrdseed TV

anyone use this? I just purchased an annual subscription, and wondered if anyone is using it and how you use it?
Board: Teachers' Lounge 04-05-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By yesteach
carpenter pencils

I know! I see those all the time and wonder how you sharpen those? apparently there's a sharpener... my grandfather always just used his pocket knife... here kids, just trim it with this knife.....
Board: Teachers' Lounge 04-05-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By yesteach
try NAEIR

or maybe it's NAIER .. I can never remember... but they have stuff like that. You have to apply for a teacher account as a non-profit and agree to not resell the merchandise... but I've gotten great...
Board: Gifted Education 04-04-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By yesteach
Scores

I don't use CoGat - we use SAGES-3 - but same issue...

I always explain percentiles to the parents, as opposed to percentages. With a percentile 50 is an average A/B student, it's comparable to...
Board: Gifted Education 04-04-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By yesteach
Portfolios

I always ask teachers to include anything that shows critical thinking, creativity, non-typical work. We don't use portfolios to qualify students; however, if a student doesn't qualify or comes...
Board: The VENT 06-08-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By yesteach
seriously!?!

OK, I have to vent, and this is my only safe place...

So, I have a colleague who I helped set up a DonorsChoose account several years ago, and as you know - if you use DC - you often get emails...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 05-17-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By yesteach
the snowglobe

check the video, it's adorable!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SliocROOTc

I"m going to be so unhappy if this doesn't end with a wedding, or at least Sue going to Ghana with him!!
Board: BusyBoard 04-09-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By yesteach
40 book challenge

I tried banning Wimpy Kid books, for the very reasons you mention, but they'd sneak and read them anyway... so my solution was that I do not have them in my classroom library. Also, I hate Goosebumps...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-29-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By yesteach
Adding channels

mine is a Samsung, not an LG, but look for something that says "apps" in your menu for the streaming services. I can add channels, but not all the channels that I have on my Roku - example, on Roku I...
Board: The VENT 03-29-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By yesteach
Not necessarily lack of confidence

it can also be a sign of perfectionism. Bright children who suffer from perfectionism seek constant reassurance because they can't be wrong, so they have to make sure they are doing what is right.....
Board: Gifted Education 03-29-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By yesteach
Tardy to the party...

I'm in Texas, and I've been teaching gifted students in my district since 1995, so 22 years. I've had self-contained in third, fifth and sixth; gifted clusters in second and third; currently doing...
Board: Gifted Education 03-29-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By yesteach
I have several

and I've used them on and off for the past 20+ years... they seemed to work better for me when I was self-contained and did the activity daily - having to do it once a week in pullout, does not work...
Board: Gifted Education 03-29-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By yesteach
Content, Process, Product

You could differentiate by product; however, I wouldn't consider one doing a poster and one doing a PowerPoint as differentiation - the differentiation comes in what you have them include in the...
Board: BusyBoard 01-24-2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By yesteach
Thanks!

This particular group is fourth grade. I teach gifted pullout first through fourth. So far first and second have only driven them around. Third has used the Draw to draw a path...this is it first...
Board: BusyBoard 01-23-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By yesteach
Sphero Spark Robots

Is anyone using these in their classroom? I JUST got ten of them, and I'm trying to best determine how to manage them. I've not used them enough to answer these questions, and hoping someone here...
Board: BusyBoard 01-11-2018, 05:06 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By yesteach
Thanks!

That was my thinking, that's for the verification!
Board: BusyBoard 01-11-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By yesteach
Resume question

A friend asked me to help her shorted her resume, she felt it was too long. She is applying for teaching positions, and has been teaching since 2008... she has work history back to 1997 when she was...
Board: BusyBoard 11-09-2017, 04:19 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By yesteach
Donorschoose for hurricane affected schools

if your school was affected by the hurricane, Donorschoose had a full funding opportunity for Physical education equipment. here's the link... ...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-09-2017, 05:10 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By yesteach
Amelia Bedelia

I made the same comparison when I was discussing with a friend. It's obvious in the show, he constantly says the only reason they're successful is because of Gracie.
Board: Gifted Education 08-09-2017, 05:36 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By yesteach
Phantom Tollbooth

is one of my all time favorites with my sixth graders, but I noticed it was very difficult for my fourth graders with limited vocabulary - we had to spend so much time explaining word play, it took...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-09-2017, 05:33 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By yesteach
Burns and Allen

We haven't had cable in 20 years, and I spend most of my viewing time on the digital channels that air old programs (AntennaTV, MeTV, Cozi, etc.) I'd always loved George Burns growing up, but had...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-09-2017, 05:28 AM
Replies: 29
 
Posted By yesteach
Lesson Ideas

I was searching for lesson plan ideas and found the directory (proteacher.com). I used it as a resource for several years before I discovered there was a message board and signed up in 2006.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-09-2017, 06:37 AM
Replies: 38
 
Posted By yesteach
Target

It just feels less hectic to me. I think the aisles are a little wider, it just doesn't feel closed in like Wal-Mart does.

Most everything I get from Wal-Mart I buy online and then just go on and...
Board: BusyBoard 07-06-2017, 11:17 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By yesteach
Separate account

All my kindles (not the app) are registered to the email on my donorschoose account, since that's how I got them. There's no "payment method" on the account, so only free things can be downloaded....
Board: BusyBoard 07-06-2017, 11:11 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By yesteach
Ask you tech dept

It's not like regular gmail, all that stuff is saved on a server somewhere, has to be legally, and your tech person should be able to access it.



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