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Posts Made By: rpsharpe
Board: The VENT 01-03-2010, 06:15 PM
Replies: 61
 
Posted By rpsharpe
Wow...

I am sorry, but somewhat relieved, that so many others are expressing the same sentiments that my colleagues and I have been. I am only a third year teacher and am seriously considering a new...
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 09-18-2009, 02:45 AM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By rpsharpe
Long Term Project

Hello! I am thinking of having my GT science class create a game as we work through our ecosystems unit. This would be an extra assignment they can work on if they finish class work early. I was...
Board: Math & Science 09-10-2009, 05:08 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By rpsharpe
Great!

THat is a wonderful site! Thank you for sharing. I teach 5th grade...so this works perfectly!
Board: Math & Science 09-10-2009, 02:36 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By rpsharpe
Interactive Notebooks

I am intrigued with the idea of using interactive notebooks, but I am not sure how to use them in Science. Nothing I have found online is very clear. Anyone who can help/inform...I'd appreciate it!!!
Board: Fifth Grade 09-08-2009, 02:52 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By rpsharpe
Obama Speech (keep it positive, please!)

Hello all,

As many of you know, and may have seen, President Obama delivered a speech about education today with the purpose of inspiring students to take responsibility for their futures. Our...
Board: Math & Science 08-31-2009, 02:22 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By rpsharpe
First Week

Hello!

I posted earlier telling everyone that I am now the 5th grade science teacher at my school. I have 3 groups that range form below average to GT. We will officially begin switching tomorrow...
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 08-20-2009, 06:12 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By rpsharpe
Organization Tips

As fellow teachers, I am sure some of you would agree that it is sometimes tough to stay organized as the year progresses. For the first time, my grade (5th) will be rotating for subjects. This means...
Board: ARCHIVE 08-18-2009, 07:24 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By rpsharpe
Some Ideas

Hello,
Might I suggest posting on your grade level's board? That might help you get some ideas that are age appropriate. Also, look into "Whole Brain Teaching." (Formerly known as "Power Teaching")...
Board: Fifth Grade 08-18-2009, 07:10 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By rpsharpe
I downlad...

a free program called Grade Keeper (google it). It is FABULOUS. It can calculate grades based on your districts percentages for classwork, homework, and tests. It allows you to keep more than one...
Board: Fifth Grade 08-15-2009, 08:21 AM
Replies: 20
 
Posted By rpsharpe
SMART Boards, Interactive White Boards, Etc.

I was just wondering how many of you have this technology available in your classroom. If you do, how often do you use it? Do you prefer it to overheads and chalkboards? Is it easy to use and more...
Board: Math & Science 08-15-2009, 07:28 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By rpsharpe
I like

www.brainpop.com. It has lots of animated videos explaining TONS of topics, and at the end there is a quiz. You can have the students use pinch cards if you are doing it as a whole group, or write...
Board: Math & Science 08-15-2009, 07:06 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By rpsharpe
Frogs

I did frogs for my room. For some reason, it just made sense and there was a lot out there in the teacher stores. I teach 5th.
Board: Math & Science 08-15-2009, 06:55 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By rpsharpe
Thanks!

Thanks for the info. I have 3 science classes a day for 60 minutes each. Our principal really wants to focus on integrating reading and math in the content areas. Specifically, hitting skills that...
Board: Math & Science 08-11-2009, 03:34 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By rpsharpe
I'm Officially a Science Teacher!

Hello all,

The 5th and 4th grade teams at my school came up with a plan to be "departmentalized" for the next school year. I am on the 5th grade team and was assigned to Science by my principal....
Board: ARCHIVE 06-16-2009, 02:03 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By rpsharpe
Neat!

I do not have any experience with this, however I am very interested to see how it goes and if you notice a difference in your students' achievements. Please keep us updated, and good luck!
Board: ARCHIVE 06-16-2009, 02:01 PM
Replies: 0
 
Posted By rpsharpe
Chocolate Touch/Who Stole the Wizard of Oz

Hello all!
I am going to be teaching summer school for the first time since I started teaching. I will be teaching reading to our incoming 5th graders (which means the kids are technically 4th...
Board: ARCHIVE 06-16-2009, 01:56 PM
Replies: 21
 
Posted By rpsharpe
Troll

I don't get why people do this. Don't you have anything better to do? I cannot, in any way, accept that this is real.
Board: Classroom Management 06-10-2009, 04:45 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By rpsharpe
Really?

It is working fine for me. I have a question myself, actually. I want to go to the seminars that are in my area, but will be out of town one day, and back to school the next. Do you think there will...
Board: ARCHIVE 06-10-2009, 03:57 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By rpsharpe
Crate

I use a plastic crate that holds hanging file folders. I put each student's name on a folder and set the crate on a table by my door. When the students come in each morning, they stop at the table,...
Board: Classroom Management 06-10-2009, 03:05 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By rpsharpe
5th Grade

I do:

-Folder helpers (for the folders that go home with fliers, important papers, etc.)
-Bathroom monitor (1 boy 1 girl)
-Paper passers and collectors (2 students do both)
-Calendar/Schedule...
Board: Classroom Management 06-10-2009, 02:50 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By rpsharpe
Tracking behavior

Hello all! As one year winds down, I am already thinking about the one coming up. One thing I am thinking about revamping is how to inform parents of their child's day. I teach 5th grade and my team...
Board: Classroom Management 06-10-2009, 02:47 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By rpsharpe
So simple!

To learn more go to powerteaching.net. There are some great resources there! And it is all FREE!!!!!
Board: ARCHIVE 05-14-2009, 04:18 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By rpsharpe
Power Teaching!

Search it on Google and watch the videos. It saved my life this year!
Board: ARCHIVE 03-03-2009, 03:31 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By rpsharpe
Thank you

Thank you to those of you who offered support and kind words. Today was our first day back without her and it was rough....to say the least. It was left up to us to inform the students using a script...
Board: ARCHIVE 03-01-2009, 06:15 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By rpsharpe
Sad News

Hello all,
I just received some very upsetting news that the librarian at our school passed away suddenly over the weekend. She is very loved by both students and staff. I am not sure how to go...



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