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Posts Made By: garverl
Board: BusyBoard 07-27-2016, 03:12 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By garverl
7th Grade Novels

Freak the Mighty is a great choice. Also, The Outsiders is still a crowd pleaser and is great for characterization, plot, and setting. Other favorites: Everlost by Neal Shusterman; Al Capone Does...
Board: The VENT 07-27-2016, 03:04 PM
Replies: 34
Posted By garverl

It is easy to get caught up in wanting to have the perfect classroom. Those who "over-decorate" their rooms might be doing their students a disservice by distracting from their learning. Classrooms...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 07-26-2016, 05:08 AM
Replies: 8
Posted By garverl
High-interest books are a must!

The classics are great to have and my kids choose them sometimes. But for independent reading, the high-interest books are checked out more often in my classroom. Here are the books checked out...
Board: BusyBoard 07-24-2016, 11:21 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By garverl
Flexible seating in middle school?

I've read many posts and articles about flexible seating in the classroom and most seem to apply to elementary students. For example, the crate seats won't work for my larger students and I'm...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-13-2016, 06:37 PM
Replies: 12
Posted By garverl

We absolutely loved Florence! We stayed in Rome for a week and Florence for three days and, afterwards, wished it has been the other way around. We rented an apartment from VRBO and it was...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-10-2016, 03:14 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By garverl
Me Too

I thought the book started out OK but I could not even finish it. It was a huge disappointment to me :(
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-04-2016, 06:29 AM
Replies: 8
Posted By garverl
Cape Cod must-sees?

We are traveling to Cape Cod with two teenagers next week - our first trip to this part of the country! We're planning to visit Plymouth, Provincetown, take a whale watching trip... Other than...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-04-2016, 04:12 AM
Replies: 5
Posted By garverl
Philly suggestions

We're going for a quick 2 day trip to Philly with two teenagers. Beyond the obvious historical sites, are there any other must-sees? What's a good restaurant choice with a view? Or great food?
Board: Teachers' Lounge 05-01-2016, 07:35 AM
Replies: 11
Posted By garverl
Thank you!

Such great suggestions! Thank you all so much.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 04-30-2016, 02:39 PM
Replies: 11
Posted By garverl
High School Graduation Party suggestions

My oldest is graduating high school and we'll have a graduation party at our house. Need some ideas/suggestions about decorating, food, length of time for party... really just anything that you've...
Board: BusyBoard 04-09-2016, 08:29 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By garverl
Instead of student planners?

We are a 1:1 chromebook middle school doing away with student planners. Just wondering how other schools have students keep track of assignments and keep it consistent among all classes!
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-02-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By garverl
Thank you

Thanks for the great suggestions!
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-29-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By garverl
NYC hotel?

We're celebrating my son's 18th birthday in New York City next month. Any suggestions for a reasonably priced but convenient to attractions hotel? Close to Central Park or Times Square? Any ideas...
Board: BusyBoard 07-23-2015, 02:38 AM
Replies: 0
Posted By garverl
Anyone use Bookopolis?

If so, how do you use it in your classroom? And, is it too juvenile for middle school?
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-13-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 21
Posted By garverl

1. Download Rick Steves' free podcasts for the places you'll visit. While viewing David in Florence, we learned so much. And bring along his Italy book as well which saved us SO many hassles and...
Board: BusyBoard 07-12-2015, 03:30 AM
Replies: 9
Posted By garverl

I did the challenge this year with my kids. Regular conferencing helped me to know what they're reading and understanding BUT I had them take a quick AR quiz after finishing the book Did not dampen...
Board: BusyBoard 06-30-2015, 04:54 AM
Replies: 25
Posted By garverl
Kelly Gallagher

I'm a fan of both Kelly Gallagher and Donalyn Miller. Here are Gallagher's reading reasons...

Also I know it's tough to...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 05-28-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By garverl
Chicago area suggestions

We're planning a trip to the city this summer and will be staying a couple nights. Then we'd like to stay a couple more nights at someplace fairly close to the city where we can relax, maybe hike...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-23-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 3
Posted By garverl
Thanks, I'll look around for some classes.

Thanks, I'll look around for some classes.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-22-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 3
Posted By garverl

Congratulations! BTW how did you learn to do this? I have been watching YouTube videos but am hesitant to try.
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 11-01-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By garverl
Many times...

I have shown it for many years without parent permission and have never received any complaints. Very 7th grade appropriate, in my opinion!
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-27-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By garverl
Charleston SC plantation?

We are visiting Charleston for a couple days next week and look forward to touring a plantation. Suggestions for which one to tour?

We are most interested in the history of slavery as well as the...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-22-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 30
Posted By garverl
The Invention of Wings

By Sue Monk Kidd... Loved it!
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 06-10-2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 3
Posted By garverl

Has anyone used the engageny ELA modules? We will be using them this year and I was hoping for some tips, thoughts, opinions, etc.

The modules seem engaging for students and I like that all of...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-07-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By garverl
so good

Eleanor and Park. Quick read but you will remember it for a long time. So great!

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