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Posts Made By: Laotic
Board: The VENT 09-07-2012, 09:49 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By Laotic
Pubic schools?

Had to stop reading when I reached Margo's reply stating that "many pubic schools are a mess".

It got me in tears... laughing<!--giggle-->
Board: The VENT 08-25-2012, 06:53 AM
Replies: 3
Posted By Laotic
Prior knowledge assessment

I would use the first week(s) to do some prior knowledge activities and assessments.

If you have computers, put your students on XtraMath (.org, it's free) so can start collecting data on their...
Board: Books, Guided Reading & Literature 02-02-2012, 04:00 AM
Replies: 3
Posted By Laotic
Thank you

Thank you for the very useful replies. Will make sure to trial ############ and Samson's classroom with my students.
Board: Books, Guided Reading & Literature 01-24-2012, 06:58 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By Laotic
Online spelling programs

I am currently trialling "Spellodrome" for my school (an international school and we seem to trial the Australian version for some reason). I wonder if there are other (similar or better) programs on...
Board: BusyBoard 10-30-2011, 05:38 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By Laotic

I used to have them when I taught Kindergarten. I used them for heaps of different stuff:

making or tracing letters/words (works great on bigger laminated flash cards or you put the things you...
Board: The VENT 10-23-2011, 06:08 PM
Replies: 29
Posted By Laotic
office takes care of schedule

Our secretary takes care of the scheduling. She gives parents a time, makes sure siblings are scheduled close to each other, and communicates the times to parents and teachers. For secondary school...
Board: Forget-me-not Room 10-15-2011, 07:06 AM
Replies: 4
Posted By Laotic
I use this site a lot

Here you can find 60!
Board: Math & Science 10-15-2011, 02:58 AM
Replies: 1
Posted By Laotic
What to do with ...

.. students who have finished the Xtramath program?

I teach Grade 4 and for the last 4-5 weeks we have been doing Xtramath in class and the students had to do 2 sessions a week for homework as...
Board: The VENT 10-13-2011, 04:11 AM
Replies: 27
Posted By Laotic
You crack me up

I can't imagine drawing loincloths in a book.

Personally, I think this would send the message to the students that it must be weird for people to be naked, why else would Ms tmar go to all this...
Board: Future Teachers 10-12-2011, 07:01 AM
Replies: 16
Posted By Laotic
Got the shot once... ...

... ... but will never again.

The flu shot protects you from some familiar types of flu. Unfortunately, influenza loves change and mutates regularly. The one year I did get the flu shot, I was...
Board: The VENT 10-11-2011, 09:54 PM
Replies: 15
Posted By Laotic
Small whiteboards

If you have the same couple of students asking all those question feel free to try what I have used in the past.

Those few students who can't help themselves asking questions get a small...
Board: The VENT 10-11-2011, 09:05 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By Laotic

I would ask the principal to join you for a couple of lunch duties. If she is getting lots of complaints about your students, did she go in and check for herself? Did she tell you who was...
Board: BusyBoard 10-04-2011, 09:10 AM
Replies: 5
Posted By Laotic ( for... ( for memorizing simple addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

Simple, effective. My students love it as they can see their own growth. They can...
Board: The VENT 10-04-2011, 08:55 AM
Replies: 8
Posted By Laotic
ask your co-teacher for some tips and tricks

If you really feel your co-teacher has it all perfect in her classroom, do you think you could ask her for advice? She might have some strategies in place that you might like to use as well.

Board: BusyBoard 10-04-2011, 07:00 AM
Replies: 2
Posted By Laotic
Look at Class Mgt Board

I believe there are a few threads on the Class Mgt board about DWS.
Board: Classroom Management 10-04-2011, 06:51 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By Laotic
you are so right

In our preK-12 school you will find vibrant classes all over the campus, in each grade level. Students learn so much from talking about their ideas.

I teach Grade 4 as well and my class can be...
Board: The VENT 10-04-2011, 06:04 AM
Replies: 1
Posted By Laotic
Busy October (long - sorry!)

Here I was feeling pretty happy with myself all of yesterday.

I have been feeling a little bit overwhelmed with the new school year and felt like I was chasing after the facts most of the time. I...
Board: The VENT 10-03-2011, 07:39 AM
Replies: 14
Posted By Laotic
I do not Know, I Believe

Nicely said cvt.

I've always been told that if you are Guest, you should be on your best behavior, be polite and definitely not start a fight. I don't believe this should be different in the...
Board: The VENT 10-03-2011, 06:51 AM
Replies: 14
Posted By Laotic
I can bite too

You are totally right that some people posting on this site don't have an account on ProTeacher. I don't have a problem with that.

But I have noticed that most of the 'snarly', provocative and...
Board: The VENT 10-03-2011, 05:38 AM
Replies: 10
Posted By Laotic
donuts versus pretzels

hmmm, no donuts or pretzels in this little country I call home. Am I missing out on something?
Board: The VENT 10-03-2011, 05:36 AM
Replies: 14
Posted By Laotic

I think that is the most stupendous comment someone has ever made. How dare you talk about "Guests" like that? Mr. L, you must be an awful teacher...

Oops, forgot to sign out and posted under my...
Board: Classroom Management 09-19-2011, 01:08 AM
Replies: 9
Posted By Laotic
Wind chimes

I love my chimes as well. I have got some wind chimes a students gave me once. When my class hears the chimes, they immediately know where they need to focus their attention to, as the chimes never...
Board: Classroom Management 09-13-2011, 04:55 AM
Replies: 2
Posted By Laotic
Pretty sure it's part of the PYP

Just came out of a 2-day workshop on "Concept based learning in the PYP" (category 3). And sure enough, we started out on Monday morning by making essential agreements, (based on the learner...
Board: The VENT 09-05-2011, 06:33 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By Laotic
I know what you mean...

I was teaching K for the last 3 years and know exactly how hard it is to do assessments. They can't write much, so you need to assess their thinking in small groups or one-on-one so you can write for...
Board: The VENT 09-05-2011, 12:59 AM
Replies: 9
Posted By Laotic
find a teacher friend

In stead of going to admin, could you ask help from another teacher? Ask a teacher that has been in the school for a while and loves working there. Ask him/her what works in their class. Hopefully...

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