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Posts Made By: erinsmom
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 07-26-2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By erinsmom
I'll try to help

I could not open your link either, but I'll try to help with mediums. Oil pastels are similar to crayons, but they go on thicker and the color is more intense and they are blendable. Since they are...
Board: Future Teachers 06-29-2012, 04:20 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By erinsmom
My advice

is that you need to be prepared with good lessons, show initiative, and do your best. Listen if she has suggestions or has things she wants done a certain way and then follow through. You'll find...
Board: Future Teachers 06-29-2012, 04:10 PM
Replies: 13
Posted By erinsmom
Yes, you can

fail a student teacher! I just had one during the spring semester and she could not control my class or teach a decent lesson no matter how many suggestions I gave. I asked her university supervisor...
Board: Third Grade 06-21-2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By erinsmom

are called Mad Libs.
Board: Third Grade 06-21-2012, 01:17 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By erinsmom
Comprehension Toolkit by Harvey and Goudvis

We have the Comprehension Toolkit for 3-6 to incorporate into our reading this year. Have you used it? How do you fit it in? How could it work with a basal series? If you have any other related...
Board: BusyBoard 10-07-2011, 03:59 PM
Replies: 37
Posted By erinsmom
I've had a Taylor B., Taylor F. and Taylor G. (1...

I've had a Taylor B., Taylor F. and Taylor G. (1 boy, 2 girls)
I had a Kaylynn, Kaylin, and Keelyn, Jaxon and Jaxton, and this year a Brennan and Brendan. Whoever puts together the class lists...
Board: BusyBoard 09-28-2011, 05:28 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By erinsmom
I like the tally chart idea

and I may use that tomorrow - a tally for every time he says my name. He may never get recess again! <!--giggle--> I will also try the prayer...
Board: BusyBoard 09-28-2011, 02:53 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By erinsmom
Student driving me CRAZY! Help!

I have a student that is the most self centered child I have ever met. He needs constant attention and reassurance. When he has a time-out, he'll bang the desk or hum until I have to send him to...
Board: BusyBoard 08-20-2011, 07:59 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By erinsmom
I teach 3rd

I have independent reading time, but that is only 20-25 minutes and when you are supposed to do 1:1 interventions for 5-10 every day, it just isn't enough time. I'm desperate to try to find time in...
Board: BusyBoard 08-19-2011, 05:18 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By erinsmom
How to manage RTI with NO help?

How do you manage to work one on one with several students a day for several minutes with no one to help you? I don't have assistants or paras, and I won't use parents to do the interventions. Any...
Board: BusyBoard 08-18-2011, 01:56 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By erinsmom
How do you do RTI?

Our principal is wanting us to do something as a grade level for RTI. He thought one teacher could take the kids that need interventions for 30 a minutes a day 4 days a week while that teacher's...
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 08-16-2011, 11:14 AM
Replies: 2
Posted By erinsmom
I've been teaching after school art for years

and I find a lot of ideas on these sites: and deep space sparkle

These are art teacher blogs with projects and links to other good blogs.
Board: BusyBoard 08-16-2011, 07:19 AM
Replies: 3
Posted By erinsmom
What if Everybody Did That?

This is a book I bought on Amazon that would be a good intro for rule making.
Board: Third Grade 08-13-2011, 04:50 PM
Replies: 10
Posted By erinsmom
Around the World with Good Character

Since your theme is Around the World, you could use a map and put the different character traits on the different continents. You could use a a little airplane on the trait of the month.
Board: BusyBoard 08-10-2011, 02:13 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By erinsmom
First time?

How do you do it the first time they choose books since they'll all need some that first time we read? I'm thinking I'll do it in small groups while others work on some kind of assignment, but I'm...
Board: Third Grade 08-04-2011, 10:18 AM
Replies: 13
Posted By erinsmom
No parent signature?

What do you do if a student returns the form without a parent signature?
Board: Third Grade 07-11-2011, 09:52 AM
Replies: 4
Posted By erinsmom
I believe Beth Newingham uses..

Mountain Math for the smartboard.
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 07-09-2011, 02:42 PM
Replies: 27
Posted By erinsmom
Best friends

My best and just about only friends are people I work with. They are about the only people I ever see. I've been in the same building for 20 years, so I've been with some of the same people for...
Board: BusyBoard 07-02-2011, 03:35 PM
Replies: 12
Posted By erinsmom
Activities that are just for fun?

What kinds of activities do you do with your class that are just for fun? For example, do you bring donuts for National Donut Day? I'm looking to put a little more fun into my class with activities...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 09-09-2010, 04:38 PM
Replies: 11
Posted By erinsmom
foot pain

I, too, have plantar faciitis and heel spurs. Very common with teachers. I got to where I could hardly walk and if I got up in the middle of night, I'd almost have to hop to the bathroom. I went to...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 08-14-2010, 01:58 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By erinsmom
Good luck!

My sister met her husband through eharmony. She was 42 and had given up on ever getting married. I know it works - they are a perfect match and very happy.
As far as being afraid of scaring anyone...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 08-13-2010, 05:41 PM
Replies: 27
Posted By erinsmom

the ability to float in the pool with a book for as long as I want

sitting up in bed to drink my morning cups of coffee without feeling rushed

peace and quiet

few places I have to be and...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 08-11-2010, 08:48 AM
Replies: 12
Posted By erinsmom
How rude and hurtful!

I'm sorry your niece felt she had to make such a hurtful comment. Probably thought she was being really funny. My sister didn't marry until last year at 42. Her husband is wonderful, they are a...
Board: Third Grade 08-09-2010, 06:33 PM
Replies: 19
Posted By erinsmom
Beach theme

How about buckets and "fill" with different shells, shovel, starfish, sand dollars, etc...At the end have a beach party with water guns, water balloons...
Board: Third Grade 08-07-2010, 06:21 PM
Replies: 12
Posted By erinsmom
I did it

I got my MC_GEN in 2006 when my daughter was in first grade. I would have to work at the computer in the evenings or on the weekend for months. My DD asked me once, "When are you going to play with...

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