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Posts Made By: DeeDee
Board: BusyBoard 06-19-2012, 07:19 PM
Replies: 32
Posted By DeeDee
14 years, 7 class changes!

I started in 1st for one year, moved to 2nd for 2 years, 2nd/3rd split LA high achievers, 6th for 5 years, 4th for 3 years, teaching librarian K-6/literacy coach for this past year, and 1st grade...
Board: BusyBoard 06-10-2012, 07:11 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By DeeDee
RISE Model TER for Indiana...

for the upcoming school year. It is our formal evaluation that will determine our effectiveness level (1 to 4 with 4 the highest level) to determine our "merit/performance pay". It is just one part...
Board: Library / Media Specialist 04-06-2012, 07:34 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By DeeDee
Thank you!!!

Thanks so much for finding this site for me. I have bookmarked it as I did the other link. I was dreading trying to find new technology and other materials for my Student Learning Objective portion...
Board: Library / Media Specialist 03-19-2012, 07:17 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By DeeDee
Order in the Library online game???

I had found the link to a great site, Order in the Library v4.0, to have my students practice sorting, organizing and re-shelving books by Dewey Decimal and alphabetically all of January and...
Board: Daily 5 08-17-2011, 04:56 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By DeeDee
Reading Response

slawson is correct. Work on Writing could be a response to writing. Writing is to taught in its separate block of time. Word Work must be related to phonics/phonemes/word parts (affixes) not...
Board: BusyBoard 05-28-2011, 06:54 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By DeeDee
I agree

with EarthMonkey. I am on our corporation's "Merit Pay" committee that is addressing our state's proposed teacher evaluation. We are have made changes to it, will seek our members' input/approval,...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 05-28-2011, 06:25 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By DeeDee
Earned my MSERL online

with Walden University. Loved it! I was just like you. The nearby State University was 30 minutes away, would have had to attend night classes and spend more money on gas. I would have possibly...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 02-14-2011, 08:30 PM
Replies: 14
Posted By DeeDee
Indiana not much different!

My thoughts are with all of you. Indiana's Republican-controlled government is teaching bashing and in the process of trying the same *&#! here.

The charter schools voucher has passed it's...
Board: BusyBoard 02-06-2011, 05:45 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By DeeDee
I, too, am so tired...

of Mitch, Tony and the Republican agenda in Indiana!! I am feeling the stress of all the pressure headed our way. Yes, many great teachers will be leaving the profession for something else. What is...
Board: Writing & Language Arts 08-22-2010, 01:32 PM
Replies: 14
Posted By DeeDee
Rarely assign Spelling as homework

For at least 5 years, I have rarely assigned Spelling homework. I give a pretest on Monday, have the students check their own words for misspellings, correct them, and only study those misspelled...
Board: Fourth Grade 08-21-2010, 08:53 PM
Replies: 15
Posted By DeeDee
I, too, teach Reading Street...

to all the 4th graders in my building. I've not used it "religiously" and would definitely love to join this group for ideas on how best to implement, etc. Count me in!!
Board: BusyBoard 08-19-2010, 06:10 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By DeeDee
Walden University

I went with Walden University out of Minnesota. It was all online, and I truly loved it! The university includes all books and DVDs/VHS tapes in your tuition which are sent to you by UPS just...
Board: BusyBoard 07-29-2010, 08:17 PM
Replies: 29
Posted By DeeDee
I teach 4th grade LA (all Reading and Writing)...

I teach 4th grade LA (all Reading and Writing) and Social Studies for all the 4th graders in our builiding.
Board: ARCHIVE 07-27-2010, 08:40 PM
Replies: 53
Posted By DeeDee

I read your later post regarding your upcoming schedule. That doesn't seem right to me either!! Our contract states we are to have a 40 minute prep period EACH day, with the JR/SR High having 80...
Board: ARCHIVE 07-26-2010, 05:42 PM
Replies: 18
Posted By DeeDee
PLC Corporation for 5 years

I am one of several steering team members that began the PLC process in our corporation. I've noticed many of you have the mindset that PLC is just the time that you meet to discuss students, data,...
Board: Fourth Grade 07-25-2010, 07:38 PM
Replies: 10
Posted By DeeDee
Same problem

This year I am thinking of providing each student with a laminated construction bookmark with their name. When they pull a book from that basket, they will place their bookmark in that basket. When...
Board: Fourth Grade 07-25-2010, 07:35 PM
Replies: 35
Posted By DeeDee
Our last day as May 28th this past year. For...

Our last day as May 28th this past year.
For 2010-2011:
Teachers Aug. 16
Students Aug 17

No half days as of last year. Our state supt. mandated minimum number of minutes instructional time...
Board: Fourth Grade 07-25-2010, 06:49 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By DeeDee
Student Treasures

I have been the chair for this annual project for our building for at least 6 years. I have never had a problem with them. My publishing date is around March 2-3, and the books are returned by...
Board: ARCHIVE 07-10-2010, 09:01 PM
Replies: 1
Posted By DeeDee
Try this...

anything written by Michael Gurian (Boys and Girls Learn Differently). He has several books out on the market. I have read the one I listed. At the moment, I can't think of the other one by him...
Board: ARCHIVE 07-02-2010, 07:44 PM
Replies: 18
Posted By DeeDee
Viewed ours as soon as released.

In Indiana, we test applied skills (written responses) in Math and Language Art 3-8th the first week of March. 4th and 6th also test in Science while 5th and 7th test in Social Studies applied...
Board: ARCHIVE 06-30-2010, 06:56 PM
Replies: 11
Posted By DeeDee
That's what I thought

I'm in Indiana and free/reduced lunch percentages determine our Title I eligibility. I know it did in our corporation. We have 2 elementary schools (avg 250-275 students each) and one Jr/Sr high. ...
Board: ARCHIVE 06-29-2010, 07:44 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By DeeDee
Without a doubt...

GO! I attended a PLC conference Las Vegas (bummer, huh?!) 5 years ago with our corporation team. You will gain so much from it, reenergize, and begin to look at not just teaching in a different...
Board: ARCHIVE 06-29-2010, 06:43 PM
Replies: 40
Posted By DeeDee

I was thinking of using this theme after viewing other PTers photos! It really would lend itself to more discussion with fourth graders as treetoad previously mentioned. I am always encouraging...
Board: ARCHIVE 06-29-2010, 06:06 PM
Replies: 88
Posted By DeeDee

I had never thought of doing word work study this way. I have done it with paper letter squares inside envelopes...never knew when a letter might go astray!! This just might work for my fourth...
Board: ARCHIVE 06-28-2010, 08:04 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By DeeDee
No kidding!!

I visited PT a few years ago. Boy, how it's grown!! I've become addicted of an evening, staying up late. Yes, my To-Do List is growing for my classroom. I am getting such great info and ideas!! ...

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