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Posts Made By: gam327
Board: Third Grade 08-28-2013, 04:12 AM
Replies: 0
 
Posted By gam327
Reading level for Sweet Valley Twins series?

I have a whole collection of Sweet Valley Twins books (yes, left over from when I was a kid- thanks Mom for never throwing out anything!). I can't find a guided reading level for them. Anybody know?...
Board: The VENT 02-18-2013, 05:07 AM
Replies: 27
 
Posted By gam327
I'm sorry, was that directed to me?

Tawaki, I'm sorry, I wasn't really clear if your whole message was directed to me or just the end. To avoid similar confusion, this whole message is for you.
First, let me clarify a couple things....
Board: The VENT 02-18-2013, 04:42 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By gam327
My P often implies, and sometimes says outright,...

My P often implies, and sometimes says outright, that I'm the best teacher on my grade. This makes me feel horrible because my test scores are the same as everyone else's, and my management is no...
Board: The VENT 02-16-2013, 02:13 AM
Replies: 27
 
Posted By gam327
Would you rather work with a bunch of parents...

Would you rather work with a bunch of parents that don't care about their kids? It's nice that your parents are spending their money on their kids rather than on drugs as most of my parents do. And...
Board: The VENT 02-16-2013, 02:03 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By gam327
Parents doing kids' work

I once assigned the kids to make a model of the solar system at home. When I pointed out to one boy that two of the planets were switched in order, he exclaimed, "My dad did it wrong!"
Board: ESL/LEP 12-26-2012, 03:51 AM
Replies: 0
 
Posted By gam327
Adult ESL Placement Test

I'm going to start teaching adult ESL after the holidays. It's an after school program for parents aimed at helping them improve their English so they can help their kids in school better. The thing...
Board: The VENT 10-17-2012, 10:49 PM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By gam327
I wish we had a uniform becuase it would save a...

I wish we had a uniform becuase it would save a lot of time every morning when I'm trying to decide what to wear.
Board: The VENT 10-17-2012, 10:48 PM
Replies: 25
 
Posted By gam327
You should try it with different punctuation...

You should try it with different punctuation marks.
Wow!
Wow.
Wow?
"Wow"
Wow......
That would be amusing.
Board: The VENT 10-17-2012, 10:45 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By gam327
Document, document, document so you have proof....

Document, document, document so you have proof. If it's not on his IEP, then he doesn't get and extra day. Give him a zero and let him throw a tantrum about that.
Board: The VENT 10-17-2012, 10:42 PM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By gam327
If they are denim, they are jeans.

If they are denim, they are jeans.
Board: The VENT 10-17-2012, 10:41 PM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By gam327
I had a parent inform me this year that due to...

I had a parent inform me this year that due to religious beliefs her son couldn't have lessons on Thanksgiving. What? I don't mind if parents take their kids out early the day we actually have a...
Board: Third Grade 10-17-2012, 10:35 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By gam327
Engaging parents

My students' parents this year are not active in their kids' school lives. They sign the notes and newsletters and everything that I send home, but I can't get them to do anything more. I can't get...
Board: Third Grade 10-17-2012, 10:29 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By gam327
At my school the teachers create the classes for...

At my school the teachers create the classes for the next grade. We evenly distribute the ability levels among the classes. I think it's really important to have mixed abilities in each classroom so...
Board: Magnolia Room 10-16-2012, 03:32 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By gam327
I call it "Go to Australia." Australia is the...

I call it "Go to Australia." Australia is the corner in my room with a pillow, a teddy bear (which doubles as a punching bag at times), and a notebook to write about feelings. It's the most...
Board: Classroom Management 10-16-2012, 03:27 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By gam327
I use no extrinsic rewards. I teach the kids that...

I use no extrinsic rewards. I teach the kids that their reward for being good is the pride in being good and the privileges and trust that comes with being good. I also only use logical consequences-...
Board: The VENT 10-16-2012, 03:21 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By gam327
Amen! In my classroom today: kid 1: is this...

Amen!
In my classroom today:
kid 1: is this purple? (holding indigo crayon)
me: does it look purple?
kid 1: yes
me: then it's purple.
kid 1 (as I walk away): it don't say purple...
kid 2:...
Board: The VENT 10-16-2012, 03:17 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By gam327
I think you deserve a bonus.

I think you deserve a bonus.
Board: Third Grade 10-16-2012, 03:14 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By gam327
I'm not familiar with that program, but I think a...

I'm not familiar with that program, but I think a lot with spelling is drill, drill, drill. I find the spelling improves a lot when I play games with it. My kids' favorite is Sparkle- You go around...
Board: Third Grade 10-12-2012, 04:17 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By gam327
This is our first year of PLC at my school, and...

This is our first year of PLC at my school, and we've been given no instruction what so ever. As a result, we sit around for two periods a week plotting against management and planning a...
Board: Third Grade 10-12-2012, 04:10 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By gam327
Black Lagoon, Katy Kazoo,Cam Jansen, Matt...

Black Lagoon, Katy Kazoo,Cam Jansen, Matt Christopher books
Board: Third Grade 09-30-2012, 03:03 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By gam327
Here's a call and response I use for transitions:...

Here's a call and response I use for transitions:
I don't know but I been told (students repeat)
These math books are getting old (repeat)
Starting reading is really fun (repeat)
Get the books...
Board: Third Grade 09-30-2012, 02:57 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By gam327
Closing Circle Ideas

I like to do a closing circle every day, but my kids (and I) are getting tired of just going around the circle every day and saying what went well or what they liked about today. Does anyone have any...
Board: The VENT 09-26-2012, 03:36 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By gam327
Did she tell you personally? If not, stay out of...

Did she tell you personally? If not, stay out of it. If you repeat it you're helping spread the gossip. If she did tell you personally, and you KNOW it is untrue (i.e. you're married to said...
Board: The VENT 09-26-2012, 03:30 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By gam327
Amen to that!

Amen to that!
Board: Third Grade 09-26-2012, 03:29 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By gam327
At our school we have a sheet we have to fill out...

At our school we have a sheet we have to fill out every week that lists the students, the skills and strategies they're having difficulty with, the interventions we (or whoever is working with them)...



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