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Posts Made By: Jip
Board: Fifth Grade 08-26-2017, 08:51 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By Jip
Weigh Your Priorities

I have taught both ways, and am currently in a departmentalizing situation.

I enjoy self-contained for the freedom and flexibility it affords throughout the day. You really bond with your kids...
Board: Fifth Grade 08-21-2017, 05:50 PM
Replies: 11
Posted By Jip
First Read Aloud

My favorite book and the one that I will be using again this year is "Because of Mr. Terupt". Love that book and so great for a variety of reading strategies. We refer back to it throughout the...
Board: Fifth Grade 08-02-2017, 05:01 AM
Replies: 16
Posted By Jip
Great Questions!

I truly do not think that reading logs work. In fact, I think they discourage reading. I have used them for years (our school expects it), but I have also tried a semester without them and parents...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-31-2017, 04:55 AM
Replies: 45
Posted By Jip
Favorite Concert

By far, my favorite concert was the Elton John/Billy Joel "Face to Face" tour. Incredible! I danced the evening away. My worst concert experience had to be Hank Williams, Jr. I wasn't necessarily...
Board: Fifth Grade 07-31-2017, 04:49 AM
Replies: 2
Posted By Jip
Beginning of the Year

Welcome to Fifth Grade! I think you are going to love it! These kids are witty and independent. When you begin the year, they are very much fourth-grade students yet. They tend to ask permission...
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 07-26-2017, 09:28 AM
Replies: 0
Posted By Jip
Chalk It Up Products

This may be a silly question, but when you buy Chalk It Up Products, what do you use to write on them? Chalk? White Marker?
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 07-26-2017, 06:11 AM
Replies: 0
Posted By Jip
Chalk It Up Products

This may be a silly question, but when you buy Chalk It Up Products, what do you use to write on them? Chalk? White Marker?
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-16-2017, 05:06 PM
Replies: 103
Posted By Jip
Summertime Memories in the Garden

On our dairy farm, my mother planted a large garden. My favorite time of the year was when the peas were young and ready. Then mom would dig around the sides of the potato plants and get some early...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-06-2017, 03:58 AM
Replies: 33
Posted By Jip
Upgrading Diamonds

I have also been married for 30 years and have never upgraded my diamond. For me, it is sentimental reasons. This is the diamond my husband picked out and gave me. I would never give it up. For...
Board: Fifth Grade 06-26-2017, 05:01 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By Jip
Picture Books

What are some of the picture books that you use in fifth grade? I use a lot of Eve Bunting and Patricia Polacco. Looking for other ideas Thanks!
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-25-2016, 04:44 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By Jip
Full Moon

Yikes, the kids were off today. Lots of them were overactive....others, I couldn't light a fire underneath no matter how I try. We had a long extra day off sure can mess up a...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-04-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 27
Posted By Jip
So Sorry---

Wow, that it hard to believe. So heart-breaking. I can't even imagine what her parents are going through.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-03-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 43
Posted By Jip
I'm So Sorry.....

I am so sorry for your loss. I can sense how devastated you are. You really need to stop blaming yourself. You took him to the vet and also called an emergency vet. Of course you needed to start...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-03-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By Jip
Cell Phone Addiction

I swear my young adult daughter is addicted to her cell phone. She is constantly scrolling Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, texts, and email. When we are spending time together, I find this rude. I...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-03-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 96
Posted By Jip
Veteran Teacher Here

I started in 1983. I am so happy to see other people like me on this website!!!
Board: Fifth Grade 07-29-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 10
Posted By Jip
Our Choice

Our choice was Scholastic News. I don't know if Time For Kids does, but Scholastic has a preview video to spur discussion for it on their website. It serves like a movie trailer and helps spur...
Board: Fifth Grade 07-19-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 13
Posted By Jip
You're on the Right Track

Congratulations! I hope you love fifth grade. I love their independence and sense of humor. You are definitely on the right track. It is very appropriate to post an alphabet and word wall. Good...
Board: BusyBoard 07-10-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 2
Posted By Jip
Website Question

Does anyone subscribe to I watched the webinars on Google yesterday and learned some new tips, but it's pretty pricey and I'd have to pay for it our of my own pocket? What are your...
Board: Fifth Grade 11-26-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 2
Posted By Jip
Journeys-Unit 2

I agree with the previous person who posted. I am not a huge fan. But you can easily skip to Unit 2 to begin. The strategies/skills spiral and are repeated. The assessment tools are tricky and...
Board: Fifth Grade 08-25-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 2
Posted By Jip

Last year was our first time with Journeys as well. We began the first half hour doing Journeys. After that, we broke into guided groups for sixty minutes. I did not use centers. This year, I...
Board: Fifth Grade 08-25-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By Jip
Read Aloud

First off---sit back and enjoy. I love read aloud time.

I usually perch on a stool in the front of my room. If I don't sit, then I am standing. Basically, you will read exactly the same way you...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-28-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By Jip
Arch Support

I have flat feet and need to get arch supports. Where do I begin? Anybody had experience with Good Feet?
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-15-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 34
Posted By Jip
Rethinking it

Okay, I guess I do say, "It is what it is." Time to give up on it.

My two phrases that needs to go are:

whatever (complete with eyeball roll)
my bad...

Both are pretty disrespectful if you...
Board: Fifth Grade 07-02-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 2
Posted By Jip

you could work in something with a camp leader like at a summer camp???? There are some really cute camp games and camp cheers that you can play around with in whole class meetings to encourage...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-29-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By Jip
Go See Jersey Boys

Saw it last night and LOVED it. Even my 21 year old daughter thought it was good.

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