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Posts Made By: HopingForAJob
Board: BusyBoard 09-14-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By HopingForAJob
Safety Procedures with Pullouts

All of my students are constantly coming and going out of my room for SPED, speech, OT, literacy/math interventions, and ELL pullouts. For safety reasons, we are now required to have a sign in/sign...
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 09-09-2012, 03:07 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By HopingForAJob
So confused!

I'm in the same boat! We just adopted Journeys this year as well and our PD has been terrible about it. We don't even have all of the materials yet and my head is spinning. I have NO idea how to do...
Board: BusyBoard 09-09-2012, 02:47 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By HopingForAJob
Consumables

The workmats have to be ordered every year by your district. Each class set of 24 is $850, per classroom each year. Maybe your district didn't order them this year because of money? They can be...
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 09-02-2012, 02:46 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By HopingForAJob
Uughh...the thought of my research methods class...

Uughh...the thought of my research methods class still makes me shudder! I did my project on the efficacy of PBIS. Some other people in my class researched homework assignments, correlated...
Board: BusyBoard 01-17-2012, 03:52 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By HopingForAJob
I used one last year with some of my kiddos. ...

I used one last year with some of my kiddos. They were a distraction at first but once the novelty wore off, they really did help. My biggest problem was that everyone wanted to use them and I only...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 12-30-2011, 11:10 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By HopingForAJob
Thank you, thank you! I can feel all of my free...

Thank you, thank you! I can feel all of my free time going to pinterest already!
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 12-30-2011, 10:21 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By HopingForAJob
Pinterest Invite, Pretty please! :)

Would someone please please please invite me to pinterest? I have become quite an addict but I feel like I've been on the waiting list forever!

TIA! :)
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 12-05-2011, 07:35 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By HopingForAJob
Cover them with water in a container. My aunt...

Cover them with water in a container. My aunt used to make her potatoes like that to get rid of some of the starches for medical issues and they always came out fine. It removes some of the...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 12-05-2011, 07:31 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By HopingForAJob
Cranberry Punch

Our go-to family recipe is a slight twist on the cranberry juice and 7 up recipe already posted. In a bundt pan, freeze a jug of cranberry juice with maraschino cherries (sometimes we add pineapple...
Board: BusyBoard 11-26-2011, 04:27 PM
Replies: 0
 
Posted By HopingForAJob
Scott Foresman ERI, Anyone?

Does anyone use ERI? I have to give a presentation on the pros and cons of the program for one of my Masters classes, but I don't have access to it. What are your experiences with it? Would you...
Board: BusyBoard 11-01-2011, 04:49 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By HopingForAJob
In the Same Boat

I'm taking research methods and working on my action research project right now too! I thought about doing Whole Brain Teaching but decided on PBIS instead. The way that my professor explained it...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 11-01-2011, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By HopingForAJob
Oh the Trees!

The damage is significantly worse than the tornado and Irene. There are trees down EVERYWHERE and power lines are snarled within the trees. School is cancelled because we still have over 50% people...
Board: BusyBoard 09-16-2011, 05:38 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By HopingForAJob
I'm floating a little bit this year so I have...

I'm floating a little bit this year so I have some second and some fourth graders. I have reading levels from K-5 within my groups and a lot of kids that just HATE reading because they're not...
Board: BusyBoard 09-16-2011, 05:35 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By HopingForAJob
Expectations?

Have you gone over the expectations/behaviors of guided reading with them yet? I usually do this on the first day of groups with them. I give them their notebooks, have them write their names on...
Board: BusyBoard 09-16-2011, 03:20 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By HopingForAJob
High Interest Low Readability Books

What are some of your favorite High-Low books? I am trying to make an independent book box of these for some of my more reluctant readers but I'm having a hard time finding good titles.

Thanks! :)
Board: BusyBoard 09-13-2011, 10:37 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By HopingForAJob
Effect is a noun, affect is a verb. If it would...

Effect is a noun, affect is a verb. If it would make sense to put the word "the" (or any other article) in front of it, then effect should be used. If you cannot put "the" in front, then you should...
Board: BusyBoard 09-05-2011, 08:28 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By HopingForAJob
Could be cheaper

I got mine a few weeks ago. You might want to do a price check when you get there. it was $35 online and that's what it was marked in store, but it rang up at $24.99.
Board: BusyBoard 09-02-2011, 07:34 PM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By HopingForAJob
Union?

Wouldn't this be a union issue? I know that my district can't make any changes like that without having them written into the contract and voted on by the union.

That being said, I think that the...
Board: BusyBoard 08-23-2011, 12:59 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By HopingForAJob
Think About the Lefties!

As a lefty, I HATE erasable pens. My hand erases/smudges the pen as I write. I have the same problem with pencils, but it's not as bad. The smudges make my papers really difficult to read, even...
Board: BusyBoard 08-19-2011, 06:25 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By HopingForAJob
I used them as the science/S.S. center every...

I used them as the science/S.S. center every week, though our PTO isn't buying them this year so I won't be using them. I teach the kids how to do it, but they write post-it notes about things they...
Board: BusyBoard 08-09-2011, 09:41 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By HopingForAJob
It's an adjustment...

Going from an older grade to a younger grade can definitely be tricky. It's a lot harder to go from a grade where the kids are independent to a grade where the kids need help with so much. Teaching...
Board: Second Grade 08-05-2011, 08:04 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By HopingForAJob
No effect

We give homework every night and it's about 20 minutes. We are not allowed to grade homework because a lot of our students don't have parents that can help them with their homework.

In one of...
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 06-25-2011, 03:42 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By HopingForAJob
My classroom doesn't have any built in storage or...

My classroom doesn't have any built in storage or bookshelves. My principal let me take milk crates from the cafeteria and I zip tied them together. After that, I bought fabric from a craft store...
Board: BusyBoard 06-25-2011, 03:28 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By HopingForAJob
Manipulatives and Phonics

Since you taught 5th before you might already have most of the math manipulatives that you need. I think I used every manipulative under the sun this year. Pattern blocks, base 10 blocks, dice,...
Board: BusyBoard 06-25-2011, 05:26 AM
Replies: 25
 
Posted By HopingForAJob
Ours Won't Let Us Do That...

Our principal says that we have to write and go over the objectives with the kids and discuss what they mean. While the kids are cleaning up one activity, I start writing the I Can statement for the...



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