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Posts Made By: KMH
Board: Third Grade 04-10-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By KMH
That's interesting, we are given 1 hour blocks in...

That's interesting, we are given 1 hour blocks in the lab. We can't extend the time because another class will be coming in. Can't wait to begin the fun in two weeks!
Board: Third Grade 02-18-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By KMH
We have a morning recess(snack break) for 15 min....

We have a morning recess(snack break) for 15 min.
Lunch is 50 minutes (eat and play)
Afternoon recess 10 min. (only k - 3)

We have duty aides supervising per our contract. I'm feeling fortunate...
Board: Teacher News & Opinion 10-04-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By KMH
YES!!! Great news, finally a govt. doing...

YES!!! Great news, finally a govt. doing something good for kids and teachers. We've been told to teach the new CC standards, but the STAR test has been hanging over our heads. I teach third grade...
Board: Teacher News & Opinion 08-30-2013, 10:54 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By KMH
I teach in California and have not been given any...

I teach in California and have not been given any such curriculum. Neither have our Kindergarten teachers!
Board: Teacher News & Opinion 08-21-2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By KMH
I wonder what would happen if the teachers...

I wonder what would happen if the teachers started targeting the news agencies? Picketing the newspapers and the stations and demanding that they look into the conspiracy. Teachers would also need...
Board: Third Grade 08-21-2013, 09:00 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By KMH
I like that!

I like that!
Board: Third Grade 08-21-2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By KMH
Using a place value chart would be my advice. ...

Using a place value chart would be my advice. Also understand, it will take a lot of practice. I have a sheet that my students put in a page protector. It has a place value chart. I give them a...
Board: Teacher News & Opinion 08-07-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By KMH
Good Luck! I'm glad my district decided not to...

Good Luck! I'm glad my district decided not to go that route. On the other hand, my district is telling us to go full blown into common core. Basically, forget the test to come. I'm okay with...
Board: Third Grade 06-22-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By KMH
Common Core is changing this for our district. ...

Common Core is changing this for our district. We are looking at a 3hour block to teach LA, Science, and Social Studies collaboratively. I'm worried we will not teach enough fiction. Folklore,...
Board: Third Grade 06-20-2013, 04:52 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By KMH
You might want to suggest the administrators...

You might want to suggest the administrators read, Pathways to the Common Core, by no other than Lucy Calkins, Mary Ehrenworth, and Christopher Lehman. It's a great read and I think more...
Board: Teacher News & Opinion 05-26-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By KMH
I disagree, if it's important enough to your...

I disagree, if it's important enough to your community, it can happen!!! At least one or two schools need to be rebuilt, make them build the shelters. Get public donations across the nation to...
Board: Teacher News & Opinion 05-24-2013, 07:04 AM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By KMH
On the same line as timeforbeds post, if a new...

On the same line as timeforbeds post, if a new school needs to be built, couldn't they build the cafeteria and gym underground(basement)? Classrooms above. That would solve the walking on the roof...
Board: Third Grade 05-20-2013, 08:57 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By KMH
Don't feel alone, I'm in the same boat next year....

Don't feel alone, I'm in the same boat next year. We don't use Saxon anymore, if we did, I would have thought we worked in the same district.
Board: Third Grade 05-20-2013, 08:50 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By KMH
This is my fear with common core. I don't...

This is my fear with common core. I don't believe the text should be more difficult. I believe the idea is students should read at their level, but do more rigorous work with the text. Over time,...
Board: Third Grade 04-12-2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By KMH
Okay, here's my advice, understand you have...

Okay, here's my advice, understand you have explained a few students in my class. I haven't tried this because I won't be consistent with 32 students in all. Keep a tally chart and only reward the...
Board: Private Schools 03-09-2013, 10:31 PM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By KMH
Where is your common core talk? Saxon, okay for...

Where is your common core talk? Saxon, okay for home school. It doesn't work with common core at all. Do you have to comply with the new common core standards?
Board: Third Grade 03-03-2013, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By KMH
I give them 49% if they are below 50%. I also...

I give them 49% if they are below 50%. I also mark the grades modified box on their report card.
Board: Third Grade 03-01-2013, 06:23 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By KMH
Cursive is still required in CA(the state added...

Cursive is still required in CA(the state added it in). Since the test will be taken on the computer, he probably won't be tested on his cursive. As the above posts mention, who really knows, since...
Board: The VENT 02-24-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By KMH
Breast cancer awareness is why they are talking...

Breast cancer awareness is why they are talking about boobs more. I've taken away bracelets with the saying, "I love boobies" on them. Last year and this year, I've had boys coming to school wearing...
Board: Teacher News & Opinion 01-29-2013, 09:48 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By KMH
The article even stated that the administrators...

The article even stated that the administrators didn't do their job. They admitted it, but it's still the union's fault. I don't get it! Where is the backlash on those administrators. They are the...
Board: Third Grade 01-15-2013, 09:03 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By KMH
It took me a minute to figure out the thumbs and...

It took me a minute to figure out the thumbs and goal line gesture. I got it. Thanks, I can use it.
Board: Third Grade 01-15-2013, 08:56 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By KMH
Here's mine First 7 x6 (it's that hardest...

Here's mine

First 7 x6 (it's that hardest one of all to learn) Make a really big deal telling your students they won't be able to get it!!! Tell them the problem and product a couple times as you...
Board: Third Grade 01-03-2013, 10:59 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By KMH
There isn't any more. The school district that...

There isn't any more. The school district that this wonderful teacher belonged to decided that they needed to go a different way. Hopefully, Mrs. Naney didn't look back. Hopefully, we will see a...
Board: Third Grade 12-15-2012, 09:54 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By KMH
Can you try(very hard) to point out only the...

Can you try(very hard) to point out only the positives with him. At the beginning of the year, I had a boy that could not be quiet in line(several others couldn't either), but, for some reason, I...
Board: Third Grade 11-30-2012, 09:22 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By KMH
Good idea for the backpack problem. We actually...

Good idea for the backpack problem. We actually had a teacher's church donate a bunch of backpacks to our school. We had a hard time finding students who needed them. One of my students got one,...



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