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Posts Made By: parker
Board: Fifth Grade 07-10-2016, 04:06 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By parker
Fast Sam

Stick with Rosa Parks.

Myers book, Fast Sam.... is best left to the middle school grade levels. I've read it and taught mostly fifth grade and some middle school levels. I did not select it as...
Board: Retired Teachers 06-20-2016, 02:38 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By parker
Surgery Bloating

Connie, I had to have an emergency appendectomy a few years ago. My appendix actually ruptured before they could get in and remove it.

You will be/feel bloated for about 3 weeks and then you...
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 04-20-2016, 04:45 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By parker
Selling books

Many of us have learned the hard way that you rarely get much of anything back on books and materials you buy out of your pocket, especially once you consider the time it takes to advertise, set up...
Board: Fifth Grade 04-01-2016, 05:45 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By parker
The Giver

The Giver is typically used at the middle school level when students have developed some awareness of the themes in the book and the emotional maturity to deal with them. That being said, I would not...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-11-2016, 06:19 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By parker
vinyl

My husband makes vinyl signs and lettering.

He estimates, based on your measurements and not knowing how many letters, the cost of the vinyl was probably about $2 using premium grade vinyl.
...
Board: BusyBoard 03-09-2016, 07:19 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By parker
Scientific Method

I don't think using fireball candies is actually a good thing to experiment with in this case. Some students might not like these types of candies and what are you going to do if a student refuses?...
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 03-08-2016, 06:04 AM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By parker
Close Reading

We were told to aim for 2-4 lessons every2 weeks, making sure that the material used for the close reading was ABOVE the reading level of the group either in reading level or complexity.

The...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-05-2016, 08:25 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By parker
Walking the dog

Look for a short leash called a "traffic lead", it is very short, maybe a foot long or so, and holds the dog by your side. Bring it along with a regular leash when you go for a walk.

It takes...
Board: Fifth Grade 03-01-2016, 01:39 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By parker
Reading Theory

I'm not in Texas, nor am I a reading specialist per se. I was trained in a particular reading method and was the sole provider of that method for several years in one school that I taught in. It was...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-29-2016, 07:29 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By parker
Always clean out bird houses between each use....

Always clean out bird houses between each use. Cleaning the box makes the space more inviting to birds.

You don't want the used nest in there. There will be bugs, spiders, mites, fungus,...
Board: BusyBoard 02-05-2016, 06:24 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By parker
I Have, Who Has?

I taught in a very small school, with class numbers as small as 7 to 17.

Whenever we used IHWH in small groups, students just had multiple cards spread in front of them.

I actually...
Board: BusyBoard 01-20-2016, 02:20 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By parker
Student Teacher

Absolutely have him do all of the things you have listed. Keep him busy, busy, busy...
he needs to see how busy a teacher is during their planning time.

Also have him:
plan and/or make/or...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 01-14-2016, 07:32 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By parker
You are very welcome. I think it is best for 5th...

You are very welcome. I think it is best for 5th - 7th graders, maybe a lower level 8th grade. It is a little much for average 4th graders, although a gifted class would easily handle it.

If...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 01-13-2016, 10:05 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By parker
Greek and Latin Roots

Great program...all set up...all you have to do is make copies for the kids. Includes quizzes.
I've used this for years. Kids love it, especially the round about practice.
You can set up the this...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-12-2016, 10:21 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By parker
Labradoodles

If you want a cross breed dog, check out reputable rescues in your area and specifically check out poodle rescues. Poodle rescues often have doodles/poos of all sizes and types. They can also help...
Board: BusyBoard 12-01-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By parker
Legends

Legends are semi-true, based on a real person's actions or deeds and are cultural. Maybe read a short version of Robin Hood? or William Tell? and provide some background on who the character might...
Board: BusyBoard 12-01-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By parker
Start with simple machines as it is easier for...

Start with simple machines as it is easier for students to observe the forces at work...in other words to understand the concept of force (and laws of motion) in general and then move on to...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-07-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 26
 
Posted By parker
If you can't afford the rabbit being PTS at the...

If you can't afford the rabbit being PTS at the vets talk to your vet and explain that. Ask the vet for a 1 dose "heavy sedative" for the rabbit, medicate the rabbit and then let your husband take...
Board: Retired Teachers 11-06-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 24
 
Posted By parker
Notified Principal

And there you go! You are off to a great start on the next part of your life.
Glad it went well.
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 11-02-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By parker
Comprehension

Along with the other suggestions given by the op's, or if you need some time to make a plan based on what other's have suggested, you could start by teaching him (by modeling) to look for the...
Board: Retired Teachers 11-02-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By parker
Telling p about retirement

If you can.... tell your p and submit your paperwork on the same day. I worked for a couple of touchy p's over the years and I preferred to submit the paperwork (resignation) first and tell the p...
Board: The VENT 10-12-2015, 05:37 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By parker
Everything you are experiencing and feeling is...

Everything you are experiencing and feeling is completely normal for everyone/anyone when you make a grade level change, especially a grade level change greater than 1 year. Moving up or down 1 grade...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 09-24-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By parker
Sci. Pic. Book

Google it. Choose a science standard and google picture book with it.

For example:

ecosystems picture book

lots of info and sample plans will show up

and then use google to...
Board: BusyBoard 09-17-2015, 05:03 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By parker
Choice Words

The words we choose do have an effect on students.

Here is a little book that will change the way you use language to encourage your students. It's a short, quick read.

I found it to make...
Board: The VENT 09-10-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 24
 
Posted By parker
Up and Left

We had a teacher do this in my school. She was an alternate certification teacher who thought teaching was going to be easy. One day she just picked up her purse and walked out the classroom door,...


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