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Posts Made By: maryw
Board: BusyBoard 01-18-2016, 03:56 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By maryw
Use student work

Yes, I have the best success when I use student work. I always ask permission first, but most students really enjoy having their work discussed and the examples are real world so students don't seem...
Board: BusyBoard 11-17-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By maryw
Yes, companies do make money off of schools

I understand why people get frustrated- many companies and now even other teachers (TPT) take advantage of schools. I do not feel TLIM is a scam, although I do agree Frankilin Covey is making a...
Board: BusyBoard 11-17-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By maryw
Photo booth pic

We needed to boost morale and decided to go the silly route. bRought in a basketfull of props (stuff the kids had like giant sun glasses, crown, old costume/ dress up) and printed some paper...
Board: BusyBoard 11-14-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By maryw

We are in our third year as a Leader in Me school. Each year we learn a little bit more and release more to our students. It won't happen over night but with time you will see the students using the...
Board: BusyBoard 11-09-2015, 03:01 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By maryw

When I looked for it, years ago, could not find it.
Board: BusyBoard 11-08-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By maryw
Thanksgiving feast

Any suggestions for foods that are easy to make at school by kids. So far have applesauce and butter, thinking about cornbread if our cook will let us use oven.Need a few more ideAs. Anyone do...
Board: Sixth Grade 10-25-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By maryw
Thank you!

I appreciate you sharing some of your resource sites. I have never used SS school services, I will check them out.

I have been checking Pinterest and TPT but most of the resources are for history...
Board: Sixth Grade 10-25-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By maryw
Need help making social studies more engaging.

Our 6th grade social studies curriculum is very dry. Most of the world history/ ancient culture stuff was switched to another grade. We cover migration and population next trimester and I am looking...
Board: Sixth Grade 10-25-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By maryw
Mine is structured by the day

It was easier for me to structure morning work by the day of the week, for instance Monday- cursive practice, Tuesday- Quote of the week, Wednesday- independent reading or writing, Thursday- math ...
Board: Teacher News & Opinion 08-03-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 30
Posted By maryw
Salaried workers

I think this is the oddest thing- clocking in or signing in. If I am not there the school will need to get a substitute teacher. Thankful our administration realizes we put in so many more hours...
Board: BusyBoard 07-16-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By maryw
Kid blog is easy to use

I tried it this year and it went well.
Board: BusyBoard 07-16-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By maryw
Like it

Yes, it is expensive, considering you have to renew each year, but I tried it and really did like it. It allows you to share with other people- for instance I have several students with IEP's so the...
Board: BusyBoard 08-20-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 0
Posted By maryw
Seat Sacks

Does anyone use Really Good Stuff's store- more seat sacks? Do you like them? Are they deep enough for 5th and 6th graders.
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 07-02-2013, 06:48 AM
Replies: 1
Posted By maryw
Depends on your purpose

I like both ideas, but it really depends n what works best for you. Students taking charge of their learning is the trend and I can see how helpful it would be to a student to have access to their...
Board: BusyBoard 04-02-2013, 05:08 PM
Replies: 136
Posted By maryw
Used several- thank you so much

Board: BusyBoard 04-02-2013, 04:54 PM
Replies: 45
Posted By maryw
Please repost main idea, topic sentence when

You have time. They did not post and those would be great.
Board: BusyBoard 04-02-2013, 04:52 PM
Replies: 45
Posted By maryw
Love the line graphs

Your line graph cards were really good. Nice variety of plotting the data and interpreting the data. Thank you!
Board: BusyBoard 07-24-2012, 02:02 PM
Replies: 14
Posted By maryw
Check out scholastic website

A few years ago there was a teacher that was one of their featured writers for the year that had a portable.
Board: BusyBoard 07-24-2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 10
Posted By maryw
PTA or art teacher

Our art teacher displays a lot of work once she gets going. This past year we had some PTA moms come in and decorated 3 or 4 boards that wre really cute.
Board: BusyBoard 07-24-2012, 01:29 PM
Replies: 35
Posted By maryw
we were asked to

Both by our union (contract negotiations are this summer) and by our administration (state government has been busy making laws that may affect pension/ retirement decisions for some)

I'd rather...
Board: BusyBoard 07-24-2012, 01:05 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By maryw

Is the only one I can think of. or maybe Joys.
Board: Math & Science 07-24-2012, 01:02 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By maryw
Don't purchase expressions

we purchased Math Expressions about 5 years ago and no one likes it. We are already switching to another program this coming fall. I only used it for 5th grade so can't tell you about other grade...
Board: BusyBoard 07-21-2012, 05:43 AM
Replies: 5
Posted By maryw
That's the one I saved earlier this year too.

think it looks like a good idea. Just wish colored ink cost the same as black.
Board: BusyBoard 07-20-2012, 05:27 PM
Replies: 62
Posted By maryw
40 minutes

If you can find another teacher to commute with on some days it will make your ride feel much shorter and save you a lot of gas money.

good Luck!
Board: BusyBoard 07-20-2012, 05:14 PM
Replies: 12
Posted By maryw
Tween tribune isn't exactly what you want

But might work. it is not videos but rather news articles.

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