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Board: Fourth Grade 06-21-2012, 10:24 AM
Replies: 1
Posted By tmcarter04
Two regions to go...

Coastal Plains-- T Carter
North Central Plains-- Lucy M
Great Plains--
Mountains and Basins--

Come on Great Plains and Mountains and Basins....let's hear from you!!
Board: Fourth Grade 06-21-2012, 10:23 AM
Replies: 1
Posted By tmcarter04
Texas Regions Post Card Exchange...

I am a fourth grade Reading/Social Studies teacher in Texas. Since we teach the major regions of Texas, I thought it might be fun to do a postcard exchange within the state. I am from the Coastal...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 06-20-2012, 04:27 AM
Replies: 13
Posted By tmcarter04
Family Vacation

I want to plan a family reunion of sorts to this area soon. I want to rent a cabin that will hold everyone (15-20 people). Anyone have any suggestions on nice cabins in the area?
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 06-04-2012, 02:14 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By tmcarter04
Dictionary Treasure Hunt

Send them on a treasure hunt. I have had my kids look up a word and not tell me the definition, but instead have them write the guide words, copy the pronunciation, part of speech, page number, or...
Board: Fourth Grade 07-30-2011, 08:33 AM
Replies: 8
Posted By tmcarter04

Just set one up for myself on google sites. It's free and easy to use. You can see mine at
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 07-29-2011, 03:40 PM
Replies: 16
Posted By tmcarter04
Strategies That Work

If you don't want to spend the money on the Toolkit, get the book Strategies that Work. It is by the same author as the Toolkit. I actually use them both hand in hand!! Love, Love, Love them.
Board: Fourth Grade 07-29-2011, 05:52 AM
Replies: 5
Posted By tmcarter04
Before School

Our back to school night is before school starts. Sometimes we meet again during the first grading period, but we never get all the parents there again. So, that being said, I have a powerpoint...
Board: Fourth Grade 07-21-2011, 01:13 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By tmcarter04
Clip Chart is Wonderful!!

My team and I used the clipchart method last year and it worked wonderfully. I saw four groups of kids and it was not disruptive at all to clip them up or down. It was my unspoken policy to clip...
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 07-21-2011, 10:13 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By tmcarter04
Enjoy it!!

I had my daughter 5 years ago...wouldn't change it for the world!! We went over our roles prior to school starting. We had one bump in the road early on (she's the great debater of the family), but...
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 07-19-2011, 05:53 AM
Replies: 5
Posted By tmcarter04
Last year

I didn't do a reading log. I had trouble getting my kids to finish a book (my school did away with AR a couple of years ago). This year I am going to require my kids to read for 20 minutes each...
Board: Fourth Grade 06-30-2011, 10:03 AM
Replies: 9
Posted By tmcarter04
You can find them here

Mrs. Bunyi has them on her site. Look on left of page and scroll down to Word Study Words and you will find them on that page.
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 10-27-2010, 06:59 PM
Replies: 0
Posted By tmcarter04
Website Search

Help....This summer I found a site on PT where kids can put ideas on a virtual chalkboard of sorts. I bookmarked it in my favorites, but didn't bookmark the thread. Since then my computer crashed...
Board: BusyBoard 08-01-2010, 10:47 AM
Replies: 4
Posted By tmcarter04
Duct Tape

Duct tape really has 1 million uses!! I use it to tape my rugs to the floor so they don't move. It comes up easily at the end of the year...I put my kids on getting it off the floor on the last day...
Board: Fourth Grade 07-27-2010, 04:19 AM
Replies: 31
Posted By tmcarter04
Thanks Nikki!

What a find!!! Won't the kids think this is cool when we are making our connection post-it notes!!!
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 07-21-2010, 04:07 PM
Replies: 18
Posted By tmcarter04
I went for my first one last week. I was soooo...

I went for my first one last week. I was soooo nervous! I had heard the stories of the metal plates and had seen the cartoon of the lady with pancake boobs. I have to say it was not that bad. The...
Board: Fourth Grade 07-21-2010, 03:56 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By tmcarter04

Thanks for the great letter. I have tweaked it a little to fit our needs this year. It will be our first year to use the clip chart. I'm really looking forward to the positive, not just the focus...
Board: Fourth Grade 07-21-2010, 03:52 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By tmcarter04

I teach four sections of reading and spelling. I assign each child a number (abc gradebook order). When they put thier heading on their paper they have to write their number. For example, students...
Board: ARCHIVE 07-21-2010, 02:44 PM
Replies: 23
Posted By tmcarter04

All PPs sound great to me, but if you want a little 'whimsy' go with One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss.
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 07-20-2010, 01:46 PM
Replies: 29
Posted By tmcarter04
Congratulations!! My DH came around when he...

Congratulations!! My DH came around when he heard the heartbeat and saw the sonogram. It seems from PPs that many men have the same reaction. Men are from Mars....or someplace.... He'll come...
Board: ARCHIVE 07-18-2010, 04:25 AM
Replies: 107
Posted By tmcarter04

Teachers-- August 16
Students-- August 23
Board: Fourth Grade 07-16-2010, 06:22 AM
Replies: 13
Posted By tmcarter04

Thank you for the wonderful resource! I will be adding it to my sub folder for sure. I usually write detailed plans for the sub when I know I will be out, but this is GREAT for those times when the...
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 07-15-2010, 06:17 PM
Replies: 28
Posted By tmcarter04
These are nice!! I look forward to giving these...

These are nice!! I look forward to giving these a try with my kids this year.
Board: Fourth Grade 07-14-2010, 07:30 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By tmcarter04
I love that book. We bought it for my little one...

I love that book. We bought it for my little one when she was adjusting to going to daycare. She loved the pictures.

I can see fourth graders liking it, too. Maybe the kids could write their...
Board: The VENT 07-13-2010, 06:52 AM
Replies: 46
Posted By tmcarter04

HaHaHa!! I thought you did that on purpose to make a point!!!!
Board: Fourth Grade 07-12-2010, 06:15 AM
Replies: 12
Posted By tmcarter04
I also teach fourth grade in Texas and have a...

I also teach fourth grade in Texas and have a departmentalized situation. I see four groups of kids each day for 75 minutes. If there are only three of you, why do you just have 75 minutes?

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