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Posts Made By: PindleLou
Board: The VENT 01-13-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By PindleLou
No parent complaints or coworker troubles. I...

No parent complaints or coworker troubles. I think that she thinks I'm being insubordinate. She has done this to other teachers before apparently. I think she must think that I am purposely not...
Board: The VENT 01-13-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By PindleLou
Thank you everyone, except Kahlua

Thank you Elmo munchkin and Steve for your compassion and help. I am going to have to look into some kind of leave.

To the person named Kahlua blast. I said that I am devastated about the kids....
Board: The VENT 01-13-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By PindleLou
Steve that's funny, not funny Ha-Ha, but I am...

Steve that's funny, not funny Ha-Ha, but I am used to dealing with the dysfunctional families, dysfunctional School environment, and troubled kids. But it was this woman who broke me. I would rather...
Board: The VENT 01-12-2018, 11:45 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By PindleLou
I had to quit

Well, the principal called me into her office and told me that I care more about myself than I do the kids. She said that I am failing the kids. I told her that I am really trying my hardest (I'm...
Board: The VENT 01-09-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By PindleLou
First day after break end they are already in my room hovering over me

I posted before how my principal wanted me to teach 3rd grade this year because at my other school I got such good scores in reading. So I agreed and now she is in my room telling me I need to change...
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 01-08-2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By PindleLou
Thanks Lilacs. Hopefully you're right!! Thanks...

Thanks Lilacs. Hopefully you're right!! Thanks for the message!
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 01-08-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By PindleLou
Thanks ALL41...what does the graph look like?

I love your detailed explanation! What does the graph look like?
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 01-07-2018, 12:12 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By PindleLou
Oooh...more details please!

So...do they read out of their novels together (with their group) out loud? Do they read out of their novels alone? Do you meet with groups daily? Are there kids who play around instead of read...
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 01-06-2018, 12:41 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By PindleLou
I don't think they're technically allowed in our...

I don't think they're technically allowed in our rooms that much, but the union rep and everyone else treads carefully around the principal because she's very intimidating. I'm the only 3rd grade...
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 01-05-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By PindleLou
I know I've been thinking I might need to look...

I know I've been thinking I might need to look for new job. But then I think hey if I get the scores maybe next year she won't bother me. And she's pretty good with discipline which the kids really...
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 01-05-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By PindleLou
Thanks. The instructional coach is her assistant....

Thanks. The instructional coach is her assistant. And she's really not to be trusted that's why I call her an assistant to the principal. I have to go back to school on Monday and I'm dreading it....
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 01-04-2018, 06:16 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By PindleLou
How do I grow a thicker skin

Hello, I teach 3rd grade in low socioeconomic school... "Inner city". In our state, if a 3rd grader can't pass the state reading test (they have 5 opportunities to take it) then they won't be...
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 08-19-2017, 07:58 AM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By PindleLou
Thank you 1956 that sounds like exactly what I...

Thank you 1956 that sounds like exactly what I want to do...engulf them in literature. I have tried to read a lot of children's literature over the summer. But now that school's about to start in 5...
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 08-11-2017, 07:54 AM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By PindleLou
Guided reading or literature circle

1956, when you had your lower readers read Nate the Great, the middle read Cam Jansen, and the high read Boxcar Children, how were they doing this... was each group reading with you in a guided...
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 08-02-2017, 06:51 AM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By PindleLou
Kacie I doing the same thing this year

I am used to the structure of either a basal or direct instruction (Reading Mastery). This year, like you, I would like to use better literature and I'm finding it overwhelming. I don't have any...
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 08-01-2017, 12:29 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By PindleLou
Which guide to purchase

Thank you all for your help!! I have a couple more questions. I see there are several different guides...like specific ones for Editing and Revising, Opinion Writing, Expository Writing, Narrative,...
Board: BusyBoard 07-30-2017, 03:04 PM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By PindleLou
My school does have Reading A to Z, but

The summer I've been thinking a lot about teaching reading. I've taught direct instruction (Reading Mastery) or Storytown. I think I would like to use "authentic" literature this year. Are the...
Board: BusyBoard 07-30-2017, 09:25 AM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By PindleLou
No, I'm in Ohio

I'm in Ohio:)
Board: BusyBoard 07-18-2017, 05:13 PM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By PindleLou
Thanks everyone...awesome ideas!

Thanks everyone!! And great ideas for the bicycle 1956!!
Board: BusyBoard 07-16-2017, 08:41 PM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By PindleLou
THANKS 1956 for the info

That's what I needed to know...I figured it would be very time consuming to adapt different themes. But the first month for 3rd grade is Bicycles. That just sounds "blah" to me. And some of the...
Board: BusyBoard 07-16-2017, 03:46 PM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By PindleLou
Thanks! A question for 1956...

I saw that you used Empowering Writers before. Was it in 3rd grade? I've been perusing the themes for 3rd grade and they don't really "go" with anything I'm teaching. How hard is it to adapt the...
Board: BusyBoard 07-16-2017, 11:44 AM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By PindleLou
Inexpensive Children's Literature

Hello, does anyone know where I can buy multiple copies of children's literature for less than $2 or $3 a book? Everywhere I look the books are always whatever price + $4 for shipping.

Thank you
Board: BusyBoard 07-15-2017, 06:55 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By PindleLou
question for 1956

Hi 1956! So with Empowering Writers can you do it with only 20 to 30 mins a day?
Board: BusyBoard 07-15-2017, 05:53 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By PindleLou
Omg you sound *exactly* like me!!

I could have written this post Thruachild! I always feel like I'm flying by the seat of my pants when it comes to writing instruction, always just a day (if that) ahead of the game!! I only have...
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 07-15-2017, 09:39 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By PindleLou
Question about Empowering Writers

Hello! I got such awesome responses to my other post about not having a "program" to follow for ELA instruction, I thought I would ask if anyone uses Empowering Writers?

On the Empowering Writers...



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