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Posts Made By: fifthgrade226
Board: The VENT 06-10-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By fifthgrade226
Parent Help

I have an extremely hard time getting any sort of help either. I have been teaching in a low income area for the last four years with almost 100% Spanish population. Parents help in the grades who...
Board: BusyBoard 06-10-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 3
Posted By fifthgrade226

I vote nautical! But then again, I am biased because I live steps away from the Pacific Ocean! LOL
But yeah, my vote is definitely nautical. My theme is Black and White Chevron currently. You might...
Board: The VENT 06-05-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 1
Posted By fifthgrade226
Disrespect/Bad Listening=Grumpy Me

SOOO... I am walking my fifth grade kiddos out for the end of the day, and one of the kids from another class who ran out of his room like a bat outta heck ran into one of his friends, twisting his...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 06-02-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By fifthgrade226
I Have to Agree...

Readn gal... you hit the nail on the head. I am a fifth grade teacher and have been one for several years. We push SSCI to the side. It's pathetic. And TRUST ME--- I do not want to. I have fought for...
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 06-02-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 12
Posted By fifthgrade226

I play the "SOLO PIANO CHANNEL" on Pandora during independent work time and in the mornings during warm ups. They love it! And I have FIFTH graders! It's calming, and that's what I need. I pay for...
Board: The VENT 06-02-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 10
Posted By fifthgrade226
I shouldn't be laughing....

I'm sorry, that's so sad, but so funny! I find so much morbid humor in this story.
Exactly--go with the whole food chain explanation...

Mom: "How the the picnic, special snowflake?"
Board: Teachers' Lounge 05-29-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 16
Posted By fifthgrade226
Stay Strong

My aunt tried to kick my mother out of the will, but my grandma didn't go for it. BUT we didn't know this! She told us that we were kicked out and that was it. Imagine the shock when the lawyer...
Board: The VENT 05-29-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By fifthgrade226
UGH is right.

Don't you just love when they do that?

My favorite is when you have explained the directions three times, given them a written copy, had them explain how to do the project or assignment to a...
Board: The VENT 05-29-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 11
Posted By fifthgrade226
Do not engage...

I learned in my first year of teaching not to engage or tolerate this behavior from parents. I had an ADHD special snowflake to crawled the walls, threw things, cursed, etc. He was awful. His mom...
Board: The VENT 05-29-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 15
Posted By fifthgrade226
Absolutely Appauling.

I agree with the other PP's... Nepotism at its finest! It is infuriating how many qualified teachers get passed over for total SHMUCKS. Just hold your head up; everyone else will quickly figure out...
Board: The VENT 05-29-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 1
Posted By fifthgrade226
Stinky Situation...

It is never fun to have to deal with that! I understand how you feel completely! Hopefully they give you a tiny bit of warning so you can pack up in the right amount of time... Hang in there!
Board: Career Decisions 05-29-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 3
Posted By fifthgrade226
Same story

I went through the same thing as you. I work currently for a horrible district. The school board is constantly on the news, the superintendent is under investigation for SEVERAL sexual harassment...
Board: The VENT 05-29-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 11
Posted By fifthgrade226
Thanks for the Advice!

Ok, so I am glad that most of my thoughts on how to handle all of this stuff are on the same track! And thanks for all of the other neat ideas! (:
Board: The VENT 05-27-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 11
Posted By fifthgrade226
Packing Up... Need Advice

So, I am leaving elementary school for middle school. (Which makes me slightly nervous as far as classroom management goes (another post), but ANY JOB IS BETTER THAN THIS TERRIBLE HECKHOLE I WORK IN...
Board: The VENT 05-07-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 10
Posted By fifthgrade226
Hey, Chipotle Gave Out Free Burritos....

My ADMIN gives nothing but swift kicks in the a** to our teachers. No remembering or appreciating here either. I guess us out here in the inner city at the TITLE I schools just don't deserve any...
Board: The VENT 05-07-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 10
Posted By fifthgrade226
NO AC In My Room

OMG I feel your pain! I do not have an AC in my room, but for some WEIRD reason, EVERY OTHER ROOM DOES. My room was a "model room" built in 1980 and they never put in an AC because it was supposed to...
Board: The VENT 12-02-2013, 11:06 AM
Replies: 19
Posted By fifthgrade226
Not To Be a Bitter Betty...

I hate working at my school, and the morale is down, BUT HERE IS WHY. The teachers that work at my school as a whole are incredibly lazy. They come at contract time, and leave at contract time. They...
Board: The VENT 12-02-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 3
Posted By fifthgrade226
We'll Commiserate Together

I feel the pain. Seriously I do. I have to make it THREE WEEKS. :(

Honestly, I might not make it. I have to teach until the 20th, and the kids aren't so bad, but my colleagues are NUTS. They drive...
Board: Fifth Grade 12-02-2013, 09:56 AM
Replies: 18
Posted By fifthgrade226
General Annoncement

I always give a general announcement that they are getting older and that some of them to start wearing deodorant. I tell them to all shower everyday, wash there clothing often and regularly, comb...
Board: The VENT 12-02-2013, 09:46 AM
Replies: 77
Posted By fifthgrade226
Omg I agree

Sorry, but I just had to comment on this one! The grammatical nonsense I hear on a daily basis from the parents and from the teachers at my school is also deplorable.

HOWEVER... MY MIL says...
Board: The VENT 05-24-2013, 08:38 AM
Replies: 1
Posted By fifthgrade226
Do You Work at My School?

Seriously though--- same exact thing at my school. Our RSP teacher is completely useless. She lets them color and play around with the computers. I mean, I teach FIFTH GRADE, and my RSP student...
Board: The VENT 05-23-2013, 09:01 AM
Replies: 11
Posted By fifthgrade226
Thanks Everyone!

I had sort of planned to pack everything up anyways; I bought bins at Target in anticipation of moving, but I panicked when it came time to actually pack them. Thanks for the confidence boost-- I am...
Board: The VENT 05-22-2013, 09:36 AM
Replies: 32
Posted By fifthgrade226
It's Your Fault Teacher....

When I send students to the P's office or I have them lose recess or go to another teacher's room, their response is almost ALWAYS "....the teacher got me in trouble!"

Really, I made you...
Board: The VENT 05-22-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 19
Posted By fifthgrade226
I feel that pain!

I had a mom JUST LIKE THAT two years ago. She would scream and yell, and pretend not to understand English with me all the time as the year went on and her son got worse, even though I knew her...
Board: The VENT 05-22-2013, 09:17 AM
Replies: 11
Posted By fifthgrade226
Advice Needed DESPERATELY....

WARNING---existential crisis. It is a little LONG. But I really need the input from some PT's... ;)

Ok, so here it goes. I've been in the same school for three years in a tiny little district an...

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