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Posts Made By: Smurfyteach
Board: BusyBoard 09-22-2021, 08:02 PM
Replies: 24
Posted By Smurfyteach

We have a limit and always have. We hate the limit and I believe it's unfairly harsh- especially when we have no text books!!!
We buy our own paper if we need to. Some of us copy a little at home....
Board: BusyBoard 09-22-2021, 06:48 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By Smurfyteach
YES!! You must!

You must have one installed. I think it should be mandatory!
Use one please- for the sake of these students with ADD or undiagnosed difficulties it is a must. I have used one for 18 years.
I use...
Board: BusyBoard 09-22-2021, 06:43 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By Smurfyteach
Please help me HANG cool classroom decor

I am not in the US, so no access to your amazing teacher stores.

I have 6 metal hooks inserted in a long horizontal line across the back of my classroom ceiling- there is no where else to hang...
Board: BusyBoard 09-22-2021, 06:30 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By Smurfyteach
No to spelling lists and tests

How sad!! There are obviously big gaps in the learning of the basics of word building. What do the teachers who taught these same students in Grades 1 and 2 say? Where did their sight words and...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 04-15-2021, 04:13 AM
Replies: 9
Posted By Smurfyteach
Birthday Protocol

My child who is 9 is invited to a birthday of a twin who is in her class. The twin girls are both 9. She knows the other twin sister and this year she is in another class.
So... what's the...
Board: BusyBoard 04-15-2021, 04:07 AM
Replies: 1
Posted By Smurfyteach
Sites anyone

Just wondering what student learning and/or fun websites you use in your classroom, whether free or subscribed with logins etc for Grade 2 and 3? Which ones are the best and worthwhile. Thanks...
Board: BusyBoard 04-15-2021, 04:04 AM
Replies: 11
Posted By Smurfyteach

Ask the IT guy to help her- regularly. It is necessary upskilling. It's not a big deal but I get that it's ongoing for you.
We all have our strengths. If your relationship works 80% you are doing...
Board: BusyBoard 04-15-2021, 04:01 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By Smurfyteach
Think yourself lucky

We aren't allowed a desk at all! The school has done away with them. :rolleyes: No teacher area, just a couple of cupboards at waist height. We have no desk in our modern classrooms and must share a...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 05-18-2020, 01:14 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By Smurfyteach
How to help someone

I’m seeking some advice on how to help a colleague who is terminally ill. She has had a heart attack and is fighting cancer. She doesn’t have a class at least to worry about and she’s not at work......
Board: BusyBoard 03-28-2020, 01:07 AM
Replies: 0
Posted By Smurfyteach
Microsoft TEAMS tech help!

I can delete student conversations from my Microsoft Teams feed, but after checking it students they still have the conversations I've deleted.
I've tried some things but nothing works.
How to...
Board: Early Childhood Education (Pre-K) 03-27-2020, 03:46 AM
Replies: 1
Posted By Smurfyteach
Hope this helps

It's a no-brainer to ask her what's going on and don't leave it any longer. You need a leader but you must take initiative. Show how keen you are! Smile and have fun with whatever activities you do...
Board: BusyBoard 03-25-2020, 12:43 AM
Replies: 0
Posted By Smurfyteach
School Counselor going online?!

Perhaps this has slipped our minds. So what about work prepared by school counselors who are needed if a school closes? Does anyone have resources or links on books etc to help parents should they...
Board: BusyBoard 03-13-2020, 06:36 AM
Replies: 12
Posted By Smurfyteach
WTH?! Ok I get it the emotional prob but.....

Why is everyone putting up with this if it is so frequent?
When is he going to get some sort of workable consequences!! Ok so he can’t leave the room at least with pencils, so he must wear on his...
Board: BusyBoard 03-13-2020, 06:28 AM
Replies: 8
Posted By Smurfyteach
These are AMAZING and the most popular....

Books by Aussie authors....
Mem Fox... books Possum Magic and Koala Lou are the most famous.
Sally Rippin.... get the whole Hey Jack! And Billie B. Brown series!!
Wendy Harmer.... great author...
Board: BusyBoard 03-13-2020, 05:39 AM
Replies: 3
Posted By Smurfyteach
I donít know the journal but...

Hi, sorry I don’t know any journal but having done this for many years, you will not get a struggling very young child such as this learning by filling in some paper journal if that is to be your...
Board: BusyBoard 03-13-2020, 05:12 AM
Replies: 2
Posted By Smurfyteach
Corona Virus is on your books?!

Hey there, how are you all managing with readers and books being borrowed out? We can’t wipe over every book!!
Are you banning Library lessons, for example for a while? Not allowing books out?...
Board: BusyBoard 09-09-2019, 05:03 AM
Replies: 4
Posted By Smurfyteach
Cool bananas!

Mannnn how fast are you?! :cool: Thank you SO much! Never thought I'd have it, let alone that quickly.
Thank you sincerely! :)
Board: BusyBoard 09-09-2019, 04:48 AM
Replies: 4
Posted By Smurfyteach
HELP! I need to find this poem

Hi, please help me find a poem. I've looked and looked.... :confused:

It is called SUMMER MAIL by Max Fatchen

Thank you! :)
Board: Second Grade 08-31-2019, 06:00 AM
Replies: 11
Posted By Smurfyteach
Read this about iready

Thought this was worth sharing.
Board: BusyBoard 08-26-2019, 04:18 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By Smurfyteach
I always include two things:

At the end of the questionnaire:

* (a Tick box for yes/no): Will you give permission for answers to be shared (where appropriate and applicable) to cohort colleagues and Learning Support staff?...
Board: Second Grade 08-26-2019, 03:42 AM
Replies: 2
Posted By Smurfyteach
Flexible bewares

It might look like a nicer classroom and the concept sounds all nice and cute, but I've been there.....and I don't like it, but I can see some benefits with collaboration and space saving.

Board: BusyBoard 07-30-2019, 11:25 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By Smurfyteach
HELP! Spelling

Hi there!

Please share what SPELLING program you use for K-6!
Currently, no spelling lists are being done as we are in transition but we have 700 kids, so we need something in place.... however...
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 06-20-2019, 09:29 PM
Replies: 10
Posted By Smurfyteach

See this is the problem which you're contributing to.:confused: Quit the packets already. Kids often hate sheets anyway.
You need to email this info to parents. No print outs needed. Reading Logs...
Board: BusyBoard 06-07-2019, 03:39 AM
Replies: 18
Posted By Smurfyteach
Get the DAD on the line

Thinking of you....

Where's the father?????!!!!!! :confused::rolleyes:
Board: BusyBoard 06-07-2019, 03:33 AM
Replies: 16
Posted By Smurfyteach
Can't believe it

Wow, but at least you checked hey. Totally unprofessional.

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