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Posts Made By: essence253
Board: The VENT 08-06-2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 25
Posted By essence253
Paret Complaints

We have parents complaining for the sake of complaining. They all wanted virtual until the decision was made. Now that we are virtual with the district supplying devices to all, holding parent...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-06-2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By essence253
Thank you all so much. I know I don't post alot...

Thank you all so much. I know I don't post alot but I'm here all the time!
Board: Kindergarten 06-19-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By essence253
The only people who know this are those that have...

The only people who know this are those that have taught or teach kinder. In my district K-5 trainings feature 3rd grade examples and K-2 feature 2nd grade examples its a no win situation.
Board: The VENT 06-01-2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 29
Posted By essence253

If you know your only dressed from the waist up, do not stand up and walk away from the camera. No one wants to see your underwear.
Board: The VENT 05-08-2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By essence253
I love how you shut the parent down by offering...

I love how you shut the parent down by offering to CC the principal. Took the wind out of his sails.
Board: BusyBoard 03-31-2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By essence253
My district has handled all of the packets K-12....

My district has handled all of the packets K-12. Since lunches are still being provided, parent can pick up work packets when they pick up lunch. My superintendent has also had all the district level...
Board: Substitute Teachers 03-18-2020, 09:13 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By essence253
Sub Pay

In my district, they are paying subs by taking an average of the days worked from the start of the semester til the day they announced the closure. Right now, we dont go back til April 6th. The Super...
Board: The VENT 03-07-2020, 05:54 PM
Replies: 21
Posted By essence253
Twice in my career

I've seen it happen twice over the years. The first was a first year kindergarten teacher who took her class to lunch and left. No one knew she was gone until her class was not picked up from lunch....
Board: Special Education 12-23-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 15
Posted By essence253
Parent Refusal

I agree with everyone else, let the P deal with it. Your job is to teach who is in the room.
My third year teaching I had a parent ask for tlhis child to be moved when he found out my race. He...
Board: The VENT 12-23-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 16
Posted By essence253
Years ago, before we switched to electronic grade...

Years ago, before we switched to electronic grade books, we had to turn them in at the end of each year. They are considered legal documents and if there was a problem with grading over the summer...
Board: BusyBoard 11-14-2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 35
Posted By essence253
Printers in the Classroom

I'm surprised at the number of teachers who dont have classroom printers. In all my years of teaching (18 this year) I've had a classroom printer provided by the school. The school also provides the...
Board: The VENT 09-24-2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By essence253
Excessed Teachers

In my district a teacher is excessed based on the evaluation score. They start with those who are at level 1 or 2 and then move on to anyone who is working on a permit. Seniority won't matter when a...
Board: Kindergarten 08-26-2019, 05:52 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By essence253
Teaching K

is abosolutley the hardest grade I've taught. But people always assume it's easy and fun. They think we sing and play all day. I told a family member that I took a position outside the classroom,...
Board: The VENT 08-10-2019, 07:24 AM
Replies: 61
Posted By essence253
Schedule Change

Your P can move you to any position that you are credentialed to teach. And they can do it at any point in the year. It's not worth quitting over. Principals talk, and resigning over no notice of a...
Board: BusyBoard 07-08-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 14
Posted By essence253
Team of 3

When taught 6th grade elementary it was on a team of 3. We each taught our own ELA/Reading and departmentalized math, science, and social studies. We had a 90 minutes block for ELA and 60 minutes for...
Board: Kindergarten 06-24-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By essence253
Love iready

My district has used it for year. Its hard in K at the start of the year because we dont have 1 to 1 and students had to work on the desktop. Everything looks like a game and the lessons are based on...
Board: Kindergarten 06-20-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 23
Posted By essence253
Play Time

We don't get much play time at all. 30 minutes a day for recess and we get pe twice a week for 45 minutes. Other than that it's all academics all the time.
Board: Kindergarten 06-13-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By essence253
My district did not purchase the phonics...

My district did not purchase the phonics components. We use Journeys for phonics only. We were not required to use the labs because we just didn't have time. All of the anchor charts are in the...
Board: BusyBoard 06-13-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 23
Posted By essence253

We've asked our P to do that during our staggered entry week, she has refused. She believes that her way is the fairest for all teachers but it's not. We have a week to assess incoming students so...
Board: BusyBoard 06-13-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 23
Posted By essence253
Class List

My principal assigns students to classes in the order they register. So the first k student on the registration list goes to K1 the next goes to K2 and so forth until they are all placed. Most years...
Board: The VENT 06-13-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 12
Posted By essence253

I broke up a fight my first year 17 years ago. I hurt my back pulling a girl off another. The district did not cover my out of pocket expenses when I went to the doctor. I've never broken up another...
Board: Kindergarten 06-12-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By essence253

We use EL in my district and I don't like it. There is a workbook for students but they don't use it daily. The kids don't get a chance to write or practice comprehension skills daily. But they...
Board: Kindergarten 05-29-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 11
Posted By essence253
Line Order

I always have my class line up in ABC order according to last name. I just tell the kids that we always line up in line order. There is no such thing as skipping because everyone has a spot. If...
Board: Kindergarten 05-20-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 8
Posted By essence253

We have a promotional program. The students sing songs between classroom teachers calling students to receive completion certificates. It's a big production and parents usually take their kids out...
Board: Kindergarten 04-23-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By essence253
it is more work than it's worth. It takes away...

it is more work than it's worth. It takes away from our daily routine and no one cares except the K teachers who are burdened with reinventing the assessment wheel. Te state can get the same data for...

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