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Posts Made By: ElizabethJoy
Board: The VENT 11-12-2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By ElizabethJoy
Gaps

Your P is clueless. There is no point moving on to harder content when there are gaps that need to be filled!
Board: The VENT 11-11-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By ElizabethJoy
Mental health days

Yay! I love a good mental health day! I have only taken them a couple of times when I was under severe stress, and they helped. Enjoy :)
Board: The VENT 11-07-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 22
 
Posted By ElizabethJoy
Single parents

As the child of a single parent who STILL has never met their father, I can assure you I was always a compliant, well-mannered student. Not sure what single parenting has to do with this topic. I'm...
Board: The VENT 11-07-2019, 12:39 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By ElizabethJoy
Tough Kinder class

I LOVE Happygal's post, because I think there is never an easy or quick fix with a tricky class.

Kinder is a challenging year because the kids are learning social skills and how to be a student,...
Board: The VENT 11-05-2019, 08:55 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By ElizabethJoy
ignorant comments

LOL When people say things like this to me I'm just like, "yeah, you know what, the holidays are AWESOME. I get to work in my pajamas! Jealous? You should totally study teaching. You would LOVE it!"...
Board: Kindergarten 11-05-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By ElizabethJoy
Carpet time.

Yep, 20 mins would be about the limit for me. In the first half of the year it's more like 10 minutes.
Board: Kindergarten 11-03-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By ElizabethJoy
Ipads for K

I'm a bit old school and tend to limit tech in my classroom. I realise I'm antiquated :o In my defence, I did incorporate computers and Ipads a lot more when I taught older kids, I'm just not a fan...
Board: The VENT 10-31-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By ElizabethJoy
Carpet

How frustrating. I'd be annoyed too. I've never been in a classroom that wasn't carpeted :confused:

Sounds a bit like the custodian just did not get around the organising it for you.

I am also...
Board: The VENT 10-30-2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By ElizabethJoy
Stink

No reason at all why you should be humiliated. He needs a consequence, every time. Your response should be quick and without emotion. Little jerks grow into big jerks unless something changes. Sorry...
Board: Kindergarten 10-24-2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By ElizabethJoy
Centres

I feel like every year I have to adjust the way I do literacy rotations to fit the needs of my students. This year I have a very capable, independent group that get bored fairly easily, so what works...
Board: Kindergarten 10-24-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By ElizabethJoy
Halloween

Nope. We do have a book parade in August where kids dress up as their favourite storybook character and we run a lot of fun activities based around stories and reading. I prefer it, but I also grew...
Board: The VENT 10-22-2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By ElizabethJoy
Writing

Ughh. I HATE when teachers are expected to all do the same. I LOVE teaching writing to Kinders. There are so many fun and effective ways to do it. I'm sorry you're not being respected more.

To be...
Board: Kindergarten 10-21-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By ElizabethJoy
Dibels

It's the worst. I hate that the data doesn't reflect what all of my students are capable of.

I actually liked DIBELS when I taught 3/4, but it has been a total headache for K. I may as well be...
Board: Kindergarten 10-21-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By ElizabethJoy
Timed testing and kinders

It's nearly the end of the school year here in Aus, which means end of year DIBELS testing. The joys!

My ASD kiddo simply does not 'get' timed testing. Our letter name fluency test today went like...
Board: The VENT 10-21-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By ElizabethJoy
I second this. Normally I think challenging...

I second this. Normally I think challenging kiddos should be shared equally between classes, but pregnancy is different. I would not be teaching a potentially violent student if I were pregnant-...
Board: The VENT 10-15-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By ElizabethJoy
Breakfast

That is shocking and completely immoral. And can't be helping with behaviour <!--grumpy-->

My school doesn't do meals at all, but when I worked at a school with a breakfast club it was peanut...
Board: The VENT 10-14-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By ElizabethJoy
Bechmarks

Benchmarks are kinda silly. I care about the progress my students are making, not their raw scores. At the end of last year, I had one kid (in kindergarten) still reading at a level 1. And sure, that...
Board: The VENT 09-26-2019, 09:40 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By ElizabethJoy
If it's yours and you want it, then of course you...

If it's yours and you want it, then of course you should take it. Admin created the problem, so admin needs to fix it. I actually think it will be a good visual reminder for them.
Board: The VENT 09-22-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By ElizabethJoy
Saying no

I'm with you! I am soooo thankful for a boss that backs us teachers up. At our school we are most definitely allowed to say no, use consequences, and be firm when required. Now allowing children to...
Board: The VENT 09-18-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By ElizabethJoy
Time off

Agreed! And for goodness sake, 5 weeks with subs is not gonna kill anyone. How ridiculous.

Sorry you're going through this.
Board: The VENT 09-15-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By ElizabethJoy
Friends at work

My closest friends are definitely outside of work, but I am friendly with most of my co-workers and would count 3-4 of them as actual friends.

I did have one co-worker I was super close with but...
Board: The VENT 09-10-2019, 09:41 PM
Replies: 25
 
Posted By ElizabethJoy
Hallways

I've never worked in a school that had hallways (schools aren't really built like that in Australia). But, when my class is walking past another room, we duck down and pretend to be 'ninjas' so we...
Board: The VENT 09-10-2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By ElizabethJoy
Schedule

Imagine getting a phonecall like that LOL. Completely inappropriate!
Board: The VENT 09-09-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By ElizabethJoy
Cleaning

I have my kinders clean their desks at the end of each day using microfibre cloths and warm water. I use a non-toxic spray on days when we have painted or used a lot of glue, or if anyone is sick,...
Board: Kindergarten 08-29-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By ElizabethJoy
Multiage

LOTS of rotational groups.

Many concepts can be introduced whole group, + then you can send kids off to rotating activities while you work in more depth with a particular grade level- or two.
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