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Posts Made By: ConnieWI
Board: BusyBoard 09-20-2020, 03:02 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By ConnieWI
Because of the Election...

I would begin in the Northeast. That way, you could include Washington, D. C. in your study.

I am sure there are many great self-guided, on-line tours of important buildings and historical...
Board: The VENT 09-16-2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 20
Posted By ConnieWI

Your 7th grade child is upset because the teacher asked her to use her left hand, and instead, she used her right hand.

I agree the teacher could have been nicer about it, but I also understand...
Board: The VENT 09-15-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 9
Posted By ConnieWI

I am surprised you are able to do MAPS tests virtually. How does that work? I would think parents would be giving students answers left and right.

In my district, we are face-to-face at...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-05-2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 14
Posted By ConnieWI
Skillet Tomatoes and Zucchini

In this recipe, substitute cherry tomatoes for the Roma tomatoes.

Skillet Tomatoes and Zucchini

2 tablespoons margarine or butter
4 small zucchini, sliced
2 small summer squash, sliced
Board: BusyBoard 08-25-2020, 04:28 AM
Replies: 2
Posted By ConnieWI

The testing my district does includes Fountas and Pinnell, FastTest, and MAPS. These test determine qualification for intervention in reading and math.

F & P and the FastTest can be downloaded...
Board: Retired Teachers 08-24-2020, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By ConnieWI
Me Too!

As I have watched the news the past few days, I was wondered the same thing.
Board: BusyBoard 08-18-2020, 03:11 AM
Replies: 5
Posted By ConnieWI

Always start your letters at the top,
Always start your letters at the top,
If you're going to write a letter,
Then you better, better, better,
You better start your letters at the top.

Board: Retired Teachers 08-16-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 9
Posted By ConnieWI
Story to Tell

My mother and father bought an older home from my grandma. When they returned from their honeymoon, they moved into this rather old home in need of remodeling.

The first night in the house, my...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-05-2020, 08:11 AM
Replies: 32
Posted By ConnieWI
Guilty Pleasures

Gilmore Girls
A Place to Call Home
Miss Fischers Murder Mysteries
Partners in Crime
Prime Suspect
Board: Retired Teachers 08-04-2020, 02:59 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By ConnieWI
My Last Class

My last class of third graders graduated from high school this year.
Board: Retired Teachers 08-04-2020, 02:58 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By ConnieWI
Sick Day and Personal Days

In my district, sick days and personal days run from the first day in August to the last day teacher day in June. If you want to retire at the semester, you have to wait until mid-January.

Board: The VENT 08-04-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By ConnieWI
Hybrid Model

In my district, the hybrid model will only be available if a grade level has 25 to 30 students who sign up. If there is not this number, that grade level will not have a hybrid option. This option...
Board: The VENT 08-04-2020, 02:40 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By ConnieWI
My School

In my building, classrooms will have certain times for bathroom breaks and to fill water bottles. It will be in our schedule, just like art, music, phy ed, etc.

Kids will not be allowed to use...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-01-2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 55
Posted By ConnieWI
Finished Last Night

The Lost and Found Bookshop by Susan Wiggs...very good...about a bookshop owner named Blythe, her daughter, Natalie, Blythe's dad, Andrew, who is suffering from old age, Peach, the bookshop's...
Board: BusyBoard 07-31-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By ConnieWI
Politely Say....

"Ms. A and I were having a conversation. When we finish our conversation, I will leave and you may have your conversation."
Board: BusyBoard 07-30-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By ConnieWI
My Thought...

Nod your head to what the team wants to do...yup, you agree...then do what is best for your students.

Truthfully...who is going to know unless there are twins at your grade level in two different...
Board: BusyBoard 07-30-2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By ConnieWI
First person says one, next person says two, and...

First person says one, next person says two, and continue until you reach the desired number. This is called count around. This can also be done by beginning with six and counting up, or beginning...
Board: BusyBoard 07-29-2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 1
Posted By ConnieWI
Game Boards

I am making Fundations game boards for a friend.

I am looking for free game boards where I can download it to my computer and type the words I want in the spaces. I guess you would call them...
Board: BusyBoard 07-28-2020, 04:36 AM
Replies: 10
Posted By ConnieWI

My district loves Bridges. We had very good staff development, and the intervention staff was even trained in AVMR (Advantage Math Recovery) which compliments the Bridges curriculum and intervention...
Board: BusyBoard 07-28-2020, 04:28 AM
Replies: 2
Posted By ConnieWI
Card Game

Each child stands on a state. The teacher must definitely know the name of the state where each child is standing.

"Raise you had if you are standing on California."

"Touch your ear if you are...
Board: Retired Teachers 07-27-2020, 04:48 AM
Replies: 5
Posted By ConnieWI
Human Resources

I would contact your Human Resources department and ask for a meeting. They should be able to explain the plans to you.
Board: BusyBoard 07-27-2020, 04:30 AM
Replies: 8
Posted By ConnieWI
In My Case...

I not only find myself complimenting, but also informing children that they are making poor choices.
Board: The VENT 07-22-2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By ConnieWI
Hybrid Model

My district is doing a hybrid model along with two other models (in school and virtual). When parents choose and sign-up their child for school this fall, they will choose one of these models.
Board: The VENT 07-14-2020, 04:07 AM
Replies: 18
Posted By ConnieWI
My District

My district has a form that staff must sign. It spells out what the district expects from staff concerning social distancing, masks, etc. They are providing each staff member with two masks and a...
Board: BusyBoard 07-12-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By ConnieWI
A Long Read, But Well Worth It

My sister sent this to me. Long...but well worth it.

Written by a dad in Fairfax county.
From Joe Morice, daughters in 8th & 10th grade in our Centreville Pyramid:

To our fellow FCPS...

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