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Posts Made By: ConnieWI
Board: Retired Teachers 02-26-2021, 05:45 PM
Replies: 11
Posted By ConnieWI

After the November 2010 election, Wisconsin got a new governor and shortly after that, Act 10 was enacted. I knew if I stayed beyond the next June, the district would be changing our contract and...
Board: The VENT 02-24-2021, 03:51 PM
Replies: 12
Posted By ConnieWI
My Wish...

My wish is that the original poster lets us know what happens in the end.

Inquiring minds want to know!!LOL
Board: Retired Teachers 02-23-2021, 04:27 PM
Replies: 1
Posted By ConnieWI
Stimulus Checks

Do you have to pay taxes on the money received through a stimulus check? Are the stimulus checks considered income?

The short answer: No. In the somewhat longer words of the IRS: “No, the payment...
Board: Retired Teachers 02-23-2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By ConnieWI
Stimulus Check

Do you have to pay taxes on the money received through a stimulus check?

The short answer: No. In the somewhat longer words of the IRS: “No, the payment is not income and taxpayers will not owe...
Board: The VENT 02-23-2021, 04:10 PM
Replies: 12
Posted By ConnieWI
Different Issues

There are two different issues here.

I am going to assume the girl did the work and the boy submitted her work.
The girl is a sucker, and the boy is the cheater. I apologize if I've made the...
Board: Retired Teachers 02-19-2021, 09:45 AM
Replies: 11
Posted By ConnieWI
What a Great Post!!

I bought a new car almost two years ago. There was definitely a learning curve. When the temperature is below freezing, it warns me that the roads may be icy. I laugh every time, because my city...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-17-2021, 03:03 AM
Replies: 9
Posted By ConnieWI
Pans of Water

Static electricity is caused by lack of moisture.

Place some pans of water in several places in your home. When the water evaporates, there will be moisture in your home and this should solve...
Board: The VENT 02-13-2021, 03:41 PM
Replies: 14
Posted By ConnieWI
Poor Example

I would have to say your principal is a poor example of what a principal should be. His supporting and leading needs some professional development!

In my district, we have to fill out a form at...
Board: The VENT 02-13-2021, 05:01 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By ConnieWI
I Agree...

I don't think virtual is to blame either. I agree he would be doing the same thing in person.

The difference would be that with in person, the teacher would be able to have consequences if after...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-10-2021, 05:51 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By ConnieWI
One Thing You Will Need to Know

Compression socks come in many measurements. By this I mean that you will need to know the measurement of compression your doctor recommends.

My compression sock measurement is between 20 and...
Board: The VENT 02-06-2021, 03:39 PM
Replies: 14
Posted By ConnieWI
My Suggestion

Send this parent a link to the school calendar and suggest he bookmark it.

He can figure it out for himself and have it bookmarked for future reference.
Board: The VENT 02-02-2021, 03:09 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By ConnieWI
My Advice...

Smile and say thanks when your coworkers share things with you, and continue to share with them.

Then do you own thing...what you believe is best for your students. Hopefully, nobody is telling...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-02-2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 20
Posted By ConnieWI
Dog in the Yard

When your dog is in the fenced yard, make sure she is on a line. Your dog won't be able to go through the fence if she has a long leash. She can roam the yard, but not leave it.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-31-2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 8
Posted By ConnieWI
Hawke Series

by Ted Bell
Board: BusyBoard 01-29-2021, 12:32 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By ConnieWI

Instead of having your student's timeline run from left to right, have it run from top to bottom. You could show your students a timeline that runs from left to right so they are familiar with it...
Board: The VENT 01-25-2021, 02:14 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By ConnieWI
Sounds Like...

the perfect child to retain in the coming school year.
Board: The VENT 01-25-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By ConnieWI
So Sorry to Hear This...

Before your district asks you to return the old program to them for storage, make copies of what you like. Then use it instead of the new program.

Close your door and no one will know.

I have...
Board: The VENT 01-25-2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By ConnieWI
My Thought...

If I were walking in your shoes, I would type an unsigned message to Michael Miserable/Debbie Downer and put it in his/her mailbox.

Tell him/her exactly what you wrote in the first paragraph of...
Board: The VENT 01-24-2021, 01:43 PM
Replies: 13
Posted By ConnieWI
Know What You are Feeling

For twenty-one years of my career, I worked in a school with one of each grade, K to sixth. Because there were so few of us, each of us had many Sunshine, committee, district, and union...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-17-2021, 04:56 AM
Replies: 27
Posted By ConnieWI
Soup vs. Stew

My favorite soup is more of a stew.

After Church Stew

1 to 1½ lbs. stew meat, cut in half or thirds with a kitchen scissors
2 t. salt
½ t. to 1 t. dry basil
¼ t. pepper
2-3 stalks celery,...
Board: Retired Teachers 01-13-2021, 03:45 AM
Replies: 9
Posted By ConnieWI

Just love the news you posted.

Now...she will need to watch out for her vulture children wanting money from her generous monthly allowance.

Just say NO, NO, NO!!!
Board: BusyBoard 01-12-2021, 02:49 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By ConnieWI

My third graders interviewed a parent or grandparent about their third grade experience. I am attaching the interview form used by my class. Feel free to make any changes or shorten the form.

Board: Retired Teachers 01-11-2021, 04:37 PM
Replies: 17
Posted By ConnieWI
Classroom Library

I left my classroom library for the new teacher. I told my staff I was doing this so they would not help themselves.

I remember beginning my career without one single book in my classroom...
Board: BusyBoard 01-11-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By ConnieWI

I teach two first grade intervention classes, four days per week.

In October, at the beginning of round one intervention, I pretest student individually on their kindergarten sight words. Then I...
Board: BusyBoard 01-08-2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By ConnieWI
Onset and Rhyme

I teach students to look for the onset and rhyme.

cap = /c/ (onset) and /ap/ (rhyme)

cape = /c/ (onset) and /ape/ (rhyme)

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