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Posts Made By: aly7123
Board: The VENT 10-11-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By aly7123
I know how you feel! I swear I am telling my...

I know how you feel! I swear I am telling my kids to be quiet so many times during the day. I know it's unrealistic to expect kids to be quiet all day long but there are certain times they do need...
Board: The VENT 10-10-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By aly7123
Good vent!

I have this student in my class. She has a reputation for being difficult, throwing temper tantrums, and just generally being a PITA. I wrote about her a few weeks ago when she threw a tantrum...
Board: The VENT 09-18-2019, 06:39 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By aly7123
Wow that really is a lot of time spent outside of...

Wow that really is a lot of time spent outside of school hours! I find it odd that the principal talked to you about work/home balance and then expects you to do all of this. Hopefully as the first...
Board: The VENT 09-18-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By aly7123
Tantrum during walkthrough

I teach third grade and had a surprise walkthrough during language arts. Everything was going well...the kids were reviewing fragments and run-ons and if they finished their work, they were to get...
Board: The VENT 07-04-2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 32
 
Posted By aly7123
When I was teaching in Virginia for the 2017-2018...

When I was teaching in Virginia for the 2017-2018 school year, I had to pay over $400 a paycheck for health insurance for me and my husband. Now we were only paid once a month so it's not quite as...
Board: The VENT 05-09-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By aly7123
Phew!

I have been a little nervous about my second grade class's end of the year Dibels scores. I have been subbing in this class since October 1 and just got hired full time for next year. I was hoping...
Board: The VENT 05-08-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By aly7123
The school I graduated from is considered one of...

The school I graduated from is considered one of those "bad" schools. Since I've graduated, the ESL population has skyrocketed there and there are a lot of poor families now living in the town. I...
Board: The Job Search 04-18-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By aly7123
Congratulations! I too have just gotten a job...

Congratulations! I too have just gotten a job offer and know exactly how you must feel! It's a wonderful feeling after sending out all those applications! Best of luck on your new position!
Board: The VENT 04-12-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 27
 
Posted By aly7123
So relieved!

It's been a while since I posted...in fact I think my last post was way back in December when I posted about how the teacher I was subbing for died from cancer. Since then I've basically been the...
Board: The VENT 12-21-2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By aly7123
Life is so unfair :-(

I moved back from Virginia this summer and then started subbing at the school I graduated from (which was the school I subbed at before I got my own classroom). When I subbed there last time (back...
Board: The VENT 09-19-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By aly7123
When I was in high school, we had a music teacher...

When I was in high school, we had a music teacher who was an alcoholic. My class actually found a bottle of whiskey hidden in the piano. He didn't supervise us very well and would sit in his office...
Board: The VENT 08-08-2018, 07:17 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By aly7123
Well I got my lovely rejection email this...

Well I got my lovely rejection email this morning. If they stuck to the trend of this area, they either hired someone right out of college since they would be super cheap or hired someone that's...
Board: The VENT 08-07-2018, 06:57 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By aly7123
I hate interviews!

I just got back from an interview for an elementary position (either sixth or second grade) and can I just say I hate interviews! I get so nervous days beforehand that I can't eat right and I get...
Board: The Job Search 05-08-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By aly7123
Salary Question on Application

I think the salary question on the PA teaching application is keeping me from getting interviews. On the application, it wants you to list the salary at each position you've held. Right now, I am...
Board: The VENT 05-06-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By aly7123
Thank you everyone. I tried to keep busy today...

Thank you everyone. I tried to keep busy today by working on school stuff and packing things up since we will be moving back home at the end of June. It kind of worked. I am probably only taking...
Board: The VENT 05-05-2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By aly7123
Why did this have to happen?

This isn't school related and I'm not sure if this is the right place to put it but I just need to type out my feelings.

My cousin died on Thursday. He was only 30 years old. I didn't cry until...
Board: The VENT 04-25-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By aly7123
I'm moving back home to northeastern PA...

I'm moving back home to northeastern PA (Schuylkill County to be exact). I'm not sure if you're familiar with it but it's a pretty small, rural area. So far, I've found 5 jobs to apply for, one...
Board: The VENT 04-25-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By aly7123
Way to cram everything in last minute

There are 36 days of school left. These are super busy days with our class trip, field day, end of the year testing, end of the year party, plus day-to-day teaching. There's really not a minute of...
Board: The VENT 04-09-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By aly7123
Unfortunately, our school has a high special ed...

Unfortunately, our school has a high special ed population and she does have a lot of other students on her caseload. It is her and one other special ed teacher for 9 kindergarten classrooms so they...
Board: The VENT 04-08-2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By aly7123
Special Ed student not getting their hours

I know there's probably nothing I can do to fix this, but I need to vent.

The special ed teacher assigned to my classroom has been so overworked with meetings and testing lately that the student...
Board: The VENT 03-18-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By aly7123
I think Mom was planning on homeschooling...

I think Mom was planning on homeschooling anyway...she didn't seem upset about the shamrock project and had actually asked me about some ideas for when she starts homeschooling.

There is actually...
Board: The VENT 03-18-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By aly7123
In regards to diversity, I do not stop my...

In regards to diversity, I do not stop my students from talking to each other about their beliefs. I have heard them talking about God and things like that and I don't stop them. However, allowing...
Board: The VENT 03-17-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By aly7123
Thanks for the short notice!

I teach kindergarten and sometimes my team sends home projects for families to work on together at home and then bring into school. For March, we decided to have the children work with their...
Board: The VENT 03-03-2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By aly7123
Ugh I hate applying for jobs!

Can I just say how much I hate applying for teaching jobs? I posted weeks ago about how I am leaving Virginia to move back home to PA. Well it's time to start gathering up all my things to send out...
Board: The VENT 02-09-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By aly7123
Scheduling meetings during my lunch

I am so tired of local screening and IEP meetings being scheduled during my lunch. I think out of about 5 or 6 meetings so far this year, only 1 or 2 have been scheduled at a time that wasn't my...



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