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Posts Made By: hikinghiker
Board: The VENT 04-08-2021, 10:23 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By hikinghiker
I understand, my first and second year I had...

I understand, my first and second year I had severe behaviors. As in, having to evacuate classrooms behaviors. Throwing chairs, scissors, slapping teachers and even admin, cursing everyone out, etc. ...
Board: Kindergarten 03-25-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By hikinghiker
Elmo

Everyone does collection bags at the same time. So I put on a math song and call kids to pick their bag. They take their bag and find a spot to work. Some prefer floor, table, etc. Then they work at...
Board: The VENT 03-25-2021, 06:55 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By hikinghiker
msd2

It's Kindergarten so I'd wish them luck finding a school that doesn't do arts and crafts or activities. They've spent their entire year so far on a computer doing the bare basics with nothing fun. No...
Board: The VENT 03-24-2021, 06:50 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By hikinghiker
Don't check your email over breaks. They aren't...

Don't check your email over breaks. They aren't paying you to check it so turn it off and forget about it. I have low level anxiety so not checking my email is really difficult but I force myself to...
Board: Kindergarten 03-23-2021, 08:10 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By hikinghiker
Mural crafts. Have shape cutouts (or have them...

Mural crafts. Have shape cutouts (or have them cut them out themselves) and have them use multiple shapes to make a picture. For example they could use a square and a triangle to make a house, or...
Board: The VENT 03-23-2021, 07:55 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By hikinghiker
Just heard the loveliest thing from one of my kindergarteners

This morning he told me he's changing schools soon. I asked why and he said because his mom says this is a fake school that doesn't teach anything.

Ugh....

To put it in perspective, this kid...
Board: Kindergarten 03-23-2021, 07:05 AM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By hikinghiker
So collection bags are gallon sized ziplocks of...

So collection bags are gallon sized ziplocks of random things. So I have bags with counting bears, seashells, beads, dominoes, dinosaur figures, animals counters from lakeshore, basically anything...
Board: BusyBoard 03-22-2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By hikinghiker
I'm dying...that is so funny LOL I grew up...

I'm dying...that is so funny LOL

I grew up in Southern California and literally only owned a pair of flip flops and a pair of running shoes for the longest time. When I went to college in a place...
Board: Kindergarten 03-22-2021, 10:03 AM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By hikinghiker
8:00-8:30: Soft start like Sbkangas5. My kids...

8:00-8:30: Soft start like Sbkangas5. My kids have bins of toys that they play with - usually things like legos, pretend food, pattern blocks, etc. Normally we share but this year they'll all have...
Board: Kindergarten 03-17-2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By hikinghiker
Sbkangas5

SO jealous of your list! Your school seems amazingly aware of students developmental needs.

Would you mind describing your science center a little more? I tried to create one last year and it...
Board: The VENT 03-17-2021, 08:06 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By hikinghiker
Also high, highly recommend love and logic...

Also high, highly recommend love and logic method. Also, I received a book my first year teaching and it was titled something like, "How to talk so children will listen," and that book really changed...
Board: The VENT 03-17-2021, 08:00 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By hikinghiker
Kinder teacher here. Most of my job is classroom...

Kinder teacher here. Most of my job is classroom management. Teaching is a bonus LOL

#1: Ignore. This is an attempt for attention coming from a 1st grader. Other students will take their cue from...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-08-2021, 07:29 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By hikinghiker
I understand both sides. I ended up getting the...

I understand both sides. I ended up getting the vaccine but I do understand the hesitation.

If you read any articles about the vaccine (from anywhere, including the CDC) all accounts of adverse...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-08-2021, 07:20 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By hikinghiker
For me, it's a slippery slope. I'll regularly do...

For me, it's a slippery slope. I'll regularly do carnivore to trim up or reset my eating habits, get rid of problems like psoriasis, etc, mostly because I try to 'cheat' with Keto.

The main...
Board: BusyBoard 03-08-2021, 07:16 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By hikinghiker
Agree with the not-creative thing. Also,...

Agree with the not-creative thing.

Also, while I do really really love donuts, pre-packed snacks are so amazing because I can take one and not feel like I have to eat it right that second. Also,...
Board: BusyBoard 03-08-2021, 07:14 AM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By hikinghiker
Not common at all. I can't imagine calling...

Not common at all. I can't imagine calling someone that either, it would feel so so weird to me! We use Mr. and Ms/Mrs. here.

I wouldn't necessarily take it as sarcasm, that would depend on the...
Board: The VENT 03-08-2021, 07:10 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By hikinghiker
Thank you everyone so much! I'll suggest...

Thank you everyone so much!

I'll suggest earphones if the problem persists, but parents and grandparents help out a fair bit so that might be more difficult since they can't assist. I'm going to...
Board: The VENT 03-05-2021, 08:13 PM
Replies: 20
 
Posted By hikinghiker
I so agree! I can see it even in my...

I so agree! I can see it even in my kindergarteners. That plus the inability to deal with boredom. They need constant stimulus and seem to have trouble turning their brains off which undoubtedly...
Board: BusyBoard 03-05-2021, 08:11 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By hikinghiker
We have a bus, but not many students take it. If...

We have a bus, but not many students take it. If a student rides the bus, they leave class 5-10 minutes early. If its a kindergarten/1st grade student, they are paired with an older buddy who...
Board: The VENT 03-05-2021, 08:09 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By hikinghiker
Keltikmom, thank you for the reply! The...

Keltikmom,

thank you for the reply! The issue isn't her being blunt. She knows that all she needs to do is unmute and tell me to say it again. I even have a 'no raised hand' policy where students...
Board: The VENT 03-05-2021, 07:35 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By hikinghiker
How can I handle this better?

I have a student with an IEP for partial deafness in one ear. Kindergarten, btw. Her accommodations are me wearing a clear mask and her asking for help. Overall, good student. Parents chose to keep...
Board: The VENT 03-03-2021, 09:11 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By hikinghiker
I think those teachers need to confront her....

I think those teachers need to confront her. What's happening right now is point blank gossip. They're gossiping about another teacher to you. If they have a concern they need to:

1. Bring it to...
Board: Kindergarten 02-25-2021, 09:00 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By hikinghiker
Thoughts on stuffed animals at school?

My school is shifting to Hybrid on Monday, then full time after Spring Break. I'm debating telling my parents that their child choosing in-person can bring a stuffed animal to school.

Normally, I...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-25-2021, 08:06 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By hikinghiker
I'ver been ravenously hungry but I don't think...

I'ver been ravenously hungry but I don't think it's the vaccine LOL

I did have a really sore arm with my first dose though. It started subtly hurting immediately after and within the house it felt...
Board: The VENT 02-22-2021, 09:46 AM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By hikinghiker
Parents not using communication platforms...

I just had a parent request a meeting and I have a feeling that it's about missed communications and wanting to place blame on me.

I've told parents explicitly over a dozen times that we are...



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