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Posts Made By: ConnieWI
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-26-2020, 05:04 AM
Replies: 9
Posted By ConnieWI

I stayed up and watched SNL on Saturday.

I loved the opening sketch with Biden Bingo and a shot. I also liked the Village People during "Weekend Update."

I thought Adele did a wonderful job as...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-25-2020, 05:41 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By ConnieWI
Have You Read...

The Eighth Detective by Alex Pavesi?

What a unique murder mystery!

Murder mysteries are not my first choice when it comes to choosing what to read. After the first chapter of this book, I...
Board: Retired Teachers 10-25-2020, 04:19 AM
Replies: 24
Posted By ConnieWI

Stores have signs that require masks. At the beginning, there were a lot of complaints, but now it just seems to be common sense and done automatically.

My school district is face-to-face, and...
Board: The VENT 10-24-2020, 03:54 AM
Replies: 5
Posted By ConnieWI
Speak Up Politely

I think you have to have a polite response when parents are "projecting all of their rage onto the teachers, making hurtful statements towards us and totally unnecessary accusatory comments."
Board: The VENT 10-21-2020, 02:22 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By ConnieWI
Love the Above Advice from Elspeech

I would also let your administrator know how you feel. He/She needs to be aware of your frustration and how you feel you are not being supported.

Things won't (and can't) change unless others...
Board: The VENT 10-21-2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By ConnieWI
So Sorry This is Happening to You!

At virtual conferences, I think you must address the problem head on with the parent.

Explain how you noticed the parent is doing the child's work and that this is not going to bode well for the...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-20-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 12
Posted By ConnieWI
My Suggestion

Seven Sisters Series by Lucina Riley:
1. The Seven Sisters
2. The Storm Sister
3. The Shadow Sister
4. The Pearl Sister
5. The Moon Sister
6. The Sun Sister

This author also has many other...
Board: BusyBoard 10-20-2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By ConnieWI
My District

All students and staff in my district are required to wear face masks unless they completed a form stating a health problem. Several of our severe special needs students are not wear masks or...
Board: The VENT 10-20-2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 8
Posted By ConnieWI

Forward the posts from principal #1 to principal #2.

Ask principal #2 if this is the way things are being done in building #2.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-20-2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 14
Posted By ConnieWI
Roz Olson's Mix

Roz Olsonís Mix

2 batches popped corn (I use two bags of microwave and pour in a separate bowl to remove old maids.)
l large can string potatoes
l large can cashew pieces
1 bag cheddar cheese...
Board: BusyBoard 10-20-2020, 03:33 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By ConnieWI
My District

All students in my district (4K-12th) are in school face-to-face. All staff and students must wear masks all day except when eating or at recess.

Classrooms must have seating charts. Charts were...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-18-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 10
Posted By ConnieWI
My Suggestion...

Yahtzee is one of my favorite games.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-15-2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 10
Posted By ConnieWI

I am assuming before you are granted unemployment, the state checks with your employer and it has to be OKed by your employer. I would also contact your employer to let them know this happened so if...
Board: BusyBoard 10-14-2020, 01:05 AM
Replies: 4
Posted By ConnieWI

The student at my school will bring costumes to school that can be put on in the classroom fifteen minutes before the party begins.

There will be no food, but games and activities. We will also...
Board: Retired Teachers 10-11-2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By ConnieWI
I'll Go First

Summer of 1970. Eighteen years old.

I was living with my godparents as a caretaker for their seven year old son. I enjoyed living with them because they lived on a lake, but I had no friends...
Board: The VENT 10-11-2020, 07:32 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By ConnieWI
You Are A Better Person

You are a better person than me!! <!--pumpkin2-->

I would have forwarded that email or copied that email and made sure the person who was wrong was informed about the error.

I am too old to be...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-11-2020, 07:28 PM
Replies: 11
Posted By ConnieWI
Tetanus Shot

When my doctor told me I needed a tetanus shot and left the room, the nurse whispered to me that if I went to the county to get one, it would cost $5 rather than the $90+ cost at the doctor's office....
Board: BusyBoard 10-08-2020, 02:37 AM
Replies: 2
Posted By ConnieWI

What about making the Jeopardy categories topics like ocean, rain forest, mountains, dogs, etc.? Within each topic, you could write a variety of problems with different operations. Students would...
Board: The VENT 10-07-2020, 01:53 PM
Replies: 11
Posted By ConnieWI
Note To Parent

Dear Parent,

I wanted to let you know that you scored an 84% on your child's math assignment. When I let your child do the assignment, he scored a 90%. Which grade would you like me to enter in...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-04-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By ConnieWI
Time To Check

In my state, your picture ID must have your correct address. This is necessary so you are voting at the correct location and get the ballot that correctly lists the people you are voting for in your...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-30-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By ConnieWI
My Dad and Godfather

I love this idea.

Before I was born, my dad, mom, godmother, and godfather went out for dinner. It was a snowy night, and the men went outside to help someone get out of a snowdrift.

Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-30-2020, 02:58 PM
Replies: 43
Posted By ConnieWI
Would Love to Know

Are either of the baby's names family names?

How were the names chosen?
Board: The VENT 09-29-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 17
Posted By ConnieWI
My Thought...

The next time students pick up packets, this child gets a copy of last week's packet and next week's packet.

If an animal peed on it, can you imagine what the rest of the house looks like?
Board: BusyBoard 09-29-2020, 03:19 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By ConnieWI
Post-It Note

Place a post-it note on the child's desk. Every time the child hums, walk by and make a tally mark. Three tally marks and the child needs to give you minutes at recess.

The post-it is a visual...
Board: The VENT 09-25-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By ConnieWI
State the Facts

I would email the parent and state the facts. Ask nicely that she help you to curb the child's disrespectful behavior to his/her classmates and teacher.

The parent evidently doesn't understand...

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