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Posts Made By: checkerjane
Board: Special Education 09-16-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By checkerjane
Thank you all so much. I greatly appreciate the...

Thank you all so much. I greatly appreciate the advice and kind words. I was hopeful today would be good, but I had a run in with a parent. I would have walked out today if I didnít need a paycheck...
Board: The VENT 09-15-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By checkerjane
Wow. I’m so sorry. It sounds like an impossible...

Wow. I’m so sorry. It sounds like an impossible situation. The principal admitting if you knew about the environment before that you wouldn’t have taken the job, kind of says a lot about it.

If...
Board: The VENT 09-15-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By checkerjane
IDK if severe and profound kiddos are more...

IDK if severe and profound kiddos are more intuitive to changes, but holy cow. My two severe kids were off ALL week long. My paras and I were so ready for Friday. :o
Board: The VENT 09-15-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By checkerjane
Me, either. However, Iím not a really social...

Me, either. However, Iím not a really social person in the first place, so some of itís probably my fault.
Board: Special Education 09-15-2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By checkerjane
I think this is the most frustrating thing for me.

Working my butt off and taking time away from my family to stay on top of things and plan my lessons only to feel like Iím not giving my kids what they need and knowing that other teachers donít...
Board: The VENT 08-31-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By checkerjane
Hilarious!!!! Observations for us started last...

Hilarious!!!! Observations for us started last week.
Board: Special Education 08-31-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By checkerjane
I know yíall are tired of me griping.

So I apologize. Itís the same old thing, and I feel like I get zero support from the powers who be. Trying to figure out a solution is so frustrating, especially since Iím dealing with annuals,...
Board: Special Education 08-31-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By checkerjane
Update - they hired a para for him before he even...

Update - they hired a para for him before he even started. :)
Board: BusyBoard 08-31-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By checkerjane
Reading A to Z

I had it last year and liked it, but Iím buckling down on spending a lot of my own money this year. I mostly used it for the fluency passages and the decodable readers. Anybody have suggestions for...
Board: The VENT 08-25-2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By checkerjane
Holy crap! I feel bad for complaining.

Holy crap! I feel bad for complaining.
Board: Special Education 08-25-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By checkerjane
Will he have a para? I’m in a similar situation,...

Will he have a para? I’m in a similar situation, but a self contained classroom isn’t an option because we don’t have one. I don’t do any push in services, all my kids are pulled.

I try and...
Board: Special Education 08-24-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By checkerjane
Without going into much detail, weíre in a bind...

Without going into much detail, weíre in a bind with the state dept and itís 100% her fault. Itís something sheís been warned about before, and she did it anyway. So Iím supposed to jump in and do...
Board: The VENT 08-24-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By checkerjane
Is your entire student population 370, or just...

Is your entire student population 370, or just your IEP kids? How many sped teachers do yíall have?
Board: The VENT 08-24-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By checkerjane
The classroom teacher refers a kid who needs to...

The classroom teacher refers a kid who needs to be tested to me. I call the parent, get more info, and set up a meeting. Then I do paperwork to review existing data and get parent consent. Our...
Board: The VENT 08-24-2019, 06:43 AM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By checkerjane
Iím PreK-3rd sped. I think I am going to give...

Iím PreK-3rd sped. I think I am going to give them a visual of how long this will take me. Maybe theyíll give me a workday or something. Theyíve already made it clear they wonít hire another sped...
Board: The VENT 08-24-2019, 06:40 AM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By checkerjane
Iím the sped teacher, so I do all the paperwork,...

Iím the sped teacher, so I do all the paperwork, set up all the meetings, coordinate related services to attend meetings, etc. I keep our meetings short.
Board: The VENT 08-23-2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By checkerjane
Upset, overwhelmed, and bummed

I have 6 annual IEPs before October 1st; 3 initials that have already been tested; and 6 that still need tested. The ones that still need tested require two meetings (gain consent and initial...
Board: Special Education 08-23-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By checkerjane
Vent about director

She tells me to do stuff that isn’t right, I show her in the policy and procedure manual where it says so, and she lies and tells my admin she didn’t say that. I’m so done with her. She makes a hard...
Board: The VENT 08-19-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By checkerjane
Fingers crossed this works out for you! :)

Fingers crossed this works out for you! :)
Board: The VENT 08-19-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By checkerjane
Iíve only been teaching 12 (maybe 13, I canít...

Iíve only been teaching 12 (maybe 13, I canít remember) years, and Iíve seen a shift and further break down of the system. The things you listed are totally out of your control, and no amount of...
Board: The VENT 08-18-2019, 06:15 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By checkerjane
Iím going to feel weird doing it, but I have an...

Iím going to feel weird doing it, but I have an extra para on Monday and Tuesday because a kiddo is gone to therapy those two days. Sheís going to be doing a lot with my pull out kids. I refuse to...
Board: The VENT 08-18-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By checkerjane
I feel you. Iím already done with this and...

I feel you. Iím already done with this and dreading Mondays also. I have eight annual IEPs due in September, a re-eval and annual by next Friday, and six initials by October 1st. I want to sit in the...
Board: Special Education 08-18-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By checkerjane
I’m already pulling my kids to meet their service...

I’m already pulling my kids to meet their service times. I started last week (the first full week of school). I’m asking for pacing calendars and lesson plans to help align what they’re...
Board: Special Education 08-18-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By checkerjane
Grade levels create their own pacing calendars...

Grade levels create their own pacing calendars together, and theyíre done within the first week of school, per district policy. We share all of our lesson plans in a folder in Google Drive with our...
Board: The VENT 08-17-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By checkerjane
We had to write an interesting fact about...

We had to write an interesting fact about ourselves, which were then read aloud and tried to guess the person. I was like, yeah...I got nothing interesting, so I didnít do it. <!--giggle-->



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