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Posts Made By: SwollenAnkles
Board: The VENT 04-11-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By SwollenAnkles
Thanks

Thanks to those of you that have given me some great advise and support. I appreciate that.

I have just asked PT to close my account because some like to attack and call names. I donít know if I...
Board: The VENT 04-11-2019, 08:31 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By SwollenAnkles
Thank you

Thanks for your nice suggestions and for not attacking me like and calling me names like a few did.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 04-11-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By SwollenAnkles
Same

Then they usually just get thrown away. Give the person the $9 instead. They could get a fancy coffee.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 04-11-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 31
 
Posted By SwollenAnkles
Sorry

He is beautiful! I am so sorry you are going through this. Pets are so wonderful, but when they go it hurts so bad. Love to you and your family.
Board: The VENT 04-11-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By SwollenAnkles
Yes

Amen to that!
Board: The VENT 04-10-2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By SwollenAnkles
Collaboration

This is a vent and a question. We have team collaboration every week. One team member has a very strong personality and has ,in a way, established herself as lead. I will call her JP. She doesnít...
Board: Classroom Management 04-09-2019, 09:04 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By SwollenAnkles
Thank you! I completely agree! I feel the...

Thank you! I completely agree! I feel the spelling list is a waste of time! Thank you for the input. My team is very stuck in their ways so I know I will be alone with getting rid of this out of date...
Board: Classroom Management 04-09-2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By SwollenAnkles
Spelling lists in 4th grade?

Yes I am already thinking about next year! I don’t want to teach spelling lists. My team does. It is also part of our basal reader we use, Journeys. I know a lot of teachers don’t do the list and...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 04-09-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 30
 
Posted By SwollenAnkles
Cult

Please he sounds crazy! Find a new church that makes you happy, not terrified. I am an atheist now, but was raised Methodist. The sermons were always happy, uplifting and meant to make you a better...
Board: The VENT 04-09-2019, 05:01 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By SwollenAnkles
Weird year

I teach fourth grade. I just had a student put on modified days because he was having pseudo seizures everyday. He told me he fakes them. The P feels he just has so much trauma. I feel he has it way...
Board: Classroom Management 04-07-2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 3
Art
 
Posted By SwollenAnkles
Thanks

That makes total sense. Now how do I get there? I am going to ask our real art teacher if I can come in and observe her teaching a lesson.
Board: The VENT 04-06-2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By SwollenAnkles
Human?

FJust because we are teaching children does not mean we are immune to human emotions. I think it is okay to feel this way. You work hard and want credit for that hard work. It is not fair that you...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 04-06-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By SwollenAnkles
No!

Sorry I didnít see this before. Donít do it if you are happy with your hair! It does damage your hair and you will have roots showing. I do it because I am not happy with my dish water blond color. I...
Board: The VENT 04-05-2019, 08:48 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By SwollenAnkles
Normal

I teach fourth grade and my team and I worry about that every year! You are not alone! Our fifth grade team always gripes about what the kids donít know when they get them, which makes us feel even...
Board: Classroom Management 04-05-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 3
Art
 
Posted By SwollenAnkles
Art

I work at an art magnet school. I am not the art teacher, but as a gen Ed teacher we have to do art too. I am great at classroom management with everything but art. Teaching art is loud and chaotic....
Board: Teachers' Lounge 04-05-2019, 05:06 AM
Replies: 40
 
Posted By SwollenAnkles
A little

This made me realize Iím a bit stand offish. PT is making me realize some things about myself. The mother say their was a post about asking how someone is doing. I am not one to do that. I have been...
Board: The VENT 04-04-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By SwollenAnkles
Bask in it! That is wonderful! I hope I someday...

Bask in it! That is wonderful! I hope I someday get such a treat with a certain teacher at my school! Many of us will dance if she gets kicked to the street!
Board: The VENT 04-04-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By SwollenAnkles
No support

The P is not being supportive so letís not even pretend. That is completely in your face disrespect of this poor teacher. I think you should get someone to watch your class and both of you sit in...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 04-02-2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By SwollenAnkles
Backyard

A vet here owns a Christmas Tree farm and one of the options is cremation and then he spreads the ashes at the farm. So three cats have gone there. My very special little poodle is buried in the back...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 04-02-2019, 06:39 PM
Replies: 38
 
Posted By SwollenAnkles
Bad!

That was the most terrible thing I have ever heard! I would be at the district about that! My students get scared even when we have practice lockdowns and they always know when they will be. I hate...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 04-02-2019, 05:38 AM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By SwollenAnkles
I would stop asking her. She does sound self...

I would stop asking her. She does sound self observed with her bragging. I have a bragger, name dropper person at my work. I donít talk to her at all and I donít care how she is doing unless she is...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 04-01-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By SwollenAnkles
?

This is actually something I worry about. Do I ask people enough how they are? People ask me all the time. It usually turns into a conversation though. I say something like, ďOh, I woke up with a...
Board: The VENT 04-01-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By SwollenAnkles
So bad

And then the kids are expected to do wonderful on these tests and the teachers are all held accountable if the donít. This is ridiculous. Walk away and make the district squirm.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 04-01-2019, 05:08 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By SwollenAnkles
Yes

Oh my I hope she does! Tell her you need them. I am on anxiety meds. I have been for years. I would not be able to work if I wasnít on them. Those are huge things you are dealing with. Take some...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-30-2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 28
 
Posted By SwollenAnkles
V8 Energy

The V8 Energy Juices are good. It isnít the tomato juice type. These are fruit juices. I get them at WinCo, but I am sure they carry them all over. I love tea so that is what I drink, unsweetened....



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