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Posts Made By: Marcimcg
Board: Retired Teachers 10-08-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Marcimcg
Knee replacements i

I had both done at same time in April (6 years ago) and returned to teaching first grade that Sept. I spent summer doing PT. My dr wanted me to walk 2 miles a day, which I couldnít find time to do. ...
Board: Retired Teachers 10-06-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By Marcimcg
Joining

Welcome!

Just imagine sleeping late in January!
Board: Retired Teachers 09-30-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By Marcimcg
Canít wait

Yeah, yeah, yeah!

Best to you!
Board: The VENT 09-17-2019, 06:42 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Marcimcg
Interview misery

Drove over an hour in rain for interview with principal and assistant principal. Principal asked me a few questions while standing at window looking at rain. She asked assistant twice if she had...
Board: Retired Teachers 09-10-2019, 05:57 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Marcimcg
Purging

I retired in June. All through the year I got rid of originals for back to school, Halloween, Election Day, thanksgiving, etc.

Holiday/seasonal books went to teachers lounge and most were taken....
Board: First Grade 09-10-2019, 05:26 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By Marcimcg
Fundations

The routine does take longer than my kids stayed engaged, especially the kids who knew the material. I split it up into short carpet times.

Letter tiles were so time consuming to manage. In...
Board: Bulletin Boards & Classroom Themes 08-15-2019, 03:09 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Marcimcg
Painting bulletin boards

Mine were painted a dark cornflower blue at my request by the custodian. Any border looked good with it. Still look new after 10 years. Paint never faded. Next best thing was to put up a knit...
Board: Kindergarten 08-13-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Marcimcg
Choice time

I called it Discovery Time. It was a privilege or earned time.

Tried hard to let everyone have some of this time for a choice activity, including kids that worked with me. Exception was for the...
Board: Retired Teachers 08-07-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By Marcimcg
Everything is coming together

My first pension check came last week - nice to ďget paidĒ in the summer. I picked up my four prescriptions today and paid about $8. Paid same $15 copay at MD (wondered if that would go up)....
Board: Second Grade 07-25-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Marcimcg
2nd grade hoarders room

I just retired from 25 years in first grade.

You need to have a library. If you donít have books, invite the kids to bring in books from home right away to get started. Try goodwill for books...
Board: First Grade 07-22-2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Marcimcg
Literacy centers

No centers. None.

We did phonics/spelling/high frequency word work to start our ELA block. Kids had a variety of differentiated practice to do independently. Then brief reading workshop mini...
Board: First Grade 07-08-2019, 02:42 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Marcimcg
Moving to 1st

Wow! Thatís quite a change.

Try to connect with other first grade teachers in your school if possible.

Check out the first grade standards for your state.

Find out about curriculum and...
Board: Retired Teachers 06-29-2019, 04:01 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By Marcimcg
Vacation time

When is best time for Florida keys
Board: Retired Teachers 06-25-2019, 03:07 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Marcimcg
Wonderful sendoff

Yes, our school is very small. 150 ish kids preK to 8th. Mostly one section per grade. Public schools in New Jersey are big on home rule so many small towns have small schools. Cost paid with...
Board: Retired Teachers 06-23-2019, 05:40 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Marcimcg
Wonderful sendoff

Last day was thurs. whole school came to gym to celebrate with me (k-8) Kids read their poems, K students sang song. It was so sweet. Then all morning long, each class came to my room and did more...
Board: Retired Teachers 06-16-2019, 03:21 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By Marcimcg
Nail appointment on Wed at 2pm!

For years I have been getting my nails done on Sat.
My next appt is on a weekday. Yahoo!!
Board: Retired Teachers 06-08-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By Marcimcg
10 dayís left!

Counting the minutes. Retiring at 76 with 25 years in (3rd career). Loved every day with kiddos, great parent cooperation, small class size- but not the 2 hr commute, working with bilateral knee...
Board: Retired Teachers 03-02-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 51
 
Posted By Marcimcg
How old retiring

Retiring this year at 76. 25 years teaching first grade. Nurse first, then stay at home mom of four boys for 17 years. Then grad school and teaching. Full life!
Looking forward to whatís next.
Board: Retired Teachers 02-24-2019, 05:54 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Marcimcg
Growing old

Still teaching at 76.
Retiring in June, then I will grow...?
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 01-13-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By Marcimcg
Reading tests

Iíve learned that schools use F&P testing differently.

I start with assessment book based on last K level that was tested. I can tell very quickly if the book is too easy or too hard. I keep...
Board: First Grade 01-13-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Marcimcg
Chrome books vs tablets

Our first grade kids use PCs in computer lab each week with tech teacher. They are comfortable with mouse and keyboard. Each Second grader gets chrome book to use in classroom with a mouse. They...
Board: First Grade 12-28-2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By Marcimcg
Fountas and Pinnell testing

I test when I think kids are ready to move to next level. So for my lowest kids thatís about once a month. Officially we have to do it 3 times a year.

Since I do it so often, I can easily do a...
Board: First Grade 12-15-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Marcimcg
Board: First Grade 08-29-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By Marcimcg
Bathroom

I have dealt with this in a variety of ways. I do a read aloud thatís interesting and bathroom kids miss it (or not). Other times I give seatwork to class and if itís not done, it goes home to be...
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 08-27-2018, 03:02 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Marcimcg
Recess

We have recess after lunch that is supervised by others and notin my classroom.

Thereís only time once a week,on Friday, for ďfree timeĒ. I call it choice time or discovery time. Our pta gave us...



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