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Posts Made By: jvar87
Board: Fourth Grade 10-20-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By jvar87
Please give them the grade that corresponds with...

Please give them the grade that corresponds with their work. Grades should be reflective of ability, so inflating grades really does a student a disservice. As a middle school teacher, I see...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-20-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By jvar87
That stinks. ..how stressful. I hope you get it...

That stinks. ..how stressful. I hope you get it figured out. On a side note, this is why I always spend the extra $90 or so for the travel insurance when I am taking an expensive trip. .you just...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-19-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By jvar87
It depends on the state you live in. In my...

It depends on the state you live in. In my state, there is a law that it must be completely covered by insurance.
Board: BusyBoard 10-16-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By jvar87
http://www.learninga-z.com/commoncore/academic-voc...

http://www.learninga-z.com/commoncore/academic-vocabulary.html

This is a link that may explain better why character traits words are generally not ever going to be in tier 3.
Board: BusyBoard 10-16-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By jvar87
Most character traits are tier one and two words,...

Most character traits are tier one and two words, which are words that students will encounter often. Tier three tends to be academic vocabulary that you might see only in one content area.

As for...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-15-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By jvar87
Have you thought about opening an easy shop with...

Have you thought about opening an easy shop with these ideas?
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-15-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 23
 
Posted By jvar87
Our news has been reporting that she was told she...

Our news has been reporting that she was told she should not travel on a commercial flight, but she did so anyway. It's hard to know what the truth is, but I agree with a previous poster that...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 10-11-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By jvar87
Has he had any orton gillingham tutoring? If not,...

Has he had any orton gillingham tutoring? If not, I would look into a tutor with that certification immediately. I am glad you aren't disappointed with the school, but even though they are trying, ...
Board: BusyBoard 10-10-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By jvar87
What about The Junkyard Wonders? There is one...

What about The Junkyard Wonders? There is one main conflict but quite a few side problems.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-08-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By jvar87
Did she ever participate in the exchanges? If...

Did she ever participate in the exchanges? If so, someone must have her name or address to send a card or do a Facebook search to see if she is okay.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-05-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By jvar87
I am pretty sure you could have accomplished all...

I am pretty sure you could have accomplished all of these tasks if you went into a Verizon store in person. I know it's too late now, but it can be more efficient and quicker to deal with people in...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-02-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By jvar87
As far as checking phones go, teenagers are so...

As far as checking phones go, teenagers are so technologically savvy that it is most likely useless for you to do so. She can go through and delete any messages (immediately) that she doesn't want...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-30-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By jvar87
I'm not sure what your budget is, but I recently...

I'm not sure what your budget is, but I recently bought a new car. When I was shopping around for a smallish SUV, I looked at the new Escapes and the salesmen were willing to make some HUGE deals...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-30-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By jvar87
I have Sprint and our plan has unlimited data. I...

I have Sprint and our plan has unlimited data. I think there is a chance that it is only because we are grandfathered in though, and they may have changed it since. In any case, it's definitely...
Board: BusyBoard 09-29-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By jvar87
How old is the student? She may have learned to...

How old is the student? She may have learned to read by looking at words as a whole and memorizing them into her sight word vocabulary. If she cannot spell, it seems like a gap occurred in her...
Board: BusyBoard 09-28-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By jvar87
You guys are lucky that you know when your...

You guys are lucky that you know when your evaluations are. Ours are unannounced, so we cannot plan for them aside from regular planning. It is extremely stressful because you feel like you can...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-21-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By jvar87
Truthfully, k cups for tea are overpriced. Just...

Truthfully, k cups for tea are overpriced. Just use the tea bags you like and rum the machine with no cup. You will have a fresh brewed tea of your choice for a small fraction of the price!
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-20-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By jvar87
Yes! It is an amazing car. The 2014 new model is...

Yes! It is an amazing car. The 2014 new model is so well made and looks and feels premium inside. I have had so many compliments in the short time that I've had it. I test drove every small crossover...
Board: The VENT 09-19-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By jvar87
It sounds a lot like AP classes when I was in...

It sounds a lot like AP classes when I was in school. There is definitely a lot of independent learning expected in order to prepare for college. I think it's good that she is summarizing the text...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-18-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By jvar87
I guess I might be in the minority, but unless...

I guess I might be in the minority, but unless some green mucus came out, I would have still eaten it since he is a family member.

I agree with others that the reaction may have been a little...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-13-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By jvar87
Well since you suggested a crosstour and liked...

Well since you suggested a crosstour and liked your nissan, I'm going to suggest the new Nissan Rogue. It's very spacious and runs so smoothly. It's a pretty big vehicle, so you sit up pretty high...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-07-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By jvar87
I would just write them down somewhere. Having...

I would just write them down somewhere. Having an app that stores all of the passwords to access important things, including financial, would make time too nervous in this world of cyber hacking...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-05-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 50
 
Posted By jvar87
I'm with you on this one. I would definitely fire...

I'm with you on this one. I would definitely fire them, especially after how they handled it when they spoke to you about it. They should have apologized. I'd be afraid that this could be a sign they...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-27-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By jvar87
I'm not sure I agree. It is definitely...

I'm not sure I agree. It is definitely inappropriate that he is still married and now having a child with someone else.

With that said, the child is his so I can see why his relatives would be...
Board: BusyBoard 08-17-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By jvar87
We have 45 minute blocks in my middle school,...

We have 45 minute blocks in my middle school, which 5th grade belongs to, so I would say teach each everyday for 45 minutes. Students really should have both subjects daily...they provide so much...


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