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Posts Made By: Singvogel
Board: BusyBoard 04-21-2021, 04:20 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By Singvogel
Used to in sixth

Our district used to do FLE (family life education) in sixth. It included puberty and reproduction with scripted lessons. At my school, we chose to teach it to gender-separated groups. Other sites...
Board: The VENT 04-21-2021, 04:08 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By Singvogel
Wow. Just. Wow.

I am so sorry that your AP had no sympathy for your health crisis.

In the "old days," subs were expected to walk into a class, look at the teacher's plan book (if that), and deal with a day.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 04-19-2021, 03:55 AM
Replies: 62
Posted By Singvogel
I am so sorry for everything you are going...

I am so sorry for everything you are going through. I hope it helped to write it out here.

I offered up prayers for you in your time of grief.
Board: BusyBoard 04-16-2021, 03:42 AM
Replies: 8
Posted By Singvogel
big mask supply

You will be talking through the mask. You need a large supply for at least changing daily. Some of our teachers change at lunch. (We were half of the kids AM, half PM. Going full F2F on Monday.)

Board: The VENT 04-16-2021, 03:35 AM
Replies: 5
Posted By Singvogel
1. Rock the block type portable PA with mic. If...

1. Rock the block type portable PA with mic. If you get a wired 1/4 in. jack mic, it will be easier.

2. A computer-based handheld wireless mic. You would need a loud enough speaker system for the...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 04-12-2021, 03:37 AM
Replies: 35
Posted By Singvogel

Congratulations! This is a huge accomplishment. You are so right that credit is a game.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 04-09-2021, 04:23 AM
Replies: 11
Posted By Singvogel
Try more local

I would look up the websites of districts/schools. Check out Facebook pages about schools in the local area. What's the relationship like between the school and the community?
Board: The VENT 04-09-2021, 04:20 AM
Replies: 8
Posted By Singvogel
Just. Yes. Sorry.

Just. Yes. Sorry.
Board: The VENT 04-09-2021, 04:17 AM
Replies: 16
Posted By Singvogel
Harassment charge?

I agree with OPs that documenting is essential. I had to do it once, and I kept a daily narrative journal that I took home with me each day. I did get some relief because of the documentation, and...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 04-08-2021, 03:44 AM
Replies: 18
Posted By Singvogel
Great news!

I'm so happy for you. I hope you have a wonderful visit.
Board: The VENT 04-01-2021, 07:48 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By Singvogel
Class size

32 is a normal class size for 4-8 in my district. 6-8 has even gone as high as 47.

One thing about our current in-person, half AM, half PM, model is that behavior issues are WAY down in upper...
Board: BusyBoard 03-22-2021, 06:55 AM
Replies: 11
Posted By Singvogel
Second on nature

I would also suggest baby animals. My kids love them. (Well, not this year- no time with the hybrid schedule.)

I do wonder if the movies will work, though. My fifth graders seem to think that if...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-18-2021, 04:08 AM
Replies: 110
Posted By Singvogel
Please accept my deepest condolences, and thank...

Please accept my deepest condolences, and thank you for sharing your story. You are so blessed to have your family close, and I pray that you all receive strength and peace as you grieve.
Board: BusyBoard 03-16-2021, 04:13 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By Singvogel
Dreaming, too

My desk is full of paper stacks. I wouldn't have any space to put anything else. We are F2F with students- half in the AM, half in the PM. Anticipating going back full time after Spring Break. We...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-14-2021, 06:10 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By Singvogel
We bought it.

There are some things that have special or different episodes. For us, it's nice to not have to record and then fast-forward through the commercials. We're also re-watching old stuff.
Board: The VENT 03-14-2021, 06:07 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By Singvogel
The "instant" expectation

I try to be good about setting boundaries, but I don't always succeed.

When I have a parent of a drowning kid finally respond, I'll admit I drop everything to try to keep them on the hook.

Board: The VENT 03-14-2021, 06:59 AM
Replies: 9
Posted By Singvogel
Yes, document- removal storage

I agree with OPs, but I would add one caveat. When you keep emails or written records, make sure it's not on district-owned devices. Use paper that you take home immediately, or use a flash drive...
Board: The VENT 03-10-2021, 04:28 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By Singvogel
Definitely yuck!

That sounds awful! Lucky for us, students are half in the AM, half in the PM. I have to open doors 15 minutes before class (I put them right to work.), and I eat alone in the classroom to try to...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-02-2021, 06:54 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By Singvogel

I definitely needed that chuckle today.:)
Board: BusyBoard 02-27-2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 13
Posted By Singvogel
Congratulations! I think marking off "lasts" is a...

Congratulations! I think marking off "lasts" is a great idea!
Board: BusyBoard 02-23-2021, 06:09 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By Singvogel

I'm guessing by what you mentioned.

Frindle by Andrew Clements has always been successful with my colleague who teaches fourth.

Maybe throw the sports kids a bone- The Chicken Doesn't Skate by...
Board: The VENT 02-23-2021, 05:21 AM
Replies: 5
Posted By Singvogel
No shame-

I have been and am now in that exact place with a student. I have fought tooth and nail to help that child, but there comes a point when all you can do is emotionally disengage. Keep doing what you...
Board: The VENT 02-19-2021, 04:38 AM
Replies: 4
Posted By Singvogel
Assume you've tried ignoring

I'm so sorry you're dealing with this in addition to the pandemic.

If you can't get away from it any other way, create an evidence trail. If she does this by email, save every one and move them...
Board: BusyBoard 02-18-2021, 04:56 AM
Replies: 5
Posted By Singvogel
hybrid or distance only

Our hybrid model looks different.

Half the class from 8:15- 11:00 AM, 13 students; the other half noon to 2:40 PM, 15 students. The size of the cohorts depends on the grade level. There are 13-16...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-15-2021, 06:57 AM
Replies: 37
Posted By Singvogel
Can only make them so fast

letsgomets- You make a good point. Not only are the orders and distribution an issue, I wonder how fast they can actually make them.

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