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Board: BusyBoard 05-21-2012, 05:35 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By pen&paper
1) I regularly tutor at home. It's perfect for...

1) I regularly tutor at home. It's perfect for me and we have an ideal setting. Besides, I hate having to go out.

2) I have also tutored students in my classroom, but it wasn't my favorite...
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 04-19-2012, 07:18 PM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By pen&paper
I have used Everyday Math for many years. I know...

I have used Everyday Math for many years. I know some kids really struggle with it. And their parents are so baffled by the language and games that they can't explain the concepts at home. I end...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 04-12-2012, 04:02 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By pen&paper
1. "in a relationship" 2. having an affair 3....

1. "in a relationship"
2. having an affair
3. ready to start a family
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 04-12-2012, 09:02 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By pen&paper
work is my solace

I have SO MANY personal issues and teaching is my only relief. I love to teach. I love the planning, my co-workers, my students. When I go to work, I completely forget about all my other...
Board: The VENT 04-10-2012, 05:42 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By pen&paper
Sadly, your aide is trying to win the popularity...

Sadly, your aide is trying to win the popularity contest. Students know if they don't "get it" and beg for the answers. In fact, they'd copy others if they can. In this case, they probably all...
Board: The VENT 04-08-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 27
 
Posted By pen&paper
I work at a school where many of the kids live in...

I work at a school where many of the kids live in apartment houses and are in school all day long, from 8:00am breakfast - 6:00pm. That is to say, they don't have free time.

My co-teacher is...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 04-08-2012, 10:11 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By pen&paper
I didn't have any issues with my cataract...

I didn't have any issues with my cataract surgery, but now I have to wear a contact in only one eye and I still don't think I see as well. Before, I had wonderful transition lenses for both right...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 04-07-2012, 11:02 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By pen&paper
Sorry to hear your DD is heart-broken. She and...

Sorry to hear your DD is heart-broken. She and her BF broke up and that's hard. Being a college freshman, rushing for sorority, finding an internship in this economy, and maintaining a 3.8 is an...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 04-07-2012, 10:52 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By pen&paper
My DH does our taxes, but around where we live,...

My DH does our taxes, but around where we live, most people pay at least $1K to get their taxes done.
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 04-07-2012, 10:47 PM
Replies: 39
 
Posted By pen&paper
Absolutely NOT! I have two college kids who are...

Absolutely NOT! I have two college kids who are very trust-worthy and totally not into drinking, but I can see by their FB what college is all about. My kids don't go crazy at some frat party --...
Board: Third Grade 04-05-2012, 05:10 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By pen&paper
I don't have a specific lesson, but sometimes I...

I don't have a specific lesson, but sometimes I have "blanked" out a few words in a passage and let the kids understand how much better a story sounds when they extend their vocabulary. Sometimes I...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 04-04-2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By pen&paper
OMG! I caught just a bit of your original post. ...

OMG! I caught just a bit of your original post. I was worried you were going to say she was so excited to see you that she ran out and got hit. Whew! So glad that hour wasn't nearly as bad as I...
Board: The VENT 04-04-2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By pen&paper
One of my students moved away too. A third...

One of my students moved away too. A third grader, she was reading at the low 2nd grade level although she'd surprise you with her math skills. She's the kid who tried to push me down the stairs. ...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 04-01-2012, 08:52 PM
Replies: 65
 
Posted By pen&paper
If the question is, "Is Happy Easter offensive to...

If the question is, "Is Happy Easter offensive to you?" my answer is, of course not! I'm a Catholic and went to a Catholic school as a youngster. Sadly, these kinds of discussions have only...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 04-01-2012, 08:30 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By pen&paper
Type 1 diabetic here too. Rather than focus on...

Type 1 diabetic here too. Rather than focus on what you can't eat, switch your thinking to what you can. Try to enjoy complex carbs, like fruits and vegies, rather than rice/potatoes/pasta. Start...
Board: The VENT 04-01-2012, 08:17 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By pen&paper
State testing! UGH! We'll be on vacation for 12...

State testing! UGH! We'll be on vacation for 12 days, and they're back one day with testing starting the following day. It's just terrible. Who came up with that schedule??? We also recently had...
Board: The VENT 04-01-2012, 08:09 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By pen&paper
I'm so sorry you have found teaching to be so...

I'm so sorry you have found teaching to be so hard on you. I should add that you are not alone. Statistically, a huge number of teachers gives up within the first 5 years of teaching. I suppose...
Board: The VENT 04-01-2012, 08:01 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By pen&paper
Sorry your janitor is difficult. They are can...

Sorry your janitor is difficult. They are can very important to keeping the school organized, so that each day can start fresh looking. Fortunately I have gotten to know ours well and that has...
Board: The VENT 04-01-2012, 07:54 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By pen&paper
I always ask both kids to separately tell me what...

I always ask both kids to separately tell me what happened, and I often start with the victim first. (Of course the offender immediately wants to tell his side, but I insist both kids will have a...
Board: The VENT 04-01-2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 22
 
Posted By pen&paper
Eh! Exhausting for you, so disruptive for the...

Eh! Exhausting for you, so disruptive for the other kids. Tell the mother how difficult this has been and from that, see if it's the mother's fault. Ask the mom to stop the photo business. That's...
Board: The VENT 04-01-2012, 07:19 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By pen&paper
You might be mindul that the principal could make...

You might be mindul that the principal could make it harder for you too, because that would make your P look bad. You might also be careful about "calling in the union" for this problem. It would...
Board: The VENT 03-30-2012, 06:43 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By pen&paper
Why not ask your question now, when you're...

Why not ask your question now, when you're feeling good. You may not want to ask that question next year.

PS, I still suggest you ask for a copy.
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 03-29-2012, 05:39 PM
Replies: 30
 
Posted By pen&paper
I decided $540,000,000 is just too much for one...

I decided $540,000,000 is just too much for one person, so I'm going to split my winning with my husband.
Board: The VENT 03-29-2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By pen&paper
Does it make sense for you to get a copy, just to...

Does it make sense for you to get a copy, just to see what your principal will also be seeing? You could go back and ask for it by saying something like, "I decided I'd like to get a copy of the...
Board: The VENT 03-29-2012, 05:12 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By pen&paper
Ouch! How does sarcasm help? To be honest,...

Ouch! How does sarcasm help?

To be honest, all my (own) boys hated handwriting, middle son particularly. He left the Catholic school after 5th grade, and nowadays, his handwriting is totally...



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