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Posts Made By: apple annie
Board: The VENT 05-27-2022, 08:49 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By apple annie
Last night I went down a YouTube rabbit hole,...

Last night I went down a YouTube rabbit hole, looking at videos all titled “Why I Quit Teaching.” There are dozens of them. All describing the behaviors you mentioned, plus parents who encourage...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 05-26-2022, 06:54 PM
Replies: 41
 
Posted By apple annie
Nope, not a chance.

Nope, not a chance.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 05-26-2022, 01:28 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By apple annie
Last day

Today was our last day.

The thing we always say to each other when the school year is over is, "We made it!" Every time I heard someone say that today, I couldn't help thinking of 29 kids, 2...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 05-26-2022, 01:08 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By apple annie
In my last school I was in a temp building for...

In my last school I was in a temp building for three years. It had two flimsy doors - think trailer park. And it was a pretty good walk to the main building. I often wondered if we were sitting...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 05-24-2022, 10:02 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By apple annie
I love books with short chapters. Fools me into...

I love books with short chapters. Fools me into thinking I'm making good progress. Never mind that the book has eight million chapters! Haha
Board: Teachers' Lounge 05-23-2022, 09:25 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By apple annie
I think the district can and should disallow them...

I think the district can and should disallow them from walking. A very SMALL punishment in my opinion. I don't think there's anything that says that schools hve to hold graduations or allow...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 05-23-2022, 09:03 PM
Replies: 37
 
Posted By apple annie
I almost never have cash in my purse. I used to...

I almost never have cash in my purse. I used to always have cash when I waited tables.

However, I keep about $15 0r $20 in ones and fives in an envelope in my glove compartment.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 05-23-2022, 08:59 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By apple annie
BUt WHAT are you reading? Any reccommendations?

BUt WHAT are you reading? Any reccommendations?
Board: The VENT 05-21-2022, 08:25 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By apple annie
Kids say the darndest things...

The other day I wore sandals to school.

One of my fifth graders pipes up with,"Your bunion is getting worse."

I was like WTH??

How long have you been watching my feet, weirdo? LOLLOLLOL
Board: Teachers' Lounge 05-20-2022, 05:51 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By apple annie
eliza, I'm in CO, too. Had our end of year picnic...

eliza, I'm in CO, too. Had our end of year picnic planned for today. Needless to say, it didn't happen. Maybe Monday...
Board: BusyBoard 05-08-2022, 11:45 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By apple annie
Congrats on your move! If I was the...

Congrats on your move!

If I was the incoming teacher, I would assume anything you left behind was now mine. Most of my classroom library and all of my math manipulatives have other teachers'...
Board: The VENT 05-06-2022, 04:15 PM
Replies: 28
 
Posted By apple annie
This is the first time ever that I have not...

This is the first time ever that I have not gotten one thing from a parent for Teacher Appreciation Week. The PTA had a lunch for us on Wednesday, and breakfast Thursday. Nothing on Monday or...
Board: The VENT 05-05-2022, 07:30 PM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By apple annie
My response would be to kindly ask which families...

My response would be to kindly ask which families are feeling that way so I can personally call and reassure them. I guarantee you she won't give you any names. Because she doesnt have any.

I...
Board: BusyBoard 05-04-2022, 03:54 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By apple annie
Using it in fifth grade. Not crazy about it. ...

Using it in fifth grade. Not crazy about it. There's not enough practice with specific skills. And when you teach the skills, it jumps all over the place. They say, "Don"t worry it's a spiral...
Board: The VENT 04-21-2022, 06:41 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By apple annie
Haha! I always tell my two sons that sarcasm is...

Haha! I always tell my two sons that sarcasm is their love language.
Board: The VENT 04-16-2022, 11:18 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By apple annie
You want to take your kid out of this school? ...

You want to take your kid out of this school? Watch how fast I can pack his backpack!

What makes people think that the prospect of an obnoxious overly demanding student/parent/client/customer...
Board: The VENT 04-16-2022, 11:10 PM
Replies: 21
 
Posted By apple annie
Regarding your #1: I can't stand the "apology"...

Regarding your #1: I can't stand the "apology" thats ends with "My bad." This is not an apology.
Board: The VENT 04-12-2022, 07:18 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By apple annie
Agree with Southern fried. If it's dress code,...

Agree with Southern fried. If it's dress code, YouTube, sleeping in class, not doing work, I'd just let it go and leave a note for the teacher if you think she/he needs to know. Save your calls to...
Board: The VENT 04-09-2022, 08:49 AM
Replies: 28
 
Posted By apple annie
As if there is only one "high needs" student per...

As if there is only one "high needs" student per class. And I can count on the other 24 kids to sit quietly and work diligently without needing anything from the teacher.

And I guess he wants...
Board: The VENT 04-08-2022, 05:50 PM
Replies: 28
 
Posted By apple annie
My first question would be... What's the...

My first question would be...
What's the parents' role in all this?

And then a bunch more questions after that.

The constant guilt tripping on teachers gets old.
Board: The VENT 04-01-2022, 01:26 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By apple annie
Wow! I hoped you tanked her for having her son...

Wow! I hoped you tanked her for having her son removed from your class. Lol
Board: The VENT 03-31-2022, 07:36 PM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By apple annie
In regard to the original question, a new...

In regard to the original question, a new behavior issue I'm having of late is kids just leaving the room, the cafeteria, the gym, or whatever without permission. Just getting up and walking out. ...
Board: The VENT 03-31-2022, 07:33 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By apple annie
Myth Buster and Izzy, both of those things are...

Myth Buster and Izzy, both of those things are what I do. Most of the time when I offer a conference, I get crickets. LOL

I actually rarely have issues with parents, but this one is a doozy! ...
Board: The VENT 03-30-2022, 06:50 PM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By apple annie
Angelo, our team was just having this same...

Angelo, our team was just having this same disciussion today. Attendance refusal, and parenting refusal! And claiming mental health issues! Which the parents then assume means that now he school...
Board: The VENT 03-30-2022, 06:34 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By apple annie
Dontcha love it when...

... the FIRST contact a parent has with you about an issue contains a threat?

Kid goes home and completely fabricates an incident to explain why she got in (very minor) trouble at school, and mom...



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