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Posts Made By: hikinghiker
Board: BusyBoard 10-28-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By hikinghiker
Jealous!

Teaching Kindergarten online is not great! I know you'll enjoy having your little ones back in the classroom. My district is voting on possibly going hybrid soon, and I'm crossing my fingers! I know...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-26-2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 36
 
Posted By hikinghiker
When do you decorate for Christmas

Growing up, my family tradition was to decorate around thanksgiving because all of us were home from school. As an adult, I find myself decorating even earlier, usually the first week of November. I...
Board: The VENT 10-24-2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By hikinghiker
Thank you all

Thanks for calming me down some!

I can sympathize that she probably missed teaching and that's why she went so crazy with her own plans. Truthfully, she also has a long history of doing things...
Board: The VENT 10-23-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By hikinghiker
Edited to remain more anonymous...just in case!

Edited to remain more anonymous...just in case!
Board: The VENT 10-23-2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By hikinghiker
Annoyed is an understatement....

I took a day off today. We're doing distance learning. I have a team mate who doesn't have a class, due to low enrollment, so she's just been doing random things. Well she was my sub today.

I left...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-22-2020, 11:37 AM
Replies: 29
 
Posted By hikinghiker
I'm so overwhelmed Long to-do list Taking...

I'm so overwhelmed
Long to-do list
Taking Friday off
Board: The VENT 10-22-2020, 07:43 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By hikinghiker
yes!

My grade level isn't even doing any turns ins for assignments or assessments this semester for that exact reason. It's not accurate in the least.

Thankfully most of my parents understood when I...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-21-2020, 06:12 AM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By hikinghiker
Thank you all so much!!! Making a Walmart run...

Thank you all so much!!! Making a Walmart run this week and I'm going to be grabbing so many of these ideas.

Let me tell you...they're definitely needed LOL I have SO MUCH sympathy now for every...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-20-2020, 06:42 AM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By hikinghiker
Best snack for mindless munching?

My license is expiring this year and I need to take a college class. It starts today.

3 whole hours of zoom class, every Tuesday and Thursday, after a full day of teaching and after school...
Board: The VENT 10-19-2020, 07:43 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By hikinghiker
Posts like this make me so thankful I'm at my...

Posts like this make me so thankful I'm at my current school. There's no unnecessary paperwork and they've never given us something to do with anything less than a few weeks warning. Lesson plans do...
Board: Kindergarten 10-18-2020, 10:28 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By hikinghiker
Thank you for all the advice! Yes, this is all...

Thank you for all the advice! Yes, this is all distance learning. I find that I have to keep my kiddos moving quickly or else I start to see them losing interest quick LOL

I think I'll probably...
Board: Kindergarten 10-17-2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By hikinghiker
Need advice on an observation

So I changed schools last year around Christmas. I LOVE this school and really want to impress admin. So far, all my observations have been glowing.

I just had my first formal of the year on...
Board: BusyBoard 10-14-2020, 01:47 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By hikinghiker
Anyone else had an observation yet?

I'm having my first observation of the year tomorrow morning. Nervous since we're entirely DL.

To those of you who have had observations with the DL or Hybrid model, how did they go?
Board: The VENT 10-13-2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By hikinghiker
Construction at school

My school is currently doing some type of maintenance/repairs. Which makes sense because there's no children in the building.

I'm going absolutely insane though. I have been listening to drilling...
Board: BusyBoard 10-12-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By hikinghiker
I'm in a tricky situation with an IEP

I teach kindergarten and right now we're all virtual. I have 18 students. One of my girls has an IEP for hearing. We just had her IEP meeting and her goal is to self advocate more if she didn't hear...
Board: The VENT 10-06-2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 27
 
Posted By hikinghiker
Anyone else with an unfortunate last name

LOL

My last name sounds similar enough to booty, especially since it has an irregular spelling. Which usually isn't a problem because I teach kindergarten. One of my sweet kinders signed on early...
Board: BusyBoard 10-05-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By hikinghiker
Do these types of emails require a response?

So the principal pops into my google meets semi frequently, usually a few times a month. Sometimes he'll write an email afterwards saying things like, "everything was looking good!" or "Your kids...
Board: BusyBoard 10-02-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By hikinghiker
I haven't used seesaw in a year, but would it be...

I haven't used seesaw in a year, but would it be possible for that teacher to create a fake student, then assign that student the activities that she'd like to remember/save for later? That way the...
Board: BusyBoard 09-30-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By hikinghiker
I think it depend son you P's personality and...

I think it depend son you P's personality and beliefs about distance learning.

Does he think distance learning is easier? If he has this misconception, I'd have him be in the room with you so he...
Board: BusyBoard 09-29-2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By hikinghiker
As someone who also does things like this, we...

As someone who also does things like this, we usually aren't doing it on purpose and sometimes don't even notice LOL

For me it's clicking my tongue or playing self games like touching my tongue to...
Board: The VENT 09-29-2020, 07:54 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By hikinghiker
Oh that's a rough one. I don't understand why...

Oh that's a rough one. I don't understand why your school or district hasn't done an internet survey with your families - why is that your job? At this point, I might just send home physical book...
Board: The VENT 09-28-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By hikinghiker
Yea nope, I'd give one warning then kick them...

Yea nope, I'd give one warning then kick them out. If your classrooms rules are to stay muted, then the child should stay muted. If they unmute, that's a disruption and one warning then they're out....
Board: The VENT 09-28-2020, 07:29 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By hikinghiker
Honestly...some parents. I just don't get it. At...

Honestly...some parents. I just don't get it. At some points I wonder how some of these parents even function. I've had parents unable to access emails, reset passwords, send an email :confused: like...
Board: The VENT 09-28-2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By hikinghiker
The P was decently supportive. Basically said he...

The P was decently supportive. Basically said he wasnít worried about the complaint but this mom was involved in the school an district so to be careful. I basically explained that I was upset...
Board: The VENT 09-28-2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By hikinghiker
As another update, guess who started crying...

As another update, guess who started crying during the principal meeting. Me! Iím an angry cryer and I totally lost it during the meeting. Should I apologize over email to the P for getting upset?



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