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Posts Made By: sunnydays21
Board: The VENT 05-07-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By sunnydays21
When I worked in the corporate world my company...

When I worked in the corporate world my company had an EAP and they were able to help me with many work-related problems. In my teaching career, I've used the EAP to find family counseling and it...
Board: The VENT 05-07-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 27
 
Posted By sunnydays21
Most of the schools in my district don't do that....

Most of the schools in my district don't do that. In my school, Admin plans the classes according to many qualities such as race, gender and reading level to keep all the classes "balanced". In my...
Board: Kindergarten 10-04-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By sunnydays21
Right now, I'm focusing on letters and sounds for...

Right now, I'm focusing on letters and sounds for my really low ones. When they are close to mastery, I will change the focus to sight words and blending/segmenting words as the year goes on.
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Board: Daily 5 09-30-2013, 05:17 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By sunnydays21
I've always understood it as analyzing is taking...

I've always understood it as analyzing is taking things apart and synthesizing is putting it all together. So for analyzing you could have activities where students analyze, calculate, appraise,...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-30-2013, 05:05 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By sunnydays21
Obviously, she's jealous of you and your...

Obviously, she's jealous of you and your successes. It's really HER issue and she needs to deal with it. It seems like she's so wrapped up in her misery and depression she can't find it in herself to...
Board: Kindergarten 09-30-2013, 04:52 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By sunnydays21
We use Go Math too. I do a whole group lesson and...

We use Go Math too. I do a whole group lesson and then pull small guided skill groups while the kids are at math centers. The skill groups fluctuate according to students' needs- if some are weak in...
Board: Kindergarten 09-30-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By sunnydays21
Lakeshore Learning really has some great stuff. I...

Lakeshore Learning really has some great stuff. I love the dice in dice too. Those are great for math centers. I also just bought some Smart Pals - those reusable heavy duty wipe off plastic sheet...
Board: The VENT 11-20-2012, 08:58 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By sunnydays21
Yesterday we painted a Thanksgiving turkey and...

Yesterday we painted a Thanksgiving turkey and the kids were so happy! And everyone was so well-behaved. They kept saying it was the best day ever. It made me feel really bad. We never get to do fun...
Board: The VENT 11-20-2012, 08:49 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By sunnydays21
Sometimes I go home and tell DH some stories and...

Sometimes I go home and tell DH some stories and he's like "Why do you put up with it?" I guess I become desensitized to some of the things kids do but when he reacts that way I realize Wow, they are...
Board: The VENT 11-18-2012, 01:25 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By sunnydays21
My in-laws hate unions and blame them for the...

My in-laws hate unions and blame them for the poor economy. Whenever they make comments, I just say Thank God for MY union otherwise I'd either be out of job or not get a break or lunch and put up...
Board: Kindergarten 11-18-2012, 01:15 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By sunnydays21
My son has to do a multicultural project where he...

My son has to do a multicultural project where he writes and presents information about his cultural heritage and he also has to make the country's flag. This is due the first week of December. Then...
Board: Kindergarten 11-14-2012, 07:52 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By sunnydays21
MacMillan reading series is terrible. It's...

MacMillan reading series is terrible. It's extremely low. I liked Scott Foresman a lot. I kept workbooks from that series and just photocopy. ;)
Board: Kindergarten 11-14-2012, 07:49 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By sunnydays21
I had a student last year who would poop in his...

I had a student last year who would poop in his pants a lot. One time when I told him to change his pants (he had a spare change of clothes in his cubby) he came out of the bathroom with his dirty...
Board: The VENT 11-14-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 46
 
Posted By sunnydays21
I should've gone to medical school! I wanted to...

I should've gone to medical school! I wanted to have "fun" in college so I avoided pre-med. I worked in finance and law and they both sucked too though. Believe me--there is red tape and bad bosses...
Board: The VENT 11-14-2012, 07:20 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By sunnydays21
I feel so relieved reading everyone's responses!...

I feel so relieved reading everyone's responses! I also don't like to be cookie-cutter and I know what works and what doesn't considering the years I've been teaching. Maybe your colleague should...
Board: The VENT 11-10-2012, 09:30 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By sunnydays21
The school where I work is very cliquey too and...

The school where I work is very cliquey too and I've noticed it's mostly the younger teachers. It's like they're still in high school! I'm older and have kids in high school so it makes me laugh and...
Board: The VENT 10-31-2012, 05:02 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By sunnydays21
I also used to work in a roach infested school....

I also used to work in a roach infested school. It was so gross! You'd see them almost daily and they were huge. Some of them were even Palmetto bugs--the ones that can fly!! And I even got written...
Board: The VENT 10-31-2012, 04:52 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By sunnydays21
Supposedly our district doesn't allow costumes...

Supposedly our district doesn't allow costumes but I think the prinicpal truly sets the tone. One school my son went to even the P and AP wore costumes and allowed everyone else to wear them. Other...
Board: The VENT 10-31-2012, 04:43 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By sunnydays21
There have been books that I've read where I've...

There have been books that I've read where I've teared up and I noticed some of the kids getting sad and watery-eyed too. (I teach K) It was hard right after my dad passed away. I had to stay away...
Board: The VENT 10-31-2012, 04:37 PM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By sunnydays21
That would really bother me! One time I mentioned...

That would really bother me! One time I mentioned to a new teacher that I like to share and please ask before she goes out to buy anything....well she took that as a blanket welcome to my closet! She...
Board: Kindergarten 10-27-2012, 09:07 PM
Replies: 24
 
Posted By sunnydays21
I think it's ridiculous that five year olds...

I think it's ridiculous that five year olds shouldn't be taught Calendar! I teach Common Core (K) for all subjects and I do calendar daily as the beginning of my Math lesson as opposed to Morning...
Board: Kindergarten 10-27-2012, 08:54 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By sunnydays21
I'll be doing the Common Core report card for the...

I'll be doing the Common Core report card for the first time and I don't like it at all! It's too vague and leaves a lot of guessing. I know which students are below grade already according to my...
Board: The VENT 10-27-2012, 08:41 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By sunnydays21
I've never heard of that either!

I've never heard of that either!
Board: The VENT 10-27-2012, 08:39 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By sunnydays21
So sorry you're going through this! I had a...

So sorry you're going through this! I had a student a few years ago that would attack me whenever she didn't get her way. One day she ran across the room and head butted me in the stomach! I...
Board: The VENT 10-27-2012, 08:21 PM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By sunnydays21
So sorry you had to go through all that. That's...

So sorry you had to go through all that. That's really terrible! I know the same things would go on in my district if we didn't have a union. And actually I know for a fact that principals can pretty...



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