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Posts Made By: smudgie
Board: Retired Teachers 09-29-2010, 10:10 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By smudgie
Teaching College

I'm starting off my retirement teaching a college course. It was incredibly stressful to start since I was hired a week before school started. I'm amazed at how I feel as though I'm teaching 5th...
Board: Retired Teachers 08-09-2010, 08:45 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By smudgie
Supervising Student teachers

I just retired at 56 in June and am still motivated, healthy and full of energy. I'm interviewing at a local college to supervise student teachers. Any advice would be helpful. I'm trying to think...
Board: Retired Teachers 06-18-2010, 03:29 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By smudgie
Done!

Last day with kids! Thought Iwould cry but I was so exhausted there were no tears and all I can do is sit on the deck with a margarita! Wow - what an emotional week! Not sure when it will hit me!
Board: First Grade 06-15-2010, 05:00 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By smudgie
tutoring rates

I was asked to tutor this summer by a parent. I have a Master's Degree and am retiring after 21 years in 1st and 2nd. What is the going rate? Thanks for your help!
Board: Retired Teachers 06-12-2010, 03:31 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By smudgie
5 days

It's hitting me! Did I make a mistake one minute but I know I'm ready. I do need to get another job which is a little stressful! I would love to supervise student teachers so maybe that will...
Board: First Grade 06-12-2010, 03:27 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By smudgie
Thank you! Thank you! I'm retiring this year and...

Thank you! Thank you! I'm retiring this year and I think I tossed too much!
Board: First Grade 06-12-2010, 06:18 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By smudgie
end of year letter - can't find

Help! I lost my end of year letter that I got from this website. It begins like - I give you back your child............ Can anyone attach it? Thanks!
Board: Retired Teachers 12-12-2009, 05:30 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By smudgie
Made the decision!

Thanks for all your input! I'm definitely retiring! I have very mixed feelings - mostly fear about how I will earn money after retirement. My brain tells me I am done! My first career was a...
Board: Retired Teachers 10-04-2009, 05:17 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By smudgie
I went w/ John Hancock. I've heard Genworth is...

I went w/ John Hancock. I've heard Genworth is rated well also. It's expensive but after seeing my father in an assisted living facility for 5 years, I thank God he had long term care.
Board: Retired Teachers 09-27-2009, 04:38 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By smudgie
Thanks for you input. I heard from the union...

Thanks for you input. I heard from the union pres. this weekend that the insurance will stay the same but she can't guarantee the rest will remain unchanged. I'm thinking I'll put in the request...
Board: Retired Teachers 09-26-2009, 03:38 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By smudgie
Can't decide!!!!

I would like input!!! I still enjoy teaching! I am in 2nd this year and love it after 20 years in first! I am burned out of 1st but am a looping teacher now. I'm dreading going back to 1st! I am...
Board: ARCHIVE 08-13-2009, 05:55 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By smudgie
I'm interested!

I'm interested!
Board: ARCHIVE 07-14-2009, 06:14 PM
Replies: 38
 
Posted By smudgie
Last year our pencils were duds and kept breaking...

Last year our pencils were duds and kept breaking so we switched to pens for a couple of months. It was great not having to worry about sharpening! They crossed out when they made a mistake. No...
Board: ARCHIVE 06-25-2009, 07:04 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By smudgie
I never bought the book. I went to the website...

I never bought the book. I went to the website and just adapted the hierarchy to first grade language. We also use responsive classroom and I do a lot with Daily 5 that involves modeling over and...
Board: ARCHIVE 06-22-2009, 05:55 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By smudgie
I actually posted earlier on the 1st grade board...

I actually posted earlier on the 1st grade board about a boy last year who refused a sticker and said "No thank you, the pride's inside!" I started using the Marvin Marshall behavior management...
Board: ARCHIVE 06-22-2009, 05:49 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By smudgie
Thanks so much for your help!! Love the website...

Thanks so much for your help!! Love the website and slogans!!!
Board: ARCHIVE 06-21-2009, 05:29 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By smudgie
Lion theme

We will use the slogan "The pride's inside". Any ideas? I'd like to have cub pictures w/ their names and post a lion outside the door with the slogan. I am looping w/ this group to 2nd and want to...
Board: ARCHIVE 06-21-2009, 04:49 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By smudgie
Lion theme

We will use the slogan "The pride's inside". Any ideas? I'd like to have cub pictures w/ their names and post a lion outside the door with the slogan. I am looping w/ this group to 2nd and want to...
Board: ARCHIVE 06-13-2009, 05:02 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By smudgie
Marvin Marshall behavior thank you!

Thank you for the idea of using Marvin Marshall. The very next day I went over this with my class. What a difference it has made in my end of the year behavior. Also, last year I gave a child a...
Board: ARCHIVE 01-11-2009, 06:21 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By smudgie
Thanks so much for your ideas!

Thanks so much for your ideas!
Board: ARCHIVE 01-06-2009, 02:57 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By smudgie
Celebrate Learning Night

Our school would like to plan a family night to celebrate learning at the end of the year. Does anyone else do this? If so could you share what you do? Any ideas and input would be so helpful to...
Board: ARCHIVE 12-21-2008, 12:33 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By smudgie
We have been out of school since a week ago...

We have been out of school since a week ago Thursday due to power outages and the storm today. We will be going to school in July in New Hampshire if this doesn't stop! I'm not sure if I will see...
Board: ARCHIVE 12-16-2008, 05:18 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By smudgie
Thank you! I think that was the sight I was...

Thank you! I think that was the sight I was looking for.
Board: ARCHIVE 12-16-2008, 05:17 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By smudgie
Wow! I'm quite impressed. Thank you so much! We...

Wow! I'm quite impressed. Thank you so much! We have our work cut out for us. What state are you from and how many years have you been doing PLC's and RTI?
Board: ARCHIVE 12-16-2008, 05:03 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By smudgie
We are working on our mapping right now for...

We are working on our mapping right now for literacy skills and developing assessments. Since our mapping isn't done it's confusing. Does anyone have anything that they could share? I'd really...



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