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Posts Made By: essence253
Board: Kindergarten 08-26-2019, 05:52 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By essence253
Teaching K

is abosolutley the hardest grade I've taught. But people always assume it's easy and fun. They think we sing and play all day. I told a family member that I took a position outside the classroom,...
Board: The VENT 08-10-2019, 07:24 AM
Replies: 61
Posted By essence253
Schedule Change

Your P can move you to any position that you are credentialed to teach. And they can do it at any point in the year. It's not worth quitting over. Principals talk, and resigning over no notice of a...
Board: BusyBoard 07-08-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 14
Posted By essence253
Team of 3

When taught 6th grade elementary it was on a team of 3. We each taught our own ELA/Reading and departmentalized math, science, and social studies. We had a 90 minutes block for ELA and 60 minutes for...
Board: Kindergarten 06-24-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By essence253
Love iready

My district has used it for year. Its hard in K at the start of the year because we dont have 1 to 1 and students had to work on the desktop. Everything looks like a game and the lessons are based on...
Board: Kindergarten 06-20-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 23
Posted By essence253
Play Time

We don't get much play time at all. 30 minutes a day for recess and we get pe twice a week for 45 minutes. Other than that it's all academics all the time.
Board: Kindergarten 06-13-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By essence253
My district did not purchase the phonics...

My district did not purchase the phonics components. We use Journeys for phonics only. We were not required to use the labs because we just didn't have time. All of the anchor charts are in the...
Board: BusyBoard 06-13-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 23
Posted By essence253

We've asked our P to do that during our staggered entry week, she has refused. She believes that her way is the fairest for all teachers but it's not. We have a week to assess incoming students so...
Board: BusyBoard 06-13-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 23
Posted By essence253
Class List

My principal assigns students to classes in the order they register. So the first k student on the registration list goes to K1 the next goes to K2 and so forth until they are all placed. Most years...
Board: The VENT 06-13-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 12
Posted By essence253

I broke up a fight my first year 17 years ago. I hurt my back pulling a girl off another. The district did not cover my out of pocket expenses when I went to the doctor. I've never broken up another...
Board: Kindergarten 06-12-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By essence253

We use EL in my district and I don't like it. There is a workbook for students but they don't use it daily. The kids don't get a chance to write or practice comprehension skills daily. But they...
Board: Kindergarten 05-29-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 11
Posted By essence253
Line Order

I always have my class line up in ABC order according to last name. I just tell the kids that we always line up in line order. There is no such thing as skipping because everyone has a spot. If...
Board: Kindergarten 05-20-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 8
Posted By essence253

We have a promotional program. The students sing songs between classroom teachers calling students to receive completion certificates. It's a big production and parents usually take their kids out...
Board: Kindergarten 04-23-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By essence253
it is more work than it's worth. It takes away...

it is more work than it's worth. It takes away from our daily routine and no one cares except the K teachers who are burdened with reinventing the assessment wheel. Te state can get the same data for...
Board: Kindergarten 04-22-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By essence253
Tn Kindergarten Portfolio

Are there any kindergarten teacher from TN? If so how are you doing with the portfolio?
I just finished and I'm so excited to be done!:) Now I just have to survive til the end of the year.
Board: The VENT 12-18-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 11
Posted By essence253
Being a Mommy comes first

When I had ds1 I was teaching 6th grade ELA and social studies. I quickly found out that babies don't care to watch mommy grade papers. So I stopped taking them home. I stopped trying to grade...
Board: Kindergarten 11-26-2018, 06:30 AM
Replies: 27
Posted By essence253
All Work and No Play Schedule

We work all day with only a 30 minute recess at the end of the day.

9:15 - 10:15 Four Square (School Mandated Morning Work)
10:15-12:15 ELA
12:15- 12:45 Lunch
12:45-1:15 ElA
1:15-2:00 Support...
Board: BusyBoard 07-27-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 20
Posted By essence253
Likes and Dislikes


Size (My room is pretty large)
I have a restroom, sink, and storage closest.
Plenty of built in shelves and cabinets
Lots of technology (smart board, 4 student computers, laptops for...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-20-2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 22
Posted By essence253
It happened to me twice

It happened twice within a month, both at the gas station. The fist time I used the debit card at the pump. The next time I used it in the station with the same result. I was ripped off, but the my...
Board: Kindergarten 07-20-2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By essence253

My team has done this type of sharing, but we only did it with pencil paper, cut and paste activities. We just created files for each standard filed the activities accordingly. Everything was...
Board: BusyBoard 07-17-2018, 09:37 PM
Replies: 15
Posted By essence253
Keeping Classroom Materials

In my district a teacher can take things bought with state funded stipends when transferring within the district. Teachers can not remove anything bought with Title 1 funds or with school funds. We...
Board: BusyBoard 07-13-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By essence253

I use the the 2’ by2’. It gives the students enough room to be seated comfortably and not too close
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-01-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 12
Posted By essence253
Best Friends

BFF/Close Friend #1

Does he/she live locally? Yes
If not, do you ever visit each other?
Where did you meet? She moved into the house next door
Are your personalities similar? yes
Are most of...
Board: BusyBoard 06-21-2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 23
Posted By essence253

I wonít get a roster until regisrtation day. My P assingns classes as registration is approved. So since I have the fiest section of K, Iíll get the first K student who registers. The next section...
Board: BusyBoard 06-21-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By essence253
Moving Down

I would start with the standards and pacing guide, if your district or school provides them. If not try to contact another pre-k teacher that can give you some guidance. I would also try to get my...
Board: Kindergarten 06-21-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 10
Posted By essence253
Rude remarks

Iíve had a first grade teacher make remarks to students directly. Like if weíre walking down the hall and I have to remind a students about the hall being a quiet zone, the teacher sticks her head...

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