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Posts Made By: hikinghiker
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?
Board: The VENT 09-28-2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By hikinghiker
Ugh, and she called the principal too who now...

Ugh, and she called the principal too who now wants to meet with me. What a great Monday.
Board: The VENT 09-28-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By hikinghiker
Just got yelled at by my first parent this year...

My district is using google meets. There's this weird glitch where sometimes it won't let students in and the only solution is for parents to tell me then I have to manually add them from the meet.
...
Board: The VENT 09-25-2020, 11:07 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By hikinghiker
I overbooked myself

Not intentionally, but this next month is going to be rough.

Right now I'm on a provisional license that expires this year. I need to take 4 praxis exams and a college course to get my 'real'...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-24-2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 24
 
Posted By hikinghiker
Two meetings today Still 90+ degrees Cheat...

Two meetings today
Still 90+ degrees
Cheat Day yesterday
Stomach regrets today
Board: BusyBoard 09-24-2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By hikinghiker
My district is fully virtual and the board...

My district is fully virtual and the board specifically said that teachers are allowed to work from home. My admin also encouraged us to work in the location that works best for us. Personally, I go...



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