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Posts Made By: jov
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-02-2020, 06:43 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By jov
Covid Symptom Study

Since early March, I've been participating in a Covid Symptom Study through an app. Every day, I check in and report if I've been tested and if I have symptoms. It takes 30 seconds. Once a week...
Board: The VENT 07-01-2020, 06:12 PM
Replies: 22
 
Posted By jov
Don't make it anything fun or you'll get more...

Don't make it anything fun or you'll get more kids asking to be dropped off early!
Board: BusyBoard 07-01-2020, 09:03 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By jov
Have you tried using Elkonin boxes with him? ...

Have you tried using Elkonin boxes with him?

https://www.readingrockets.org/strategies/elkonin_boxes

You can use matchbox cars instead of cubes and have your son put a car in the garage for...
Board: Retired Teachers 06-30-2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By jov
Same thing happened in my family

I had a horrendous case of chicken pox at age 6. My 5 yr old brother had 2 "bug bites" which got diagnosed only because of me. I would get the vaccine. You just never know.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-29-2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 24
 
Posted By jov
Exactly the same here on the other side of the...

Exactly the same here on the other side of the country!!!!
Board: BusyBoard 06-28-2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By jov
Tutoring

My reluctant reader boys also loved the Fly Guy and Elephant and Piggie series, joke/riddle books and non-fiction. My library has all the easy readers (Scholastic, Step Into Reading, I Can Read,...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-26-2020, 06:27 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By jov
I bought my iphone at Best Buy and they set up...

I bought my iphone at Best Buy and they set up the whole thing on my Verizon account. There was no problem. It was also a better deal than buying it at the Apple store.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-24-2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By jov
FitBit

Unfortunately, I don't see any way to add steps. But you can add activities.

On the app, click on the section that says how many days he's exercised this week. (Mine says 4 of 6 days). Then...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-21-2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By jov
New medication?

I was put on a med once and that was one of the side effects I experienced. I was consumed with my itchy inner ears. The doctor said "oh yah, sometimes that happens" and switched the med. Thanks...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-21-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By jov
I just bought some. The little PocketBac 1 oz...

I just bought some. The little PocketBac 1 oz gels have 68%. The 1.8 oz spray bottles are 72% alcohol.
They had no larger bottles at the B&BW I went to.
Board: BusyBoard 06-19-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By jov
That's a nice size classroom. I think you can do...

That's a nice size classroom. I think you can do it. Our classrooms are probably about half as large (ancient building). Try to keep some of those tables so you can split up the computers (if they...
Board: Future Teachers 06-18-2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By jov
Welcome to teaching! Please don't buy...

Welcome to teaching!

Please don't buy anything yet!

First, every district is different. Some supply just the basics (paper, pencils, crayons, etc.) and some don't. Some more affluent...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-18-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 25
 
Posted By jov
It's mandatory in Massachusetts also. You must...

It's mandatory in Massachusetts also. You must wear a face covering indoors (except home) and outdoors whenever you cannot maintain 6 ft distance from others.

Restaurants aren't open for indoor...
Board: The VENT 06-15-2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 23
 
Posted By jov
No guilt here

I taught special ed summer school for my first 7 years because I needed the money. After that, I enjoyed my summers plus took a lot of PD to fulfill certification requirements.

We had no reason...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-04-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By jov
Our RMV is still closed to the public. They...

Our RMV is still closed to the public. They extended expiration dates 4-6 months for all license & registration renewals, inspection stickers, etc. Real ID deadlines have been extended a year. ...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 05-24-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By jov
I'm already seeing it. When I go for my walks on...

I'm already seeing it. When I go for my walks on the sidewalk or rail trail and see someone coming toward me, 95% of the people I encounter step over to the right, in the grass if necessary, to...
Board: The VENT 05-20-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By jov
I know it’s crazy to be giving grades under these...

I know it’s crazy to be giving grades under these circumstances, but I would do the easiest thing which would also not incite parent complaints. Give a 4 to anyone who got a 4 last quarter and a 3...
Board: Retired Teachers 05-20-2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By jov
Thank you Ed!

I will follow in your footsteps! I’m hoping my state laws are changed so I can vote by mail in November. Either way, nothing will stop me. Good luck in Alabama!
Board: Teachers' Lounge 05-11-2020, 07:13 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By jov
Thank you!

That article was very informative. One can only hope that this information is considered when deciding how and when to reopen different sectors of the economy. Science, not politics, must guide us.
Board: The VENT 05-11-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By jov
I very much agree with you! Every kid is...

I very much agree with you! Every kid is different. Every class is different. Every teacher is different with different strengths, weaknesses, subject knowledge, and teaching style. Every year is...
Board: Retired Teachers 05-04-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By jov
Last year, I applied on April 21st for a June...

Last year, I applied on April 21st for a June 30th retirement date. I got a confirmation that everything was confirmed the first week of June. My first check was for 2 months (July & Aug) and was...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 05-03-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By jov
Go to the PT home page and find the heading “My...

Go to the PT home page and find the heading “My Favorite Boards and Groups”. Click on “change” and add the Issues & Politics board to your favorites. Then it will always be there in the drop down...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 05-03-2020, 12:37 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By jov
Thank you

Very uplifting video reminding us that we're all in this together!
Board: Retired Teachers 05-03-2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By jov
I don't know the answer to your question, but you...

I don't know the answer to your question, but you said this...
I may be misunderstanding what you're saying, but in case I'm not.... your husband will make less permanently, not just until he...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 05-02-2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 31
 
Posted By jov
Hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, and rubbing...

Hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, and rubbing alcohol are nowhere to be found around me!



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