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Posts Made By: treemonky
Board: The VENT 11-04-2018, 10:18 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By treemonky
When I taught 3rd, this was sometimes an issue. ...

When I taught 3rd, this was sometimes an issue. If I really, truly needed to get to the bottom on it, I talked to each child separately and wrote down every word they said. I would say, "Tell me...
Board: The VENT 10-02-2018, 09:50 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By treemonky
Her waist will fit a 7 better but she might need...

Her waist will fit a 7 better but she might need the length of an 8.

Edited to add- I should have read ahead. You have much better answers than mine!! Jeans for kids have adjustable waists,...
Board: The VENT 09-15-2018, 07:32 AM
Replies: 22
 
Posted By treemonky
Oh, also, I can help you with centers, if you'd...

Oh, also, I can help you with centers, if you'd like. I have one million center ideas. I don't know if this is okay, but "treemonky" has an email address, too. It's treemonky at g mail. It's my...
Board: The VENT 09-15-2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 22
 
Posted By treemonky
It gets better.

Here are some reassurances from a 19 year veteran. The first year always sucks for everyone. Everyone feels like they are in over their head. This is, unfortunately, normal. There's nothing wrong...
Board: The VENT 09-11-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By treemonky
I once got a snake in a water bottle and, another...

I once got a snake in a water bottle and, another time, a tiny live baby mouse in a pocket.
Board: The VENT 05-16-2018, 10:13 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By treemonky
Instead of a consequence, I would probably try...

Instead of a consequence, I would probably try heaping on praise and maybe even stickers for each time he hums at the appropriate level. I believe in logical consequences but given the information...
Board: The VENT 03-03-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 33
 
Posted By treemonky
School starts at 8:30 but two days a week I have...

School starts at 8:30 but two days a week I have morning duty starting at 8:15. The other three days I have to meet them at the door at 8:25. I have a 35 minute (in theory) duty-free lunch but I...
Board: The VENT 01-05-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By treemonky
Our Governor, while unsuccessfully running for...

Our Governor, while unsuccessfully running for president, compared us to terrorists. :(
Board: The VENT 11-11-2017, 04:46 PM
Replies: 31
 
Posted By treemonky
We go out until the temperature or the wind chill...

We go out until the temperature or the wind chill is -10. Wisconsin kids aren't even layering yet in 40 degree weather.
Board: The VENT 10-21-2017, 07:27 AM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By treemonky
Oh wow, what a mess. I'm going to take a guess...

Oh wow, what a mess. I'm going to take a guess that you're on unit 1.
Board: The VENT 09-23-2017, 07:54 PM
Replies: 23
 
Posted By treemonky
You have a merry go round on your playground?

You have a merry go round on your playground?
Board: The VENT 09-20-2017, 04:11 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By treemonky
School bus picking up the 4Kers. Every single...

School bus picking up the 4Kers. Every single day.
Board: The VENT 02-24-2017, 06:07 PM
Replies: 44
 
Posted By treemonky
It's possible that you won't really show at 5...

It's possible that you won't really show at 5 months. I just looked chubby. I didn't pop until 6.5 months with my first. I showed much sooner with the second, however.
Board: The VENT 02-05-2017, 01:46 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By treemonky
Me.

I eat lunch by myself and that helps. I also take a little time when I get home just to be alone.
Board: The VENT 01-18-2017, 03:45 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By treemonky
Me, too

I should know better than to think that 1st graders can walk down the hallway in such a way that 16 doors don't slam shut. Especially RIGHT after we went over the hallway expectations, again, for...
Board: The VENT 10-24-2016, 04:45 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By treemonky
'Dialogue' used as a verb. "We will dialogue...

'Dialogue' used as a verb. "We will dialogue about the issue at the meeting."
Board: The VENT 10-13-2016, 02:41 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By treemonky
grrr

Early Primary- Doing the exact thing that I just told someone else not to do, sassy talking-back and temper-tantrums
Board: The VENT 10-04-2016, 03:30 PM
Replies: 41
 
Posted By treemonky
We are piloting Bridges, too. The prep is...

We are piloting Bridges, too. The prep is KILLING me. I can only do number corner and maybe work places. I can never, ever get to the main lesson. I'm also over the gigantic posters that need to...
Board: The VENT 09-29-2016, 02:24 PM
Replies: 31
 
Posted By treemonky
Today, in a moment of desperation, I told my A#1...

Today, in a moment of desperation, I told my A#1 tattler that the only person he could tattle on was himself. He could say, "Mrs., I'm going to tattle now." He looked very confused.
Board: The VENT 09-09-2016, 10:08 AM
Replies: 21
 
Posted By treemonky
Wisconsin

I'm in Wisconsin and we have no air conditioning. The humidity inside the classroom was between 80-85% this week. The temperature has remained around 80 degrees. Everything is warped and covered...
Board: The VENT 05-23-2016, 11:33 AM
Replies: 38
 
Posted By treemonky
Board: The VENT 05-16-2016, 09:54 AM
Replies: 44
 
Posted By treemonky
I don't drink at all. I did in my 20s and 30s...

I don't drink at all. I did in my 20s and 30s but now, in my 40s, I just don't.
Board: The VENT 05-13-2016, 08:35 AM
Replies: 54
 
Posted By treemonky
When I taught Pre-K, I was waiting for a little...

When I taught Pre-K, I was waiting for a little guy to finish in the bathroom. I was standing near the open door. He called out to me, "I have a little penis. But my daddy has a REALLY BIG PENIS."...
Board: The VENT 05-12-2016, 12:50 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By treemonky
I got a kid hate note today

It was entitled "Things I hate about first grade." I was number one. The SEA was number two. :(
Board: The VENT 05-10-2016, 01:38 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By treemonky
Among the kids in my class, I have 15A and 11T,...

Among the kids in my class, I have 15A and 11T, 18A and 24T, 1A and 33T, 14A and 37T, 16A and 82T, 24A and 7T and 16A and 17T.

Our policy is weak, too. Among those above, only one got a letter....



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