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Posts Made By: mentorteach
Board: Fifth Grade 06-03-2012, 04:59 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By mentorteach
Thanks!

I like the idea to mention:


prep for middle school
high expectations for independence of routines/procedures
regular communication with parents

Anything else? I'm sure things will go...
Board: Fifth Grade 06-02-2012, 06:45 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By mentorteach
4th to 5th Advice Needed

Hi, I am a veteran teacher who has been happily teaching mostly 4th and loving it! I am interviewing for a transfer due mostly to the climate at my current school (principal has alienated most...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 03-01-2010, 05:24 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By mentorteach
Her life is perfect because she started having...

Her life is perfect because she started having kids at 22?!<!--eyebrow--> Most women I know who did that are the ones who weren't smart enough to go to college and ended up getting preggos by a...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 02-10-2010, 03:45 PM
Replies: 58
 
Posted By mentorteach
Sweet potatoes smell like dying roses to me, and...

Sweet potatoes smell like dying roses to me, and boiled cauliflower smells like farts!<!--yuck-->
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 02-10-2010, 12:03 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By mentorteach
I admire you for not throwing them away. I was in...

I admire you for not throwing them away. I was in the same situation a few days ago, but decided to purge them anyway. With the snow piles over 4 feet now, and me stranded in the house, everything...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 02-10-2010, 11:57 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By mentorteach
Shouldn't have brought them home...

Now I know that I should not have brought them home and I should not have checked my work email. Maybe that's what did it.

Talking to my other teacher friends, who are at home with kids, I think...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 02-10-2010, 10:38 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By mentorteach
Productive Snow Week

<!--snowman-->Another blizzard today on top of 3 feet, and still going...and I'm in the SOUTH (well, northern VA, near DC). We're out the whole week, which will bring our total # of snow days so far...
Board: The VENT 11-17-2009, 03:09 PM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By mentorteach
I am one of those veteran (15 yrs.) teachers who...

I am one of those veteran (15 yrs.) teachers who stays at school some nights until 6 or 7, and goes in on Sundays too. I teach at a huge K-5 elementary with over 1000 kids. A lot is expected of us,...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 11-17-2009, 03:04 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By mentorteach
Ideas!

Actually, I have done that, TWICE! I wore a silky, black dress and shiny baubles around my neck. Paris was cold both times I went in the winter, so maybe top it with a gorgeous, longer red coat and...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 09-29-2009, 03:31 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By mentorteach
He's gross.

YUCK! He's disgusting and I never liked his movies anyway. These ugly directors and producers have to drug women and little girls to get action. I hope they get him back to the US for trial asap....
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 09-29-2009, 03:27 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By mentorteach
Don't forget, wood floors are just now back "in...

Don't forget, wood floors are just now back "in fashion." When my parents built their house in '68, mom insisted they cover the hardwoods with wall-to-wall shag carpet because, "only poor people had...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 09-29-2009, 03:24 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By mentorteach
We just took our niece this summer and of course,...

We just took our niece this summer and of course, we took her to all of the main historical sites, rode a carriage, saw the Independence Hall area, the markets at Reading Station, etc. For lunch, we...
Board: New Teachers 09-27-2009, 06:38 AM
Replies: 21
 
Posted By mentorteach
www.reallygoodstuff sells a bathroom...

www.reallygoodstuff sells a bathroom clock-in/clock-out clipboard with sheets. The clipboard has a clock on it. Students write their name, the time they leave, their destination and the time they...
Board: ARCHIVE 09-26-2009, 03:00 PM
Replies: 26
 
Posted By mentorteach
I thought I knew everything my first year, and...

I thought I knew everything my first year, and you know what? I didn't, but I was a pretty decent teacher. Kids wanted to be in my class, still do I hear (I am 36). There was a grizzled veteran who...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 09-26-2009, 02:51 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By mentorteach
I don't feel guilty...it's raining here and cool...

I don't feel guilty...it's raining here and cool (finally). DH is out of the country on business and I am here with the dog. Tomorrow is my "Sunday at School" to do work and catch up, grade, etc. So,...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 09-26-2009, 09:01 AM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By mentorteach
I don't think how their families feel or morality...

I don't think how their families feel or morality should be the cause of a firing--just the sneakiness of the affair. Were they meeting on school time? Were they texting dirty messages while they...
Board: ARCHIVE 09-26-2009, 04:41 AM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By mentorteach
Don't

Even though part of his health problem affects his education, you should not get involved other than to express your concerns to the school nurse and counselor. They can then address the parents...
Board: ARCHIVE 09-25-2009, 11:47 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By mentorteach
Think it through...

Honestly, it has been my experience that teachers who have quit mid-year end up with a stained resume unless a secure job is awaiting them. Think about it and maybe set up an informational meeting...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 09-25-2009, 11:44 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By mentorteach
Wait!

I would really let him say it first...that way, you'll never doubt whether or not he felt pressured by you to commit. Plus, it will mean that he is completely ready.:D
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 09-23-2009, 03:08 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By mentorteach
Just caught it!

Stressed out, have to write sub plans for 2 days of prof. dev., paperwork galore, meetings and more meetings...and now I feel all stuffed up and scratchy-throat. YUCK!:mad:

On the positive side, I...
Board: ARCHIVE 09-19-2009, 05:02 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By mentorteach
Extremes

It sounds like you experienced the highest and lowest points of teaching in just over a single year. When the class is great and the admin/community are supportive, it is the most rewarding job ever;...
Board: ARCHIVE 09-19-2009, 04:55 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By mentorteach
It happens more than you think...

Parent request of teachers is RAMPANT at my current school. The previous admin. let it happen, even with a letter that said "only write learning styles" of your child, do NOT request a teacher. Many...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 09-16-2009, 01:42 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By mentorteach
?

What is AIM?
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 09-13-2009, 08:17 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By mentorteach
Sounds fun, but the fact that you're husband...

Sounds fun, but the fact that you're husband doesn't talk to anyone but you is something that sounds a little odd (in general). Is he just shy, or have you wanted him all to yourself? Eventually,...
Board: ARCHIVE 09-12-2009, 05:40 PM
Replies: 28
 
Posted By mentorteach
So, they are making you use the points on books...

So, they are making you use the points on books for the school library, or just to keep the books at their school if you ever leave?



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