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Posts Made By: SpEdDee
Board: BusyBoard 09-13-2016, 04:57 PM
Replies: 26
Posted By SpEdDee

As a kid, my family couldn't take a vacation during summer or over holidays due to a family-owned business. Those one week a year Disney or where-ever trips mean a lot more than a math worksheet. My...
Board: Special Education 06-20-2016, 05:17 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By SpEdDee
Calkins too

We use Lucy Calkin's in my district and I use it two years below where I teach. My 5th grade resource uses 3rd grade and my 4th grade resource uses 2nd-3rd grade.
Board: Special Education 06-20-2016, 05:13 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By SpEdDee

We usually have 1/2 days at the end and I treat them to lunch.
Board: Special Education 05-29-2016, 03:56 AM
Replies: 5
Posted By SpEdDee's so frustrating. We have the same...'s so frustrating. We have the same thing with our speech.....she's a mess and does nothing with my students (self-contained). When she does get them, it's 10 minutes and she sends them...
Board: The VENT 09-05-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 9
Posted By SpEdDee

What a beautiful post!!! We all thank you for the support and reminding us that our PT buddies are here for us! Thanks again:)
Board: The VENT 09-05-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By SpEdDee
Sorry but....

This is where I get mad at our union.i also work in a small district ( one HS, one MS, and two elementary). We have. A few of these totally bogus positions making way more than us teachers and they...
Board: The VENT 09-05-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 8
Posted By SpEdDee

Sounds like you're in my district:( we've had all this thrown at us with little training and not enough supplies. I'm really sorry you are going through this too:( Could a group of you approach your...
Board: BusyBoard 08-27-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By SpEdDee

Good luck! Short note without you as a contact is fine, especially since you barely know the students and parents. Take care and just concentrate on your health! We're all pulling for you!!
Board: Resource Teacher 07-28-2015, 05:13 AM
Replies: 1
Posted By SpEdDee
Due in part...

To some changes in our state codes, we are seeing an explosion of dyslexia diagnoses. You are need a targeted Orton-Gillingham or Wilson based like "Just Words" or "Project Read"
Board: BusyBoard 07-28-2015, 05:01 AM
Replies: 20
Posted By SpEdDee

District policy is not until they graduate and we now sign a form agreeing to this. Before we had this policy, (4 or 5 years ago), a middle school teacher was fired over inappropriate fb interactions...
Board: The VENT 07-23-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By SpEdDee
So sorry...

I'm so sorry to hear this. PP had good advice. Contact uniserv or another Union attorney, because this doesn't seem right. Maybe they can help you. Thinking of you!
Board: BusyBoard 07-23-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 12
Posted By SpEdDee
Color too

I do the color system too. Even though the kids probably figure it out, it works. Plus I do "free read" where they can pick any book.
Board: The Job Search 07-19-2015, 03:49 AM
Replies: 26
Posted By SpEdDee
Good luck!!

Seems like it went well!!!! We'll keep our fingers crossed!
Board: BusyBoard 07-18-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 10
Posted By SpEdDee

When I taught gr. 4 and 5 resource, I used a modified clip system. Each student's name was written on a clothes clip. Everybody started in green. If a student was having a super day, they moved up to...
Board: The VENT 07-18-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 21
Posted By SpEdDee
So sad...

But I feel it is definitely happening more and more. I'm in a middle school (gr 6-8) and we have gone to electronically submitting most of the students' work this year. Well, it's sad and disgusting...
Board: The VENT 07-18-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 15
Posted By SpEdDee

I spent 7 years in one school with a fantastic P. I didn't always agree with her but everything she did truly was in the best interest of the kids. Moved to a new school in the same district last...
Board: The VENT 07-11-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By SpEdDee
June 24th

Due to snow days we didn't get out until June 24th:(. I was in Walmart yesterday and wanted to cry...
Board: The VENT 07-07-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 24
Posted By SpEdDee

In Jersey all public employee salaries can be found on-line at DataUniverse. Most newspapers have a link to access.
Board: The VENT 07-03-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 11
Posted By SpEdDee

So wish we would get a new P. Only one year with him, but I don't know how much longer I can take this......
Board: The VENT 06-25-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 11
Posted By SpEdDee
A lot ...

Seems like a lot of us feel the same way:(. I've been teaching 8 years and this was without a doubt the toughest. New curriculum, testing, etc. definitely made it tough. However, the toughest part...
Board: Special Education 06-16-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By SpEdDee
Depends on the level of the students

In my district, some of the higher functioning students in our MD/life Skills program attend Related Arts and PE with the general ed students. There is a para with them.The lower functioning students...
Board: BusyBoard 06-12-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By SpEdDee
Great advice

Beachygirl had some great advice. Manipulative really help and definitely use mneumonics. And definitely allow a calculator!
Board: BusyBoard 06-03-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By SpEdDee

I really love Readworks!! I teach resource ELA and it's fantastic.
Board: The VENT 05-13-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 16
Posted By SpEdDee

We still have 29.........
Board: The VENT 05-13-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By SpEdDee

It really depends on the co-teacher. I co-taught for 6 years with 4 different teachers (my school usually does a yearly rotation). However, we got along so well in the classroom that two of the...

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