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Posts Made By: Gommergirl
Board: The VENT 05-25-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By Gommergirl
This happened to me...

You are not alone this has happened to me at the beginning of the school year, with our back to school conferences. It is not the best way to spend your birthday...it hasn't happened since. This...
Board: The VENT 09-11-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By Gommergirl
I agree graphite

This happened to me twice right before school started, what it came down to was the parents were letting their children make the decision, and my spineless p will do what ever the parents say they...
Board: Fourth Grade 08-11-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By Gommergirl
Another

Also a great resource


http://www.readworks.org
Board: Fourth Grade 07-24-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Gommergirl
Another good resource

Another great resource I use is learnzillion.com.
Board: The VENT 06-01-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By Gommergirl
We have a male colleague in our grade level

We do have a male teacher in our grade level, so not having any male to supervise is irrelevant.
Board: The VENT 06-01-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By Gommergirl
Offended

We are taking our 4th grade field trip this Tuesday...Yeah! Then the principal informs one of my female 4th grade colleagues that he is sending a couple of male teachers (tutor and Spec. Ed.) with to...
Board: The VENT 04-30-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 21
 
Posted By Gommergirl
I counted the days....

24 too many! Darn you snow day make-ups!
Board: Fourth Grade 04-02-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 58
 
Posted By Gommergirl
Northern Minnesota!

Northern Minnesota!
Board: The VENT 10-15-2013, 05:32 PM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By Gommergirl
Three formal observations...four walkthroughs

Just wondering how many of these evaluations you all have at your schools...as a 17th year tenured teacher, this year we are now doing 3 formal observations, and have 4 walkthroughs (1 per quarter)...
Board: The VENT 10-08-2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By Gommergirl
Community pencils

I have a sharpened, needs sharpening basket on each of my tables of four. Each night I sharpen the needs sharpening ones in my electric sharpener. I don't hear the electric sharpener all day which...
Board: The VENT 08-20-2013, 09:44 PM
Replies: 20
 
Posted By Gommergirl
Nope.

Sad to say it, but I have actually discouraged people from becoming a teacher because of the changes in education. I also told my husband that our daughter is not going to be a teacher if I can help...
Board: The VENT 01-20-2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By Gommergirl
Thanks cvt...

You understand the situation perfectly. Not everybody has coworkers that contribute to the greater good, but will use others to their advantage.
Board: The VENT 01-18-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By Gommergirl
Minor blip?

I guess this is why morality is at an all time low in our country, taking something that doesn't belong to you is a minor blip on our moral compass. Is this what we teach the kids? That you can copy...
Board: The VENT 01-17-2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By Gommergirl
Didn't even try to hide it...

Funny rhubarb, that you thought it was a her...it isn't...he didn't bother to retype it or anything. Yes we have a paraprofessional that copies everything for us. He must have taken it out of the...
Board: The VENT 01-17-2013, 05:13 PM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By Gommergirl
Stealing Co-worker

Just angry...one of the other 4th grade teachers in my building took my personal problem solving sheets that I made myself, and my own division test. This person copied them from my originals that...
Board: Fourth Grade 10-16-2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Gommergirl
ideas

Have you thought about using arrays, and repeated addition to help them better understand what multipliction really is? I usually use real life objects that make arrays(egg carton, ice tray, rows of...
Board: The VENT 10-09-2012, 06:10 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Gommergirl
Feel the same way

You are sooo not alone in this. I felt the same way when I went into teaching 16 years ago at the age of 23. Now I am approaching 40 and frustrated and disenchanted by all the of the things that...
Board: The VENT 08-17-2012, 03:37 AM
Replies: 32
 
Posted By Gommergirl
Now I have to call my own sub.

Do any other teachers have to do this? As if they aren't asking us to do three thousand other things!
Board: The VENT 08-01-2012, 06:30 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Gommergirl
I am afraid of the opposite

We also have a new principal, and I am afraid of the exact opposite happening. That someone that doesn't understand our dynamics is going to come in and turn it upside down and shake everything and...
Board: Fourth Grade 07-16-2012, 05:24 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By Gommergirl
Used it for the last 5 years

Myself and the kids really enjoy morning meeting and it is a great way to help relationships in the classroom. I spend aprox. 15 minutes on MM. I have accumulated lots of different greetings and...
Board: Fourth Grade 07-12-2012, 07:26 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Gommergirl
Here is what I do

We have many attendance issues in the district I work in, so everytime I give an assignment I write the name or names of the students that are absent that day on a copy, if it is a workbook page...
Board: The VENT 07-11-2012, 01:43 PM
Replies: 26
 
Posted By Gommergirl
This would upset me too.

When I first started teaching I shared tons of my ideas, then realized that some people shared with me, while others NEVER shared anything and benefited from all my extra work. SO now I am much more...
Board: Fourth Grade 06-15-2012, 10:30 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By Gommergirl
Agree with the others

I have worked in a poverty ridden district for 15 yrs. You really have to have great classroom management and organizational skills to be successful. You at the same time have to be more flexible...
Board: Fourth Grade 05-18-2012, 04:07 PM
Replies: 32
 
Posted By Gommergirl
Next Friday!

We are done a week from today! YEAH!
Board: The VENT 05-11-2012, 07:06 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By Gommergirl
disposable thermometers

I have asked for some of the disposable thermometers that our nurse uses to keep in my desk for just such a day, as a no nurse day. Your student might have spiked the fever when he got home, so...



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