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Posts Made By: broad
Board: Retired Teachers 09-20-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By broad
still teaching as a sub!

I'm 73 and have been retired for 9 years. I've subbed on and off then quit. I find that I need something where I can be creative. For me, it's subbing once or twice a week with the grades I love -...
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-18-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By broad
5 o'clock news

I see this being on the nightly news! - Sounds like abuse to me!
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-11-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By broad
my pet peeve

This is my number one pet peeve! It makes me so angry and I never say anything.

I have promised myself that the next time it happens I'm going to speak up!

"Excuse me, but I'm the teacher here...
Board: Kindergarten 08-30-2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By broad
kindergarten game

Around the world is good for K and 1st
Students sit in a circle and one student stands behind one of the sitting students. Only those two may speak. Hold up a number, of addition/subtraction sum. ...
Board: Classroom Management 08-27-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By broad
crying first day

You need a volunteer! Is there anyone who could help you on the first day - a loving grandma like me! I saved a K teacher's life (according to her!!!) on the first two days of school. She had a...
Board: Kindergarten 08-15-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By broad
Update on screamer

Thanks for all your responses! There has been progress! Student really bonded with me on first two days and stayed by my side calling me "Grandma". I was not there the next day (subbing at another...
Board: Kindergarten 08-13-2019, 03:29 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By broad
screaming boy on first day of Kindergarten

I know there are some experienced and helpful teachers out there who can give me some input.

I'm retired teacher/counselor, substitute and volunteer. Yesterday I helped in Kindergarten on the...
Board: Substitute Teachers 05-18-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By broad
Fillers

A friend of mine just became a sub and has no actual teaching experience. She asked me for some fillers for transition times etc. for 1st Grade. I've decided I'm going to type up a list and maybe...
Board: Substitute Teachers 05-18-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By broad
so annoying!

I hate that when someone comes in and starts screaming at the class to be quiet, etc. right in front of you! I agree with others - just let it go. You know you are doing what's right for you and...
Board: Substitute Teachers 05-11-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By broad
update

I got rehired as a sub and actually worked on Friday for a half- day in 1st Grade.

All went well and I loved it! I got to read my favorite Robert Munsch books and also to act enthusiastic and be...
Board: Substitute Teachers 04-30-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By broad
Thank you

Thank you ElemEd - I signed up today! Have to go through fingerprints and paperwork again but may be in the classroom before school ends!

I knew I wasn't done when I was in Vancouver at a...
Board: Substitute Teachers 04-26-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By broad
love kids

Proteacher needs a LIKE button! Thanks for the encouragement!
Board: Retired Teachers 04-25-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 23
 
Posted By broad
keep some stuff

I agree with one of the other posts - keep some things you might need or use again.
I retired 9 years ago but I still sub and volunteer. I miss the kids! You never know how you'll feel after a...
Board: Substitute Teachers 04-25-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By broad
pencils and paper

Take some pencils, erasers and paper.
Also books you like to read to kids.
Games that can fill extra odd parts of time even if it's just simon says
Be positive
Take a wrapped thing - like...
Board: Substitute Teachers 04-25-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By broad
Miss the kids!

I quit subbing last May and thought I was done and dusted!! I'm 73, retired teacher, sub and volunteer but took a break. We've been travelling but recently I've realized I miss it. I miss the kids...
Board: Substitute Teachers 03-03-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By broad
definitely off her rocker!

You did so well handling this situation. Amazing story! Hope you get some validation and explanation. Just think KARMA!
Board: Kindergarten 10-21-2017, 03:36 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By broad
Thanks

Love the abc chart you sent me! The teacher loves it too! I laminated then and stapled them on the inside cover of their journals! The. I saw the picture for Ff - I think itís British football! Or it...
Board: High School 10-21-2017, 03:31 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By broad
Thanks

This is such good advice and ideas! Thank you so much for your response! I especially like the work around idea. I see how not asking her to translate from English to French makes sense.
Are you a...
Board: High School 10-15-2017, 08:29 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By broad
French teacher

Are there any French teachers out there?

I have just started tutoring a sophomore in 2nd year French. I'm a retired teacher - general education elementary mainly but know and love French.

She...
Board: Kindergarten 10-15-2017, 08:21 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By broad
abc letters and sounds

I'm looking for a mini chart of ABC letters and pictures for sound that could be pasted in the front cover of the writing journal. I don't want to tape down one of those name strips that have this...
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-04-2017, 07:57 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By broad
Fun and Enjoyable

I'm 71 and only sub one day a week if that. And only if it's K or 1st and if I can enjoy myself.

I take in my own read alouds and ideas, etc.

I enjoy giving the students a "different" day - a...
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-04-2017, 07:50 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By broad
Smiling faces!

I subbed Kindergarten on Friday - only 11 kids because low enrollment (the axe is going to fall this coming week - they are cutting two units).

I had such a fun day - lots of songs and actions, my...
Board: The VENT 07-23-2017, 12:54 PM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By broad
Thank you!

I love all your responses! I'm starting to see that teachers do tend to amass a lot of materials much of which they never use! I can see an idea brewing on the minimalist theme!
Board: The VENT 07-23-2017, 10:03 AM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By broad
unwanted stuff in cabinets

Since this is the VENT - I'm going to write my frustrations and see if any one has comments.

I'm retired but I volunteer and sub. There is one teacher, a former colleague who loves my help. For...
Board: Substitute Teachers 07-08-2017, 08:15 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By broad
sub jobs

School starts here August 10 and usually there aren't many jobs in the first few weeks, maybe because teachers are still fully of energy! I'm in Hillsborough County Florida - Kelly Services handles...



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