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Posts Made By: ConnieWI
Board: BusyBoard 02-21-2020, 04:16 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By ConnieWI
Font Sizes

For my Leveled Literacy Intervention students, I use 18 to 22 font size.
Board: Retired Teachers 02-20-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By ConnieWI
Question

Why not just put everything in a trust and skip probate?

My lawyer drew up my trust and it cost nearly nothing.
Board: The VENT 02-20-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By ConnieWI
Another Thought

I would also make sure the parents of the students who used the disrespectful language are informed what their children said.

These kids learned these words somewhere. I would be it was in their...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-20-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By ConnieWI
Just a Suggestion

Rather than visiting your parents, have them come to your house on Monday night for dinner every other week.

There will be a starting and finishing time. Then your duty to your parents is over...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-19-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 25
 
Posted By ConnieWI
Just a Thought...

I remember when I was that age...fighting to not have to wear a bra...actually, I would still love to be fighting the need for one...no such luck!!

Perhaps your daughter has rubbing on her...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-17-2020, 05:43 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By ConnieWI
Another Thought

I had to explain to a third grade parent whose child was doing this at school. It was not an easy conversation, but the parent was glad I informed her.

It turned out later that the child had a...
Board: The VENT 02-15-2020, 05:36 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By ConnieWI
Yes...

I believe speaking with the teacher would be a good idea.

I know you will be professional during the conversation, but this teacher needs to know your side of the story and how she might improve...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-15-2020, 05:16 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By ConnieWI
Just a Thought...

I have a friend who almost married a man who was the father of seventeen children...all by many, many women. He wasn't paying child support for any of them. When the relationships got too serious...
Board: Retired Teachers 02-14-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By ConnieWI
Financial Advisor

I agree you should see a financial advisor.

Even though I used my state's retirement system on-line calculator to figure my monthly retirement, I chose to attend a large group retirement meeting...
Board: BusyBoard 02-13-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By ConnieWI
Bingo

It doesn't matter if the bingo cards have words or pictures.

You describe the word/picture. Tell its meaning, but do not use the word for the word or the word for the picture. Students have to...
Board: BusyBoard 02-13-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By ConnieWI
Move His Desk

Move his desk to a corner so his back is to the wall. Then place a cardboard study carrel on his desktop. He will be sitting behind the carrel and not disturbing the class as much. You might also...
Board: The VENT 02-11-2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By ConnieWI
Tomorrow...

is a good day to tell the principal exactly what you typed. It is never too late to tell your side of the story.

I would also ask the principal what consequences were given to these boys...or...
Board: The VENT 02-11-2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By ConnieWI
Assuming...

I am assuming that students sitting in the wrong seats means there are other students standing off to the side to they can occupy that seat when the offender eventually moves to the correct seat???
...
Board: BusyBoard 02-09-2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By ConnieWI
Guidance Counselor

With the permission of your principal, I would have the guidance counselor (or maybe the principal) speak with the child to find out specifics about what the parent inferred. It sounds to me like...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-07-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By ConnieWI
Second Job

I worked a second job at the local public library for minimum wage for 18 years of my 32 year teaching career...even while I was getting my master's degree. I too liked the extra money.

Once I...
Board: The VENT 02-05-2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By ConnieWI
Bathroom Pass

On Monday, each child gets one bathroom pass. It may be used any time that week during your class, but once it is gone, so is going to the bathroom for that week. If the child loses it, too bad, so...
Board: Retired Teachers 02-03-2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By ConnieWI
Dear Ed,

I look forward to information about your days...so much different from mine.

I did two loads of wash, grocery shopping, took a load of intervention materials to school so that tomorrow I can...
Board: The VENT 02-03-2020, 05:02 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By ConnieWI
Questions??

Why should you have to go to the car to unload students?

Can't the kids unload themselves?

In our drop-off area, there are cones that keep cars in single file even though the "road" is two...
Board: The VENT 02-03-2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By ConnieWI
My Suggestion

I would be calling parents to let them know what that rude second grader said. Then that child would be writing a letter of apology during recess. This letter would also need to be signed by the...
Board: The VENT 02-03-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By ConnieWI
Love Renea's Idea

But I would not BC to administrator.

If Jack, Jo, and Melissa have not given you the data you need, I would begin my email by writing:

Dear Jack, Jo, Melissa, and (the name of your...
Board: BusyBoard 02-03-2020, 12:18 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By ConnieWI
Friday is Too Far Away

IMHO, Friday is too far away.

My suggestion would be to keep the children in today and any other day they lack motivation to complete assigned work.

I hope things improve for you.
Board: The VENT 01-31-2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By ConnieWI
Thought...

Do not have your meeting without having another adult there.
Board: BusyBoard 01-30-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By ConnieWI
When Reading Aloud To You

When this boy is reading aloud to you, make him stop at the bottom of each page and tell you what happened on that page. Once he has practiced this with you over several days, see if he can do it on...
Board: Retired Teachers 01-28-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By ConnieWI
About Me

For me, that $144 is automatically deducted from my Social Security.

I am assuming you are not yet getting SS yet.
Board: BusyBoard 01-27-2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By ConnieWI
Question

Have you taught your K students how to draw pictures or use tally marks?



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