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Posts Made By: ConnieWI
Board: The VENT 11-20-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 4
Posted By ConnieWI
My Thought...

If you have a school nurse or district nurse, email home should come from that person.

If you have no nurse, your administrator should be making contact.
Board: BusyBoard 11-19-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 10
Posted By ConnieWI

1. Make multiplication fact cards...later, division fact cards. Spend five minutes each day per child working as partners while students practice fact cards.

2. Nightly practice with parents...
Board: The VENT 11-16-2019, 05:15 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By ConnieWI

Have you done whole group lessons on potential and lack of motivation?

What does it mean to have potential and not use it?

What does it mean to have high expectations but not be meeting...
Board: The VENT 11-15-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 1
Posted By ConnieWI
Been There, Done That

I took my gigglers aside individually, and spoke with them about their immature it was showing their immaturity, how it was bothering the other student's learning, and how it looked to...
Board: The VENT 11-15-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 11
Posted By ConnieWI

Is it possible that the disruptive student you mentioned could get a 504? That way, he would have some goals and these goals could include getting assistance from special ed, your school...
Board: The VENT 11-14-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 15
Posted By ConnieWI
My Suggestions

So sorry this is happening to you and your aides.

Call the police. It sounds like this child does not belong in your program.
Sorry...but if the child cannot behave and you have exhausted...
Board: BusyBoard 11-14-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 33
Posted By ConnieWI
No Printers In My School

Everything teachers need copied are sent from their computer to a copy machine. There are on each floor, and one color copier in the office.
Board: Retired Teachers 11-13-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By ConnieWI
Since I Retired...

I eat breakfast about mid-morning and lunch/supper about 4 p.m.

Two meals per day is just enough for me. If I need something after 4 p.m., I have a piece of fruit, raw vegetables, or a bowl of...
Board: BusyBoard 11-12-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 8
Posted By ConnieWI
My Response

"After the fact he complained that it was "only 5 minutes, and it wasn't even fun, and the recess teachers never let them do X, and that he would have rather had a longer lunch, etc.". In this...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-11-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 11
Posted By ConnieWI
A salad and salad dressings to go with the pizza.

A salad and salad dressings to go with the pizza.
Board: BusyBoard 11-11-2019, 04:13 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By ConnieWI
Just a Thought...

What great activities you had planned for your Native American study! I am so sorry one class damaged your materials.

The art activities posted above sound wonderful.

I would be sure to send a...
Board: The VENT 11-08-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By ConnieWI
Your Reply to the Principal...

"I have to answer to the district. I will be glad to let them know about your comments and your attitude, and then they can come and hold you responsible."

Turn around with a jerk and walk away!!...
Board: The VENT 11-08-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 21
Posted By ConnieWI
My Thoughts...

Rewards for those who deserve it.

Consequences for those who do not. These consequences may include no recess, no free time, no computer time, head resting, time-out chair, whatever.

Life is...
Board: The VENT 11-07-2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By ConnieWI
Minutes Per Day

8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (420 minutes or 7 hrs.)

During attendance/lunch count, students are engaged in journal writing, math review, or silent reading.

minus 60 minutes per day for specials
Board: Retired Teachers 11-04-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 12
Posted By ConnieWI
Lisa's Comments

I completely agree with what Lisa wrote.

I think it is so important that you know what will happen to your husband's pension and Social Security should he die before you. Having a will (and maybe...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-03-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 35
Posted By ConnieWI
What Have I Read?

Blue Moon (new Jack Reacher book) by Lee Child

President's Henchman by Joseph Flynn

Lethal Agent by Vince Flynn

Backlash by Brad Thor

Undercurrents by Nora Roberts
Board: The VENT 11-01-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 14
Posted By ConnieWI

Your PBIS should be set up so points can be taken away for poor choices.

If your PBIS is not set up this way, then some changes need to be made. There are rewards for good choices, but there...
Board: Retired Teachers 11-01-2019, 03:30 AM
Replies: 15
Posted By ConnieWI
Just the Opposite!

I loved Halloween when I was teaching.

My community does trick-or-treat from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. the Saturday night before Halloween. My school celebrated Halloween the Friday before Halloween.
Board: Retired Teachers 11-01-2019, 03:25 AM
Replies: 15
Posted By ConnieWI
Insurance After Retirement

I retired at 59 years old. My district paid for ten years of insurance.

At age 65, I had a choice to stay on the district's insurance, or purchase my own Medicare supplement. I chose to do the...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-31-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By ConnieWI
This is One of My Favorite Desserts

Impossible French Apple Pie

6 cups sliced apples
1¼ tsp. cinnamon
¼ tsp. nutmeg

1 cup sugar
¾ cup milk
½ cup Bisquick
2 eggs
Board: The VENT 10-30-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 4
Posted By ConnieWI

Do you have a friend or relative who could respond to these parents who on social media bitching?

That way, you could write a response, send it to your friend or relative, and that friend or...
Board: BusyBoard 10-29-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 1
Posted By ConnieWI
My Suggestions...

1. Get the parents involved. Report all poor choices and consequences to them through phone calls and emails. Encourage parents to support the consequences.

2. Be consistent. Don't back down. ...
Board: Retired Teachers 10-28-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By ConnieWI
My Suggestion...

Take if to the teacher's lounge. That is what I am doing with mine.

It rained Saturday night during trick-or-treat. I usually have between 300 and 400 kids. This year, I had less than 100.
Board: The VENT 10-28-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 14
Posted By ConnieWI
My Suggestions...

While Angelo was in his office and parent A was in the waiting room, I would have sent her another email informing her that her appointment was not going to happen until noon, and perhaps she should...
Board: The VENT 10-28-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By ConnieWI
Sounds Like...

It sounds like the meeting did not go well, but the idea of not having this child in your room would be a win for me.

If I were you, I would follow-up with an email to the mom summarizing what was...

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