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Posts Made By: Lizmo
Board: ARCHIVE 05-07-2008, 02:27 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Lizmo
Left out and so ready to leave!

Our last day of school is coming up and I am not returning next year. I am not the only teacher on my team not returning. Those are just side ntoes to my story, but this is what happened.

I...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 05-01-2008, 05:46 PM
Replies: 38
 
Posted By Lizmo
I didn't do too many things wrong, until I went...

I didn't do too many things wrong, until I went to Catholic School in 7th grade. I was in a class of 16! and I was still sort of new, so I would do anything to fit in or one up my friends. One time...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 05-01-2008, 05:00 PM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By Lizmo
I mentioned this in another park, but I work for...

I mentioned this in another park, but I work for one of Cedar Point's sister parks. Cedar Fair actually owns a bunch of parks throughout the US...they bought out Paramount Parks two years ago and...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 05-01-2008, 04:54 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By Lizmo
I work for one of the Cedar Fair parks, so I just...

I work for one of the Cedar Fair parks, so I just had to chime in here! I took my fourth graders last year to the park I work at. I had to write my own curriculum for it, but it went really, really...
Board: ARCHIVE 04-21-2008, 04:46 PM
Replies: 25
 
Posted By Lizmo
I actually agree with you completely! I always...

I actually agree with you completely! I always have consequences for my students, and the other teachers in my grade level allow stuff to slide quite a bit. I do feel heartless, and maybe I am. ...
Board: ARCHIVE 04-20-2008, 07:59 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By Lizmo
I think that the students need to be held...

I think that the students need to be held accountable for their directions. I may seem cold hearted, but I am really big on the responsibility thing in my classroom. I also work with HS students at...
Board: ARCHIVE 04-20-2008, 07:42 PM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By Lizmo
A teacher at my school got hit this year. The...

A teacher at my school got hit this year. The child was suspended but then came back to the classroom. This child has anger issues, and I believe he is allowed to get away with a lot of things so...
Board: ARCHIVE 04-20-2008, 07:39 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By Lizmo
I think by HS it is definately a choice! I loved...

I think by HS it is definately a choice! I loved ch teacher's list. All very, very good points!
Board: ARCHIVE 04-20-2008, 07:32 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By Lizmo
I feel left out a lot at my school...everyone is...

I feel left out a lot at my school...everyone is nice enough on the outside (most say hi in the hall SOMEtimes) but everything is very much on the surface. I have tried to talk and be nice to people...
Board: ARCHIVE 04-15-2008, 05:07 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Lizmo
One year I had one of my 3rd graders wrap a...

One year I had one of my 3rd graders wrap a hundred dollar bill up in a piece of paper and give it to me for my birthday. When I called his mom, she knew nothing about it. She kept her spare money...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 04-14-2008, 06:00 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By Lizmo
My personal advice to you would be to WALK! The...

My personal advice to you would be to WALK! The group I was with wanted to take a cab everywhere, and I made them walk as much as I could convince them too! We saved a lot of money that way! (I...
Board: ARCHIVE 04-14-2008, 05:49 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By Lizmo
I am so sorry that this is happening to you. ...

I am so sorry that this is happening to you. What a gross situation! I know how it feels though, to put your all into something and get nothing back. It sounds like you are trying to take all this...
Board: ARCHIVE 04-14-2008, 05:43 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By Lizmo
I always feel the need to supply a reason, even...

I always feel the need to supply a reason, even though I don't think I have to. You are not wrong for being mad though...if you have the hours, and you let someone know ahead of time, that should be...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 04-06-2008, 06:35 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Lizmo
Let's see here...well, of course my missed...

Let's see here...well, of course my missed period. My "girls" hurt sooooooooo bad, I felt sort of blah (not puky at first, just not right), and I became sensitive to certain tastes and smells. That...
Board: ARCHIVE 04-06-2008, 06:32 PM
Replies: 20
 
Posted By Lizmo
Desks

I love desks! Storage was difficult for me with tables. I love all the options you have with desks. Tables were boring for me! ...and more time consuming. Whenever we needed supplies it took...
Board: ARCHIVE 04-06-2008, 06:26 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By Lizmo
I'm a little different with my morning work. I...

I'm a little different with my morning work. I have to be honest, most of the time I don't even look at it. I use it to reinforce things we're working on. I have it waiting for them, on their desk...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 04-03-2008, 04:50 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By Lizmo
We have a Cyclone?? that my parents bought. ...

We have a Cyclone?? that my parents bought. Sorry I don't have more info, but it's in the other oom and I'm super pregnant and stuck on the couch feeling lazy right now. :( It's blue. I really,...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 04-03-2008, 04:14 PM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By Lizmo
Awwwww...that really stinks! I got married in...

Awwwww...that really stinks! I got married in Vegas, and I was devastated when there was a possibility my parents wouldn't make it. I cried and cried and cried. They ended up making it, but I was...
Board: ARCHIVE 04-02-2008, 05:54 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Lizmo
Parent Drama

I am so over the drama!

I went from a poor inner city school to a rich suburban school. I was so excited and everyone warned me about the parents, but I blew them off completely. The parents...
Board: ARCHIVE 03-30-2008, 05:54 PM
Replies: 21
Plc
 
Posted By Lizmo
johabella

We do look at our common assessments...not as often as we should though. We did it better at the beginning of the year.

The common assessments are actually written by our district, and they are...
Board: ARCHIVE 03-28-2008, 05:39 PM
Replies: 21
Plc
 
Posted By Lizmo
It sounds like a good concept, Johabella, and if...

It sounds like a good concept, Johabella, and if it works in your school I think that is great. However, my principal could have written that post, and all the teachers in my school could (and have)...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 03-28-2008, 03:31 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By Lizmo
I told right before Christmas Break, when I was...

I told right before Christmas Break, when I was about 16 weeks. I was lucky that I didn't start to show until I was around 24 weeks!
Board: ARCHIVE 03-27-2008, 02:09 PM
Replies: 21
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Posted By Lizmo
Okay, so this is why I ask the question. I...

Okay, so this is why I ask the question.
I teach in a "Professional Learning Community". We have to use our planning time twice a week to "collaborate." We have a notebook we have to fill out...
Board: ARCHIVE 03-26-2008, 06:17 PM
Replies: 21
Plc
 
Posted By Lizmo
Plc

I am interested in hearing from teachers who teach in a school that is a "Professional Learning Community." This is a big thing in our district, and I'd like to hear others opinions on it. I...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 03-07-2008, 08:55 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Lizmo
Another Thing

Another thing that I am worried about is that this is my first year in this district! So I haven't been employed for 12 months, so I'm technically not a "qualified employee" according to fmla. I...



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