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Posts Made By: MissAgnes
Board: BusyBoard 10-21-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By MissAgnes
Creative writing assignment.

It's not anything out of the ordinary. I show them the pictures and they choose one to write a story about. The have to use the same title and incorporate the caption somewhere in the story. I have...
Board: BusyBoard 10-21-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 3
Posted By MissAgnes
Can't remember if I used an activity!

I have a really fun writing activity using Chris Van Allsburg's book "The Mysteries of Harris Burdick". I usually save it for a week when we don't have regular ELA classes: conference weeks, etc....
Board: The VENT 10-17-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 10
Posted By MissAgnes
How can that be?

If you are not the classroom teacher, you shouldn't be privy to the confidential information in an IEP meeting.
Board: BusyBoard 10-17-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By MissAgnes
Meetings with an interpreter.

Oy. Have IEP meetings all day, and most of them are with non-English speaking parents.
It gives me a headache listening to the info given in two languages basically at the same time. Especially...
Board: The VENT 10-17-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By MissAgnes
It's the end of the quarter.

Last day of the quarter today. In-service tomorrow, two whole days next week, 2 half days for conferences, another in-service day.
I'm going to end up re-teaching to the whole class anyway at this...
Board: BusyBoard 10-16-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By MissAgnes
All I can do is laugh.

Just spent 45 minutes total teaching a lesson on summarizing. Made an anchor chart, modeled with a text using a document camera (I do). Gave out a text and walked through it with them (we do), and...
Board: BusyBoard 10-16-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By MissAgnes
Interesting thoughts.

Hadn't thought of some of these things. Some of the questions are truly trick question which I think are just gotcha questions.
But I also think that part of the quiz is analysis, which would...
Board: BusyBoard 10-16-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 4
Posted By MissAgnes
Student problem or teacher?

I have two children of my own in 10th grade right now. They have a English teacher that gives awful quizzes.
For example, the class average for one quiz was 35%. Another was 42%.
Not excusing...
Board: The VENT 10-16-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 14
Posted By MissAgnes

I don't even keep track.

But like GreyhoundGirl, I'll take the talking over screaming.
I have one that screams at the top of his lungs, then runs and hides behind a table.
I had another one...
Board: The VENT 10-16-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 10
Posted By MissAgnes
I subbed before I was full-time.

I hated it. It's not easy at all. But I do resent when I spend a lot of time putting together plans, only to have the sub ignore them completely.
I make very detailed plans that are simple to...
Board: The VENT 10-16-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By MissAgnes
That's what I'm going to do.

This is the first time I've had a problem.
Board: The VENT 10-16-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By MissAgnes
Parent taught it wrong.

I taught a lesson on 2 digit x 2 digit mulitplication using the partial products area model yesterday. We had already learned. 1 digit x multi digit partial and regrouping.
I sent homework to...
Board: The VENT 10-15-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 19
Posted By MissAgnes
Most of the time I agree.

I occasionally stay late to meet with a parent, but I've never had a parent demand it. And conferences are scheduled until 6pm.
On the other hand, my kids' school will NOT schedule conferences after...
Board: The VENT 10-11-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 12
Posted By MissAgnes
It's all prepackaged.

Cooked and packaged at a central location, frozen, shipped to the school, reheated.
It's pretty awful. The kids MUST take the entree, milk, and fruit/veggie that is provided. We have a share...
Board: The VENT 10-11-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 12
Posted By MissAgnes
Poor nutrition

Our school provides free breakfast and lunch. Yesterday a student came in with the provided breakfast: donut stick, chocolate milk, orange juice. Total grams of sugar: 78. That's more than 3 times...
Board: BusyBoard 10-10-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By MissAgnes
He's already failing.

He doesn't do the work in class either. He showed up today at 10:45.:rolleyes:
It's ridiculous they won't pull his exemption. Mom says if they won't allow the exemption, she'll just lie so he can...
Board: The VENT 10-09-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By MissAgnes
Let him play with something.

I have my ADHD students sit at the back of the group with a fidget if they need it. I also don't required them to sit - they can stand or pace at the back of the room. I find that this actually cuts...
Board: BusyBoard 10-09-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By MissAgnes
A "little"late.

Parent called this morning before school: student will be "a little late". 10:40 and still hasn't showed. Showed up at 10:20 yesterday. He has missed 60% of school days so far. District refuses to...
Board: The VENT 10-09-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 4
Posted By MissAgnes
Not a problem.

I'm not sure why you aren't passing it. It's all pretty much common knowledge that any high school graduate should know.
I've never understood why people have such a difficult time!
Board: The VENT 10-08-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 17
Posted By MissAgnes
Students don't get sent home for lice here.

The reason is is that it's not a public health issue. Unless the infestation is WAYYY out of control, it is not going to cause illness. You can't compare it with stomach flu, which can cause serious...
Board: The VENT 10-05-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By MissAgnes
I work in an Elementary school

So the problem is more with the staff than students. (Though I do have a couple of students who like to wear cologne)
If I could pinpoint the person, I would go to them directly. But more often I...
Board: The VENT 10-04-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By MissAgnes
It's not about how you smell.

It's about your hygiene choices causing a physical illness to coworkers or students. If you had bad BO, it would have to be addressed.
Fragrance allergies and sensitivites can be covered under the...
Board: The VENT 10-02-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By MissAgnes
Fragrance free means just that!

I just sent out an email to my entire building. We are a fragrance-free school. We have several staff with severe sensitivities to fragrances, including me. Fragrances are a huge trigger for my...
Board: BusyBoard 10-02-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By MissAgnes
Send it as homework

I don't believe in taking a child's recess away. I would either send the work home to be completed, or have the child complete the work instead of doing a fun class activity (not recess).
Board: The VENT 10-02-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 11
Posted By MissAgnes
I don't take it personally.

For all the reasons msd2 put forth, and then some. Just like I tell my kids, sometimes people aren't going to like you, and it won't be any fault of yours.

You must separate the parent's behavior...

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