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Posts Made By: hikinghiker
Board: Kindergarten 02-25-2021, 09:00 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By hikinghiker
Thoughts on stuffed animals at school?

My school is shifting to Hybrid on Monday, then full time after Spring Break. I'm debating telling my parents that their child choosing in-person can bring a stuffed animal to school.

Normally, I...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-25-2021, 08:06 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By hikinghiker
I'ver been ravenously hungry but I don't think...

I'ver been ravenously hungry but I don't think it's the vaccine LOL

I did have a really sore arm with my first dose though. It started subtly hurting immediately after and within the house it felt...
Board: The VENT 02-22-2021, 09:46 AM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By hikinghiker
Parents not using communication platforms...

I just had a parent request a meeting and I have a feeling that it's about missed communications and wanting to place blame on me.

I've told parents explicitly over a dozen times that we are...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-19-2021, 10:56 AM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By hikinghiker
I think it really just depends. I haven't gotten...

I think it really just depends. I haven't gotten my second shot yet, but within ten minutes after my first shot my arm started hurting and by the time I was home (40 minutes later) it was so painful...
Board: The VENT 02-19-2021, 10:51 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By hikinghiker
I'm sorry....another teacher called you into a...

I'm sorry....another teacher called you into a meeting about word choice?!?!

What on earth....even if he was extremely offended and you said something much worse, this still isn't meeting worthy. ...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-19-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By hikinghiker
Emergency funds...

How many of you (especially if you're single) have 6+ months of an emergency fund saved up?

I'm young and single and bought a house about 2 years ago. I've been struggling to build up an emergency...
Board: BusyBoard 02-18-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By hikinghiker
I've had this issue too! Crazily enough, it seems...

I've had this issue too! Crazily enough, it seems to be sporadic. So I'll see all staff in a grid during our staff meetings but during my class meets I get that row view or the grid, but the grid...
Board: Kindergarten 02-18-2021, 10:58 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By hikinghiker
Yup, I have most of my class like that. Even...

Yup, I have most of my class like that. Even though I've explicitly told them I can see how long they're on games and apps and such and told them the expectations. I don't even expect much.

I...
Board: The VENT 02-18-2021, 10:53 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By hikinghiker
I'm definitely concerned with the shift. No...

I'm definitely concerned with the shift. No really with my kids, because I teach kinder, but with entitled parents for sure. After this year, they're used to more parent involvement, teachers...
Board: The VENT 02-18-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By hikinghiker
Yup, total jerk. here's how I look at it: do the...

Yup, total jerk. here's how I look at it: do the comments serve a purpose by prompting action, or require a response? If so, probably not rude. Telling a teacher to improve at ___ isn't rude because...
Board: The VENT 02-18-2021, 10:31 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By hikinghiker
To top off my week, just had such a rough observation

I posted a vent on Tuesday but took it down after I calmed down, and now I'm re-stressed. We're all virtual, btw, which is still not too fun with Kindergarteners.

Just had an observation (my last...
Board: BusyBoard 02-18-2021, 07:18 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By hikinghiker
Grade level definitely matters - I teach Kinder...

Grade level definitely matters - I teach Kinder so having my kids all on their computers including in-person just wouldn't work - my kinders really wouldn't be able to manage it by themselves and...
Board: BusyBoard 02-17-2021, 07:49 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By hikinghiker
Anyone teaching Hybrid that can give me some feedback?

My district is switching to hybrid in March. Here's my schedule:

Cohort A: 6 in-person on Monday and Tuesday
Cohort B: 7 in-person on Thursday and Friday
Cohort C: 5 students staying virtual ...
Board: BusyBoard 02-17-2021, 07:39 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By hikinghiker
I used CKLA and I loved it so much!!! I...

I used CKLA and I loved it so much!!! I definitely wish I could go back to using it (I switched schools). The phonics/PA program was amazing, SOR focused, and even my struggling ones with IEPS were...
Board: The VENT 02-16-2021, 11:47 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By hikinghiker
Oh boy..get ready for a really long vent

Deleted just in case... thanks for calming me down
Board: BusyBoard 02-09-2021, 11:48 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By hikinghiker
I play a lot of auditory games with them. One of...

I play a lot of auditory games with them. One of the most popular games is a whiteboard game where I say the sounds of a word and students have to put the sounds together and draw a picture.

So...
Board: Kindergarten 02-09-2021, 08:31 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By hikinghiker
Totally stealing that anchor chart for when my...

Totally stealing that anchor chart for when my kids come back! That looks really nice!
Board: Kindergarten 02-08-2021, 03:11 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By hikinghiker
finger writing is basically this method: ...

finger writing is basically this method:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LX06_h7E7Wg

really helps with independence!
Board: BusyBoard 02-08-2021, 08:50 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By hikinghiker
Not exactly, because I've never had admin that...

Not exactly, because I've never had admin that moves kids, but I did have a parent who was convinced that I was ruining their child. This kid (kindergarten btw) was not even remotely ready for...
Board: Kindergarten 02-08-2021, 07:47 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By hikinghiker
I teach writing whole group. I purposefully keep...

I teach writing whole group. I purposefully keep my instructions vague for this reason.

At this point, most of my kids can write sentences independently using the fingers and line method where...
Board: The VENT 02-08-2021, 07:41 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By hikinghiker
StellaBulldog

I was late once my second year and I have never felt more anxiety in my life. Of course, I called my grade level chair and the aide handled my class and I wasn't really late, just a few minutes, but...
Board: The VENT 02-05-2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By hikinghiker
2 years ago I had a student with Fetal Alcohol...

2 years ago I had a student with Fetal Alcohol syndrome. He was adopted by wonderful parents, but still had a fair amount of trauma. For him, he would do so great then suddenly not be doing well....
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-02-2021, 11:46 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By hikinghiker
Are you doing Yoga with Adrienna (spelling)? I...

Are you doing Yoga with Adrienna (spelling)? I found her when I was in college and I stuck through it. The first few days were so challenging but it was crazy how I could literally feel myself...
Board: Kindergarten 01-29-2021, 10:55 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By hikinghiker
I do have the pre-k one and have actually been...

I do have the pre-k one and have actually been using that for beginning sound practice. I might start moving down to compound words, I wasn't sure if that would help with beginning sounds but now I'm...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-28-2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By hikinghiker
I donate blood a few times a year and have...

I donate blood a few times a year and have started donating plasma when I want the extra cash. It's basically my summer job. The first time freaked me out a bit because it's so much more time...



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