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Posts Made By: Mrs. Poppins
Board: BusyBoard 11-03-2011, 10:36 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By Mrs. Poppins
Teacher/Staff of the Month

We have a teacher and staff member of the month. We use the online tool Survey Monkey...one day we nominate from all teachers and staff listed and the next day we vote on those receiving the highest...
Board: The VENT 09-02-2011, 12:51 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By Mrs. Poppins
Para overload

I'm a paraprofessional with two busy computer labs to run, plus other special projects. Last school year I had before school duty, from 7:15 until 8:00am. I also covered someone for lunch (30 min.),...
Board: Paraprofessionals 09-02-2011, 12:47 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By Mrs. Poppins
Para overload

I'm a paraprofessional with two busy computer labs to run, plus other special projects. Last school year, I had before school duty, from 7:15 until 8:00am. I also covered someone for lunch, and was...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 09-02-2011, 08:05 AM
Replies: 0
 
Posted By Mrs. Poppins
Paraprofessional duty overload

I'm a paraprofessional with two busy computer labs to run, plus other special projects. Last school year, I had before school duty, from 7:15 until 8:00am. I also covered someone for lunch, and was...
Board: Substitute Teachers 05-09-2010, 12:24 PM
Replies: 0
 
Posted By Mrs. Poppins
She Works Hard for the Money

I needed to vent but decided to delete...
Board: Substitute Teachers 04-07-2010, 12:33 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By Mrs. Poppins
"read me"

I am very fortunate to be a substitute teacher where I am. This statement is not meant to brag, but rather to encourage those who might be contemplating becoming a sub that there are great...
Board: Substitute Teachers 04-04-2010, 07:57 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Mrs. Poppins
It's called having a heart.

I won't call you stupid! You have a heart. That's a good thing. Now what you have to do is make the best decisions for you, not apologize or feel guilty about them, go to work and do your job. ...
Board: Substitute Teachers 04-04-2010, 07:47 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Mrs. Poppins
Upset? Not Me

It's a puzzle to me why anyone would think I'm upset. Me? It takes a lot to ruffle my feathers. I guess I need to be very careful how I word things on this site. I do appreciate everyone's...
Board: Substitute Teachers 04-04-2010, 03:21 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Mrs. Poppins
No judging on my part

I didn't judge her. I didn't intend to come across as insensitive. And as far as the shopping comment, I was half kidding. If you read my posts you will see I have a bit of a sense of humor.
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Board: Substitute Teachers 04-04-2010, 02:33 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Mrs. Poppins
Mix-ups happen everyday

Simple situation...so I thought. I accepted a job last week for three days for an ill third grade teacher. I get along well with the other teachers and they suggested me because they knew I could...
Board: Substitute Teachers 04-04-2010, 01:41 PM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By Mrs. Poppins
The Bestest Interview

You might want to have a few questions of your own at the ready. Most everyone is asked in any job interview, "Do you have any questions?". I wouldn't ask, "So, how's the food in the cafeteria?",...
Board: Substitute Teachers 04-04-2010, 12:14 PM
Replies: 20
 
Posted By Mrs. Poppins
The Great Conference Period Debate

In MS I sometimes have two conference periods but mostly just one. We are required to check with our resource learning room to see if they need any help during this time. They usually don't. When...
Board: Substitute Teachers 04-03-2010, 07:04 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By Mrs. Poppins
"I think I might throw up"

I had a HS girl ask to go to the nurse a couple of months ago. She said she thought she might throw up. I told her to go and go now. Well, about 20 minutes later someone came to the classroom for...
Board: Substitute Teachers 04-03-2010, 06:54 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Mrs. Poppins
One District Sub

I think that may be why I stick to working in one district. I understand that may not be feasable for all, but as I get to know the students and personnel better and better, my schools almost treat...
Board: Substitute Teachers 03-31-2010, 08:50 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By Mrs. Poppins
Most Fun Learning Game!

While grazing the internet, I happened upon a game called SCOOT. I had never heard of it, but it sounded fun. Well, let me tell you that after almost a week with the same third grade class, I...
Board: Substitute Teachers 03-29-2010, 03:01 PM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By Mrs. Poppins
One Word

No matter how any of us feel about this topic, good or bad, right or wrong, agree or disagree, our society only expects one thing of us all...tolerance. Any one else sick of hearing this word?
Board: Substitute Teachers 03-29-2010, 02:42 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By Mrs. Poppins
Be Prepared

Oh ClassWatcher, I didn't mean a REAL partridge! Ha. To tell you all the truth, I went to the office where they have a bookshelf full of various forms and helped myself! I also made copies of a...
Board: Substitute Teachers 03-28-2010, 08:39 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By Mrs. Poppins
Custom Sub Folder

My perfect sub folder would include:
*a printed Bell Schedule and Activity Bell Schedule
*a clear detailed map of the school, including teacher's lounge,ice machine and fridge,
bathrooms,...
Board: Substitute Teachers 03-15-2010, 06:31 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Mrs. Poppins
The High and Mighty (not)

Doesn't it make you wonder what people are thinking?...Well, actually they're not!
Board: Substitute Teachers 03-11-2010, 03:11 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By Mrs. Poppins
Don't Worry...Be Positive

A couple of weeks ago I left a DVD I had rented in the DVD player in band class. Then I got the flu and forgot about it. When I returned to school, I went by the band hall to get the DVD and guess...
Board: Substitute Teachers 03-11-2010, 02:39 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By Mrs. Poppins
Validation!

We all want it. We all need it. You got it. Others have too. The rest will.
Board: Substitute Teachers 03-11-2010, 02:36 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Mrs. Poppins
Ola!

I've taught ESL and the students are supposed to only speak English when in class. There is an aide who speaks Spanish and she's always there. My sister teaches dual-language kinder and she doesn't...
Board: Substitute Teachers 03-11-2010, 02:29 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By Mrs. Poppins
I Agree with Thordau Too

I could see my kids being so interested! Maybe you could milk it for sympathy good behavior! Ha!
Board: Substitute Teachers 03-11-2010, 02:25 PM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By Mrs. Poppins
Working Around Holidays

This week has been our Spring Break, and I worked the Friday before and will be working the Monday after! Absolutely it can happen. Although Thordau has a good point about the students being nuts...
Board: Substitute Teachers 03-11-2010, 02:19 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By Mrs. Poppins
Be Prepared!

I'm in MS and almost always e-mail the teacher for those planned days. I usually don't ask for plans, but ask if there's anything I need to know ahead of time...in other words, hint hint, lesson...



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