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Posts Made By: SunShining
Board: BusyBoard 09-06-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By SunShining
Early Finisher suggestions for math?

So I teach 1st, and am starting get to that point in math where we've covered routines and will be getting deeper into the curriculum (EngageNY). As usual, some kids are done in 2 minutes and some...
Board: BusyBoard 08-03-2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By SunShining
Nametags

What do you do for nametags? Especially primary. I teach 1st grade and am trying to figure out what to do this year. I have one coworker who has simple nametags not attached to the desks, so she can...
Board: BusyBoard 02-21-2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By SunShining
Parent with cancer

One of my students' parents informed me today that she (the parent) has stage 4 breast cancer. She is a single mom (divorced amicably and dad lives nearby) and her family is out of state. She emailed...
Board: BusyBoard 01-27-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By SunShining
One of my firsties last year shouted, "Oh my gosh...

One of my firsties last year shouted, "Oh my gosh there's cannibalism in this book!" Then showed me a picture of a pig eating bacon. LOL
Board: The VENT 01-19-2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By SunShining
I had that principal

No joke, I totally had that dreamworld principal! He was my boss for 4 years when I worked as an EA and last year during my first year of teaching. Sure, nobody is perfect, but he was an incredible...
Board: First Grade 01-07-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By SunShining
Teaching Math

I'm struggling with the most effective way to teach math. We're using EngageNY, so there's fluency practice, a daily application problem, a concept lesson, and then practice with a worksheet. We had...
Board: The VENT 12-10-2017, 10:54 AM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By SunShining
Unless they literally said, "Elm Street...

Unless they literally said, "Elm Street Elementary has ONE teacher and one teacher only who works hard and is awesome," I highly doubt anything personal was meant about the rest of the staff.
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Board: The VENT 12-09-2017, 11:28 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By SunShining
Know It Alls

I feel guilty venting because I try to be positive and kind towards everyone. But this teacher is driving me up the wall.

I'm a second year teacher but worked in my school as a reading assistant...
Board: BusyBoard 11-25-2017, 04:43 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By SunShining
Good adhesive to mat watercolor paper?

We mat all our students' artwork on black for the district art show at the end of the year (plus they look so nice!), and I've always used the Extreme gluesticks by Elmers which has worked great. I'm...
Board: First Grade 09-23-2017, 01:21 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By SunShining
I can understand why some are against leveled...

I can understand why some are against leveled libraries, and I agree that some kids will come along just fine, but what about the very low babies with learning disabilities?

I had a low one last...
Board: First Grade 09-23-2017, 01:09 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By SunShining
Independent phonics activities?

In my class this year I have a chunk of very low kiddos. They will be getting pulled for intetvention through Title during our reader's workshop time. We do Lucy's units of study, so I am okay with...
Board: The Job Search 04-30-2017, 03:12 PM
Replies: 31
 
Posted By SunShining
Washington state has a teacher shortage right now...

Washington state has a teacher shortage right now but our cost of living is pretty high too. If you stay out of the Seattle metro area its okay though.
Board: Second Grade 04-29-2017, 11:25 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By SunShining
Has anyone taught 1st and 2nd grade?

I'll try to give the scenario as briefly as I can:

I'm a first year teacher currently teaching 1st grade. For a while, it was looking like they would be cutting my job but adding a K position, and...
Board: The VENT 04-27-2017, 09:02 PM
Replies: 50
 
Posted By SunShining
I teach 1st grade and wear leggings and tunics...

I teach 1st grade and wear leggings and tunics pretty much all the time. Lots of teachers do! They're so comfortable and I don't think they are "unprofessional" considering I'm with 6 and 7 year olds...
Board: Kindergarten 04-25-2017, 07:29 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By SunShining
Well, I just found out that my school will be...

Well, I just found out that my school will be keeping the additional 1st grade so I get to stay!!

Thank you so much for your input anyway. 😊
Board: Kindergarten 04-18-2017, 07:56 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By SunShining
Moving from 1st to K tips?

Hello! 😊

I'm a first year teacher currently teaching 1st grade. Due to current enrollment, it is looking like my school will be eliminating a 1st grade class and adding a K class next year. In...
Board: New Teachers 03-31-2017, 09:47 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By SunShining
Congratulations! Same things sblief said. :)...

Congratulations!

Same things sblief said. :)

I was working as an educational assistant and wasn't even applying for classroom jobs but got offered my 1st grade teaching job on a Friday at 10am,...
Board: First Grade 03-31-2017, 05:00 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By SunShining
We use Georgia Math at my school! You can...

We use Georgia Math at my school! You can actually find all the units and lessons online for free. :)

It's not perfect and I supplement with worksheets because it is mostly games and hands on...
Board: New Teachers 03-31-2017, 04:54 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By SunShining
Next year?

I know we still have lots of school left, but is anyone unsure about next year?

I teach 1st grade and am on a continuing contract so I am guaranteed a job next year. However, we currently only...
Board: First Grade 02-03-2017, 11:55 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By SunShining
Teaching Writing

I am a first year teacher teaching 1st grade. I feel that my year got off to a rough start as I had a few students with needs (one functions like an older toddler) and had little support. I am...
Board: The VENT 10-20-2016, 08:11 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By SunShining
Goodness Gracious

I'm a first year 1st grade teacher.

I have a student who has a myriad of disabilities and has been in multiple foster homes (just moved in with biological dad and stepmom this summer). Last year...
Board: The Job Search 04-19-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By SunShining
Deciding between two options for next year

Hello everyone,

I used to frequent this board from 2011-2013 so if anyone from that time hangs around you may remember me. :)

Right now, I'm working as a reading assistant and am also going to...
Board: Kindergarten 09-27-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By SunShining
When does K get easier?

I've just finished my third week. I'm exhausted, and feel like we are still working on getting rules and routines down. I have a pretty good class overall, just a handful that drive me crazy :p I...
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 09-25-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By SunShining
Can you talk with her intern supervisor to see if...

Can you talk with her intern supervisor to see if it's okay? It's sounding like she's doing everything on her own except for half of the reading groups, is that correct? If so, maybe she could plan...
Board: Kindergarten 09-23-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By SunShining
Thank you for the replies!! The drill was...

Thank you for the replies!!

The drill was not today (thank goodness) so I was able to talk to my kids about it and do a practice with them. They did a decent job - not perfect, but didn't run...



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