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Posts Made By: Faith1170
Board: The VENT 10-12-2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By Faith1170
My school used to be a building that was a...

My school used to be a building that was a museum. So large areas were chopped up into small spaces.
Board: The VENT 10-12-2019, 06:09 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By Faith1170
Classroom Size

What size are your classrooms? I started in a new school this year and teach primary in a TINY classroom that is 460 sq. ft. I have 16 students. Studies say a classroom should be minimum of 862 sq....
Board: The VENT 08-12-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 24
 
Posted By Faith1170
I feel your pain

I just finished cleaning out a third classroom in the past six years. All were filthy, and jammed with crap and junk. This time it took me days just to clean the old stuff out. 🙄
I also have left...
Board: The VENT 04-07-2016, 06:11 PM
Replies: 47
 
Posted By Faith1170
Dumpster

I was hired a week before school started. I had seven days total to get that room in order, plan for the first few days,make copies....So that stuff went into the garbage.
Board: The VENT 03-24-2016, 06:31 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By Faith1170
I made a change too....

I started teaching in 1993. I've seen the joy and fun being slowly sucked out of teaching and learning in elementary. In 2010 I realized I could not do classroom teaching for another 25 years. So I...
Board: The VENT 03-07-2016, 02:55 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By Faith1170
Agree with Previous Posters--Leave

I have taught elementary,various grades for 20 years. This year is my first year in an IB School as a coach. Our school is about 90% Low SES with a high ELL population. I agree that the concept...
Board: The VENT 03-02-2016, 03:44 PM
Replies: 47
 
Posted By Faith1170
Here is the other photo....

Photo #2. I couldn't believe the crap I found under that locked cupboard.
Board: The VENT 03-02-2016, 03:42 PM
Replies: 47
 
Posted By Faith1170
This one was so bad I took photos!

I took photos of this classroom I moved into because I didn't think anyone would believe me how bad it was. My classroom had been a science classroom originally(built in the early 1970's). A science...
Board: The VENT 12-05-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 28
 
Posted By Faith1170
Another easy idea

White paper on the door with a red dot in the middle. Words "Rudolph in a Blizzard"


BOOM. Done.
Board: BusyBoard 09-18-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 24
 
Posted By Faith1170
Buy a Happy light (replaces natural sunlight) to...

Buy a Happy light (replaces natural sunlight) to avoid SAD, on your desk and try to get a big outdoor photo mural or painted mural for your room. Lots of plants maybe? Good luck.
Board: First Grade 09-18-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By Faith1170
It does get better

I taught first grade for 15 years. Every year I was exhausted for the first 5-6 weeks. They come in still being kinders. Keep plugging away, modeling, and correcting. Stand firm and don't lower your...
Board: The Job Search 09-06-2015, 06:07 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Faith1170
Hugs

First, I would like to say that I'm sorry you didn't get the job that you interviewed for last. I have had two interviews for a job I really wanted and didn't get. I know how hard that is. ...
Board: BusyBoard 08-17-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By Faith1170
I also recommend the morning meeting book by...

I also recommend the morning meeting book by responsive classroom.
Board: BusyBoard 08-16-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By Faith1170
I worked with a teacher once who used clear,...

I worked with a teacher once who used clear, plastic hanging shoe pockets (like the kind you hang on the back of a closet door) to keep her supplies in. She loved it and could see all of her...
Board: BusyBoard 08-15-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Faith1170
I agree wholly with previous posters. I would...

I agree wholly with previous posters. I would tell him before he finds out through the rumor mill.
Board: BusyBoard 08-15-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By Faith1170
Last year I had 17 boys and 5 girls in 2nd. As a...

Last year I had 17 boys and 5 girls in 2nd. As a previous poster mentioned, we did a lot of physical movement activities and GoNoodle every afternoon. It was a great year. Less girl drama. More...
Board: The VENT 08-14-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By Faith1170
No surpises

It doesn't surprise me in the least that a room used by before and after care was left in that condition. Usually, those are staffed by college kids. Add to that the fact that the kids do not...
Board: The VENT 08-14-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By Faith1170
Sorry.....

Sorry to hear about your bad experience with a custodian.

:( I have been blessed to have really good custodians over the years. That is another thankless job that I am glad I don't do. I...
Board: BusyBoard 08-06-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Faith1170
The one NO children use....

I have gone through countless EX-ACTO PRO electric pencil sharpeners over the years. I always chose "responsible" students to help me sharpen them. They always jammed and/or broke. Last year I...
Board: The VENT 07-22-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 20
 
Posted By Faith1170
supply boxes.....

I know I posted this last Fall, but it's worth a mention again, IMHO. Last Fall I had two second graders come to school with supply boxes that LOCKED....with a KEY. <!--grumpy--> BOTH students lost...
Board: The VENT 07-22-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 30
 
Posted By Faith1170
we have one

My district requires a physical done by your doctor for all new hires.
Board: BusyBoard 05-29-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Faith1170
Theme classrooms are a waste of time and energy...

Theme classrooms are a waste of time and energy imho. Especially one that the kids can't relate to. :confused:

No suggestions here other than I would focus more on academics rather than random...
Board: The Job Search 05-21-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By Faith1170
I disagree with PP. I have taught grades 1-6...

I disagree with PP. I have taught grades 1-6 over the last 19 years. There were things I loved about the older kids and things I loved about the grade 1-3 kids. If schools like a candidate they...
Board: The Job Search 05-20-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By Faith1170
I was in a similar position last year. Multiple...

I was in a similar position last year. Multiple openings. They asked me what I preferred and I wanted to be as flexible and open as possible to maximize my marketability. (And I didn't really have...
Board: The Job Search 05-20-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By Faith1170
One

One page. No one will want to read more than one. Seriously. Shrink it down to one.



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