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Posts Made By: Tchn4fun
Board: Teacher News & Opinion 02-08-2017, 06:52 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Tchn4fun
We have not been without our problems here. In...

We have not been without our problems here. In November 2016, the teachers of BC won a Supreme Court case that lingered in the courts for 14 years! The main issue was that our gov't stripped certain...
Board: Teacher News & Opinion 02-07-2017, 04:25 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Tchn4fun
Actually, yes! BC is looking to hire 1000 new...

Actually, yes! BC is looking to hire 1000 new teachers right now.
Board: Teacher News & Opinion 02-07-2017, 03:41 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Tchn4fun
Condolences from Canada

I am so sorry for American students and teachers over the confirmation of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education. From the information I have heard, teachers and parents will need to be strong. :(
Board: BusyBoard 07-25-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 25
 
Posted By Tchn4fun
Fantastic site for online books

<!--book-->Not sure if this has been shared yet, but this is a great site available to both Canadian and American Teachers/Librarians. Easy to set up and login.

www.getepic.com
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 07-12-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Tchn4fun
This is new to me.We don't have categories like...

This is new to me.We don't have categories like this, but I would love to see what the rubric looks like. Is it possible for you to post it?
Board: BusyBoard 03-11-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Tchn4fun
Pencil Q

I teach grade 2 and I am thinking that for next year I would like to try pencils that do not have erasers. :eek: It's not the erasers that cause me angst, but the metal piece that holds the eraser...
Board: BusyBoard 11-26-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By Tchn4fun
You could try some of these strategies:...

You could try some of these strategies: www.readingrockets.org/strategies if that helps at all???
Board: BusyBoard 11-26-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Tchn4fun
I have younger sts and only one bathroom pass....

I have younger sts and only one bathroom pass. Sts are allowed emergency trips to the bathroom during class time (rarely happens). They can go before/after school, at recess/lunch breaks, or during...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-14-2013, 10:01 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By Tchn4fun
Do you know what a Halti is? It will stop your...

Do you know what a Halti is? It will stop your pup from lunging, but not from barking. There are training collars that are mostly fabric with a short chain. We use this with our pup and it works...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-07-2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By Tchn4fun
Sad for you

Did you have any maternity leave? Teachers here get 1 year paid leave, then they can work at 60-80% for the next two years and still come back full-time to their original positions.

My boys are...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-07-2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 32
 
Posted By Tchn4fun
Fyi:

Here in BC, Canada, our cut-off is DECEMBER 31st!! Much too late, in my opinion. My GS started K this year and his birthday is Oct. 30th, so he was 4 for the first 2 months (December babies are 4...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-06-2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 25
 
Posted By Tchn4fun
Wow - I must be tired bcs I had to look back at...

Wow - I must be tired bcs I had to look back at it twice - even after reading what others said.
Board: BusyBoard 08-02-2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By Tchn4fun
Naked Scarecrow

I want to do a take off on the naked turkey/santa lesson, but with a scarecrow. Has anyone done this? Any ideas (or templates) that you could share with me?
Board: BusyBoard 07-29-2012, 09:10 AM
Replies: 24
 
Posted By Tchn4fun
6 1/2 hour work day

Wow! Some of you have students in class for a long time! :eek: Our school starts at 8:15 and ends at 2:00 (with 45 min for lunch break and a 15 min recess). We are required to be there 15. min...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 07-19-2012, 12:46 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By Tchn4fun
Thank you all for the birthday wishes. I know I...

Thank you all for the birthday wishes. I know I don't get on PT as much as I used to, but I do check in when I get a chance. I miss the days when I had enough free time to lounge on PT for hours -...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 07-01-2012, 08:31 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By Tchn4fun
Yes, I too have a yearning to travel! I love...

Yes, I too have a yearning to travel! I love Hawaii, but would love to visit other places too. When I was a poor, broke student/single mom, I thought teachers made a lot of money and that once I...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 07-01-2012, 08:26 AM
Replies: 30
 
Posted By Tchn4fun
I would be driving regularly to the nearest pawn...

I would be driving regularly to the nearest pawn shops with descriptions of the jewellery. Thieves don't take those things to wear themselves. They will be sold or traded. Sorry for your loss.
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 07-01-2012, 08:19 AM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By Tchn4fun
All of the above! :) And the beauty of the Rocky...

All of the above! :) And the beauty of the Rocky Mountains. We are blessed! <!--canadaflag-->

And yes, it was Expo '86.
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 07-01-2012, 08:08 AM
Replies: 22
 
Posted By Tchn4fun
<!--break-->my grandson <!--break-->my dog ...

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<!--break-->having time to myself to read, bake, watch movies...


Rhubarb - I'm glad your DD has...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 07-01-2012, 08:06 AM
Replies: 46
 
Posted By Tchn4fun
Congratulations! <!--sunshine-->

Congratulations! <!--sunshine-->
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 07-01-2012, 08:04 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Tchn4fun
I haven't eaten meat in over 25 years and I don't...

I haven't eaten meat in over 25 years and I don't miss it at all. Pinterest has a lot of great recipes and so does allrecipes dot com. But mostly, I just make it up as I go. Just be wary that it's...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 07-01-2012, 07:59 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By Tchn4fun
I think dogs need a lot more human contact than...

I think dogs need a lot more human contact than cats. I don't think getting let out once a day is enough. Can't you find a doggie daycare? Two weeks is way too long IMHO.
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 07-01-2012, 07:56 AM
Replies: 22
 
Posted By Tchn4fun
Not at all!

Not at all!
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 07-01-2012, 07:55 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By Tchn4fun
Magic Mike/Prison Break

Anyone else think that Channing Tatum and Wentworth Miller look almost identical? I saw Magic Mike last night and couldn't stop thinking about the similarities. Both are hot!
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 06-30-2012, 12:03 PM
Replies: 30
 
Posted By Tchn4fun
You could come to BC - summer hasn't arrived yet...

You could come to BC - summer hasn't arrived yet (today it's 63 and drizzly). <!--grumpy--> We actually don't even own an A/C - it doesn't get hot enough for long enough to warrant having one. ...



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