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Posts Made By: volstate
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-02-2016, 08:52 AM
Replies: 24
 
Posted By volstate
I too enjoy the time shopping and looking at what...

I too enjoy the time shopping and looking at what is available. However, I have family with different health issues where I can see this service being so helpful.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-02-2016, 08:44 AM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By volstate
Glad you had a great time. Our family has a...

Glad you had a great time. Our family has a timeshare in Gatlinburg, so we go often. It is a short distance from our house, so it is a quick getaway for us. There is something so peaceful and calming...
Board: Classroom Management 06-02-2016, 08:38 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By volstate
I haven't taught in other countries or worked...

I haven't taught in other countries or worked with workers from other countries. However, I have worked with teacher who have lived in other states or who have come from the private sector. Even in...
Board: The VENT 06-02-2016, 07:38 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By volstate
Your principal should have NEVER allowed that to...

Your principal should have NEVER allowed that to happen. Thankfully, the few times that parents even got close to this, my admin shut it down.
Board: BusyBoard 07-06-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By volstate
Let me tell you that my 1st graders were adding...

Let me tell you that my 1st graders were adding faster than what some adults could write the problem and do the algorithm. Isn't that what we want? I have Asian friends who say that is exactly how...
Board: BusyBoard 07-06-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By volstate
I haven't read the replies yet, so sorry if I...

I haven't read the replies yet, so sorry if I repeat what others have said. What I don't like about Common Core is all the testing...not against testing just the way this is being handled and just...
Board: First Grade 07-06-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By volstate
I try very hard in the beginning to know at least...

I try very hard in the beginning to know at least one or two out of school things about my students. For those that more difficult children, I really focus on those strengths and working to convince...
Board: BusyBoard 06-16-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 22
 
Posted By volstate
If homework is being given just to be given, then...

If homework is being given just to be given, then I feel it isn't beneficial. However, I think homework when chosen carefully is very important and helpful. Yes, there are parents who help too little...
Board: The VENT 06-16-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By volstate
There are many teachers in my district who have...

There are many teachers in my district who have them, like most have said they are usually in places where the are hidden or not easily seen. Our district has a policy, but it basically boils down to...
Board: First Grade 06-16-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By volstate
There are so many ways to DI your instruction....

There are so many ways to DI your instruction. Remember it can be done during the lesson, during guided work, Independent work time, or stations. You will drive yourself crazy if you try to do...
Board: The VENT 11-02-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By volstate
Not that we were hanging out with our teachers,...

Not that we were hanging out with our teachers, but when I grew up in the 90's...I was blessed with teachers who actually did care about our lives. One teacher, who happened to even come to my...
Board: First Grade 07-02-2013, 05:03 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By volstate
We will be using them, but I am in the process of...

We will be using them, but I am in the process of moving from 4th to 1st. While I have looked at the 4th grade changes, haven't looked at 1st. My team went to an in-service earlier in the school year...
Board: First Grade 06-07-2013, 10:48 AM
Replies: 22
 
Posted By volstate
I will be teaching first grade this year after...

I will be teaching first grade this year after having taught 4th for 13 years. As far as the time, I can't imagine that it would take more time. Coming from a testing grade level, we are required to...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-01-2013, 09:15 PM
Replies: 28
 
Posted By volstate
We had seriously thought about giving ours up...

We had seriously thought about giving ours up because now you can run the security system through the cell phone. However, the snowstorm up North last year made us change our mind. We don't live...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-01-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 35
 
Posted By volstate
I have now read your update. Please, don't spend...

I have now read your update. Please, don't spend another day with a man who treats you like this, high school sweat heart or not. Like I said before, life is way too short to spend it with someone...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-01-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 35
 
Posted By volstate
Oh, sweetie. I didn't read the other posts, but I...

Oh, sweetie. I didn't read the other posts, but I know that you have already received great advice and words of wisdom. There are husband that say such things and they are ***holes. A man who truly...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-01-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By volstate
I spend a lot of time reading and listening to...

I spend a lot of time reading and listening to music. We are really into sports as well, so we spend a lot of time either playing or going to events when possible. Now that it is summer, camping,...
Board: The VENT 05-28-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By volstate
Newsletter

Just as some don't read, remember that many do read. Don't stop just because a small sampling shows that they likely don't read them. Our 3rd grade teachers actually have a small section at the...
Board: First Grade 05-27-2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By volstate
Move

Hi, I am moving next year from 4th to 1st. Huge change I know. What advice do you have for me? What should I really keep in mind as I plan for next year?
Board: BusyBoard 07-16-2012, 11:01 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By volstate
I know it just kills me when parents are trying...

I know it just kills me when parents are trying to be competitive over when their children start reading or anything for that matter. As long as they are withing the appropriate time frames who...
Board: BusyBoard 07-16-2012, 10:56 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By volstate
Long story.. but at the end of our school year I...

Long story.. but at the end of our school year I was looking at document cameras online. You can actually get them for little money. May not be the Elmo brand, but will work great!
Board: BusyBoard 07-16-2012, 10:53 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By volstate
I have only been to training provided by my...

I have only been to training provided by my district. Being in a larger district, I bet what your going to is what our academic coaches went to a while back. They are the ones doing the trainings in...
Board: BusyBoard 07-16-2012, 10:50 AM
Replies: 27
 
Posted By volstate
I am always torn on this issue. Yes, I firmly...

I am always torn on this issue. Yes, I firmly believe we should be teaching children to eat healthier, but so often we go so overboard with policies! And some things listed here are just as sugar...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 06-28-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By volstate
All I can say is that I will pray for all of you...

All I can say is that I will pray for all of you because that is not at all the life God wants you to have. Not that he promises it all to be easy, but he wants you to have joy and hope in your...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 06-27-2012, 06:07 PM
Replies: 25
 
Posted By volstate
I do love the Double Ware make-up from Estee...

I do love the Double Ware make-up from Estee Lauder. My skin tends to be on the oily side, but that make-up keeps that at bay. It also goes a long, long way. Now what I try to do is to buy during...



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