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Posts Made By: ReeB83
Board: First Grade 02-18-2017, 05:39 AM
Replies: 9
Posted By ReeB83
Did it.

During handwriting, he "lost" his broken pencil so i gave him a small one, he started whining about how he didn't like it and i told him that once he shows me he can take care of his pencils, he can...
Board: First Grade 02-16-2017, 11:40 AM
Replies: 9
Posted By ReeB83
Pencil Breakers

I have a couple students who constantly have broken/missing/unusable writing utensils.

They smash them into the desk so that the tips will break.

I just had one "accidentally" snap a new pencil...
Board: The VENT 01-25-2017, 09:12 AM
Replies: 1
Posted By ReeB83
Don't Forget...

The parents.
Board: The VENT 01-25-2017, 09:09 AM
Replies: 11
Posted By ReeB83
The funeral is from 9-12 with a 45 minute drive...

The funeral is from 9-12 with a 45 minute drive to and from.
Board: The VENT 01-25-2017, 08:20 AM
Replies: 11
Posted By ReeB83
Funeral or Work?

A wonderful priest reopened our school 18 years ago. I have never met him. His mother passed away. Our principal petitioned the archdiocese for a day off for the funeral and got it. She gave the...
Board: The VENT 01-25-2017, 08:17 AM
Replies: 4
Posted By ReeB83
Funeral or Work?

Soccer ball. No backpack.

(Please disregard my title. I thought I was writing a new post. lol)
Board: The VENT 01-20-2017, 09:56 PM
Replies: 19
Posted By ReeB83
Moving his seat.

He has always sat in the front and I think that's my problem. I can see him. Everything he does. All day. Every pencil he breaks. Every fart sound he makes. I am watching him.
I need to move him...
Board: The VENT 01-20-2017, 08:43 AM
Replies: 19
Posted By ReeB83
OMG I cannot stand this kid

There is a kid in my class that I don't like. Can't stand. I might even use the h word.

I spend most of my day redirecting and correcting this kid. Let's call him Anthony.

Anthony hangs out...
Board: The VENT 08-20-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 18
Posted By ReeB83
Does anyone else just HATE the beginning of the school year?

Can't we just skip to the part where they've learned the routines, can read, and we're doing something more meaningful than review exercises and reading "Chrysanthemum"?

I am bored to TEARS.
Board: The VENT 08-14-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 18
Posted By ReeB83
Well, hugs. I am in the same boat. I have...

Well, hugs.

I am in the same boat. I have struggled with it forever. I also have anxiety issues that I'm taking meds for and practicing mindfulness techniques.

I am keeping my classroom...
Board: The VENT 08-12-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 9
Posted By ReeB83
Put it in the hall.

Label is with the other teacher's name and keep it moving. Good luck!
Board: The VENT 08-10-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 35
Posted By ReeB83
Velcro $4 Science goggles $6 That's about...

Velcro $4
Science goggles $6

That's about it.
Our class collected $500 in a fundraiser last year and we got a $12,000 grant for the school.

Maybe I'll buy some stickers.
Board: The VENT 08-10-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 16
Posted By ReeB83
Teaching My Own Kid

So I have my son in my first grade class this year. I tried to avoid it. The second grade teacher and I devised a plan where we would switch just for the year so we could loop our classes. But the P...
Board: The VENT 08-10-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 17
Posted By ReeB83
Talked to P this morning. We are going to sit...

Talked to P this morning. We are going to sit down with Mom and outline what the expectations are in 1st grade, especially because they were the expectations at the end of K, which is why he didn't...
Board: The VENT 08-07-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 17
Posted By ReeB83
Not Ready for 1st Grade

So there's this kid.
He's an "early starter", which means that he was enrolled in K at the age of 4 with the understanding that he would repeat (our school JUST got a pre K so that won't be...
Board: The VENT 07-25-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 20
Posted By ReeB83
One year, it seemed like my girls were in...

One year, it seemed like my girls were in competition to see who can bring the biggest box. One girl brings in a makeup case (like a tacklebox). One girl brought in a dress up trunk. She needed two...
Board: The VENT 07-24-2015, 10:26 PM
Replies: 13
Posted By ReeB83
My school is 97% Spanish speaking, staff...

My school is 97% Spanish speaking, staff included.
Our K teacher refuses to translate. She speaks fluent Spanish and thinks that translating in enabling behavior. Then again, if they have a...
Board: The VENT 07-24-2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By ReeB83
That sucks. I'm sorry.

That sucks. I'm sorry.
Board: The VENT 07-24-2015, 10:11 PM
Replies: 27
Posted By ReeB83
I'm not a doctor or anything

But this sounds like someone with maybe a borderline personality disorder (I had a friend with BPD that showed similar behavior): the neediness, the acting out, the irritability and definitely the...
Board: The VENT 07-24-2015, 09:57 PM
Replies: 18
Posted By ReeB83
I suck.

Last year was not my best year. Not in the classroom or in life in general.

I had a baby halfway through the school year and my home life was falling apart. Not to mention TWO car accidents. TWO! ...
Board: First Grade 07-24-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By ReeB83
Rug Time Rug Time RUG TIME

So I'm writing out my daily routine for my class next year and I'm noticing a pattern. Same as last year.

I've got a lot of rug time. A lot.

Their morning meeting/decoding practice is on the...
Board: The VENT 06-04-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By ReeB83
I haven't seen my principal

in about a week. She is soooooooooooooo busy with end of year paperwork and registering students for next year. There have been a couple of events that she'd been a no-show for because she was holed...
Board: First Grade 06-03-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 4
Posted By ReeB83
EVERY FREAKING YEAR (kind of a vent)

I am currently sitting in a meeting about our Terra Nova test scores and I'm starting to get a complex.

Every year my students do terrible.

Every. FREAKING. Year.

Even some students who do...
Board: First Grade 05-29-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 13
Posted By ReeB83
I sort mine out by topic (TV and Movies, ABCs,...

I sort mine out by topic (TV and Movies, ABCs, Holidays, etc). I also have a non fiction section and a quick read section since we get a lot of leveled readers from other schools.

Everything else...
Board: The VENT 05-25-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 9
Posted By ReeB83
I'll already be there but...

as a teacher. The other classes are invited to the graduation, particularly the 1st and 2nd graders because they still get excited about it.
But I don't want to be sitting with my class in my...

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