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Posts Made By: Song of Joy
Board: BusyBoard 07-23-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Song of Joy
Just Curious - Classroom Set Up

Just wondering what you think is the perfect number of bulletin boards in a classroom. Does it make more sense to have just two 2 foot wide boards on either side of a white board or are more needed...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-23-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Song of Joy
We have Old Town canoes which are sit-in but they...

We have Old Town canoes which are sit-in but they are very open and you would fall right out if it capsized.

My favorite kayaking spots are small lakes that don't allow electric motors so there...
Board: BusyBoard 07-22-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By Song of Joy
I've found a few ideas on Artsonia. ...

I've found a few ideas on Artsonia.

https://www.artsonia.com/

and a few ideas from the Read Write Now
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-21-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By Song of Joy
I cringe too when people post those pictures with...

I cringe too when people post those pictures with the make-up, skimpy clothes and suggestive poses. I almost responded to the last one saying, "Don't let them grow up too fast."
Board: Retired Teachers 07-19-2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By Song of Joy
I Just Realized

I will never have to supervise a classroom birthday party again. That thought really puts a smile on my face! It's the little things, right?
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-19-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Song of Joy
Thanks for your ideas everyone. You're like my...

Thanks for your ideas everyone. You're like my online focus group and your advice did help me eliminate a few ideas.

I'll keep checking here for more ideas. Thanks.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-19-2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Song of Joy
Please Help Me Name a Tutoring Business

I'm considering tutoring out of my home because we have a home office with an outside entrance. The space is about 13 x 28 with one end holding our home library.

What kinds of names resonate with...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-19-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 37
 
Posted By Song of Joy
Yuck, mice or rats.

Yuck, mice or rats.
Board: The VENT 07-19-2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 21
 
Posted By Song of Joy
We once had a principal with a rule book an inch...

We once had a principal with a rule book an inch thick.

One of the rules was, "Students must only have one crayon out at a time." Nope, didn't follow that one.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-18-2019, 06:12 AM
Replies: 37
 
Posted By Song of Joy
Scraping popcorn ceiling.

Scraping popcorn ceiling.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-16-2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By Song of Joy
I had this problem too until I figured out that...

I had this problem too until I figured out that antiperspirants clogged up my pores because they are designed to stop perspiring. I had to switch to just deodorant because no matter how hard I...
Board: The VENT 07-14-2019, 06:45 AM
Replies: 23
 
Posted By Song of Joy
I agree. PT used to offer a lot of resources for...

I agree. PT used to offer a lot of resources for free. Now I have to go to archives back to maybe 2011 or 2012 to find the free resources.

If teachers keep providing their own curriculum through...
Board: Retired Teachers 07-13-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Song of Joy
That sounds like an awesome class!

That sounds like an awesome class!
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-13-2019, 06:52 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Song of Joy
You'll be so happy when it's all done, though.

You'll be so happy when it's all done, though.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-12-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By Song of Joy
Well, I guess I'm bad because I usually tip $1.00...

Well, I guess I'm bad because I usually tip $1.00 for the $7.00 basic wash and feel pretty virtuous.

Of course, our state has a $12.00 minimum wage now and when I calculate all the hours I work...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-12-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By Song of Joy
Gardening is my happy place and my fingernails...

Gardening is my happy place and my fingernails are suffering for it. We don't have many mosquitoes at our particular place in Western Washington, but I have to watch out for yellow jackets.

I...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-11-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Song of Joy
Yep, we keep cheese for a week under a covered...

Yep, we keep cheese for a week under a covered glass lid. Pickles used to be kept in crock pots in the store and they should be fine too. We leave our butter out in a covered dish as well. My DH's...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-11-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 27
 
Posted By Song of Joy
What a relief!

What a relief!
Board: First Grade 07-11-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Song of Joy
I purposely arrange seating so students have...

I purposely arrange seating so students have someone behind them and also next to them who would be a good partner. I spread out the great peer tutors and also the high maintenance kids so two...
Board: BusyBoard 07-10-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Song of Joy
We usually discourage skipping grades because of...

We usually discourage skipping grades because of what the student will experience down the road in high school. Do they really want a 16 year old high school senior who goes off to college at 17?
...
Board: BusyBoard 07-10-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Song of Joy
I am so sorry this is happening to you. I'd...

I am so sorry this is happening to you.

I'd try a temp agency to see if you fit any of their available jobs, apply for seasonal jobs like at county fairs or restaurants, and check with family to...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-06-2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 31
 
Posted By Song of Joy
So much to deal with!! I'm glad the chemo went...

So much to deal with!! I'm glad the chemo went well and you have my thoughts and prayers regarding you decision for reconstructive surgery. You have so many hard decisions.
Board: BusyBoard 07-06-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Song of Joy
So you're from New Zealand? Then school must be...

So you're from New Zealand? Then school must be in session already.

Regarding Orton Gillingham: I've heard it's the "gold standard" of dyslexic intervention, but that the training is expensive. ...
Board: BusyBoard 07-06-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Song of Joy
Regarding dyscalculia, I think Canada and the UK...

Regarding dyscalculia, I think Canada and the UK have made more research available on this topic than the U.S.

Does your student have trouble with all areas of math or just math facts? The reason...
Board: BusyBoard 07-06-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Song of Joy
Are you teaching a 4/5th grade combo? Are you a...

Are you teaching a 4/5th grade combo? Are you a regular classroom teacher or are these students in some other program? Do you teach in the US or in Canada?

I've researched and trained a great...



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