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Posts Made By: hikinghiker
Board: The VENT 03-17-2020, 05:48 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By hikinghiker
Panicking about grade book

and worried I might get in trouble.

I transferred to a new school after winter break. Vey relaxed school. No expectation for grades to be input weekly and co-workers said they only put them in at...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-16-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By hikinghiker
Shelter in Place

From what I've heard, grocery stores and essential stores are still open but residents are supposed to stay in homes. I wonder how they're going to enforce that.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-16-2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By hikinghiker
Not the dentist

But I have a dermatologist appointment on Wednesday. I briefly considered canceling but decided to keep it. Granted, I'm young, live alone, and have no other health conditions so I'm not high risk. ...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-16-2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By hikinghiker
Should I stay or should I go? (Nananananana)

Definitely have to sing the title, by the way.

So I was planning on taking my puppy on his first camping trip this upcoming Spring Break (April 6-13th). I finally decided on camping at the Valley...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-15-2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By hikinghiker
DOn't go in

I would say I'm a decently selfish person. I don't like when others like co-workers or admin ask me to do things that aren't my responsibility. If a co-worker told me this though, even if I wasn't...
Board: The VENT 03-15-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By hikinghiker
Update

So finally just got an email. No school tomorrow, but teachers are expected to come in on Tuesday and throughout the school closures. I'm wondering how that will hold up. Our super wants teachers to...
Board: The VENT 03-15-2020, 03:35 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By hikinghiker
School district closed today...no word on if teachers need to come in tomorrow

I'm stressing.

Just read on the news that my whole state is canceling school (Nevada) and a nearby county posted a facebook post and it's on their website that students stay home and admin and...
Board: BusyBoard 03-15-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By hikinghiker
Also curious!

My schools district just announced it's closing today until April 6th, and our spring break was April 3-10th. I havent gotten an email from the district or P, but I'm assuming I have to go in...
Board: The VENT 03-13-2020, 09:05 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By hikinghiker
Same

I'm thinking mine is close. At least at my schools numbers are WAY down today. I have 8 kids out of 14 today. Another kinder teacher has 12 out of 20 something. And a lot of the classes that I've...
Board: The VENT 03-12-2020, 06:31 AM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By hikinghiker
One of my coworkers

is a man teaching Kindergarten. He's a good teacher and definitely suited for the younger grades. The belief that men can't deal with young children is so outdated. It used to be considered odd for...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-11-2020, 04:12 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By hikinghiker
Skin cancer anxiety

I've been having some skin cancer anxiety lately. I'm young (23) but I have a pretty extensive sun history. As a child I got multiple second degree sunburns no matter how much sunscreen I put on. I...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-10-2020, 06:13 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By hikinghiker
So excited

I live in Nevada and same thing here! I'm so excited. We haven't had more than a day of rain since early December.
Board: The VENT 03-06-2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By hikinghiker
Frustrated with the health office

I have a kindergarten girl who came to school a little sick yesterday. Tiny cough some sniffles, but overall fine. I told her to tell me if she wanted to go to the nurse but she was a trooper and...
Board: The VENT 03-03-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By hikinghiker
Lack of history awareness

I'm not actually upset, but I am getting annoyed LOL

Today is cowboy/cowgirl/western day. I decided I need a 'fun' break from curriculum so today we've been learning about life on the ranch and...
Board: The VENT 03-03-2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By hikinghiker
Right?

The charter I worked at had 25 kids grades K-5 and 30 grades 5-8. I taught kindergarten and it sucked. Not only that, but kindergarten had only one aide to share with 4 classrooms. Plus the aide did...
Board: The VENT 03-02-2020, 07:43 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By hikinghiker
I cna talk a bit on this

I decided to leave my school at Christmas time. It was a very high tension time. I tried to apply without notifying admin, but somehow they found out. The P called me into a very aggressive meeting...
Board: BusyBoard 03-02-2020, 07:30 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By hikinghiker
I used

Superkids when I student taught. It is a pretty fun curriculum! It is very scripted but there's more you can do with it to change it up.

I liked it for it's excitement and engaging storylines. I...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-02-2020, 07:25 AM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By hikinghiker
So far it's estimated that about 20% of...

So far it's estimated that about 20% of coronavirus cases are severe and require hospitalization. The main concern here is that's an overwhelming number for hospitals to deal with, assuming a lot of...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-02-2020, 07:18 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By hikinghiker
I certainly hope that they close schools down if...

I certainly hope that they close schools down if this spreads to my city. From what we've seen so far, most kids who get it are asymptomatic. Which means they have it and can spread it, but don't...
Board: Kindergarten 02-28-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By hikinghiker
purposeful centers?

I'm looking for new purposeful center ideas! I do three types, but in daily 5 style where they chose where to go and can change centers when they want now that we've built up stamina. They do well...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-26-2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By hikinghiker
Update

I took some pepto bismol and that stuff is AWFUL. The taste isn't even that bad, but it's so chalk and thick <!--yuck-->


For those of you who had appendicitis, how long did symptoms take to...
Board: BusyBoard 02-26-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 36
 
Posted By hikinghiker
Can you leave during your prep/lunch?

At my last school I think you could technically leave dring lunch, but no one except the paras ever did.

At this new school a co-worker told me that you can leave during prep and lunch and you...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-26-2020, 07:21 AM
Replies: 38
 
Posted By hikinghiker
Ima Spedtcher

For prepresses, they're advising schools and businesses to have plans in place in the event of a quarantine or high infection rates. For individuals and families, the doctor yesterday who did the...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-26-2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 38
 
Posted By hikinghiker
I've bene following it closely

and I'm decently worried. Not for myself as I'm young and healthy, but for the aftermath. A lot of the problems come from the lack of information in the US. For example, individual states can choose...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-25-2020, 09:00 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By hikinghiker
I do have my appendix, but I don't think it's...

I do have my appendix, but I don't think it's that since it's been two days and I'm not in pain anywhere. Also, the feeling comes and goes (nothing right now! yay!)and I've heard appendicitis is...



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