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Posts Made By: Song of Joy
Board: BusyBoard 02-20-2020, 09:20 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By Song of Joy
Thank you so much Singvogel. I'm just starting...

Thank you so much Singvogel. I'm just starting to look around the site, but it seems like it should help me target her writing needs. I may be back to ask you more questions in a few weeks if...
Board: BusyBoard 02-18-2020, 08:20 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By Song of Joy
Resource for Teaching Syntax to Adult ELL

I've started tutoring a 23 year old from Ethiopia who wants to improve her syntax when writing. I have some good resources for spelling, vocabulary and morphology, but I don't know where to even...
Board: The Job Search 02-09-2020, 06:33 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By Song of Joy
That depends on where you live and what other...

That depends on where you live and what other strengths and abilities you have. Spend some time on your state job board, check into Indeed and Zip Recruiter and meet with an employment agency.
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Board: The VENT 02-08-2020, 10:01 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Song of Joy
Some of what we expect young kids to do is so...

Some of what we expect young kids to do is so developmentally inappropriate that I think it's actually child abuse. I'm a mandated reporter, so I probably report this to the proper authorities.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-08-2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Song of Joy
Wow!!! So many wonderful suggestions and so much...

Wow!!! So many wonderful suggestions and so much support. You all are fabulous!. <!--heart_pink_3D--><!--heart_pink_3D--><!--heart_pink_3D-->
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-08-2020, 02:25 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Song of Joy
Help me, I'm Not Tech Savvy

I need to make a flyer for my tutoring services and want to use google docs. Is there an easy way to add color/graphics/pizazz?
Board: The VENT 02-06-2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By Song of Joy
I remember being in middle school and having a...

I remember being in middle school and having a period hit after class started. So embarrassing, but I didn't know my cycle enough to predict it and prepare.

Sometimes a restroom break is...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-04-2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Song of Joy
I chose not to watch it, but the part that...

I chose not to watch it, but the part that bothered me the most was the presence of an 11 year old child on stage. If this had not happened at a famous event with a famous entertainer, and if we had...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-03-2020, 08:02 AM
Replies: 22
 
Posted By Song of Joy
I boycott half time shows because they are so...

I boycott half time shows because they are so sexualized. What bothers me tremendously is the connection between the super bowl and sex trafficking (even of minors) and then this is shown. If women...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-02-2020, 07:39 AM
Replies: 27
 
Posted By Song of Joy
What an ordeal! Hopefully there will be no more...

What an ordeal! Hopefully there will be no more setbacks and he can move forward steadily.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-02-2020, 07:36 AM
Replies: 27
 
Posted By Song of Joy
Bungy jumping. No, no, no.

Bungy jumping. No, no, no.
Board: The VENT 02-02-2020, 07:32 AM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By Song of Joy
I used to try to catch kids up who were gone...

I used to try to catch kids up who were gone because of decisions of the parents, but finally had to give it up after years and years of trying. If the student was out sick, then I gave it my all to...
Board: BusyBoard 02-01-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By Song of Joy
I don't know if your school allows buying outside...

I don't know if your school allows buying outside materials, but I would suggest Level 1 from All About Reading. It includes a workbook, letter tiles, phoneme and word flashcards and 3 leveled...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-01-2020, 07:40 AM
Replies: 24
 
Posted By Song of Joy
She sounds very ungrateful. As soon as your...

She sounds very ungrateful. As soon as your nephews are old enough, I'd just give them cash. That's what we do with the grandkid now. I fill a stocking with small items and then give them cash. I...
Board: The VENT 01-31-2020, 07:52 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Song of Joy
Oh, I totally understand! That's why I was never...

Oh, I totally understand! That's why I was never able to pull it off. But I do like the idea of coming up with a broken record phrase that is professional and takes the high road. We're pulling...
Board: The VENT 01-31-2020, 04:02 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Song of Joy
I've never tried it, but in Love & Logic the...

I've never tried it, but in Love & Logic the catch phrase is, "I respect you too much to argue."
Board: BusyBoard 01-30-2020, 09:02 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By Song of Joy
New Article on Units of Study/Reading

Has anyone had time to read this article about the Units of Study approach to reading by Lucy Calkins? What did you think?
...
Board: BusyBoard 01-30-2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Song of Joy
It could be an issue with working memory. Does...

It could be an issue with working memory. Does this link describe him?

https://www.understood.org/en/school-learning/learning-at-home/homework-study-skills/8-working-memory-boosters

Even...
Board: Special Education 01-28-2020, 08:02 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By Song of Joy
I know your schedule is tied up tight, but it...

I know your schedule is tied up tight, but it might help if you could collect him in the hall when he's in transition from lunch, recess, a special, etc., so he is not seen leaving the room. I know,...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-26-2020, 09:32 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Song of Joy
Gift at Gender Reveal Party?

Is a gift expected at a gender reveal party?
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-26-2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By Song of Joy
I think your dress sounds perfect, especially...

I think your dress sounds perfect, especially since it's something you might wear teaching.
Board: The VENT 01-25-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Song of Joy
MAP testing is supposed to look at trends over...

MAP testing is supposed to look at trends over time and can be quite unreliable from Fall to Winter and then again from Winter to Fall. If a child gets lucky and tests higher than they should in the...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-24-2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Song of Joy
We're close to the same age (3 days apart), I...

We're close to the same age (3 days apart), I made more money last year because he is semi-retired. The only thing I can think of was when the Experian breach happened, I pursued finding out if I...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-24-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Song of Joy
Piggyback on Credit Score

We recently bought a used car so our credit score was pulled up. Both my DH and I have excellent scores, but his was higher by about 24 points. How can that be? Only his name was on one of our...
Board: Second Grade 01-24-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By Song of Joy
Are these kids scoring lower on the book quizzes...

Are these kids scoring lower on the book quizzes or on the STAR placement test that they do each quarter.

With 2nd graders I've found they sometimes focus on points earned and the number of books...



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