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Posts Made By: Lakeside
Board: Special Education 12-07-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By Lakeside
IEP mom

Parents have two conflicting jobs - protecting their kids and helping them grow.


It sounds like she's stuck in the "protecting" part, and having a hard time letting him grow. Try to be ultra...
Board: The VENT 12-06-2019, 04:19 AM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By Lakeside
No guilt!

Please try not to worry about it. You already have another job, so it doesn't matter one whit what this principal says!!

You are right to leave that school, too! It's not an appropriate...
Board: Special Education 12-05-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Lakeside
IEP meeting

I wonder if there's some sort of (diagnosed) anxiety on the parent's part?

Could she sign something saying she gives permission for the meeting to happen in her absence, and then just review the...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 12-03-2019, 03:32 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Lakeside
Snow Day!!

First snow day of the year here. <!--snowflake--> <!--snowflake--> <!--snowflake-->

I'm planning to do my indoor Christmas decorating. (The outdoor lights are already done, and we won't get the...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 12-03-2019, 03:24 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Lakeside
movie title

That's fabulous!!

Thanks for sharing the laugh.
Board: First Grade 11-30-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By Lakeside
Time and fractions

This is what I've always done as well.



So many kids are! If you have to do it in your standards anyway, try talking about all the different quarters in their daily lives:
a quarter dollar =...
Board: The VENT 11-29-2019, 06:46 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Lakeside
Lice

I agree about it not meaning the child is dirty. When kids speak badly about someone who has them, I compare lice to mosquitoes. Say something like:
"You don't blame someone who gets bit by a...
Board: The VENT 11-27-2019, 04:20 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By Lakeside
"That" class

My pet theory is that it's being born in stressful times. For this year's 6th graders, it was the recession:

https://www.history.com/topics/21st-century/recession

The 9/11 babies were a really...
Board: The VENT 11-26-2019, 07:34 AM
Replies: 24
 
Posted By Lakeside
I'm a sub who's not working very much right now...

I'm a sub who's not working very much right now due to taking care of family members. But I'd say we have a "medium" level shortage where I am. A lot of our subs are moms looking to work the same...
Board: BusyBoard 11-26-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By Lakeside
Absolutely an important lesson to learn! (...and...

Absolutely an important lesson to learn! (...and one that will serve him longer than many of the facts he'll learn in school.)
Board: The VENT 11-25-2019, 04:18 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Lakeside
good luck!

good luck!
Board: Classroom Management 11-24-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By Lakeside
Each child keeps his/her supplies in the desk of...

Each child keeps his/her supplies in the desk of the person behind them. (Last kid in the row would need a bin or something.)
Board: BusyBoard 11-24-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Lakeside
I'd go with the black too - no jealousy over...

I'd go with the black too - no jealousy over colors.

If you'd like to, you could print their names on address-label paper and stick those on the markers to personalize them.
Board: The VENT 11-24-2019, 06:11 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Lakeside
Well, I tried to give a couple (background music...

Well, I tried to give a couple (background music and practice). Are you upset that those are long-term solutions and you're looking for short-term ones?

Some teachers swear by the "I'll wait"...
Board: BusyBoard 11-20-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By Lakeside
Time for a "different manners in different...

Time for a "different manners in different places" talk.

Start with something simple they already recognize, like "on the playground, we run, but in the classroom, we walk".

Have them come up...
Board: Kindergarten 11-20-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Lakeside
I find that kids want to be in control for one of...

I find that kids want to be in control for one of two reasons - either they are used to being in control at home, or they feel they have no control over their lives and are grasping for it.

Try to...
Board: BusyBoard 11-19-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By Lakeside
Play the old Schoolhouse Rock songs as they're...

Play the old Schoolhouse Rock songs as they're coming in to class in the morning, packing up for the bus, etc.
Board: The VENT 11-19-2019, 07:20 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Lakeside
So many good points about the causes! As for...

So many good points about the causes!

As for surviving:

1) background music - Sometimes, I think they talk because they're so used to noise that they're actually uncomfortable with silence. ...
Board: The VENT 11-19-2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By Lakeside
I definitely think it's OK to confirm the time...

I definitely think it's OK to confirm the time with the secretary.
Board: BusyBoard 11-19-2019, 06:18 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Lakeside
Love that project! I've seen some really...

Love that project! I've seen some really creative ones over the years.
Board: Kindergarten 11-19-2019, 05:15 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By Lakeside
Put together some little gifts for a nursing home...

Put together some little gifts for a nursing home or shelter?

Make Christmas-scented playdough in class?

Read them books about Christmas in other countries?
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-18-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Lakeside
spreadsheet

I have a spreadsheet with a column for each school. I write down the date and teacher's name, and I check it off after the check comes.
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-13-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Lakeside
I read all the way. Bless you! And you...

I read all the way. Bless you! And you definitely earned your beverage!!
Board: BusyBoard 11-12-2019, 04:31 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Lakeside
Hang up a sign that says "All complaints must be...

Hang up a sign that says "All complaints must be submitted in writing" and just point to it whenever he starts in.
Board: The VENT 11-12-2019, 04:28 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Lakeside
As a sub, I second broomrider! Concentrate on...

As a sub, I second broomrider! Concentrate on the opportunity you're giving someone. :)



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