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Posts Made By: jov
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-20-2020, 07:59 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By jov
I use PayPal quite often and it's been at least a...

I use PayPal quite often and it's been at least a year since they asked me to change my password. Maybe there's some kind of glitch with your account. I would contact customer service. Good luck!
Board: The VENT 02-12-2020, 08:55 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By jov
Too late. The principal already wrote her eval. ...

Too late. The principal already wrote her eval. She should have given the gift at the pre-observation conference

Seriously, I have no opinion on this. If she wants to risk having the principal...
Board: Special Education 02-12-2020, 05:16 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By jov
I'm a retired regular ed and previously sp.ed...

I'm a retired regular ed and previously sp.ed teacher. My inclusion teacher gave me a very quick form to fill out each Thursday asking for the topics, chapters, pages, etc. for the following week. I...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-11-2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By jov
OMG Thank you! That was a riot!!!

OMG Thank you! That was a riot!!!
Board: BusyBoard 02-09-2020, 07:52 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By jov
I'm so sorry this is happening to you. Great...

I'm so sorry this is happening to you. Great advice given from PTers. I would also tell the back-stabbing partner teacher that you don't want to switch for that one class any longer. It will be...
Board: The VENT 02-09-2020, 08:51 AM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By jov
Yikes! That was an absolutely terrible day! I'm...

Yikes! That was an absolutely terrible day! I'm so glad you didn't chance getting in that car, even though they were probably just trying to be helpful. It's not worth the risk and I would totally...
Board: BusyBoard 02-07-2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By jov
I love it! I'm so glad the teacher sent his...

I love it! I'm so glad the teacher sent his essay to you!
Board: BusyBoard 02-07-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By jov
oops! double post

oops! double post
Board: BusyBoard 02-07-2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By jov
Same here in New England! Teachers make the...

Same here in New England!
Teachers make the jacket decision for grades K-1. Kids in grades 2-5 decide for themselves, but the teacher decides if they need to bring coats outside (just in case).
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 02-07-2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By jov
Choose one of the character traits you found...

Choose one of the character traits you found online. Character traits are not specific to grade levels.

1. Plan and teach a whole group mini-lesson on that character trait. Discuss with the...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-06-2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 20
 
Posted By jov
The school year in my district is 180 days. They...

The school year in my district is 180 days. They tack on 5 extra snow days on the district calendar so parents (and teachers) won't schedule vacations during possible make-up days. If we don't use...
Board: Retired Teachers 02-01-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By jov
my federal tax was less

I'm in a different state, but my check is also more - $5.71 more. I went online and checked and the federal tax deduction was $5.71 less than in December. I haven't changed my withholding since last...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-30-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By jov
Yup! It happens to me every time.

Yup! It happens to me every time.
Board: The VENT 01-29-2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By jov
They are most likely Jehovah Witnesses, not from...

They are most likely Jehovah Witnesses, not from another country. I was told by a JW parent they cannot "celebrate" anything or anyone except God. I didn't change my celebrations, but I did let...
Board: The VENT 01-29-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By jov
Keep your eyes on the prize - getting the heck...

Keep your eyes on the prize - getting the heck out of there with a decent reference. Do whatever you need to do to make that happen, even if it means apologizing (for nothing), sucking up to her,...
Board: The VENT 01-28-2020, 07:52 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By jov
If I couldn't put this on the counselor's or...

If I couldn't put this on the counselor's or administrator's plate, then I would follow Keltikmom's suggestion.
Board: Retired Teachers 01-28-2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By jov
I just started Medicare in December. I pay the...

I just started Medicare in December. I pay the $144 for Medicare B and then an additional $110/month for my district's Medicare Advantage plan. I have no deductibles and pay nothing for doctor appts...
Board: The VENT 01-28-2020, 02:22 PM
Replies: 22
 
Posted By jov
Justthatgirl

I hope you're feeling better today both emotionally and physically. It's totally okay to take the rest of the semester off and take care of yourself. You can always start student teaching again...
Board: BusyBoard 01-27-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By jov
All the kindergarten addition and subtraction...

All the kindergarten addition and subtraction curriculum standards include the words "by using objects and drawings" so our K kids have the choice to use manipulatives on tests. In first grade we...
Board: BusyBoard 01-27-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By jov
We have the Ellison Prestige Machine. It works...

We have the Ellison Prestige Machine. It works great, but the dies are obscenely expensive. We would buy a few each year after the initial purchase. I just don't think it's worth the cost for the...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-26-2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By jov
I just got a "Women's Health" magazine last week...

I just got a "Women's Health" magazine last week that I did not subscribe to. It turns out it was a free year subscription because I renewed my AARP membership.
Board: Second Grade 01-24-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By jov
I know nothing about STAR or AR but... I've...

I know nothing about STAR or AR but...

I've found many kids need some competition (with others or themselves) to get motivated. You could have each child keep their own test data, make graphs of...
Board: Substitute Teachers 01-23-2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By jov
snazzyjazzy

I bet you create a friendly and warm classroom atmosphere with clear expectations, no chaos, and no question that you are the boss. Little Mr. Defiant feels safe, secure, respected, and sees no need...
Board: The Job Search 01-23-2020, 09:44 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By jov
Could it possibly be a short term position until...

Could it possibly be a short term position until the end of the year?
Board: The Job Search 01-23-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By jov
This would be an excellent sign in my district! ...

This would be an excellent sign in my district! The HR interview here is just to make double sure you have no criminal record, no problems with your teaching license, make sure you understand the...



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