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We aren't doing temperature checks at all. We are sending home children and staff with any sort of symptoms (driving the boss mad, as we have NO subs, so it just ends up being MORE people in a classroom for the day) but, as you've all said, once there are symptoms, it's too late.
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I have about 10 years of classroom teaching experience (grades 1-2 and 4-5) and a reading specialist credential. I have a pretty good track record of helping students struggling in the area of literacy.
I bought a mattress-in-a-box from Wayfair. It wasn’t expensive and it’s fine. I got another for my guest bed, and the guests (back when I could have guests) didn’t complain and seemed to sleep well.
Dr. A has a birthday March 30. Teachers' Lounge
Administrator Issue Admin help needed The VENT. Can someone please help me? This is summerwillcome....the e gets dropped off b/c it is too long.
Tried to save a butterfly Teachers' Lounge. He hatched from his chrysalis. He fought for most of today. I finally helped him out of his molt/chrysalis, but his wings were too deformed to fly.
Fun in nature Creative Outlet. I have been having fun improving my little field area and getting it certified as a National Wildlife Federation Backyard Habitat...but I want to add elements of fun and whimsy, too.
Word. Be careful of this, it is most definitely true. Definitely don't allow them to play in your room. I'd have the choice of academic things like silent reading, practicing spelling words, math fact practice with worksheets or flashcards, etc.
A new product Teachers' Lounge. If I hadn't retired I might have gotten one of these to wear in the classroom.
Hello, As we approach the Fourth of July Holiday, we want to thank you for taking some time each day to share your experiences on our COVID Symptom Study App.Unfortunately, as you may have heard, we are facing record caseloads for COVID-19 around the country and there continues to be a severe lack of testing across the country. Now more than never your regular participation in the COVID ...
Hi, This is a bit long , so please bear with me. Needing some opinions, my son just turned 11 last week .He will go to Middle school next year.He used to have tennis, swimming and acting classes that have all been shut down since Covid.
A couple of big milestones here this week. The baby has learned to army crawl and is all over the place and into everything! And the 3 year old has learned to draw people.
I don't teach middle school, but here is my two cents in regards to grading (since we all have those issues!) Figure out what you HAVE to grade (tests, quizzes, projects, etc) and what is simply formative and lets you know what kids have it and what kids don't (warm-ups, exit slips, possibly HW depending on your school policy, etc).
I am starting to train my 8-week old puppy. I had anxiety before I got her but it has ramped up. I have Xanax to take as needed, but looking for a CBD (legal) gummy to help with the anxiety.
What do you grade specifically for Kindergarten Language Arts? I grade the weekly homework pictionary, two grades for that at the end of the quarter, weekly writing test on the letter of the week, and classroom pictionary, they draw four pictures of the letter of the week and the word to go with that picture..I don't want to grade too many things, but I need more grades...please an idea for ...
Teaching kids to swallow pills Teachers' Lounge. I don't recall how to teach children to swallow pills, but I remember visiting my cousin when we were around 9-10 years of age and she had an absolutely terrible time swallowing pills.
I have a fifth grader that I need to write a new IEP for. I am subbing for someone out on leave(I am licensed in SPED) and I am confused about writing spelling goals when there doesn't seem to be any objectives.
Happy Father's Day Teachers' Lounge. Happy Fathers Day to all the PT Dads out there! Hope you are having a great day.
Where there's a will, there's a way Teachers' Lounge. Wow! He's a keeper!!! ️ ️ ️ I hadn't seen your update about the MRI, so I missed the broken bone.
I"m staying in a different area than I normally do for a change of scenery. There's a small independently owned coffee shop in town. I used to go there a lot when DD was little because they had a small play area set up and it was a welcome break for a few moments to myself.
A poster in a thread below mentioned that her body temp hovers around 96 degrees. This caught my eye because my dh and I have been taking our temp and normal for him seems to be about 97 and I am about 97.1 I was on the phone with a friend who also has a lower than normal body temp.
When I was looking online today, I saw an ad for a job opening for a principal for the district where I live. (Not teach). What was particularly unusual was that it specifically said it was for a principal for a Virtual School.
Two parent emails, and the sales guy at the mattress store tried to get info out of me this week. I live in the biggest city/district in our state, and the way our district operates, sometimes the public gets info through the media before it's shared with us.
Our district, like so many others, is really struggling with the budget. Right now there is a hiring freeze and it is beginning to look like it is more permanent than we hoped.
It took my Mom a while to get the hang of Face Time. Password management and safety would be good. Using grocery and restaurant delivery apps. Here locally all the hospitals and doctor groups were going to apps and online portals before the virus and it has really ramped up lately.
My school district is going to offer summer classes in the high school and some summer enrichment type classes for elementary age kids. They are still looking for another teacher for the elementary groups and I'm thinking about doing it IF there are safety precautions.
Lottalove and RetiredKat Ques. on Mop Teachers' Lounge. How long have you had that mop? It looks good and just what I'm looking for but some people on the reviews had detachment problems.
Its so thoughtful of you to ask! I was still subbing for her today and as far as I know, tomorrow. No test results have come back yet and no one, including her, is offering much info.
I feel like it has to be all or nothing. Either:-we go back to school with some more diligent precautions (extra hand washing, less sharing of supplies) but NO masks, plastic barriers, kids stuck in desks in one room all day, etc.
Card: My Friend #47 Creative Outlet. This is very similar to the prior posted card. I blended 3 Distress Inks on white cardstock and then stamped Darkroom Door Knitting stamp on top of the blended ink. Layers were cut with dies from My Favorite Things Rectangle Stax Set 1.Banner die is Simon Says Stamp Stitched Banner die set. Outside sentiment (God's spirit warms the winter's night) should ...
I've enjoyed rewatching the Dick Van Dyke show at night lately, and he was great on it. I read somewhere that he was the director and wrote many of the episodes but then also ended up playing the part of Alan Brady.
Great video Teachers' Lounge. A media specialist, Jessica Hundley reads the book Let Me Hold You Longer by Karen Kingsbury. It is something of a tear jerker, especially if you have a child graduating this year.
New Where’s Waldo pic Teachers' Lounge. Shouldn’t be hard to find today!!! (Ignore the bunting. We had a lot of wind last night.)
reworked my pinterest boards Teachers' Lounge. I had only one board for science and one for math, but it was hard to find things quickly while at school.
I have some anxiety about returning to school in the fall as many here do. Despite concerns, most say they will go in. This is understandable considering many need to work and this is what they do.