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11/12/11 6:03 P

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I understand your frustrations!

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11/12/11 5:22 P

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Too little time to do it all. I've mathematically figured it all out.
More requirements+less time+more concepts-greater student skills= teaching
At this point, I'm just keeping my head above water...ugh!

Since I choose to EAT right and DRINK right, I suppose you could say I LIVE right!

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11/11/11 8:23 P

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I also have the day off. Our district has a policy that a student has to be there at least 20 SCHOOL days before they can get a grade. Makes life easier for the teachers.

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11/11/11 9:35 A

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Enjoy your day off Kim. I hsve one too. Going away overnight with Hubby.


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11/11/11 8:37 A

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JIACOLO, I know how you feel. I had a new student come in the second week of October with very little information or paperwork, which trickled in a little at a time. Never received any indication of what he had been doing prior to coming to me. Just had to base his grades on the little he had done so far for me at that point, about 2 weeks of time spent including the first few days that I was really just assessing him. Just met yesterday to revamp his IEP, as the sending county apparently decided he couldn't read because they couldn't understand his speech!

Things are still hard, kids think they are adults and doing adult things, playing games and daring one another to do things. One of my students was suspended due to this and will return on Monday. Many discussions have taken place this week about what is appropriate and the district-approved sex-ed teacher is supposed to be making time to come meet with our students.

With all the stress, my weight is up and I am having trouble getting myself to exercise and to stop snacking in the evenings!

Thankful for the extra day off from teaching today! Going to spend the day with my mom, grandmother, and aunts/uncles/cousins for my grandmother's 90th birthday! Just wish I didn't have to rush back for class tonight and tomorrow!


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Aug - Dec 2012: 135 size 4
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July/13 Jaw surgery
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“Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength!"~ Unknown


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11/11/11 8:09 A

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I have a student that arrived in early October that was only in school for 9 days and I have to try and write progress reports and grades for her. Goodness!

If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results.

- It's Janine!


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11/11/11 6:57 A

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Our team knew coming into the year that this group of children had major behavior/social skills issues. It is going to be a long long year.

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KRYS210's Photo KRYS210 Posts: 57,443
11/8/11 8:58 A

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Kim - my heart goes out to you. Been there done that, some years are just SO hard. Hope you get a little break soon.

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11/7/11 8:00 P

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having a really difficult year. Seems like every time I turn around, there is something else that I have to take care of. Desperately need planning time and downtime. Desperately need help teaching social skills and appropriate interactions. really need a break, and it isn't even Thanksgiving yet.

~~Kim in NC~ EDT
Aug 2009: 175
Dec 2009: 142
Aug - Dec 2012: 135 size 4
*30lb gain in 8 weeks*
Feb 2013: 164
Hypothyroid Diagnosis,
April/13: 166 size 12-14
July/13 Jaw surgery
Sept- confirmed Hashimoto's
Dec 2013: 162
March 2014: 155
Goal: 135-140 size 4
“Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength!"~ Unknown


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11/7/11 7:47 P

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emoticon - loving this year more and more every day! My classroom is mainly GT kiddos and therefore...we are getting to do so many cool things! I am loving what they are teaching me and they are loving my class! LOVE IT!! My student teacher was even more amazing than I could have hoped for - too bad her last day is in a week!

“If I am not good to myself, how can I expect anyone else to be?” ~Maya Angelou


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11/6/11 7:30 A

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I'm having a better year so far than last year. I am able to finish my planning before I leave for the week, which is a blessing. My students are doing well and my portfolios are coming along slowly.

If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results.

- It's Janine!


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11/5/11 9:25 P

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emoticon My kids are busy. I run a tight ship and half the kids had me last year. The other half had a teacher that was very flexible. Lets just say half of them are doing well and the other half are still struggling to get used to my structured routine. emoticon They are all progressing though!!

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KRYS210's Photo KRYS210 Posts: 57,443
11/5/11 8:26 P

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ERZSEBETVWV - you ARE a glutton for punishment! Wow, 5 different classes. Don't suppose you have 5 planning periods? LOL

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11/5/11 1:54 P

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@KRYS210

I feel exactly the same way!

First quarter just ended, and since week one I've felt like I'm always playing catch up. One week, I'm behind on attendance paperwork. The next, it's lesson plans. After that, I've got a mountain of papers to grade.

Remind me not to offer to teach 5 completely different classes next year... emoticon

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11/5/11 8:30 A

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I need an icon that shows the smiley being hit by a truck, as that is how I feel!! Had this year been last year (when I was a long term sub until gaining EC cert. in Dec) I probably would not have taken the job!



~~Kim in NC~ EDT
Aug 2009: 175
Dec 2009: 142
Aug - Dec 2012: 135 size 4
*30lb gain in 8 weeks*
Feb 2013: 164
Hypothyroid Diagnosis,
April/13: 166 size 12-14
July/13 Jaw surgery
Sept- confirmed Hashimoto's
Dec 2013: 162
March 2014: 155
Goal: 135-140 size 4
“Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength!"~ Unknown


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11/4/11 8:57 P

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It's officially over! We sent home the first report cards today. Honestly, this is the best class I've ever had. I'm in love with this year's group and wish they never had to leave me. :-)

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11/4/11 6:08 A

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11/3/11 6:04 A

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Looks like this is the year being swamped at work is an understatement!
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11/2/11 10:49 P

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emoticon too much going on emoticon I like my class emoticon My grade level team is awesome!

Edited by: SAMODER at: 11/2/2011 (22:51)
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11/2/11 10:18 P

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I, like most of my co-workers are emoticon and emoticon but we just keep emoticon and staying emoticon , and praying too!

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11/2/11 9:11 A

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Great, just way too busy!


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11/2/11 7:36 A

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mostly emoticon We have a great class with occasional challenges that keep life interesting!

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11/2/11 7:03 A

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Mostly emoticon , but in middle school, some days age just going to be emoticon

Jenn

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The first step to getting what you want out of life is this: Decide what you want. - Ben Stein

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11/2/11 6:29 A

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11/2/11 6:28 A

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emoticon somedays and emoticon on others

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11/2/11 6:14 A

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Simply indicate with an emoticon or words how this first part of the school year is going for you. Elaborate as you see fit.

emoticon - way too many new things going on at my school

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