Elementary School Teachers

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When is the last time you expressed gratitude to the custodial staff for the sanitizing and cleaning up of the school.

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When is the last time you expressed gratitude to the custodial staff for their work to sanitize and clean up the school.

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Okay real talk here, my coworkers and myself are wearing a mask 24/7 it feels like. But everytime I go on social media I see teachers in other counties posting pictures hugging students and coworkers … more

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Has anyone ever been humiliated by their principal in front of the entire staff at a meeting? Needless to say I was in tears afterwards. Has anyone successfully stood up for themselves and continued t… more

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Is anybody here talking about covid?

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Does anybody have advice for that one “special” parent that loves to make your job twice as hard? Every little thing I do I get a message from her and there goes my day... I’m already overwhelmed with… more

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What platforms are people using for grading. I was hoping I could find something that can allow me to send individual reports to parents.

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How are you assessing the students on a math chapter test? With only using google and canvas? This is 1st grade.

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I am trying to build my quiet area in my prek classroom. I am having a hard time finding things that I feel are appropriate for this area during this pandemic. Does anyone have any suggestions? Please… more

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First 2 days in the classroom are done! Kids did well with masks but social distancing?! I'm glad I teach in a place where the virus infection rate is low!!!! Kids cannot stay away from each other… more

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Thank you to the mystery colleague who invited me to the group.

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Does anyone else hear their students yelling at them? My second graders are either whispering or yelling when I call on them. 🤫🤪😁

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I have a parent who is bashing the school for “not doing anything” about her child being “bullied”. I say “bullied” because it does not fit the pattern for bullying.. this kid goes out of the way to p… more

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Happy back to school feels, matter what that looks like! YOU are an amazing educator 🤩

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Does anyone know how to reach out to families who are not technology savvy for virtual? I had one family that I contacted with facetime to do work last spring. I would hold my phone up to the computer… more

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Any other UPK teacher out there that work in a school district. I'm trying to make some connections and get ideas for this year

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Used Epic last year but unfortunately it is not compliant in NYS. Anyone know another website 2nd graders could use to read fun books that is user friendly? Loved Epic. Thanks.

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Can you suggest a good icebreaker for the week for third graders - First day back. I know we’re supposed to keep it light and engaging.

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Anyone familiar with Seesaw? I was hoping to have a weekly student progress similar to how there is a summary report in Google Classroom. Has anyone figured something out or maybe a template?? It’s ha… more

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I'm thrilled to be face to face with kids, but every grade is like tea hing kinder right now. No.school for almost 6 months means they have lost academic ground (biggest summer slide EVER), but t… more

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As a reading intervention teacher (RTI), it's always nice to hear praise from the classroom teachers, & have confirmation of the amount of work we put in with each child. Had a conversation wi… more

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Best shoes for work? I walk so much I need something comfortable with support that I can also wear with my dress clothes.

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How do you handle kids who can’t/won’t be convinced or incentivized to be respectful to each other? (Sticking their noses in other people’s business, name calling, talking back, etc)

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What “rainy day” activities do you have for your kids that work in distance learning? I’m at a training this morning and just found out that subs don’t have access to the ELA curriculum. What is wr… more

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Hang in there!

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HELP! ELEMENTARY TEACHERS! (preferably ND) what science curriculum do you use and do you like it with the newest set of standards?!?! we are finally getting a new series and I'm lost as to what is… more

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Me, already: Must your mask on. Must your mask on. Must your mask on. Must your mask on. Must your mask on. Must your mask on. Must your mask on. Must your mask on. Must your mask on. Must your mask o… more

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Speech Language Pathologists— what ideas do you have for virtual sessions?

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For those of you who have started back, have you adjusted your work wardrobe? Are you wearing scrubs or anything different than what you’ve worn in the past? Do you change clothes before you go home … more

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So I am stressing about the virtual/blended and tech of things like many but more stressful still, is the fact that I am a single parent with a child of my own in a blended setting. I’m concerned tha… more

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Hi there fellow teachers! I know this whole transition to online has been tough for most of us. We got this and we can keep pushing. I was wondering how you calm down the class during this time? I hav… more

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I am a substitute teacher, new to fishbowl and am leading my first PE class for 2nd and 3rd graders remotely tomorrow. I’m hoping to get some ideas on basic physical activity for a 40 minute class. I… more

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I teach 2nd grade and am doing a remote class. I am wondering how other elementary teachers who are teaching remotely will be handling small group reading?

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Does anyone know of a google classroom friendly version of My Math? We are full remote and I’m struggling with how to teach my 4th graders in math.

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