Let's be silly... our fake online school

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  1. Ms.Jasztal

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    All right! The staff of A-Z Teacher Stuff is (of course pretending) constructing two schools, one grades PK-8 and then a high school next door.

    What do you propose our "school" looks like?
    Who will be on "staff"?
    What will some of our "school-wide events" be?
    What else shall we consider?

    This is just a silly, imaginary post... inspired by another post.
     
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  3. cutNglue

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    I'm on staff. I'll host school wide teacher aid/teacher staff relationship and morale improvement workshops. I will also hold a sign language club for the students. I'll either be a teacher aide for JamieMarie if she'll have me OR I'll hold an imaginary certification for 1st grade.
     
  4. JaimeMarie

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    Ok I claim kindergarten since no one else has! Or I can teach multi grade k-3.
     
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    Oh, one thing I propose....the staff gets to design what kind of workshops we want and how the meetings should look. No more stupid unproductive meetings that waste time just to be able to say we have meetings.
     
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    Sooo I'm still here because I thought we had to leave and no one is ready yet.

    Anyway can we design our own classrooms?
     
  7. MrsC

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    I'm in--give me either grade 5, 6, or Special Ed and I'll be happy. If Jaime won't have you, cutNglue, I'll snap you up in a second. I'll help to coach some sports teams (basketball, soccer, track) for the kids, organize a walking club at recess, and offer workshops for teachers in elementary math and literacy strategies.

    I can't wait to design my room!
     
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    I'll coach high school alpine ski team.
     
  9. WindyCityGal606

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    I'll the 4th grade teacher. Should we be we departmentalized from 4th on up? We should all teach our own Reading and Writing.

    I'll be the Drama teacher as well. We will have some fabulous plays! All staff is required to assist in some capacity if they have a student in the play.

    We need music...both instruments and vocal...any takers?
    Not just band but also orchestra. I love the sound of a violin!!!

    Recess is a must for every child grades K-8! Using no recess as a punishment is not allowed! Kids need to move around.
     
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    And media time should be twice a week....
     
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    And those camera projectors for every room along with laptops for every student.
     
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    I want to be a home ec. teacher please.
     
  13. love2teach

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    I will teach first......
    I agree with recess, everyday and no teachers should have recess or lunch duty!

    All rooms are to have AC

    And classes should not go above 18 kids
     
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    Hope you need another k teacher :p
     
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    Hold on I have an idea lets be departmentalized from K up. I would love to teach math and social studies.
     
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    ohhh good idea! I want K art! Science too!
     
  17. DaveF

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    Since 1st is already taken, I'd like 2nd grade. I will run the fly fishing club and any other outdoor activities that need looking after. I will also volunteer to chaperone the weeky field trips.
     
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    I think the school will also need a Sudoku club and I would be happy to help out.
     
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    Hi DaveF,

    Can I teach 2nd with you? We could team teach or split the 2nd graders up. I can do inclusion with the special education children!!!:D

    Can we have weekly assemblies and AC, and white boards in our rooms?
     
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    Built in book cases and cushiony chairs for everyone please!

    I need my room wall to wall carpeted and shampooed weekly please!!

    One way windows that block out extreme sunshine too!

    Since we're departmentalizing, I'd like S.S. and Language Arts for all the 4th graders.
     
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    I think our school needs a dungeon. We can throw all the parents without common sense down there!! :)
     
  22. DaveF

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    Welcome aboard partner! I vote for the Smart Boards, white boards are "old school" now.

    I would be willing to help out in the parents dungeon. Can we have a Starbuck's kiosk in the teachers lounge?
     
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    Can I get a caffeine IV?
     
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    You sure can...if there's one for me as well!
     
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    DaveF,

    I go for Smartboards too... Wasn't thinking at the time when I typed "white boards." I'll help with the parents dungeon too!!!

    Laptops for everyone and daily lunch orders (subs, chinese, wraps) paid by the adminstrators...
     
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    Not a problem, caffeine IV's for all that's interested! :p
     
  27. love2teach

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    what about 1 day a month for planning....no kids, no meetings, no parent phone calls...just us in our rooms doing what we need to do!
     
  28. cutNglue

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    The cafeteria needs extra staff that watches the kids and maybe even throws a show once a month. No more other tired staff who need their prep period to pull lunch duty.
     
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    And can we please not have an obnoxious bell!! I prefer the soothing Ding Dong Door Bell sound!!!

    And I need a full workout center with showers and lockers for us to use after school to take the stress away!! With steam rooms and hot tubs!! Also massages!!

    Parking garage is a must with an attached car wash...who ever has time to wash their car? Mine still has dirt from 2 months ago!! YUCK!!
     
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    Oh, and the prep room needs to have TONS of die cuts, range of decorating BB supplies, templates, etc.
     
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    We each get a xerox machine with unlimited paper, ink, and toner in our own classrooms!! How could I forget that!!:wow:
     
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    I'll take fourth or fifth grade.

    If someone takes my recess duty, I will bring my award-winning Butter Toffee Chocolate Chip Crunch Cookies every Monday.

    How about free bottled water for those of us who don't do the coffee thing?
     
  33. Ms.Jasztal

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    Well, I'm definitely in fourth, and if we're departmentalizing... (and teaching our own reading/writing because I couldn't survive) I'll be the science teacher.

    I'll also be the school newspaper staff sponsor.
     
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    You can teach 4th with me! How many classrooms do we need per grade level?
    I say maybe 4 classrooms per grade level or less.
     
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    Bottled water is fine as long as we have a pace on premises to collect the empties for recycling. Too much plastic being put out there with all these water bottles. We'd have to have a good recycling program.
    I'll be in charge of it!! What should we call it?
     
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    Sorry, Zoe! Let's make it a water cooler.
     
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    Water cooler works!! And we can all just use our favorite reusable cups/bottles/mugs!!
     
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    I'm teaching preschool and if the students literally have to be tamed because their parents haven't made them mind, I'm sending them with their goofy parents to the dungeon!

    I'm having my own preschool wing... tons of space and all the preschool stuff out of the Lakeshore catalog whether I need it or not. For every 3 students with special needs, I'm having an aide. If someone requires 1-on-1 due to severe disabilities... no problem... hire another aide. Funding isn't an issue! LOL I we need more money, we'll print our own!
     
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    I want a secretary! Someone to do all the ridiculous paperwork so that I CAN TEACH!!!

    I also want my own laminating machine!! Yea...I said it!! LOL
     
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    Well since no one else wanted to. How about we team teach kindergarten instead. You do science, I'll do math and than we plan the rest together LOL.

    I want carpet only in the circle area. And linoleum in the rest of the room. So I don't have snacks smooched into the carpet. Oh and Daisy lets have our room connected and a testing area between.
    and I dont' want the reading loft hahahaha
     
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    How about we all have our own photo copiers? I had three last yr just for myself and my aide LOL.
     

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