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Here are some classic L,T ramblings:

• Don’t Date a Girl Who Teaches (http://www.loveteachblog.com/2013/11/dont-date-girl-who-teaches.html)

• Top Ten Things I Wish I’d Known as a First-Year Teacher (http://www.loveteachblog.com/2013/05/the-top-ten-things-i-wish-id-known-as.html)

• 16 Things You Can Do While Actively Monitoring (http://www.loveteachblog.com/2014/03/16-things-you-can-do-while-actively.html)

• 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers (http://www.loveteachblog.com/2014/04/7-habits-of-highly-effective-teachers.html)

• Why Teachers are Complete Psychos (http://www.loveteachblog.com/2012/01/why-teachers-are-complete-psychos.html)

• Whisper Turtleneck (http://www.loveteachblog.com/2012/10/whisper-turtleneck.html)

15 Comments

  1. Antonia Lederhos Chandler

    I'm concerned over a kindergartner who has a lunch table designated for him because he has an allergy to peanuts. Children can choose to sit by him if they have no peanut-containing food in their lunches. "M" is a shy guy who keeps to himself and rarely smiles. Often, he sits alone at lunch. I have expressed my concerns to admin, and they don't answer my concerns to my satisfaction. This child doesn't choose where and next to whom he will sit. Thoughts?

    1. Erin O'Shea

      s his classroom a nut free room? If so, most of his classmates should already have nut-free lunches. If that isn't a policy at your school, maybe a wellness committee could find solutions for it. My school has 3 classes per grade and most grades have at least one nut-free room. since 3 grades eat together, there are a ton of kids with nut free food. Even if your student sits at the end of a regular table, there should be plenty of kids who have a nut-free lunch and can sit by him without it being so isolating. The burden of finding friends should not be that of the child when he doesn't have the same freedom as others. Maybe nut-free classes have to sit together or have some other way to mix it up so finding lunch buddies isn't his responsibility.

  2. Erin O'Shea

    Is his classroom a nut free room? If so, most of his classmates should already have nut-free lunches. If that isn't a policy at your school, maybe a wellness committee could find solutions for it. My school has 3 classes per grade and most grades have at least one nut-free room. since 3 grades eat together, there are a ton of kids with nut free food. Even if your student sits at the end of a regular table, there should be plenty of kids who have a nut-free lunch and can sit by him without it being so isolating. The burden of finding friends should not be that of the child when he doesn't have the same freedom as others. Maybe nut-free classes have to sit together or have some other way to mix it up so finding lunch buddies isn't his responsibility.

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