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    Feminine Hygiene for 4th Grade?

    Check with your custodians - ours are the ones that order the terrible diaper type pads the district gives. And P&G hasnt given pads with their growing up kit for a while now. Was deodorant last year.
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    Bathroom Breaks

    I would speak with admin about it and ask if it is policy (we know it isn't.) Teaching on the need for drinking water in school - lessens headaches, keeps body hydrated and working properly. If the brain works well, the students learn. Kids that pee on themselves due to ridiculous rules will end up with learning issues and ultimately unhappy teachers.
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    I refused one yesterday because it was microscopic even with a lighted magnifier. There was nothing to grab. Show that baby to your mom! :)
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    Medication Changes

    I send home a "home medication inventory" and ask parents to please complete it and return it in order to keep their student's file up to date. It works pretty well, most parents will complete it and return for me - I'm in a SPED/SEBSS program.
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    Therapy dogs and Allergies

    We have 3 therapy dogs that work with us during the week. I had a student with a bad dog allergy. She took her allergy medication in the morning and was still able to interact with the dogs at will. Benefits of therapy animals outweighed the allergies.
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    Crappy question

    Maybe incorporate a plan that gives him a sitting time (on the toilet) of 10-15 mins after breakfast and again after lunch with a book of his choice. Set the timer. Keep a record of sitting times and whether or not a BM was deposited. If you have the facilities at school - have him wash his own clothes out after a BM and put in the washer. Then have him wipe down all surfaces he sat on while pants were dirty. This will force him to take responsibility for his actions. Consistent bathroom schedule. Hope these ideas help.
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    Minor Vent

    Mine comes out every day for work. It is not up for debate here. No big deal.
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    Vision and Hearing Screenings!

    Like the Welch Allyn Spot Vision Screener.
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    Vision and Hearing Screenings!

    Find the policy on a functional vision screen and submit that if you don't have time to have them learn their letters. I'd ask the pre-k teachers to start having kids recognize the HTOV letters from the first of the year so they could be screened with more confidence by matching what I point to to the card I have them hold. Automated screeners are amazing if you have access to them.
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    SMART goals for student learning

    Poison control, heart health (goes with nutrition and exercise), Importance of drinking water, tooth brushing/dental hygiene, body hygiene (bathing, grooming - always wash your hair, use soap, rinse thoroughly) Stranger danger
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    Best treatment for...

    Cold water, dry, apply Carmex. Takes the burn right out :)
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    Tissue thief!

    Its for their kids anyway, they should share!
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    Student Body Odor

    I would let her know that others can smell her and it is sometimes unpleasant - most kids know what you're going to say when they get dragged in for the hygiene talk. I'd also ask a few questions regarding home life: Do you have water at home? Washer? Soap for the machine? Do you know how to use it? Do you have pets at home? How many? That sort of thing. I've had several students with no power or water and that's why they were always dirty.
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    Let me give you a mint for asthma

    I would be happy to pull and print my documentation and leave it with the principal for the parent to come pick up.
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    Type 1 diabetics, help!

    Do what her doctor's orders call for.