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Posts Made By: mrsd5
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-11-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 23
Posted By mrsd5
We took the peninsula part and added 9 inches

That extra width is perfect for placing stools. Caution: don't order counter height stools like I did. The guys cut off six inches on each stool so they would fit.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-11-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By mrsd5
Only watched first four shows

Loved it, but yes, it definitely is NOT a network show. If my CBS shows aren't on tonight and hubby is still planting, I might just sneak in a couple more episodes.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 05-29-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 24
Posted By mrsd5

Another coming up in a year. Eat light the day or two before prep. Last time, I had to drink two little bottles of yuck. But that was it. I followed each up with ice cold water and kept it down. It...
Board: Substitute Teachers 05-29-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By mrsd5

I'm lucky that math teachers where I sub know my lack of math ability. Our sixth graders were working on volume and figuring it out. There is an app that I downloaded. It's called Photo Math, I...
Board: Substitute Teachers 05-28-2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By mrsd5
I have one more half day Thursday

Tomorrow I have a hair appointment. I could only get a morning appt., so unless an afternoon job opens up..... Thursday is a half day, then I pick up the grandgirls at 11:30 from their last day of...
Board: Substitute Teachers 05-16-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By mrsd5
Extended time

One reason is for ADHD/ADD students. Focus is an issue, so extended time is given, because it's in their 504 plan. One of my sons even got extended time in a quiet setting when he was in college.
Board: Substitute Teachers 05-02-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By mrsd5
Right now

Pay the fee and renew. I don't think there needs to be anything else done. As a retired teacher, I don't even have to pay the fee!! YAY!!
Board: The VENT 05-01-2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By mrsd5
That should have gone straight to admin.

We had a 7th grader do the same thing. Ten day OSS and couldn't come back until there was a meeting with parents, counselors, and principals.
Board: Substitute Teachers 05-01-2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By mrsd5
I love half days

Of course, in my state as a retired teacher I can only work 120 days. And I figure that some money is better than no money. I took early retirement, so my retirement check covers only basic bills....
Board: The VENT 04-29-2019, 06:15 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By mrsd5
Not being done right

Our district slowly got into being a 1-1 Chromebook district. Students begin keyboarding in first and second grades. In third grade, they begin using Chromebooks in the classroom. Nobody takes them...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 04-26-2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 17
Posted By mrsd5
Good news....I hope. If I survive..

Was asked by local kids to watch their three off and on this weekend as both had jobs/commitments. At the same time, was reminded that I promised to watch the three further away kids overnight. So, I...
Board: Substitute Teachers 04-26-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By mrsd5
I keep telling people that next year...

...will be my last. I'll turn 65 at the end of the year. But then, I really DO enjoy the kids and the staff at the middle and high schools where I teach. The middle school has tons of new staff, but...
Board: Substitute Teachers 04-26-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By mrsd5
Encore teachers

In our middle school, whenever I sub for PE, computers, health, etc. (Encore classes), I have lunch duty. I find it entertaining. And, yes, loud. But I stop at their tables and visit with them,...
Board: Substitute Teachers 04-23-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By mrsd5
It worked for me

I'd been subbing for years and was approached to be an aide. The money wasn't great, but I was able to get insurance, which was great since hubby is a farmer. Two years later, I was approached to...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 04-23-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 10
Posted By mrsd5
I fly every 6-8 weeks

Chicago to Newark and back. I've paid just over $100 and I've paid nearly $300. I only book about three weeks out, though. I try to keep it under $200, but the last two times have been over that....
Board: The VENT 04-22-2019, 05:44 PM
Replies: 10
Posted By mrsd5
I'd love to be an aide again

That's how I got my teaching position. Unfortunately, Illinois rules won't let me take an aide's position unless I pay back all my aide retirement that I have received. It's not a lot of money a...
Board: Substitute Teachers 04-21-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By mrsd5
Another good thing about cancer

Our schools get out on June 3 because of snow days. UGH! I'm trying to plan my surgery for the last week of May so I don't have to work that last week.....<!--giggle--><!--giggle--><!--giggle-->
Board: Teachers' Lounge 04-19-2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 16
Posted By mrsd5
I would

I'm almost 64, so I would wear some cute leggings underneath and neutral flats. I have a dress almost like that and have gotten lots of compliments. Of course I have heavy legs and fat knees, so...
Board: The VENT 04-18-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 10
Posted By mrsd5
I want her job

There is an aide at the middle school who drives me crazy. Today I was teaching in a 6th grade science room. Yes, teaching. Students had questions that I was helping with that had to do with the sea...
Board: The VENT 04-15-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 19
Posted By mrsd5
Sore subject.

When I was teaching full time, I expected subs to follow my plans, at least mostly follow them. But technology can fail. Students may not understand. I tried to make lessons that kept them busy. If...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 04-10-2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 15
Posted By mrsd5
Refuse to pay for carryon

United charges for overhead storage. I'm going to New Jersey for five days. I watched a former model on Rachel Ray pack a carry-on for overhead storage. She got an entire month's clothing and...
Board: Substitute Teachers 04-09-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 18
Posted By mrsd5

Saying "shut up" is a big no-no. HUGE! I taught middle school, and those words instantly rile up a classroom. As far as high school. I do as the teacher asks. Yesterday, I had two large freshman...
Board: Substitute Teachers 04-09-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 16
Posted By mrsd5
Should be paid

That's happened to me, and I've always gotten the half day if it's been cancelled. Showed up for a full day job, and got a half day pay too.
Board: Substitute Teachers 04-09-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 12
Posted By mrsd5
Preferred teacher has one hour lead time

Several former coworkers have me on their preferred list, so I see the job before others. Also, if I'm at the school, the teacher and I will have the secretary put the job in and assign me...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 04-02-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 13
Posted By mrsd5
Sounds familiar

We have three that are 6 minutes away. Three are 3 1/2 hours away. Two are 16 hours away. I see the close ones about once a week on average, less during the school year because they are so busy. The...

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