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Posts Made By: PrivateEyes
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-14-2020, 09:08 AM
Replies: 12
Posted By PrivateEyes
Me neither

It's been over 20 years. I think I remember a paste of baking soda and water as a remedy.

Edited to add: That works better for bees. This says:

It also says hornet stings are the worst! ...
Board: The VENT 07-13-2020, 07:56 AM
Replies: 12
Posted By PrivateEyes
Some districts

have appointed school boards. They are appointed by the mayor/city council.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-12-2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By PrivateEyes
Or more likely

Didn't want to pay?
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-10-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By PrivateEyes
Sounds like

a good night for homemade mac and cheese. And a steamed veggie to round out the plate.
Board: The VENT 07-10-2020, 05:29 AM
Replies: 15
Posted By PrivateEyes
When I moved into my first library position

The former librarian appears to have walked out with her purse one day mid year and never returned. (She look the last several months off for surgery, and then retired.) I spent an entire day just...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-09-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 35
Posted By PrivateEyes
I wore

I wore Charlie.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-08-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 12
Posted By PrivateEyes
I hope your

grands enjoy as much as mine did. And no grandma is a true grandma without sending books! <!--sunglasses-->
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-07-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 12
Posted By PrivateEyes
The kids are younger

and we actually turned down the water somewhat to have the spray go up just about a foot. It was perfect for them.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-07-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 12
Posted By PrivateEyes
The real shortage of 2020

is children's inflatable swimming pools. They are impossible to find. With swimming pools closed and everybody social distancing, and many beaches closed, swimming pools are a hot commodity. Even...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-05-2020, 07:29 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By PrivateEyes
I love SDT's find

Or try this.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-03-2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By PrivateEyes
Many years ago,

I read some advice that said buy the best computer $500 will buy, use it for a few years and replace it with another $500 computer and you will be ahead both in price spent and the quality of the...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-03-2020, 07:45 PM
Replies: 16
Posted By PrivateEyes
You can

subtitle it. We did, and it made it easier to follow the lyrics, and thus the story line. My girls love it and my grandson (4) knows the lyrics to some of the songs. I'm not sure it lived up to...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-03-2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 20
Posted By PrivateEyes
Well, I disagree

that's pretty rude. I wouldn't be debating with them, but I would not patronize them ever again. (Coming from someone who wears a mask, but hates the "holier than thou" mask wearing chastisements...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-03-2020, 08:25 AM
Replies: 9
Posted By PrivateEyes
We stayed in a B&B

in Gettysburg which has been noted for being haunted. Still had bullet holes and bullets in the walls from the battle. There were seven of us, so we rented three rooms. I stayed with the two...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-02-2020, 04:48 AM
Replies: 1
Posted By PrivateEyes
A new product

that some might find useful.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-01-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 59
Posted By PrivateEyes
I don't understand myself

how there could be any danger in person A) who has social distanced for months visiting person B) who has social distanced for months. There may be some miniscule risk, but there's all kinds of risk...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-30-2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By PrivateEyes
Wee Free Men

I tried reading a sequel (or prequel) to this book after I listened to it, but something was missing. The audio reading of this book makes it so much better.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-30-2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 24
Posted By PrivateEyes
I've seen people

use alternate names. Some of my friends use first and middle names, or nicknames, etc. One of my nieces seems to change her name constantly.
Board: BusyBoard 06-30-2020, 05:36 AM
Replies: 4
Posted By PrivateEyes
Do you know the team teacher?

The one that taught K and 1?

I would reach out to her, since she will probably be expected to assist your long term substitute (whether she's ready or not!) I would send HER your last year's...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-29-2020, 07:23 AM
Replies: 20
Posted By PrivateEyes
I traded

my empty nest and peace and quiet for a few days with a sweet eight year old who is eating all my grapes, asking a million and one questions, teaching me all about egyptology, helping put away...
Board: BusyBoard 06-28-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By PrivateEyes
American Academy of Pediatrics/COVID

Here's an interesting read from the American Academy of Pediatrics concerning school reopenings. It has some eye opening advice:

They suggest adults should continue to use six foot...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-27-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 27
Posted By PrivateEyes
I didn't know that.

I thought I was just being lazy. I like a clean detergent cup, so I used to dump the detergent then drop the cup on top. Then I'd fish it out and put it back on the bottle after the cycle was over.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-26-2020, 05:54 PM
Replies: 11
Posted By PrivateEyes
My daughter

just bought a lovely drop leaf table and four chairs on Facebook Marketplace for $100. Since you don't plan to have this be a long-term purchase, you might consider looking at used furniture.
Board: The VENT 06-25-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 15
Posted By PrivateEyes
Even if you don't have a union

you might have a memorandum of understanding. For example, our MOA states that principals can use up to 10 hours of non-contract time for extra meetings such as faculty meetings. So at some point,...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-25-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 25
Posted By PrivateEyes
Her masters is

in Forensics. Not the field I ever imagined for her.

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