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Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 12-26-2008, 02:18 PM
Replies: 35
Posted By NCP

Ours was down and put away by 12:00 today. One year we took it down on Christmas day. We are not grinches, we just take it down when we have time. Besides, I love that "clean house" feeling when all...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 12-17-2008, 07:56 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By NCP
Chocolate dipping

I just dipped a bunch of candy tonight. I use a fork. Drop the ball in the chocolate and roll it around. Then use a fork and scoop it up. I usually bang it over the edge of the pan a bit to let the...
Board: ARCHIVE 11-20-2008, 07:41 PM
Replies: 15
Posted By NCP
My (former) room

I resigned my position this week to stay at home with my son, but here are photos of my room last year ( and this year...
Board: ARCHIVE 10-30-2008, 07:33 AM
Replies: 5
Posted By NCP
Make a display

Make a faux aquarium. Place blue backing around the inside or outside. Suspend paper fish from fishing line from the lid and add green seaweed. You could even have the kids each make a fish as a...
Board: The Job Search 10-30-2008, 07:30 AM
Replies: 9
Posted By NCP

In my district you are instructed to also go through the central office, but you are also allowed to go to the school personally. My principal is rarely available though. A few years ago a teacher...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 10-24-2008, 11:14 AM
Replies: 3
Posted By NCP
Mrs. Frizzle

From the Magic School Bus. Find a cheap dress in any theme and run with it. You could even find cheap toys to glue/adhere onto shoes, hairclips, dress, etc.

Underwater theme
Rock theme
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 10-22-2008, 05:07 AM
Replies: 19
Posted By NCP
Thank you

Teddi9192: Thank you for clarifying. I apologize also for jumping to conclusions.

Also, thank you again for all the advise. I appreciate all of the points that I hadn't thought of. You have...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 10-20-2008, 05:47 PM
Replies: 19
Posted By NCP

Thank you for all of the replies. You all have pointed out many things I had not thought about. I appreciate you sharing your experiences also. I know my boy will turn out fine regardless, but that...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 10-20-2008, 09:21 AM
Replies: 19
Posted By NCP
Thanks you for the responses so far. Keep them...

Thanks you for the responses so far. Keep them coming!

re: You have to decide what is best for YOU and your family. Don't let others decide for you.

As I said in the original...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 10-20-2008, 08:19 AM
Replies: 19
Posted By NCP
Working vs. Staying Home (long)

Good morning. I haven't posted in awhile, I have been home with my beautiful baby boy since he was born on the second day of school. It has been wonderful. I am scheduled to return back to school in...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 09-23-2008, 06:39 PM
Replies: 13
Posted By NCP

Old Navy has a banana costume
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 09-16-2008, 08:11 PM
Replies: 10
Posted By NCP

I had gestational diabetes also. My little boy was born Aug. 20, happy and healthy. He and I are both fine now.

I had to follow a stricter diet and do insulin shots, but I can say he is totally...
Board: ARCHIVE 08-07-2008, 06:40 PM
Replies: 15
Posted By NCP

I really like the stuff by the 12 Girls Band.
Board: ARCHIVE 08-02-2008, 07:44 PM
Replies: 47
Posted By NCP
6 paid days

We have 6. 1 and 1/2 are for meetings, 1 and a 1/2 are for assessment (the kids come for 30 minute time slots for reading and math assessments), 1 is for training and 2 are for work days.
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 08-02-2008, 07:41 PM
Replies: 19
Posted By NCP
Yellow Lights

These days it means look in the rearview and judge how close the person behind me is riding my bumper. I usually stop but I have had some tailgaters that would have hit me if I stopped. I also check...
Board: ARCHIVE 08-02-2008, 07:30 AM
Replies: 14
Posted By NCP
File Crate

I use a file crate with hanging folders for each kid. My aide files all week long and then on Friday we pull out the kids stack and place them into the kids Friday Folder. It doesn't take up much...
Board: ARCHIVE 07-30-2008, 11:36 AM
Replies: 26
Posted By NCP

We got out May 30th. Teachers were off for 10 weeks. Teachers report Aug. 11, the kids come back Aug. 19.
Board: ARCHIVE 07-30-2008, 11:32 AM
Replies: 20
Posted By NCP
Individual Snacks

In my room I do individual snacks. With so many allergies and food sensitivities and picky eaters I don't want to fight it. I tell parents many, many times about snack and remind the kids. I rarely...
Board: ARCHIVE 07-24-2008, 10:39 AM
Replies: 22
Posted By NCP

Ha ha ha, I understood most of HiFi's post! Is that bad??

Anyway, I figured I would post my 2 cents. I have a Honda CR-V and I love it. I live in Colorado so we have many days with snow, slush,...
Board: ARCHIVE 07-22-2008, 03:56 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By NCP
Writing Samples

We have to do writing samples with in the first week of school. I usually do these on the third or fourth day of the week.
Board: ARCHIVE 07-22-2008, 11:25 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By NCP

What kind of walls are you painting? Are you using a roller? You might need a thicker nap. You might also need to prime depending on the color you are painting and the color you are painting over.
Board: ARCHIVE 07-21-2008, 02:24 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By NCP
Classroom Layout

I stole Debbie Dillers idea and used a file folder and some sticky notes. I simply drew out my floor plan with all of the things I couldn't move, doors, windows, cabinets, etc. and then made a sticky...
Board: ARCHIVE 07-21-2008, 02:21 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By NCP
Been there

I was in that situation last year. Only I was left with broken manipulative's, baskets of garbage, and files and books from the 1970's. The teacher before me retired and I don't think ever threw...
Board: ARCHIVE 07-21-2008, 01:54 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By NCP

My library is set up like pps. I do however feature two or three baskets each month. We discuss the books in them and I place them facing out on the shelf. Then kids are exposed to other books they...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 07-20-2008, 07:19 PM
Replies: 48
Posted By NCP

I like the French Silk Pie one and Oreo.

This is an evil post though. I am 8 months pregnant and can't have one! I have GD and have to wait. But my hubby has promised me one after I have the baby!

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