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Posts Made By: bellringer
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-12-2019, 05:04 AM
Replies: 33
Posted By bellringer

I like to find out what is going to happen. Sometimes I'll read the last few pages of a book when I am about half-done. I also like to know who wins an Olympic event before I watch it. :confused:...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-05-2019, 05:41 AM
Replies: 24
Posted By bellringer

1.) What is your favorite kind/brand of pen?
I like to write with Flair markers.
2.) What song would best sum up your school year so far this year? Pink Floyd's Schools Out for the Summer (and...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-28-2019, 06:55 AM
Replies: 30
Posted By bellringer

1. This house checked all the boxes for us: rambler, quiet street, close to school, big yard, 3 bedrooms, master bath, fireplaces. I have now been here almost 32 years.
2. Hot apple cider is a great...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-22-2019, 06:13 AM
Replies: 11
Posted By bellringer
Downton - possible spoiler

It was wonderful to see those old friends again. :D I thought it felt different than the series, though.
The Dowager had so many zingers, which I loved.
It seemed like there could be another movie...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-21-2019, 05:04 AM
Replies: 25
Posted By bellringer

1. I like a low-key celebration. Gotta do something, just not much.
2. Now that I am newly retired, I am going through two books a week, so about 8 a month.
3. I get most of my clothes at the...
Board: Retired Teachers 09-12-2019, 06:05 AM
Replies: 22
Posted By bellringer
flu shot

I got one every year while teaching. Nurses came to our school and there was no charge.
Now that I am retired:D I intend to get one as soon as the local clinic has their flu shot blitz.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-24-2019, 05:07 AM
Replies: 39
Posted By bellringer

1. I would go to $150 for a purse. But I prefer to shop at the second chance store.
2. I go au naturel so it is always the same...gray.
3. Meh. I can take it or leave it. Local college team is FCS...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-22-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By bellringer
teacher gift

Maybe a plant?
I always had a couple of plants in my room--spider plant and Swedish ivy.

I replanted some of my spider "babies" and took one to each of my former team on their first day back...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-22-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 39
Posted By bellringer
First year retired. :D School started today....

First year retired. :D

School started today. <!--schoolbus-->
No regrets here. <!--shootingstars-->
Board: Second Grade 08-14-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 12
Posted By bellringer
class jobs

I like to have a job for each student each week. I post them in alphabetical order by first name and then just rotate one position each week. (Note that if there are two students on one job, each one...
Board: BusyBoard 08-12-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 19
Posted By bellringer

1. We have a morning milk/snack break. I take 10 minutes for this. We have no dedicated recess except at lunchtime.

2. Runch (recess and lunch) is 3 hours after the start of the day. 40 minutes...
Board: The VENT 08-07-2019, 04:59 AM
Replies: 26
Posted By bellringer
first day complaints

Several years ago the prince stopped in on the second morning to let me know that dad had called to say that "Freddy" was bored on the first day of school. :confused: WTHeck, even I am bored on the...
Board: Retired Teachers 08-05-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 13
Posted By bellringer
coat room

I just retired in May after 21 years in 2nd grade (following 22 years in sped). My last building (the 21 years) was built in 1915 and had a dedicated coat room. I was kind of a stickler about the...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-03-2019, 06:07 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By bellringer

A good friend took the Viking Grand European from Budapest to Amsterdam. She could only say great things about it.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-02-2019, 06:05 AM
Replies: 9
Posted By bellringer

I have my son holding on to a set for when he has time to make me an end table. (google encyclopedia end table to see).

There are lots of craft ideas online. I'll need those ideas, as this...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-01-2019, 05:19 AM
Replies: 47
Posted By bellringer
fav sitcom

Has to be M*A*S*H :D
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-28-2019, 04:19 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By bellringer
carb loading

I like to say that I participate in the local marathon.

I carb-load. :rolleyes:
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-28-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By bellringer

Well, mine must be different, because the time I have it set is the time it reaches my desired temp. In the winter I like to have it to 70 degrees (from my overnight 58) by 6 AM. When it is WAY...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-21-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 35
Posted By bellringer

Nuetrogena lotions. First I loved the sesame lotion. It smelled so good and was just light on the skin. Then I used their Norwegian Formula lotion. Now I can't find either. I am in mourning for...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-19-2019, 05:23 AM
Replies: 57
Posted By bellringer

I just retired in May with 37 years towards retirement. I had turned 65 in March. For pension, I could have retired at 57, but wanted the district-paid health insurance until I could get on Medicare....
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-17-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 52
Posted By bellringer
wedding dress

I have mine from 1976. It cost $100 and $20 for the veil. I wore it every year on our anniversary through the 10th, then had it cleaned and boxed professionally. It's been in the closet ever since....
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-16-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 11
Posted By bellringer

At school I was known for having a "mug of the month". I used one with apples in Sept, orange and black with a witch in Oct, etc. Some months I would have to change out because I had more than one!...
Board: Retired Teachers 06-03-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 15
Posted By bellringer
I'm there!

Thanks for the invite; I am so glad to officially be here. I have joined the club as of last Friday. Twenty two years in spec ed and 21 in 2nd grade. Let the party begin. :D
Board: Teachers' Lounge 05-27-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By bellringer

Be sure to go into Medora, ND. Check out the Pitchfork Fondue and the Medora Musical. The Chateau de Mores is interesting history and there is a Teddy Roosevelt presentation reenactment.
Medora has...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 05-17-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 24
Posted By bellringer
the summer

Sorry, OP, but I have no inspiring ideas. :p

I am retiring in two weeks, so first I'll need to empty my classroom. :cool:
(43 years in education, 21 in this current room.)

I just received a...

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