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Posts Made By: teacherwriter
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-22-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By teacherwriter
Typically, when your payment goes up to fund...

Typically, when your payment goes up to fund escrow, it's because escrow fell short for taxes and insurance. You're making up the amount that was short. But $162/month does seem high. You might also...
Board: The VENT 08-21-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By teacherwriter
A question that cannot be answered

WHAT do maintenance crews and IT people do over the summer break? Because, you know, the first day of school--or the fact that we actually are returning to school at all--is not a secret......
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-19-2019, 01:36 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By teacherwriter
Why do they have to have breakfast at breakfast?...

Why do they have to have breakfast at breakfast? My kids actually eat more non-breakfast foods. Examples: leftovers such as pizza, mac and cheese, tacos made with leftover filling, veg burgers....
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-17-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By teacherwriter
Food ideas for the week?

So, next week is our first full week back, and I'm into my weekend baking/food prep routine again. I focus on baked goods that I freeze and pop into lunchboxes, as well as meal components I can use...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-16-2019, 01:34 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By teacherwriter
Hey, this just occurred to me--meal prep

https://www.budgetbytes.com/category/extra-bytes/budget-friendly-meal-prep/

The Budget Bytes gal has a lot of stuff on meal prep. The idea is that you spend time on Sunday prepping a meal that you...
Board: BusyBoard 08-15-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By teacherwriter
You know it's BTS time when...

* Morning comes awfully early. <!--yawn-->

* The maintenance staff is finally working on all the stuff teachers asked them to do back in May. :rolleyes:

* Your water consumption falls by, oh,...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-15-2019, 06:41 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By teacherwriter
The thing about lunch is, it's just sustinence to...

The thing about lunch is, it's just sustinence to get you through the day. I have never thought of my working lunches (teaching job or business job) as anything fancy. So don't belabor the idea; just...
Board: The VENT 08-12-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 24
 
Posted By teacherwriter
I feel your pain. This is the second year I've...

I feel your pain. This is the second year I've had to clean out and reorganize a classroom to free it from someone else's junk. In 2017-18, I took over a classroom in November, so everything just sat...
Board: BusyBoard 08-12-2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By teacherwriter
My former elementary school used to have a...

My former elementary school used to have a parent-student event in late January, so my teammate and I used the event to create a display for February. We taught a quick lesson on haiku and then had...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-12-2019, 01:39 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By teacherwriter
Question about auto insurance

DD23 was at a friend's house last night. She called to say that a neighbor had backed into her driver's side car door. The neighbor admitted it, and they'd called the police to file a report. Well,...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-11-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 32
 
Posted By teacherwriter
So glad they are safe!

So glad they are safe!
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-11-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By teacherwriter
https://secure.buyback.abebooks.com/ I'm...

https://secure.buyback.abebooks.com/

I'm guessing this might be the site TexTea remembers. I got a site from a PT post, but I'm not sure this was it. Anyway, you enter the ISBN off the book, and...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-11-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 20
 
Posted By teacherwriter
What's going on in Las Vegas and Henderson, NV?...

What's going on in Las Vegas and Henderson, NV? They always seem to be hiring teachers; lots of growth....

Found a link for Nevada DOE.
http://www.doe.nv.gov/Resources/Jobs/
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-11-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 20
 
Posted By teacherwriter
Just sent you a PM with a few links.

Just sent you a PM with a few links.
Board: The VENT 08-10-2019, 01:35 AM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By teacherwriter
Yeah, I think this is a Rick Singer type...

Yeah, I think this is a Rick Singer type consultant. The parents have found someone who's gonna whip this school into shape and get the kid exactly what he needs in order to get into Ivy League...
Board: BusyBoard 08-10-2019, 01:24 AM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By teacherwriter
Why wouldn't you leave a seating chart in your...

Why wouldn't you leave a seating chart in your sub plans? Making the sub read upside down at a distance to figure out which student is where makes no sense. I always draw a master seating plan and...
Board: BusyBoard 08-09-2019, 01:24 AM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By teacherwriter
I stopped using name tags when students picked at...

I stopped using name tags when students picked at the adhesive tags and pulled them up and down, up and down, up and down... I went to a system where for the first three days of school, I used sticky...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-08-2019, 06:08 AM
Replies: 30
 
Posted By teacherwriter
DS19 leaves Saturday. :( Much to do! School...

DS19 leaves Saturday. :(
Much to do!
School starts Tuesday. :(
Much to do!
Board: BusyBoard 08-08-2019, 06:07 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By teacherwriter
Setup

Every year before school starts, I do spend a couple of hours setting up the entire year. Planbook has some standard holidays built in, and you can add other holidays, breaks, workdays and such. I...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-07-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 78
 
Posted By teacherwriter
I joined in April 2011. I found PT by posting on...

I joined in April 2011. I found PT by posting on a Yahoo substitute teachers group. Remember Yahoo groups? I was really active there and thought the sub group would be good, but another poster said...
Board: BusyBoard 08-07-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By teacherwriter
I've been using Planbook.com for six or seven...

I've been using Planbook.com for six or seven years, at four different schools. It works great. I don't share plans or copy the previous year into the new year, but I can tell you that it's easy to...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-07-2019, 03:45 AM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By teacherwriter
Happened to me too, nine years ago, on a day I...

Happened to me too, nine years ago, on a day I was scheduled to sub at a new school. :eek: (Nothing like calling your boss to say you're going to be late for a sub job because somebody rear-ended you...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-06-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By teacherwriter
My grocery store rocks.

Literally. Somebody has purchased a different Muzak package, I guess. This morning I zipped through the store after tutoring. Three songs I noticed--played in a row--were "Hush" by Deep Purple,...
Board: BusyBoard 08-06-2019, 04:46 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By teacherwriter
I'm guessing that's it too. I subscribe to a...

I'm guessing that's it too. I subscribe to a select few teacher emails, but all of them are saying 25% off. I haven't gotten an email from the teacher in question. Sigh.
Board: BusyBoard 08-06-2019, 04:19 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By teacherwriter
TPT sale--is discount on every store?

I have one item I want to buy. I just applied the discount code BTS19, and it took off all of 45 cents, which would be 5% of the purchase price. I thought the sale was 25% off, or at least that's...



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