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Posts Made By: chipmunky
Board: The VENT 10-18-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 25
Posted By chipmunky
What is the reason for keeping

a driver's license? I understand having to show it, but for them to keep it seems ridiculous.

BTW- I lived 3 houses from the school I was reassigned to.I could walk to school, so, no car keys, or...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-17-2019, 05:44 PM
Replies: 24
Posted By chipmunky

Not exactly the news I hoped you would share, but I see a lot of positive steps. I am happy that she is going to the group and counseling. I hope the right meds will help her stay the path so she...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-17-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 27
Posted By chipmunky
Do I keep my dining room talbe set??

You jest! I have cats. They think everything on a table is there only for the moment and must be pushed to the floor as soon as they get the human's attention. Because it isn't fun unless the human...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-17-2019, 04:28 AM
Replies: 9
Posted By chipmunky
Best part of Costco

Is when you receive the check in the mail for the points you earned. You can use it to buy things or cash it in.

Meanwhile, I went to Costco for 3 small items. We run in there for even one item,...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-17-2019, 04:18 AM
Replies: 12
Posted By chipmunky
I had to have one pulled

My dentist called in someone who specializes in just pulling teeth. He gave me tons of novacaine. The dentist was friendly and as he removed the tooth he kept saying positive things like..great,...
Board: The VENT 10-16-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 3
Posted By chipmunky

My only disappointment in this PT site is that we can not upvote comments!
Yours was spot on. LOL
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-15-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 22
Posted By chipmunky
I always have a special place

in my heart for the one my family had since I was a little girl. It is the wooden shelter with the painted plaster of Paris figures complete with a donkey, 3 camels, a cow and some sheep. I am sure...
Board: The VENT 10-14-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 9
Posted By chipmunky
I never worried about my P or VP

Looking at the scores. However, I always got emotional about talking about the student according to a their score on a standardized test. I teach the individual child. They are all different and a...
Board: Retired Teachers 10-13-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 11
Posted By chipmunky
Oh, My DH and I

drove up the coast of Oregon last March. We stopped and paid to see the Sea Lion caves. They were amazing. They we drove for about an hour and stopped for lunch. Right there on the docks were so...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-13-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 29
Posted By chipmunky
Not yet,

it has been chilly but we haven't put the heat on yet. We are used to having our home in the cold months heated to about 65-67 degrees. In the morning it is colder in the house than that but it...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-12-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 17
Posted By chipmunky
Bake just the cookies

that you want to eat while they are gone. Form a log with the rest of the dough. Wrap it in a double layer of plastic wrap or plastic wrap and place it in a ziplock bag. Freeze. When the house is...
Board: Retired Teachers 10-12-2019, 06:12 AM
Replies: 12
Posted By chipmunky
My favorite has become...

the NYT recipe posted on the Brown Eyed Baker site. She has great recipes and a nice blog about her family and dogs.

Board: The VENT 10-11-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 12
Posted By chipmunky
Our school lunches changed

more than 5 years ago. They changed the white bread to whole wheat/whole grain. Low fat milk, no soda, no candy. They got rid of all the canned fruit and provided fresh fruits and always fresh...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-11-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By chipmunky
Once upon a time..

there was a good, kind school teacher.
One day an evil witch was jealous of her because all the children loved the teacher.
The evil witch waved her wand at the teacher and cursed the good teacher...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-10-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 13
Posted By chipmunky
I think my DH and I have come full circle

with our homes. Our tiny first home was a mess. My DH remodeled it and about 18 months later we sold it for twice what we paid for it. Our next home where we lived for years and years underwent an...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-10-2019, 05:13 AM
Replies: 24
Posted By chipmunky

Your auto correct just made the best dessert ever! I bring in baked treats when I volunteer at school. Next time the administration does something absolutely crazy, that adds no value to what they...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-10-2019, 05:07 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By chipmunky
totally agree with

using Weiman glass top cleaner. Then again there is a difference with the brand of stove you have, some are easier to clean than others. My use and care book recommends using razor blades to easily...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-09-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By chipmunky

milk and bread, then again maybe what you need for Friday is Vodka?
Board: The VENT 10-09-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By chipmunky
So, is this parent

against teaching other letter sounds and some of the rules for long vowels or is she just against blends and digraphs?
This is one of the oddest parent criticism I have heard.
Board: The VENT 10-09-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 8
Posted By chipmunky
As to the topic

of play based education. I totally support that in preschool and K. Hands on experiences with materials designed to teach concepts in early childhood classes is the best. The young students learn...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-09-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 16
Posted By chipmunky
your DH is a police officer..

so did he check and see if in your state you can sue the uninsured driver for the money? I know in a few states an uninsured driver is responsible for all damages they cause and since they don't have...
Board: The VENT 10-08-2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By chipmunky
I don't know the age of the students

but I might just respond to her emails with a suggestion that she share this information with the parents. Organized binder-parents problem to solve. student refuses directions from teacher-parents...
Board: The VENT 10-08-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 17
Posted By chipmunky
When I first started teaching..

we did not give homework in first grade. When I changed schools homework was given in first grade. I came to see the value of it. The students started to see that learning went beyond the school...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-08-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By chipmunky
I want to get one

only to catch a photo of the raccoon who is coming up on our front porch and leaving muddy footprints from the steps to the door where the doorbell is. I want to see if he is trying to ring the...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-08-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By chipmunky
funny you mentioned bathrobes..

I was in the mall this afternoon and it was pretty much a ghost town. I was walking through Lord and Taylor after not finding anything that fit me and I heard laughing in the dept. selling bathrobes....

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