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Posts Made By: Ruby tunes
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-18-2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By Ruby tunes

A friend and I saw it yesterday, and both of us thought it was extremely well done. I especially enjoyed it because years ago I read a biography of Harriet Tubman, and I was amazed at her courage,...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-18-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 17
Posted By Ruby tunes

Previous posters are right. You can't do everything, nor can you continue to miss work. Your mother is being selfish by demanding that she be taken care of in a manner that will cause you...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-18-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 10
Posted By Ruby tunes
I'm sorry, but

I don't believe you! Your statement that you could actually pull out what you needed without effort is just too incredible. In my extensive experience, that has never happened. LOL
Board: The VENT 11-17-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 15
Posted By Ruby tunes

When did teachers become punching bags for angry kids? Why are teachers now expected to accept being victims of verbal and physical abuse? So sad! And so wrong! :mad:
Allowing abusive behavior...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-15-2019, 10:41 PM
Replies: 11
Posted By Ruby tunes

I say, if it feels right, go for it! You are both mature adults with similar interests. Enjoy!<!--fall maple-->
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-15-2019, 10:36 PM
Replies: 17
Posted By Ruby tunes

Amiga, what you put together is unusual and very beautiful. Well done! <!--girl1-->
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-11-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 11
Posted By Ruby tunes
I'm another one

Who agrees with Hifi. I ordered a product (Tepe go-between toothbrushes) directly from the manufacturer and then later ordered more of the same product from Amazon. I noticed a distinct difference...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-10-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 25
Posted By Ruby tunes
Hospital stays

Are no fun, that's for sure. I hope everything goes well for you and you can return home soon! Sending healing thoughts....
Board: The VENT 11-10-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 11
Posted By Ruby tunes
The parent said, "You can't expect him to resolve...

The parent said, "You can't expect him to resolve these issues on his own."

That was your cue to respond with, "He will NEVER learn the skills he needs to stand on his own if HE doesn't start...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-09-2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 20
Posted By Ruby tunes
French door with bottom freezer

I was used to top freezer but the newly remodeled home I purchased came with a French door bottom freezer fridge. I like it but I don't like always having to bend down every time I want to get some...
Board: Retired Teachers 11-09-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 18
Posted By Ruby tunes

I recently downsized from a small house on a five acre lot in the country to a somewhat larger house (still only 1350 sq. ft.) but on a much smaller lot (8,000 sq. ft.) in a city of about 45,000. I...
Board: Retired Teachers 11-09-2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By Ruby tunes
Your gift

To your son is priceless! You have an amazing skill.
Board: Retired Teachers 11-07-2019, 05:44 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By Ruby tunes
Thank you, Ed

For a lovely description of the autumn season in your part of the world. <!--fall oak--><!--fall maple-->:)
It always amazes me how different the seasons are in our various corners. I read about...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-07-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 23
Posted By Ruby tunes
Like me, or not

There's a great saying in Spanish which, loosely translated, says, "You are not a gold coin to be loved by everybody." I remind myself of this whenever the need arises, and that helps me to just let...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-07-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 43
Posted By Ruby tunes
Favorite books

Anything by Jane Austen, John Grisham, Sue Grafton, Marcia Muller, Sara Paretsky, John D. MacDonald, Dick Francis, Walter Mosley, Helen MacInness and too many others to mention. I am a romantic...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-07-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 25
Posted By Ruby tunes
Three words

No work today
A/C guys here
Doing major job
Whisper quiet air
Cool and efficient
That's the plan.
Hope it helps
When summer returns.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-07-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By Ruby tunes

Please come back! I've always enjoyed your earthy and pithy posts. :)
Board: The VENT 11-07-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 27
Posted By Ruby tunes

Absolutely NOT. High stakes testing, data obsession, and over zealous inclusion are ruining our public schools. I would not become a teacher today. It makes me sad to say that.

I taught for 35...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-05-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 33
Posted By Ruby tunes
EllaKate re frozen cookies

I've frozen cookies many times. I bake them at my cabin and leave them in a Tupperware freezer container so I always have cookies there to welcome me. They taste great right from the freezer or...
Board: Retired Teachers 11-05-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By Ruby tunes
Beach Glass

You may want to post this in the Vent section where it may get more responses.
Board: The VENT 11-05-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 22
Posted By Ruby tunes
Regarding "poor" baby

Something is seriously wrong when schools allow a small group of kids to frequently disrupt the education of the majority. Totally agree that it's a civil rights issue. Feeling sorry for the...
Board: The VENT 11-05-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 13
Posted By Ruby tunes

I could not agree more. Thank you for your words of wisdom!
Board: The VENT 11-05-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 20
Posted By Ruby tunes
Lunchtime tutoring

NO way! I would just say NO.
Board: The VENT 11-05-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By Ruby tunes
Parent A is the "winner"

Parent A's parting remark was a direct threat. Or at least he thought it would scare you half to death. LOL He should be awarded the booby prize this week.

Parent B needs to deal directly with...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-05-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 36
Posted By Ruby tunes
Good for you!

I'm sure it wasn't easy but you went out and made it happen. Congratulations on your new jobs!

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