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Posts Made By: Bertie
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 12-06-2011, 12:01 AM
Replies: 9
Posted By Bertie
maybe future MIL

Kinda bold of BF to tell YOU to dig deeper and get something meaningful, since he has no idea himself. LOL

I think you should relax and NOT try to too personal or meaningful. I have a maybe...
Board: BusyBoard 11-30-2011, 10:31 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By Bertie
offering snack

Before funding our breakfast program the company that gave us the money sent us their research. It said that the snack or breakfast food must be available to everyone. The child who really needs...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 10-29-2011, 10:33 AM
Replies: 17
Posted By Bertie
plastic bags

I have only a few to store since I started using the reuseable grocery bags. I take whatever cloth/canvas bags I have into whatever store I'm in, not just grocery stores. No one seems to mind! But...
Board: BusyBoard 10-26-2011, 09:25 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By Bertie
supply teacher

We don't use that term in Alberta. Not sure about the rest of the country, but I do think its a term used in Britain and maybe Australia.
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 10-21-2011, 07:46 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By Bertie
keeping warm

Layering, sitting on something warm like a folded blanket, cover your head with a cute hat and keep your feet warm. No need to shop, but it looks like ponchos are in this...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 10-19-2011, 02:25 PM
Replies: 41
Posted By Bertie

...for sure.

I like the traditional celtic spelling. The other looks "made up".
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 10-16-2011, 12:58 PM
Replies: 12
Posted By Bertie
the elderly driver

You did absolutely the right thing. Thank you for stepping up, many would have shrugged it off and assumed it was someone else's problem. You very likely saved a life, not only his or his wife's...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 10-15-2011, 10:28 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By Bertie
making up stories

I LOVE to do this, do it all the time, but especially in restaurants or on holidays. If you are sharing the stories with a kindred spirit, they can be entertaining, harmless fun. <!--giggle-->
Board: Third Grade 10-15-2011, 10:24 PM
Replies: 16
Posted By Bertie
stocking stuffers

Instead of a gift exchange we stuffed stockings for each other. (The stockings were actually white paper bags that we decorated)<!--stocking-->. The children spent a maximum of $6 (or whatever your...
Board: First Grade 10-12-2011, 05:49 PM
Replies: 1
Posted By Bertie
sub plan

Pick a favorite read aloud of yours. Build the lesson around that story.
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 10-11-2011, 06:30 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By Bertie
all day visits

First, speak with your principal, there may be a school policy, or s/he may have advice for you. Also, in our schools, volunteers need to go through a police check, attend an information seminar...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 10-02-2011, 04:08 PM
Replies: 10
Posted By Bertie

I would definitely plan something with someone else, at least a long weekend or spa days. I would not sit home and be disappointed. Or I would call his HR dept and request they arrange the week off...
Board: First Grade 10-02-2011, 03:59 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By Bertie

I think the weather or season idea is pretty simple and would work in first grade, since they can be done with family help. As the pp said, you might need to teach or show them first what a diorama...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 10-02-2011, 03:47 PM
Replies: 18
Posted By Bertie
Happiness is

- a big juicy chicken roasting in the oven and making the house smell wonderful

- potatoes and carrots in with the chicken meaning my work here is done

- coming home to a clean house today

Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 09-28-2011, 09:52 PM
Replies: 12
Posted By Bertie
another cream

There is a cream that helped me in a similar stress filled situation, and now I have it on hand at all times. It was from a health food type of store but now I see they carry it at Shoppers Drug...
Board: BusyBoard 09-28-2011, 09:46 PM
Replies: 15
Posted By Bertie
said it before....

....and I'll say it again

"No amount of weighing the baby takes the place of FEEDING the baby!"
Why can't they see that?:confused:
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 09-26-2011, 11:50 AM
Replies: 14
Posted By Bertie

I got a simple doctors stethoscope from Walmart or Dollar store, and borrowed scrubs from a friend. Another time I wore my souvenir sombrero and slung the sarape over my shoulder as a "senor". ...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 09-26-2011, 08:34 AM
Replies: 13
Posted By Bertie
facebook hoax

One friend posted that false info about facebook charging, and another answered her, short and sweet "can you say gullible?" That said it all.:rolleyes:
Board: The VENT 09-25-2011, 09:45 PM
Replies: 22
Posted By Bertie
Kermit - sharing

Kermit this is happening once too often to be accidental. It's time to tweak your sharing schedule so you share your ideas AFTER you've posted them yourself. After all, it is your livelihood, now...
Board: New Teachers 09-25-2011, 09:04 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By Bertie
quitting mid year?

You are NOT QUITTING! You are moving to where your husband has a job. :) People do this all the time! Compose your resignation, focussed on that information, turn it in asap, giving your board...
Board: Kindergarten 09-25-2011, 08:59 PM
Replies: 12
Posted By Bertie
Days of Week

Mandy its early days. You are teaching them the very abstract concepts of yesterday/today/tomorrow, something that has never mattered to them before. It will take months of repetition before they...
Board: BusyBoard 09-24-2011, 04:31 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By Bertie
don't worry about it

"Worry is like a rocking chair. It gives you something do do but doesnt' get you anywhere!"

Your sub will deal. You have a PD opportunity. Go.

Leave him/her the best plans you can, set up...
Board: The VENT 09-24-2011, 12:56 PM
Replies: 56
Posted By Bertie
No treats, no problem

As a PP mentioned, the child is treated like King/Queen for a day but we have no birthday treats brought in. <!--birthdaycake--> I don't have time, really, to have 20 mini parties over the year,...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 09-17-2011, 08:18 AM
Replies: 10
Posted By Bertie

Lucky you to have single stream recycling AND to have pickup. I have to sort my recycles and take them to a depot. However I believe in recycling, so I do it. And I also have WAY less garbage, a...
Board: The VENT 09-13-2011, 10:07 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By Bertie
lead teacher not helpful

Even though you are expected to be "on the same page" there is no way you can teach everything the same. In fact I would not be surprised to find you had been specifically put into that group to...

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