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Board: ARCHIVE 07-28-2009, 12:52 PM
Replies: 23
Posted By teacherkathy
back to school teacher gifts

I've recently gone from teaching to admin (sorry!) and would like to start a tradition of giving all the staff back to school gifts. I've seen the little bags with candy, pens, etc and some kind of...
Board: ESL/LEP 06-19-2008, 05:54 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By teacherkathy
computer translating

Does anyone have a suggestion for a computer program we can use school-wide to translate letters, notes home, etc from English to Spanish?
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 03-21-2008, 07:02 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By teacherkathy
Worked for me

I used it a couple of times several years ago, for several months at a time, both for back and muscle pain. It really gave me relief. The first place I went to was about an hour's drive...someone...
Board: ARCHIVE 02-01-2008, 07:11 PM
Replies: 25
Posted By teacherkathy
55 n thrivin'

I've been married for 33 years to a guy I grew up with. We have twins who are 24...DD is in the Peace Corps in Senegal and getting ready to come home to start med school. DS graduates from college...
Board: ARCHIVE 01-28-2008, 08:13 AM
Replies: 9
Posted By teacherkathy
2nd behavior chart

I didn't realize I could only attach one thing per post. So here's the 2nd one.
Board: ARCHIVE 01-28-2008, 08:12 AM
Replies: 9
Posted By teacherkathy
Daily notes home attachment

Hi, here are 2 notes that I use. The one with am/pm is because of a couple of kids who are on meds. The doctors wanted to know if the meds were wearing off in the afternoon, so wanted a chart on...
Board: ARCHIVE 01-27-2008, 08:25 AM
Replies: 9
Posted By teacherkathy
I'll do it Monday

I'll get the note home page posted tomorrow for you.
Board: ARCHIVE 01-26-2008, 05:43 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By teacherkathy
daily notes home

I ended up with 5 kids in my class this year who have huge behavior issues. I've never had so many. I worked out a deal with the parents of all of them that I send home a note at the end of every...
Board: Classroom Management 01-26-2008, 12:50 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By teacherkathy
command post

I have a bookcase behind my U-shaped table (that I use in place of a desk). The bookcase has a file box on top with all my TEs and files of things I use every day. The bookshelf has other...
Board: ARCHIVE 01-26-2008, 12:43 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By teacherkathy
I'll do it

I teach a k-1-2 combo in a rural school in Northern California. I'd love to do this!
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 01-26-2008, 12:18 PM
Replies: 16
Posted By teacherkathy
vacuum cleaner suggestions?

I've completely had it with my expensive Kirby vacuum that I bought about 5 years ago. The belt comes off, it's a pain to switch attachments, and it's bulky to store. What kinds/models of vacs do...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 01-16-2008, 08:57 PM
Replies: 12
Posted By teacherkathy

When I was pregnant with twins I thought I'd never make it through until I discovered raw tomatoes. I know it isn't tomato season but you can still get some tasty hothouse kind. I think it's the...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 11-13-2007, 08:09 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By teacherkathy
question for ismile

The pizza dip sounds great. The recipe says "baking dish". What size do you use?
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 10-26-2007, 08:57 PM
Replies: 25
Posted By teacherkathy
photo cards

I like to get photo cards and have always done one of our family. Lots of years it was only of the kids but people have always remarked on the ones that had all of us that they liked to see us all. ...
Board: Classroom Management 10-21-2007, 06:27 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By teacherkathy
duct tape

No, not on his mouth...though I'm sure you're tempted! :) I had a kid a few years ago who wouldn't keep his hands off anyone, and was up wandering around the room all the time. I put his desk...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 10-18-2007, 07:03 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By teacherkathy
great age

What a great age. You're about to start having so much fun with them. The talking and walking and all the firsts. How exciting for you!
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 10-17-2007, 05:29 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By teacherkathy
How old?

How old are your twins? I had twins 23 years ago (sob!)
I eventually got them both on the same schedule. I nursed one and bottle fed the other, and switched at the next meal. That way if my...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 10-17-2007, 05:22 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By teacherkathy

This isn't a whole meal but I just finished dinner and often marvel at how good this cabbage is. I cut the whole head up into shreds, spray a little Pam or spray-on olive oil in a skillet, add the...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 10-10-2007, 03:09 PM
Replies: 22
Posted By teacherkathy

Not in California. The banks and P.O. close but that's probably about it.
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 10-06-2007, 10:14 AM
Replies: 23
Posted By teacherkathy
To Teach n Learn

What are Shout Color Catchers? How do they work?

My husband does laundry but I can never get him to stop folding all my pants and knit shirts into tiny squares. I long ago quit asking, and...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 10-05-2007, 07:15 PM
Replies: 18
Posted By teacherkathy

I teach at a small country school and we often have interesting animals on the playground... a racoon with his head stuck in a yogurt container once, foxes quite often, groundhogs, and peacocks who...
Board: ARCHIVE 10-05-2007, 07:03 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By teacherkathy
Continent Song

I have a laminated world map with the names of the continents as part of my daily calendar time, and we sing the Continent Song:
(tune is Row Row Row Your Boat)

7 continents on the globe
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 09-26-2007, 07:26 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By teacherkathy

I took it about 24 years ago and then took progesterone for the 1st couple of months after I got pregnant. I had one pregnancy that only lasted a couple of months, and then 2nd time I ended up with...
Board: ARCHIVE 09-26-2007, 06:27 PM
Replies: 11
Posted By teacherkathy
different interpretation

I read your question differently than the other people who responded. I thought you meant you were looking for a way to get the kids to remember which letter makes which sound. My nephew taught me...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 08-18-2007, 06:27 PM
Replies: 13
Posted By teacherkathy
Nat'l Board Certification question

Do those of you who have received Nat'l Board Certification think it was worth the work? My principal says there is a one-time stipend of $20,000 for people who get it within the next several years...

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