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Posts Made By: Risa
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-27-2021, 06:24 PM
Replies: 29
Posted By Risa
Not the earliest start

I've been here since 2006. I took breaks of several years, off and on. I would come back to read posts now and then, but I came back on a more regular basis and started posting again when Covid was...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-27-2021, 02:26 PM
Replies: 25
Posted By Risa
Just for fun--Your Posts? 10, 20, 30 or 40 thousand?

I was just noticing that there are quite a few of you with THOUSANDSSSS of posts. I'm curious about who might have the most posts, but also which of you are in the tens of thousands. Which category...
Board: The VENT 02-26-2021, 03:22 PM
Replies: 19
Posted By Risa
Do what you most enjoy doing

Your situation could have described me at my last school before I retired. I had worked at several different schools where I was always able to find a group where I fit in. Many of them became...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-25-2021, 04:16 PM
Replies: 304
Posted By Risa
I'll join you!

Guess what?!? Just so happens I'm a good finger crosser, too!

I'll keep my fingers crossed for good outcomes for your mom, your family member and for you, too!

<!--valentinegirl--> Hope...
Board: BusyBoard 02-24-2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By Risa

Iím sure any gesture of appreciation would be welcomed.

Custodians have often been unsung heroes for me. When theyíve gone above and beyond, which was often the case, I liked buying extra fruit or...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-22-2021, 03:27 PM
Replies: 304
Posted By Risa
Ya got me!

LOL :p Heheheheh!! Hahahahaaa!!! <!--giggle--> :rolleyes:

I was trying to come up with something to say here, and you came up with the perfect line!

(I ALWAYS thought of that ĎBuellerí scene...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-21-2021, 10:17 AM
Replies: 38
Posted By Risa

<!--partyhat4-->Have a wonderful birthday! <!--birthdaycake-->
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-20-2021, 09:50 AM
Replies: 10
Posted By Risa
Catastrophe... Hahaha

:confused: <!--eyebrow--> Me, too!! LOL:D I had no clue when I first read the post earlier this morning. I figured there must have been something else I was missing, then just moved on....
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-20-2021, 05:50 AM
Replies: 16
Posted By Risa
School board

I saw something about this on TV yesterday. Here’s a video:

Edited to add:
Oops! Looks like we posted around the same time...
Board: The VENT 02-18-2021, 01:00 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By Risa
Donít beat yourself up

You seem to be well aware of what was not working and took the steps you could to regain student attention. Had you ignored it and just went on with the plan, oblivious to your students, I would have...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-17-2021, 07:46 PM
Replies: 10
Posted By Risa
Thanks for your helpful responses!

Amiga, thanks, for your support! Having shingles is really taking much longer than I had realized. I can't remember a time when I've been this sick for this amount of time, even through a couple of...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-17-2021, 10:44 AM
Replies: 304
Posted By Risa

I know what you mean, CK2. I donít like shopping (and I donít buy online) so I go out and buy things when I need them, instead of planning by shopping the sales. Sometimes I will happen upon a great...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-16-2021, 06:20 PM
Replies: 10
Posted By Risa
If you had shingles, questions 4 U (May be TMI)

I've been dealing with the pain and blisters of shingles for the past few weeks. Mine started as clusters on my left shoulder blade, wrapped around to the left side, under my arm and about 1/4 way...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-16-2021, 01:53 PM
Replies: 304
Posted By Risa
Just get thru each day

I was watching the national news this morning thinking of all of you as they discussed the bad weather covering so much of the country! It was especially frightening to know that in the midst of the...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-15-2021, 03:10 PM
Replies: 304
Posted By Risa

Oh my gosh!! I have to admit Iím a little nervous for all of you with so much rain and snow, especially when itís not something your environment is used to!

Iím sure you are doing what you can to...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-14-2021, 08:07 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By Risa
Suggestions for Mom's numb fingertips?

My mom is in her 80's and has been very independent since my father's passing. She said her thumbs and forefingers have gradually become numb. Her sense of touch has gradually faded in those fingers...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-14-2021, 03:51 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By Risa
I wish theyíd stop their mailers.

While I can see how AARP might benefit its membership, a few of whom are friends and relatives, Iíve declined to join. Yet, year after year I keep getting their recruiting mailers to the point where...
Board: BusyBoard 02-11-2021, 10:50 PM
Replies: 13
Posted By Risa

I like your idea for giving them a reason to tune in from home! You got lots of great suggestions, here!

(Going off tropic a bit- Having been one of those students who had very minimal drawing...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-11-2021, 12:00 PM
Replies: 304
Posted By Risa
Inclement weather

Hi Mrs. Lilbit! Being in California, I have no idea what it would be to even consider a snow day. Most of our schools are still virtual, and the weather hasn't been much of an issue, anyway. The only...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-10-2021, 10:16 AM
Replies: 17
Posted By Risa
Shingles, Week 3

All that follows has been swirling around in my mind... I KNEW I needed to get the shingles vaccine. More than a year ago, I attended a community presentation given by a doctor about shingles and the...
Board: The VENT 02-09-2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 9
Posted By Risa
Work so hard and be set aside

I'm really sorry that you are feeling that your extra efforts have gone unnoticed by your principal. While i know it doesn't help you feel any more appreciated by your administrator, try to refocus...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-09-2021, 09:02 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By Risa
Thanks for posting this!

You're right about the feasibility of the paper clip solution for people with longer hair. That definitely won't work. On the other hand, there are several other tips there, that I'm sure I'll use.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-09-2021, 08:46 AM
Replies: 11
Posted By Risa
Chocolate dipped pretzel rods

Thanks for the research, NJ Teacher! I'm on Pinterest, too. I'll see what I can find regarding Chocolate Dipped Pretzels. I might end up making some just for myself! Yum!
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-08-2021, 04:51 PM
Replies: 11
Posted By Risa
Thanks for suggestions

I guess I should have said that I typically make chocolate covered strawberries dipped in coconut, crushed walnuts and other items. I have also given other small bite-sized fruits and/or dark...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-08-2021, 10:18 AM
Replies: 11
Posted By Risa
Healthy Valentine's treats?

So in anticipation of Valentine's day gifts, I'm finding LOTS of luscious, tempting (calorie/sugar-laden) food or treat suggestions.

Maybe I'm looking in the wrong places, so maybe you can help....

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