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Posts Made By: choppie70
Board: The VENT 02-18-2020, 05:46 AM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By choppie70
So true! We have a teacher who won "County...

So true!

We have a teacher who won "County Teacher of the Year" a few years ago.

She is a hot mess all the time! When she works with buddy classes, she always has to "make an important phone...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-16-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 28
 
Posted By choppie70
I am in a state where you cannot collect SS and ...

I am in a state where you cannot collect SS and retirement - Maine.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-16-2020, 06:03 AM
Replies: 27
 
Posted By choppie70
I would not have accepted the table and I would...

I would not have accepted the table and I would have definitely let them know that I was not happy with that.

It would have been different if they had asked if it was ok, and you had the chance...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-15-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 27
 
Posted By choppie70
We are off all next week! We also had 3...

We are off all next week!

We also had 3 snow days, a delayed start, and an early release in the 8 days prior to break.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-15-2020, 04:35 AM
Replies: 42
 
Posted By choppie70
1. Do you like your first name? Yes, although...

1. Do you like your first name?
Yes, although it was spelled wrong on my birth certificate and my parents decide to keep it that way. There is an e where an a should have been. I was named after...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-14-2020, 02:50 AM
Replies: 52
 
Posted By choppie70
I live and grew up in a lake region. We have 6...

I live and grew up in a lake region. We have 6 lakes/ponds in a 20 mile radius and I currently live on one. A majority of people spent a good percentage of their summer on the water.

When I was a...
Board: Third Grade 02-13-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By choppie70
We have these meetings once a month as well for...

We have these meetings once a month as well for new teachers and their mentors.

As a mentor, I get a stipend so this is part of that stipend. The mentee is not paid for this time. It is...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-13-2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By choppie70
Since last Thursday we have had 3 snow days and a...

Since last Thursday we have had 3 snow days and a delayed start. Tomorrow we have 1/2 day ( Valentine's Day and the 100th day!)

Ready for our break next week for sure!
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-13-2020, 03:45 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By choppie70
We got a split unit (heat and air) installed in...

We got a split unit (heat and air) installed in our finished basement here in Maine.

We paid about $2500 for it and it is one rated for colder weather and it has a self defroster. That price...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-13-2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 26
 
Posted By choppie70
6th snow day Three Dr. appointments DD...

6th snow day

Three Dr. appointments

DD broke glasses

So very tired

Want DH well
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-13-2020, 03:39 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By choppie70
DH update 3

After our last ER trip (about 2 weeks ago now) they said that DH had fluid around his lungs and some signs of infection, so they put him on a new antibiotic.

We went to get an X-ray last Thursday...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-12-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By choppie70
DH and I binged it last weekend, Loved it!

DH and I binged it last weekend, Loved it!
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-07-2020, 04:33 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By choppie70
We are on our second snow day in a row too, here...

We are on our second snow day in a row too, here in Central Maine.

We really could have gone for a 1/2 day yesterday, but I did get to go to DH's dr. appointment with him so I am not going to...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-06-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 20
 
Posted By choppie70
We have a last day and then a "last day if 5 snow...

We have a last day and then a "last day if 5 snow days are used".

Our school calendar is finally fixed after 3 years of having extended school days to comply with state graduation laws.

Since...
Board: BusyBoard 02-05-2020, 02:45 AM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By choppie70
I have a mini fridge in my room. Quite a few...

I have a mini fridge in my room. Quite a few teachers in my school have one.

I did hold my breath when the fire marshal walked through my room last week and paused when he saw it. But, he gave me...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-04-2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By choppie70
I usually don't do cardio and weights on the same...

I usually don't do cardio and weights on the same day.

I work out at home (we have a home gym) for about 45 minutes, 6 days a week.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-03-2020, 05:59 AM
Replies: 26
 
Posted By choppie70
Here is Smokey Joe, being Smokey Joe!

Here is Smokey Joe, being Smokey Joe!
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-02-2020, 05:27 AM
Replies: 26
 
Posted By choppie70
I am so sorry you are going through this. It is...

I am so sorry you are going through this. It is tough.

My father went through the same exact thing with my uncle - my grandmother even moved in with my parents because my uncle was draining her...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-02-2020, 05:22 AM
Replies: 27
 
Posted By choppie70
DH update (long)

I had posted a few weeks ago that my DH had an emergency appendectomy.

I just wanted to give an update since this has been the worst medical experience I have ever had!

He had surgery around...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-31-2020, 05:54 AM
Replies: 25
 
Posted By choppie70
Nose, Tail, and Toes

This is one of my DD's German Shepard puppies when he was first born.

Photo credit to DD !
Board: The VENT 01-26-2020, 06:09 AM
Replies: 23
 
Posted By choppie70
My Co-teacher is one of the best teachers I have...

My Co-teacher is one of the best teachers I have ever know. She is very "organized chaos". She has piles and stacks, but she knows where everything is.

She had a sub who cleaned her desk once. The...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-26-2020, 05:19 AM
Replies: 36
 
Posted By choppie70
I have been growing my bangs out for 18 months...

I have been growing my bangs out for 18 months now!
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-25-2020, 04:58 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By choppie70
I would say that yes, he will need a ride home. ...

I would say that yes, he will need a ride home.

Lithotripsy, SWL (shock wave) , Urerterscopy, and placing a stent all require anesthesia.
Board: The VENT 01-25-2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 26
 
Posted By choppie70
Years ago, when I worked in a Composite Room, the...

Years ago, when I worked in a Composite Room, the special education teacher would monitor the students with diabetes.

I had a student with a seizure disorder one year. I had to be trained in how...
Board: BusyBoard 01-25-2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By choppie70
We use Stemscopes and I like Mystery Science so...

We use Stemscopes and I like Mystery Science so much better!

Stemscopes just seems like a bunch of unrelated activities that kids are supposed to get a lot from, but my students don't get it.
...



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