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Posts Made By: MissESL
Board: The VENT 04-21-2021, 04:05 PM
Replies: 34
Posted By MissESL
22. Only 22! But itís going to fell like...

22. Only 22! But itís going to fell like 1,000,000,000! <!--giggle-->
Board: Teachers' Lounge 04-19-2021, 07:42 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By MissESL
Stainless Steel - I swear by Weimanís stainless...

Stainless Steel - I swear by Weimanís stainless steel wipes. One does my whole stove. Follow it as you go with a pause towel and it will literally shine!
Board: Special Education 04-19-2021, 07:38 AM
Replies: 8
Posted By MissESL

At that point, our director and the case manager (often the teacher) would go to the house to have parents sign the form.

I think it is always so weird for parents to refuse sped services. From...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 04-18-2021, 01:54 AM
Replies: 24
Posted By MissESL

All of that is definitely a big deal! It is so exciting to see that independence blossoming! Good for him!:)
Board: Teachers' Lounge 04-17-2021, 05:52 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By MissESL
I am! I looked it up specifically. I am watching...

I am! I looked it up specifically. I am watching it on CNN. And Iím disappointed that they keep talking about Prince William and Prince Harry walking behind Princess Dianaís casket. It just isnít the...
Board: The VENT 04-14-2021, 03:20 PM
Replies: 16
Posted By MissESL

I think I’m in the minority here, but I wouldn’t be expecting or asking to be “paid back.”
Covering someone’s duty is just that - covering. It’s not tit for tat. But when you need to be covered, you...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 04-13-2021, 03:46 AM
Replies: 12
Posted By MissESL

Our oldest resident at this time is going to be 18 this year. He has had a stroke or something at one point, they werenít sure. So he walks a little crooked and sleeps a lot, but otherwise he seems...
Board: The VENT 04-10-2021, 03:39 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By MissESL
I agree. They are disengaged and it is showing...

I agree. They are disengaged and it is showing itself in bad habits and attitudes.

I donít have any answers. I donít know how to draw more from them when Iím having trouble drawing it from myself....
Board: The VENT 04-10-2021, 05:02 AM
Replies: 13
Posted By MissESL
I agree

However, I often suggest ďlooking for other options ď or say to ďconsider walking away at the end if the year.Ē

Teaching is currently a buyers market. They need teachers more that teachers need...
Board: The VENT 04-05-2021, 10:39 AM
Replies: 16
Posted By MissESL

As someone in that work-from-home boat, this also infuriates me. I feel an obligation to be MORE on top of things, because I am working from home. People like your colleague are the ones who ruin it...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 04-04-2021, 07:34 AM
Replies: 14
Posted By MissESL

Iíve seen a ton of people use Taking Cara Babies with great results.

Itís a bit pricy, so if you do go for it, Iíd jumped ahead to 4 month one first.

And I just want to add: a lot of people...
Board: The VENT 04-03-2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By MissESL

Ours are ordered ahead of time, so there shouldnít be leftovers!
Board: The VENT 03-29-2021, 05:22 AM
Replies: 10
Posted By MissESL

Yes, I agree. We had a vacancy post come out with 4 positions listed in one day. Thatís pretty unusual for certified positions.

I think that not only is burnout a factor, but many teachers cannot...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-23-2021, 04:35 AM
Replies: 23
Posted By MissESL
Garage Door

Weíve all done it!
Mine is not attached to the house, but I have left it open for a couple days running once. I live in a small and rural community so it wasnít an issue.
I have also left my keys...
Board: BusyBoard 03-23-2021, 04:33 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By MissESL

Actually, I disagree. I understand and agree with the importance of service minutes; as an EL teacher, I am often in the same boat.

However, I also have a required standardized test to give every...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-22-2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By MissESL

These are helpful suggestions - I don’t think being casual is a problem; I have some nice yoga-style pants I wear to work but the waist lands wrong right now!

I never thought of a maxi dress. I am...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-22-2021, 12:05 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By MissESL

Does anyone have recommendations for...

Work friendly pants
Loose fitting
Low rise
(Drawstring is fine)

I am returning to school soon, but I am still full on pajama girl after...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-22-2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 8
Posted By MissESL

You can always call and ask.
My eye doctor was amazing and he was “slowing down” which meant combining practices so he could eventually hand off his patients to a partner.
He would not tell us...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-21-2021, 03:24 PM
Replies: 39
Posted By MissESL

Iím in my early 30ís and have used this site since I started teaching!

I think itís kind of tough to stumble across, but I like the tight knit group of people, and find all of our collective...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-21-2021, 02:45 PM
Replies: 22
Posted By MissESL
Thank You

Thank you all so much for such kind words. They are truly a comfort.
It was a little odd this morning; I caught myself looking for her a couple of times! Just a little emptier.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-20-2021, 04:11 PM
Replies: 22
Posted By MissESL

Sent our 16 year old, hard living, rough-edged old lady over the rainbow bridge today.

She was a long-haired barn cat with a raspy voice and a bad attitude that I imagine was the feline version of...
Board: Substitute Teachers 03-19-2021, 04:38 AM
Replies: 39
Posted By MissESL

You did the right thing. The job is until the kids are gone, period. If a sub needed to leave, the office would have arranged for coverage. It happens.

One sub I had several years ago found out...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-19-2021, 04:35 AM
Replies: 17
Posted By MissESL

I have an over the drawer hanger like Beach Glass. I love it, because it is pretty and gives everything a ďplace.Ē
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-16-2021, 11:22 AM
Replies: 9
Posted By MissESL
I prefer home goods over the others. Many TJ...

I prefer home goods over the others. Many TJ Maxxís have a Home Goods in the back or connected. I personally am not a fan of Marshallís.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-13-2021, 05:30 AM
Replies: 1
Posted By MissESL
Piggyback on where to order from?

Home edition:
I want to buy new bedding, but I feel like everyone has the same stuff! Any suggestions?

Same with home decor - why us it so hard to find something that looks good?

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