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Posts Made By: Gromit
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-14-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By Gromit
Lots of overweight people fly, but you could...

Lots of overweight people fly, but you could always contact the airline to find out specific suggestions. That could help alleviate anxiety. I like riding the train, but that's a long ride for a...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-14-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By Gromit
If gift giving is not a high priority with your...

If gift giving is not a high priority with your family, you could do this gift gameI just played. I thought at the time it would make a fun Christmas tradition for adults who don't want to exchange...
Board: BusyBoard 09-13-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Gromit
We've used CKLA since it rolled out several years...

We've used CKLA since it rolled out several years ago. Our primary started out loving it, and most of our intermediate didn't have strong feelings about it one way or the other, and fifth hated it. ...
Board: The VENT 09-08-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 25
 
Posted By Gromit
Our rule is that it must be labeled or else. ...

Our rule is that it must be labeled or else.

If it is sealed in a non-expired store package and doesn't have a label, it gets relabeled as "up for grabs" and is available to anyone who wants it. ...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-08-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Gromit
It depends on the store. Ten dollars to Starbucks...

It depends on the store. Ten dollars to Starbucks is a thoughtful gift. Ten dollars to the Kate Spade store is not. ;)
Board: BusyBoard 09-08-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 34
 
Posted By Gromit
Eight hour day with fifty-five minutes prep and...

Eight hour day with fifty-five minutes prep and fifteen minutes lunch. No punching in but you're expected to be there the whole time.

You can leave at prep time if you tell the office but it's...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-07-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By Gromit
I'm 5'5" and I think it depends on how important...

I'm 5'5" and I think it depends on how important a quality fit is to you.

I fluctuated between 125 & 135 for decades. At 125, my size 8s were loose and size 6s were perfect. At 135, size 8s...
Board: The VENT 09-05-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By Gromit
Check out #classroombookaday by Jillian Fine...

Check out #classroombookaday by Jillian Fine Heisse If you just have to meet for 20 minutes rather than follow Morning Meeting routines, this might be a way to build community without feeling...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-05-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Gromit
Oh, yay! I recommended that earlier this summer....

Oh, yay! I recommended that earlier this summer. It was such a fun summer listen. :)
Board: BusyBoard 09-05-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By Gromit
Weird. Mine says "add to Google Drive." I hope...

Weird. Mine says "add to Google Drive." I hope this isn't something they're rolling out. :(

ETA: Hmmm, actually, it appears to be seller dependent. I checked a couple other things, and they're...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-05-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By Gromit
So far, I have not added a new pet at all after...

So far, I have not added a new pet at all after losing one, but that's more about circumstances than desire. I've lost a dog and a horse. I don't have time to give to another horse and my remaining...
Board: BusyBoard 09-05-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By Gromit
TeachersPayTeachers - Add to Google Driv?

When did TPT stop doing "download" and switch to "add to Google Drive"?? I don't think I'm okay with clicking yes to "Allow TPT to read and access" my drive!
Board: BusyBoard 09-04-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By Gromit
I just learned this... Write the...

I just learned this...

Write the instructions on the board. Release them to work. Say absolutely nothing and make no eye contact for 20 seconds. If they come up to you, gesture to the instructions...
Board: The VENT 09-03-2019, 10:04 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By Gromit
Oooh! That's a big no-no at my school. You'll get...

Oooh! That's a big no-no at my school. You'll get the stink eye from the secretary if you don't use hold. LOL
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-02-2019, 09:09 PM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By Gromit
Yes, that one gets to me too! And wah-lah...

Yes, that one gets to me too!

And wah-lah instead of voilą.


Interestingly, I knew a guy in college who was crazy smart and could not spell "definite" to save his life. <!--eyebrow-->
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-02-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By Gromit
Yes! And "aww." When you see a small kitten, it...

Yes! And "aww." When you see a small kitten, it does not make you go "awe."
Board: BusyBoard 09-02-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By Gromit
Doodle Notes

What are Doodle Notes besides coloring pages where you take notes? I kind of don't get the appeal. Is there any benefit to coloring?? I understand drawing your own sketches but not coloring pages...
Board: The VENT 09-02-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By Gromit
"No, What's on second base." LOL I think you...

"No, What's on second base." LOL

I think you nailed it in your two quotations.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-02-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By Gromit
Hobby vs Entertainment vs Recreation

Amiga -
I think of hobbies as something you DO for fun,
and entertainment is something you CONSUME for fun,
and recreation is something you do or consume for fun OCCASIONALLY.

So hobby...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-02-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 20
 
Posted By Gromit
No mop. Hands and knees with a washcloth. But my...

No mop. Hands and knees with a washcloth. But my moppable floors are small.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-02-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By Gromit
Dating/Being married to a teacher

Somebody on a Vent thread mentioned this video...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05O7ZHNCLVQ

Accurate except not enough balance between bragging about students and complaining about them, and...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-01-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By Gromit
Coincidentally, DH and I just got back from a...

Coincidentally, DH and I just got back from a walk during which we met a neighbor who talked at us for forty minutes. LOL

His stories were interesting, long haul trucker from 1964-2017 and has...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-01-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By Gromit
I'm terrible at small talk with strangers, but I...

I'm terrible at small talk with strangers, but I enjoy meeting strangers with one of my good friends. She can find a point of connection with anyone and find out about their lives in minutes. I like...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-01-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By Gromit
The foam one we got at Costco is nice. Not too...

The foam one we got at Costco is nice. Not too hot, not overly squishy.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-01-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By Gromit
Our church group rotates snack duty even though...

Our church group rotates snack duty even though we have it at the same house. They provide tap water and La Croix.

Brownies are popular

Chips and salsa and fruit platters are runners up
...



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