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Posts Made By: kirsten
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 02-20-2009, 05:23 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By kirsten
not sure how old you are, but

I've noticed that shortly after the 30th birthday, a lot of women start asking themselves that question. I know I did and many of my friends - it's like there's a transition period there where we...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 02-17-2009, 03:45 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By kirsten
need a more immediate consequence

until you see improvement. This is what I had to do with my son. He had to carry a homework folder, like other posters have mentioned. On the 3 prongs in the center, I made and put in "planner...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 02-08-2009, 03:29 PM
Replies: 38
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Posted By kirsten
Karin

You of all people probably know what I went through for the 7 weeks he was hospitalized. He had a stroke after surgery and was in a coma for days. He finally woke up and had left side paralysis and...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 02-07-2009, 06:51 AM
Replies: 38
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Posted By kirsten
Cat Lady

Thanks so much for your post. This will probably sound crazy, but I'm jealous of those people who still have kids at home in this situation. Financially and in so many ways it must make their tragedy...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 02-07-2009, 06:43 AM
Replies: 38
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Posted By kirsten
Jkb

Oh wow - I look forward to talking to you - thank you so much for being willing to do that. I have a friend on her way here right now, so I can't email right this minute, but maybe you and I could...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 02-06-2009, 06:10 PM
Replies: 38
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Posted By kirsten
You guys are so great

I just posted this message and already such compassionate responses. In the grand scheme of things, I know I am fortunate for people like you - near and far - who have opened up their hearts to me...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 02-06-2009, 03:39 PM
Replies: 38
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Posted By kirsten
Thanks Dr. A

but my local hospital is actually partially responsible for my husband's death and I currently have a complaint against them through the health dept. and meet with a malpractice attorney next week. ...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 02-06-2009, 03:27 PM
Replies: 38
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Posted By kirsten
Sad

:(I haven't been on this site in a long time. I recently lost my husband, who was only 38 years old, and I'm having a tough time moving on with my life - mainly because I don't have anyone to talk...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 11-19-2008, 02:29 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By kirsten
outer banks

We go every year. I have never seen any RV parks - that's not to say there aren't any, but I sure don't know where. Also, for the price you'd pay to rent the RV and pay for the gas, I bet you could...
Board: ARCHIVE 11-06-2008, 02:21 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By kirsten
leaders

need to be much more than great teachers. They must be wise enough to know that they are not always correct, that sometimes the new way is better, but sometimes the old way is better, that what...
Board: ARCHIVE 08-31-2008, 03:07 AM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By kirsten
Language Arts Organizational Advice Needed

I have just 39 min. classes each day for 8th grade language arts, so I'm trying to streamline everything that steals instructional time. We keep folders in the classroom for each student's R/W...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 08-23-2008, 04:48 AM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By kirsten
Maybe I'm confused

but 3 p.m. the paper was still being handed in on the due date, correct? I struggle with this issue too. Working in various summer jobs, it makes me sad to see how irresponsible we have allowed...
Board: ARCHIVE 07-04-2008, 05:24 AM
Replies: 20
 
Posted By kirsten
thanks!

I was tinking I had to have enough for everyone or none at all. The rotation idea would be very motivational I bet :)
Board: ARCHIVE 06-24-2008, 01:15 AM
Replies: 20
 
Posted By kirsten
Hey, thanks!

Those are both great ideas!! I knew people on this board would have some great suggestions :)
Board: ARCHIVE 06-23-2008, 01:11 AM
Replies: 20
 
Posted By kirsten
forgot to mention

these are 8th grade students, not 4th or 5th - so this is a whole different breed we're talking about here :) They are the last grade in the building, so they have a touch of senioritis going on. We...
Board: ARCHIVE 06-22-2008, 02:59 AM
Replies: 20
 
Posted By kirsten
no options

Thanks for all of your advice. I have definitely considered remaining at desks for mini-lesson, but I don't make the rules :). They have let us bend a few, but the circle thing is not one of them. We...
Board: ARCHIVE 06-21-2008, 02:24 AM
Replies: 20
 
Posted By kirsten
Workshop Circle Seats

We began using reading/writing workshop in our middle school classrooms this year. Besides the fact that they moan and groan about having to sit on the floor and that they feel like babies, one...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 06-15-2008, 02:56 AM
Replies: 22
 
Posted By kirsten
The Pledge

The most effective method I've found for dealing with this problem has been "the pledge" - During a mini-lesson in circle, when I know 99% are listening to me and not daydreaming, I make them raise...
Board: ARCHIVE 04-06-2008, 04:02 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By kirsten
Advice

I can probably understand the first few times he doesn't want to overwhelm her with new faces, but it's not like she ever knew your husband and her mom as a couple and needs to get over that, so I...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 12-12-2007, 03:57 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By kirsten
brings back memories

I remember well asking my pediatrician - when in the HECK will this kid sleep through the night??? He said, "When you do, Mom." and he was right. Not long after, I was to the point of exhaustion,...
Board: ARCHIVE 11-28-2007, 01:51 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By kirsten
8th grade too

Every year!! I had one boy so determined to stink up the room on a daily basis, I finally pulled him aside and offered to call the health clinic and see if the doctor could see him and check things...
Board: Town Hall 11-25-2007, 03:19 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By kirsten
all are blocked

and I wasn't getting any pop ups, but I noticed on other boards at this site people were mentioning they have pop up blocker but the pop ups were still getting through, so maybe one was trying to get...
Board: ARCHIVE 11-24-2007, 05:42 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By kirsten
No, I don't think it's your computer

it's something on this site. My computer is getting hung up constantly on this site and it's because of pop ups. I don't have the problem as soon as I leave this site. Do you?
Board: Town Hall 11-24-2007, 04:51 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By kirsten
Problem opening this site

and I believe the poster below may have the explanation. When I go to my bookmark for this site, it starts to open, but when the address window on the bottom of my screen shows that it is trying to...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 11-15-2007, 01:37 AM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By kirsten
Darn

I fell asleep before it came on!!!<!--grumpy-->



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