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Posts Made By: Beach Glass
Board: Retired Teachers 10-17-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By Beach Glass

I help out my district's special ed department by doing the academic testing for students being considered for the program or who are approaching their 3-year evaluation.

I do enjoy it: I'm...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-17-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 10
Posted By Beach Glass
New Car

As you said, “We are old, life is too short.” DH and I are not proficient in “dealing” either. We knew we wanted a Toyota Tacoma.

That being said, try going through COSTCO. Bottom line given,...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-16-2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By Beach Glass

Highlanders are All-Wheel Drive, not 4-Wheel Drive.

I wanted to get a 4Runner this summer, but just couldn't justify the extra cost compared to the Tacoma. The Tacoma does fit our needs now in...
Board: The VENT 10-15-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 33
Posted By Beach Glass
I’m retired, but contract for testing within the...

I’m retired, but contract for testing within the special ed department, so I still see quite a bit as I’m kind of “invisible. “

Sh*t Show
Train Wreck
Cluster F***
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-15-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 22
Posted By Beach Glass

My favorite creche was hand-carved by my Swedish immigrant great uncle. He made it for my mother back in the 1930s, and my oldest sister inherited it. It is beautiful using different kinds of wood...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 10-15-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 8
Posted By Beach Glass

Good suggestions here, but I would like to add something about math facts.

I taught 6th for over 15 years. I cannot stress how important multiplication facts are! A lack of facts proficiency was a...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-14-2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By Beach Glass
Since Retiring...

my anxiety levels when flying have decreased significantly. My time is mostly my own, and I don't worry about being back to school or whatever is the next thing on my list.

I just got back from a...
Board: Retired Teachers 10-14-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 13
Posted By Beach Glass
Advantage Plans

My husband just went on Medicare, and the Advantage plans were NOT an option for him.

The reason? We live in a VERY rural area. Advantage plans are designed for those living in more urban areas...
Board: Retired Teachers 10-14-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 16
Posted By Beach Glass
58 and retired.

I retired at 58 with 37 years in. We can fully retire at the rule of 90 (age + years of service =90).

The main concern was making sure my ducks were in a row and color-coded when it came to...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-11-2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 12
Posted By Beach Glass
Who Knew There’d Be Ghosts?

by Bill Brittain. He also wrote 2 more with the same main characters:

The Ghost From Beneath the Sea
The Ghost Wore Gray

Wonderful, wonderful books. Bits of history, bits of clues to put...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-10-2019, 10:37 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By Beach Glass
Go with Apple won’t regret it.

And don’t forget the educator’s discount.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-08-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 15
Posted By Beach Glass
I agree with Amiga. Because I was low in...

I agree with Amiga.

Because I was low in vitamin D and iron, I am taking supplements for those, but otherwise I depend on my diet.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-04-2019, 08:26 PM
Replies: 23
Posted By Beach Glass
You might consider if you need/want true 4 wheel...

You might consider if you need/want true 4 wheel drive (4 high, 4 low), or if all-wheel drive would be sufficient.

The 4Runner is 4WD, but Highlanders and RAV4s are AWD.

I purchased a Tacoma...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-03-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By Beach Glass
Kidney infection

How about using some of those hand warmer packets?

Hope your on the mend real soon. Kidney infections are not fun.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-02-2019, 02:22 AM
Replies: 15
Posted By Beach Glass

Same with Catlove. But I blame it on my MIL visiting! LOLLOL
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-02-2019, 01:35 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By Beach Glass

Definitely following this! I have the same questions.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-29-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 28
Posted By Beach Glass
Property Taxes

Same in Idaho.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-29-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 28
Posted By Beach Glass
Property taxes

We built our house ourselves in 2004. Very rural town in Central Idaho.

2400+ square feet. 4 BR, 3 1/2 Baths.
5.75 acres
Property was valued at $400,000 when we refinanced a few years ago. (I'm...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-27-2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By Beach Glass
Bake Sale

Not sure how mobile your customer base will be but here are some thoughts.

Individually wrapped is a good idea. It allows parents to dole it out to kids in reasonable amounts w/o arguments, makes...
Board: BusyBoard 09-23-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 12
Posted By Beach Glass
Year round

I have a cousin who teaches in a Phoenix suburb. They are on a modified year round schedule.

Roughly, they have 2 weeks off after each marking period, then 6 weeks off during the summer. It seems...
Board: The VENT 09-22-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 18
Posted By Beach Glass
Helicopter parents hover. You are dealing...

Helicopter parents hover.

You are dealing with Lawn Mower Parents who mow a path in front of their child so that there is a clear path - no obstacles with which to problem solve.

Sad. Just...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-21-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By Beach Glass
Credit card denied

When we were building our present house 15 years ago, we were at Home Depot purchasing a couple thousand dollars’ worth of electrical - wire, fixtures, etc. The cashier suggested opening up an...
Board: Retired Teachers 09-20-2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By Beach Glass

Our District was unable to find a replacement SLP when ours retired 3 years ago. The district ended up contracting w our local hospital for SLP services. The hospital, in turn, hired our “retired”...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-20-2019, 09:52 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By Beach Glass
Blood Donation success

I posted a few days ago about having difficulty in finding a blood drive as I was out of town during our community’s.

As I drove through “the big city” today, I stopped to see if they were really...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-20-2019, 09:41 PM
Replies: 13
Posted By Beach Glass
Oh! I heard myself in so many of the previous...

Oh! I heard myself in so many of the previous comments! I had the same problem.

If you know you are low in iron, prepare by eating foods high in iron a week or so before donating. A Red Cross...

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