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Posts Made By: Gromit
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-02-2020, 02:31 AM
Replies: 26
 
Posted By Gromit
She literally began her post with ...

She literally began her post with



Whether we are surprised or indignant or supportive is irrelevant to the discussion of what payment should be offered.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-01-2020, 10:40 PM
Replies: 58
 
Posted By Gromit
The curve is the threat. Do you see us any...

The curve is the threat.

Do you see us any more prepared to deal with another spike in cases and hospitalizations? Do you see us any more prepared to deal with outbreaks?

No, because we...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-01-2020, 09:00 PM
Replies: 27
 
Posted By Gromit
I lasted ten seconds because I didn't know it was...

I lasted ten seconds because I didn't know it was a game until I read the comments here. I thought it was a video. LOL
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-01-2020, 08:37 PM
Replies: 58
 
Posted By Gromit
The only reason that this is going to be far...

The only reason that this is going to be far longer than a few more months is because of incompetent leadership who WASTED the lockdown time. Shelter-in-place is intended to be an emergency measure...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-01-2020, 12:39 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By Gromit
There's a TJ's nearish, but each time I've driven...

There's a TJ's nearish, but each time I've driven by (only 4-5 times since March), the parking lot has been full and the line has been around the store. Everyone is distanced and now mostly masked,...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-30-2020, 08:48 PM
Replies: 26
 
Posted By Gromit
I would offer but not push it. DH truly does not...

I would offer but not push it. DH truly does not want people paying if we do the inviting, but we don't do multi day large gatherings. I sometimes accept offers of payment but not as often as I used...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-30-2020, 05:24 PM
Replies: 22
 
Posted By Gromit
I like www.barelyboa.com This is a friend of...

I like www.barelyboa.com

This is a friend of a friend. Poochels...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-30-2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 24
 
Posted By Gromit
Yes, I have one that is solely for joining...

Yes, I have one that is solely for joining teaching groups. That way I can talk about classroom concerns or provide examples from my classroom semi-anonymously.

You can also set up yours so that...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-29-2020, 09:16 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By Gromit
I'm surprised too. I know this is very...

I'm surprised too.

I know this is very likely to be an unpopular stance, but I don't protect Santa in fifth grade. If it comes up, I talk about it as though we all are already aware that he is a...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-29-2020, 07:55 AM
Replies: 24
 
Posted By Gromit
1. Everything is cancelled. 2. There was a...

1. Everything is cancelled.

2. There was a tumor that a fort an hour away and across the state border was doing their display with No live viewing, just televised. But the official website says...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-28-2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 29
 
Posted By Gromit
I learned how to do it by hating vegetables. I...

I learned how to do it by hating vegetables. I refused to chew them, So I'd put them in my mouth, take a drink, and swallow. I could swallow a spoonful of peas or half a broccoli floret if necessary....
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-28-2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By Gromit
If I'm somewhere with good wifi, a paperclip will...

If I'm somewhere with good wifi, a paperclip will entice me to click. If I'm somewhere with slow internet, a paperclip will discourage me from clicking. <!--giggle-->

I'm usually doing PT from my...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-27-2020, 07:58 PM
Replies: 27
 
Posted By Gromit
No, mine is a pump dispenser. It sits on the edge...

No, mine is a pump dispenser. It sits on the edge of the shelf and you pump it into the cup. The cup is supposed to catch the drips but it doesn't. So I have a stash of cups that I use for measuring...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-27-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 28
 
Posted By Gromit
I do too, but a friend's daughter said she does...

I do too, but a friend's daughter said she does not. She can make $35-40/hr at her restaurant ($30 steak level, I think), and there's no way they'd let her that much if we did away with tipping.
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Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-27-2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 27
 
Posted By Gromit
I always do but just to be efficient and avoid...

I always do but just to be efficient and avoid soap drips, not because I thought it was "the correct" way to do it.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-26-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 23
 
Posted By Gromit
I wouldn't go, especially because in 180 people,...

I wouldn't go, especially because in 180 people, you know a percentage are like your husband and won't take any precautions.
Board: BusyBoard 06-26-2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By Gromit
My 5th graders loved scavenger hunt, and I think...

My 5th graders loved scavenger hunt, and I think it could work well with little ones too.

I used random.org hexademical color finder (https://www.random.org/colors/hex) and then they got 90...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-26-2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By Gromit
If you go on Etsy, there are tons. I really like...

If you go on Etsy, there are tons. I really like www.barelyboa.com They're on the higher end, but the c quality is excellent and I like the shape.

There are a lot of different styles out there, so...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-26-2020, 12:27 AM
Replies: 30
 
Posted By Gromit
And that is the whole point of distancing, masks,...

And that is the whole point of distancing, masks, and handwashing. To stay at that capacity.

Too many people are acting like it's "stay isolated" or "pretend there's no such thing as covid."...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-26-2020, 12:09 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By Gromit
I have a 20lb blanket but it's wide, so I only...

I have a 20lb blanket but it's wide, so I only sleep under half of it. It's not too hot at all. Our region does typically cool off at night, but the other day, it didn't go below 70 most of the...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-25-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 20
 
Posted By Gromit
I wouldn't go. I went to a picnic where each...

I wouldn't go. I went to a picnic where each family group sat on blankets 6-10 feet apart, but I wouldn't go sit at the same table as people not from my household.

My doctor friend said to keep an...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-23-2020, 07:40 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By Gromit
Thank you, bGracie! That worked for me. I've had...

Thank you, bGracie! That worked for me. I've had itchy ears for months and itchy to the point of distraction for weeks. A little peroxide and they've been itch free for 24 hours so far. :)
Board: The VENT 06-23-2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 30
 
Posted By Gromit
That's one of the models my district is ...

That's one of the models my district is considering. I like it.

I suspect they can reassign older grade teachers to younger grades to keep class size down, and older grade teachers could have...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-23-2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By Gromit
84 months is four years longer than the longest...

84 months is four years longer than the longest term loan every money expert I've ever followed has recommended. :eek:

Even at 0%, long term car loans are bad ideas because of depreciation. When...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-23-2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By Gromit
I was going to say what GK said. Also never...

I was going to say what GK said.

Also never just look at the monthly cost. Look at the overall cost. Car dealers are expert at getting you to think you're getting a deal when all they've done is...



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