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Posts Made By: ConnieWI
Board: Retired Teachers 01-20-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By ConnieWI
Social Security

Sign up for Medicare happens at age 65. Your husbands magic age for SS might be 66.

Once you reach age 65, the amount you can earn increases a lot.

Between 62 and 65, the amount is about...
Board: The VENT 01-18-2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 14
Posted By ConnieWI
My Thought...

I think you handled it very well.

I hope you warned the teacher that these parents are on the warpath. It would be nice for the teacher to be prepared when the parents come

Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-17-2020, 03:23 PM
Replies: 16
Posted By ConnieWI
Present Situation

I have a friend in Texas who has primary custody of her boys. The boys visited their father in Florida during Christmas break, and he has not yet returned them. You'd think Florida would honor the...
Board: The VENT 01-16-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 17
Posted By ConnieWI
The Math

75% of $37,000 = $27,750

$219 x 30 = $6570

If I understand your email and have used my calculator to figure the totals, I think the second choice is the better one.
Board: The VENT 01-15-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By ConnieWI
My Response

Look at the parent and say, "I will wait for your child to answer the next question I am going to ask. You are not allowed to answer for him/her."

I would also be conferencing with the parent and...
Board: The VENT 01-15-2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By ConnieWI
Needs More Practice

This child needs practice talking correctly. Sounds like practice during recess would be a good time.

Unless this really is a learning problem.
Board: The VENT 01-15-2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By ConnieWI
What I Would Do

If this message was transmitted via email, I would make a copy, delete any info that shows it was sent to you, make copies for each school board member and your superintendent, address envelopes...
Board: BusyBoard 01-15-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By ConnieWI
Reading Intervention

Leveled Literacy Intervention

Jolly Phonics

Board: Retired Teachers 01-14-2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 15
Posted By ConnieWI
Social Security

I do not have taxes taken from my social security. I have my tax preparer figure out how much I need to pay quarterly. Then I just send SS a check.
Board: The VENT 01-14-2020, 04:03 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By ConnieWI

"I guess you will have to practice at recess," said this child's teacher.

I would be sure to write something on the report card about playing dumb and being cute. If you have a parent conference...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-14-2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 15
Posted By ConnieWI

I had a senior flu shot two years ago. Within three hours, I had a fever, vomiting, and chills. I was sick for five days.

Last year, I did not have a flu shot and had the flu twice.

Board: BusyBoard 01-14-2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 11
Posted By ConnieWI
Kindness Idea

When a child does something kind, he/she writes what he/she did and for whom on a heart-shaped cut-out (or the person who received the display of kindness writes about it and who did it). Display...
Board: BusyBoard 01-14-2020, 03:31 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By ConnieWI

Place the child wherever you want in the classroom. IMHO, I would place him on the very edge of the large group and in the back of the room.

Instruct the students around him that when he bugs...
Board: Retired Teachers 01-10-2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By ConnieWI

By Sunday morning, there will be 1/2" of ice under the ten inches of snow that is on the way.

I won't be gardening much this weekend.
Board: The VENT 01-07-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 5
Posted By ConnieWI
If It Were Me...

I would get three desks from the janitor and put them in separate corners. On top of the desks, I would put three cardboard study carrels (spelling). Face the desks toward the class, but put the...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-05-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 26
Posted By ConnieWI
My Dad

My dad was taking a cancer medicine that cost $90 per pill, and he had to take three pills per day. Luckily, he got financial assistance from the University of Chicago for this med. Between the...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-04-2020, 02:05 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By ConnieWI
Skillet Tomatoes and Zucchini

Skillet Tomatoes and Zucchini

2 tablespoons margarine or butter
4 small zucchini, sliced
2 small summer squash, sliced
1 medium red onion (I cut into medium-sized pieces instead of slices.)...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-01-2020, 08:39 PM
Replies: 14
Posted By ConnieWI
Winter Break is Movie Time for Me

"Bombshell" is excellent!

I also loved the new "Star Wars" movie.

I loved "Little Women."

I also watched "On the Basis to Sex" on HBO tonight. If you have not seen it, it is excellent. ...
Board: BusyBoard 12-27-2019, 06:13 AM
Replies: 5
Posted By ConnieWI
Set of Books

There is a set of books called:
You Read to Me, I'll Read to You: Very Short Stories to Read Together
You Read to Me, I'll Read to You: Very Short Fables to Read Together
You Read to Me, I'll Read...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 12-23-2019, 06:23 AM
Replies: 20
Posted By ConnieWI
Book of Checks

Please check to be sure she has not also used checks that may be stored in a desk drawer.

When I send for checks, I always order about four hundred of them. If your daughter knows where yours...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 12-22-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 28
Posted By ConnieWI
It is Simple!

She needs to get a part time job.
Board: BusyBoard 12-18-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 16
Posted By ConnieWI
My Best Advice

At the end of each day, I walk around the room and organize every nook and cranny. It takes about five minutes per day...and it is worth it. It is great to come into an organized classroom each...
Board: The VENT 12-17-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By ConnieWI
If It Were Me...

I would have stood in the doorway and said, "If the three of you have something to say about me, I would appreciate it if you would speak to me about it individually."

Then I would have turned...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 12-16-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By ConnieWI
Last Winter

I had the flu twice. Both times I was given Tamaflu (spelling). Within thirty-six hours, I was ready to conquer the world.
Board: BusyBoard 12-15-2019, 05:49 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By ConnieWI
Menu Math on the Polar Express

See the attachment.

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