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Posts Made By: platypus
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-05-2017, 10:13 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By platypus
Seriously, if Sue and Sean Donahue don't end up...

Seriously, if Sue and Sean Donahue don't end up together by the end of the season, I'll be so upset. I'm super invested in their relationship for some reason.
Board: The VENT 09-28-2017, 12:14 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By platypus
I used to be in elementary and I could not deal...

I used to be in elementary and I could not deal with loose teeth. It grosses me out.

Now, I'm in middle/high school so I don't see that. However, one kid wanted me to look in her eye because she...
Board: The VENT 09-19-2017, 11:52 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By platypus
Preach. I love the kids who do all their...

Preach.

I love the kids who do all their work and try their best.

But I also love the kids who acknowledge that their grade is what it is because of the effort they put in. I can be frustrated...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-19-2017, 11:47 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By platypus
I'm going to second the Gold Bond diabetic...

I'm going to second the Gold Bond diabetic lotion. I asked my niece for lotion once and she uses it and it's fantastic.

And the Bath and Body works in the little pink tube is fantastic as well...
Board: High School 08-24-2017, 04:58 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By platypus
Thirty minutes. Kids coming back from Vo-Tech...

Thirty minutes. Kids coming back from Vo-Tech have between 20-25 minutes.

I think 80 minutes is way too long. I teach at a small school, so it's quick to get through the lunch line and they are...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-21-2017, 05:41 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By platypus
My brother got to see totality and he said it was...

My brother got to see totality and he said it was amazing. I'm super jealous. I wish I had taken the day off and driven north to see totality.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-20-2017, 04:33 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By platypus
It changed networks and when it was announced...

It changed networks and when it was announced last year, twitter went crazy because Berry was gone and the hosts were gone. I'm sad because I loved the show as it wasn't full of horrible people being...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-20-2017, 04:31 PM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By platypus
I don't color my gray, mainly because I know that...

I don't color my gray, mainly because I know that I will never keep up with it. The upkeep alone keeps me away. I call them my glitter strands.
Board: High School 08-20-2017, 05:14 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By platypus
Someone bought 50 pairs of glasses for the...

Someone bought 50 pairs of glasses for the middle/high school. I teach at a small school.

We are taking the kids out in shifts during the peak time. Our area is going to get about 80 percent.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-20-2017, 05:11 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By platypus
I love my fitibit. I do like the reminders to get...

I love my fitibit. I do like the reminders to get up and move. I now know it s 92 steps from my classroom to the teacher's lounge.

I do find it motivating to get my steps in, especially when it...
Board: The VENT 08-12-2017, 05:48 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By platypus
"I've noticed kids often describe being told what...

"I've noticed kids often describe being told what they don't want to hear as "yelling." Even when the unwanted words are delivered in a very even, quiet tone."

Preach. Just because I said...
Board: The VENT 08-09-2017, 07:47 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By platypus
I've had quite a few projects funded -try to...

I've had quite a few projects funded

-try to keep it under $400. Smaller projects get funded more quickly and often.

-as a previous poster said, make sure you have one up over the holidays not...
Board: High School 08-09-2017, 07:41 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By platypus
They may roll their eyes and make fun of the...

They may roll their eyes and make fun of the stickers and dad jokes, but they love them. Ask them about themselves and the things they are interested in. I pretended to be interested in powerlifting...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-09-2017, 07:37 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By platypus
@owl98 If Sean Donahue and Sue don't get...

@owl98

If Sean Donahue and Sue don't get together by the end of the season, I'm going to be so upset.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-02-2017, 01:41 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By platypus
I love the mac and cheese and broccoli bowl. I...

I love the mac and cheese and broccoli bowl. I occasionally get a pesto bowl too. But I only buy them when I am completely and utterly bored with PB&J.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-20-2017, 08:39 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By platypus
I use the Cindy tote but I spent around 85 (I had...

I use the Cindy tote but I spent around 85 (I had it monogrammed). But that was well worth the money because that was about 5 years ago and I use every school day and it still looks great. There's...
Board: High School 07-20-2017, 08:34 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By platypus
My unit tests are a mixture of multiple choice...

My unit tests are a mixture of multiple choice and short answer. I grade one page at a time. All first pages of tests and then second, etc and then I score them

My 9 weeks tests are straight short...
Board: High School 07-18-2017, 12:14 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By platypus
What type of school is it? Rural/urban/small/big,...

What type of school is it? Rural/urban/small/big, etc?

I teach English, so I can't help you with the math activities.

My classroom rules are really simple: Be prepared. Be respectful. That...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-13-2017, 06:04 PM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By platypus
I go with family on vacation and we each have a...

I go with family on vacation and we each have a day where our activity happens. For instance, in New Orleans, one day was a swamp tour, one a ghost tour, and one a museum and those activities were...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-11-2017, 10:08 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By platypus
My dad loved yellow-flesh watermelons. There was...

My dad loved yellow-flesh watermelons. There was a guy on the side of the highway going into the small town I grew up in that had yellow-flesh watermelons all the time. I haven't even really thought...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-10-2017, 06:00 AM
Replies: 31
 
Posted By platypus
Like others upthread, I live in a small town, in...

Like others upthread, I live in a small town, in the middle of nowhere and I regularly do the drive to the big city to do fun things. It takes about 1 1/2 hours to hit the city, then I have to get...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-09-2017, 04:21 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By platypus
I think my dogs go into hibernation too. I had...

I think my dogs go into hibernation too. I had some guys redoing my bathroom and I came home and let the dogs out and they didn't even know that there were dogs in the living room. They're in kennels...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-09-2017, 04:19 PM
Replies: 28
 
Posted By platypus
I told my sister and my brother to do whatever...

I told my sister and my brother to do whatever they want because I really don't care. Donate to science, cremate, bury me whatever makes them feel better.
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 07-09-2017, 05:58 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By platypus
It really depends on the class. I had a class of...

It really depends on the class. I had a class of 34 kids a couple of years ago who were great and after the first month, it ran really smoothly. What really, really sucks about class sizes that big...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-07-2017, 04:59 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By platypus
Three dogs who sleep all day. And then once the...

Three dogs who sleep all day. And then once the sun goes down, the old man pug wants to go outside approximately 30 times a night. And the mutt goes outside when the sun goes down to roam the...



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