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Posts Made By: sky22
Board: Retired Teachers 03-15-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 18
Posted By sky22
Not much

I moved to a new town after retirement, so the draw to see friend and colleagues is not there. I did volunteer in my new town and helped a teacher by teaching a reading group two times a week. I...
Board: Retired Teachers 02-07-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By sky22
I had a Dexa with a similar result. My Dr. put me...

I had a Dexa with a similar result. My Dr. put me on medication that I take once weekly. My two years to take it will be up in Dec so hoping it has helped. My SIL did this and it had improved so she...
Board: Retired Teachers 11-01-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 22
Posted By sky22
Thank you for input

Thank you all for responding. You definitely made me feel better about letting my guilt go. It has helped my resolution of sitting occasionally is fine. Regular basis is just too wearing and...
Board: Retired Teachers 10-30-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 22
Posted By sky22
Grandchildren question

This is the only place I can ask this question because I wanted to know how other former teachers feel. I absolutely love my grandchildren...
ages 4 months, 2, 3, and 5. Don't mind watching them a...
Board: Retired Teachers 04-17-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 23
Posted By sky22
field trips

As a child I went to a strict parochial school. The only field trips we ever took was to walk five blocks to Mass on every First Friday. In spite of that, I loved going to school there. Guess I...
Board: Retired Teachers 04-14-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 18
Posted By sky22
Alaska and back

We spent every summer for the last 16 years coming down from Alaska. We are just excited to be down in the lower 48 for the summer and not have to travel back up. We plan to just stay home and golf....
Board: Retired Teachers 04-11-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 19
Posted By sky22

I was the second of 5 children.
Memory: There were tons of kids in our neighborhood and our house happened to have the most play equipment. One of my favorite memories is putting on circuses and...
Board: Retired Teachers 04-08-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 12
Posted By sky22

Thank you all for the positive thoughts and the affirmation that I am not alone in the give and take of my feelings towards my new life. I will plan to visit more often as many suggested....
Board: Retired Teachers 04-07-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 12
Posted By sky22
Ending my first year

I am in the final months of my first year of retirement. Notice, my calendar/fiscal year is still on school time. This is my first year of not teaching after 35 years in the classroom. I just read...
Board: Retired Teachers 12-07-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 10
Posted By sky22

Talents that bring me joy:
I love to sing, play piano and sew.

Talent I wish I had:
Wish I could speak a foreign Language and wish I could draw.
Board: Retired Teachers 11-19-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 11
Posted By sky22
Accomplish by years's end.

We just moved:
I hope to finish unpacking boxes.
Decorate for Christmas if I can find Christmas decorations in my unpacking frenzy.
Buy gifts for my Alaska adult children and little...
Board: Retired Teachers 10-04-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By sky22
Kid's Memories

My adult children were sitting here helping me come up with things that they remembered.
Jellies Sandals
Saved By the Bell TV Show
Back to the Future
Bill and Ted's...
Board: Retired Teachers 09-23-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 24
Posted By sky22

My favorite vacations as a child were when we would go camping. I loved the smell of pines, the sound of the creek, singing around the campfire, sleeping in a tent. That feeling and love of the...
Board: Retired Teachers 08-03-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By sky22
Just retired

Just retired but on my list is:

- play the piano more
-learn to play guitar
-decorate my new house
-be able to go to conferences and meetings with my husband
-be able to fly to see my grandson...
Board: Retired Teachers 08-03-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 14
Posted By sky22

Your post makes me glad that "I retired with rigor" in June. Good luck this year. New evals, new standards, new report cards, new math curriculum - so glad they are not my concern this year.
Board: Retired Teachers 07-15-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 80
Posted By sky22

I live in Montana now but retired from Alaska this year. Just moved back home.
Board: Retired Teachers 07-15-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 14
Posted By sky22

I announced early and I was glad I did. It gave me all year to work on getting rid of things. It was a lot more relaxing and my class knew they were
"my last best class".

I loved that I...
Board: Retired Teachers 07-09-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 19
Posted By sky22
First year-newly retired

I just retired this June- so I guess this is another first year for me.

First year of teaching 1974. Decided to do a Christmas Gift art project with first graders. I found an idea in a magazine...
Board: Retired Teachers 04-21-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 19
Posted By sky22
Thank you

Thank you all so much. I appreciate your advice. I stayed after school again tonight and cleaned out another cupboard. I just blindly tossed! It is getting easier to do especially knowing we are...
Board: Retired Teachers 04-19-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 19
Posted By sky22
Cleaning out advice

I'm retiring at the end of this school year and moving to another state.
I am cleaning out my room - giving away and throwing away. But my dilemma comes about what to keep.

I ponder over things...
Board: Retired Teachers 04-16-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By sky22
5 more

That is so funny because I have been counting Mondays also. 5 more for me. 29 more school days. However, I am more stressed because not only am I moving out of my classroom, I am also moving our...
Board: Retired Teachers 03-27-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 12
Posted By sky22

Sounds fun. Although it doesn't seem like I'll ever get there. (to June 6)
Board: Retired Teachers 03-25-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 20
Posted By sky22
May 28

May 28 is my last day with kids. Then we are packing our house and moving. Sooooo much to do, but I am excited.
It will be 35 years of teaching at year's end. Started in 1974 but took 5 years...
Board: Retired Teachers 03-25-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By sky22
Thank you

Thank you all for your input. We have pretty much decided on the golf course smaller home. Your thoughts were helpful. I just need to quit looking at pictures of the other gorgeous home!
Board: Retired Teachers 03-22-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 10
Posted By sky22

Wow that sounds like it would have been amazing. Loved Moody Blues!

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