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Posts Made By: Gromit
Board: Teachers' Lounge 04-01-2020, 07:28 AM
Replies: 23
 
Posted By Gromit
1. Oregon 2. Officially April 28 but making...

1. Oregon

2. Officially April 28 but making plans for not returning

3. Currently review only. We initially fully shut down for ~two weeks, now starting review for ~two weeks, Starting full...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-31-2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Gromit
I had one in my Amazon cart this morning and was...

I had one in my Amazon cart this morning and was trying to decide! And now I see that it's sold out. <!--eyebrow-->
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-31-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 26
 
Posted By Gromit
1. Weekend Activities - Gardening 2. Presidents...

1. Weekend Activities - Gardening
2. Presidents - Grant, Ulysses S.
3. Games - Golf
4. Country -Georgia
5. Things You See at the Zoo - Gorilla
6. Things at a Football Game - Great plays
7....
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-31-2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By Gromit
Didn't Florida set up checkpoints to prevent...

Didn't Florida set up checkpoints to prevent people from flooding the state? Beach towns here are attempting to discourage and prevent city residents from flooding their towns and taking up very...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-31-2020, 08:39 AM
Replies: 21
 
Posted By Gromit
mom23kids

There have been several PT posts about holding get togethers, wanting their children to go visit friends, going for walks with a friend "because it's just one person," thinking it's okay to "just...
Board: The VENT 03-30-2020, 09:46 PM
Replies: 34
 
Posted By Gromit
I rarely miss them in any circumstances, even...

I rarely miss them in any circumstances, even "the good ones."

I like my job. I'm pretty good at it. I get results. I connect with the kids.

But at the end of the day, it's a job. Society is...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-30-2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Gromit
We played Pictionary where each Zoom login had a...

We played Pictionary where each Zoom login had a pair. One family had the game, so they held up the card and moved the pieces. Then whoever was drawing aimed the camera at the drawing so everyone...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-30-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By Gromit
Yes, I think it does! I was climbing the walls...

Yes, I think it does! I was climbing the walls with frustration the first week despite regular texting of friends, but once we started doing Zoom and Facetime, it made a huge difference.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-29-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By Gromit
That's the bottom line. A type of (non-sexual)...

That's the bottom line. A type of (non-sexual) voyeurism with a murder mystery thrown in for good measure.

I'm very conflicted about watching it but also totally hooked and completely disturbed....
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-29-2020, 07:03 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By Gromit
Places like LA early on announced that...

Places like LA early on announced that containment was impossible and they were discontinuing testing for all but most symptomatic and officially recommending people NOT go to their doctor unless...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-28-2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By Gromit
According to my FB feed, LOTS of people want to...

According to my FB feed, LOTS of people want to watch Christmas movies right now. :p

I am not one of them, not even at Christmas, but different strokes and all that. :)
Board: BusyBoard 03-28-2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Gromit
Sometimes a little awkward silence is good. They...

Sometimes a little awkward silence is good. They will probably feel more awkward about it than you and fill the silence. :)

Mine often immediately start talking about Roblox and Minecraft, so be...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-28-2020, 11:37 AM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By Gromit
I didn't really have any interest, but it felt...

I didn't really have any interest, but it felt like everyone I know was watching it, so I told DH about it.

We watched 3 episodes in a row last night. <!--eyebrow--> I couldn't watch it directly...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-27-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Gromit
I just posted a very similar complaint on my FB....

I just posted a very similar complaint on my FB. I very much dislike the "without saying anything" requirement. So then I told people to post a picture and tell the story, and ended up with tons of...
Board: Retired Teachers 03-27-2020, 01:47 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By Gromit
I resisted online deposit for 2 years but finally...

I resisted online deposit for 2 years but finally succumbed a couple of years ago. I immediately wondered what in the world I was thinking waiting for so long.

All my banking is done from my...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-27-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By Gromit
This is why his friends can't come over. ...

This is why his friends can't come over.

https://twitter.com/i/status/1239545211300216832
...
Board: The VENT 03-27-2020, 07:38 AM
Replies: 27
 
Posted By Gromit
Shelter in place had a specific meaning prior to...

Shelter in place had a specific meaning prior to this, but right now the two terms are being used interchangeably by the public. The exact meaning completely depends upon your governor's executive...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-27-2020, 12:54 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Gromit
We had a week closure that counted as a weather...

We had a week closure that counted as a weather closure so nothing was required, and now it's spring break. School starts Monday.

Technically I'm not required to do anything yet, but of course...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-26-2020, 08:56 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By Gromit
I'm so sorry! Do you have the ability to zoom or...

I'm so sorry! Do you have the ability to zoom or facetime with friends? I've found that made a HUGE difference in my stress level.

I Zoomed with two friends who live hundreds of miles away, and...
Board: The VENT 03-26-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 27
 
Posted By Gromit
I think it depends on the state. We're supposed...

I think it depends on the state. We're supposed to be reporting employers who don't have safety measures in place if they're requiring employees to work.

We're having families come get chromebooks...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-26-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By Gromit
my responses

I wonder how families with children stuck at home are doing. Are they seeing it as a rare opportunity or as a hardship? Is it getting more difficult or easier as the days pass?
I have no kids, but...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-26-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Gromit
You can buy one book at a time through Amazon. :)...

You can buy one book at a time through Amazon. :) You just order a book and if it has audible available, you can add it for a slightly reduced fee. Usually it's something like $15 for the book and $8...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-26-2020, 05:54 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Gromit
Whispersync from Amazon is my favorite way to do...

Whispersync from Amazon is my favorite way to do both, but it's expensive to do all the time.

I usually check out both the audio and ebook at the same time. Then I just make sure to stop...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-26-2020, 05:46 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By Gromit
Because it's not about her? <!--grumpy--> I...

Because it's not about her? <!--grumpy-->

I probably would have pointed that out and explained about flattening the curve once more.

I like the quote that's been going around recently, "Don't...
Board: BusyBoard 03-25-2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Gromit
I feel like that's on the parent. At some point,...

I feel like that's on the parent. At some point, parents have to parent.



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