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Posts Made By: ThankaTchr
Board: Future Teachers 06-25-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 26
Posted By ThankaTchr
I started out as a "2nd career" teacher

and began the same as you. Just be ready to change grades, schools, etc. and retire when you are ready!! The same teacher in the same grade for 20-30 years doesn't exist anymore! That is what you...
Board: Retired Teachers 06-25-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 3
Posted By ThankaTchr
and singing the theme song...

"A horse is a horse, of course of course..."
Board: Retired Teachers 05-10-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 14
Posted By ThankaTchr
We loved it and so will you!!

Preparedness is 9/10ths of the law (?) Whatever!! You will have so much fun despite any thing life throws at you! You are an X-teacher for goodness sakes!!
Board: Retired Teachers 04-20-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By ThankaTchr
"Did your feelings of wanting to go back

disappear?" painting water on cement to teach a lesson on evaporation to kinders... it's gone by next recess. You will find an outlet and it will fade. List all the pros and cons of...
Board: Retired Teachers 04-20-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By ThankaTchr
Glad to hear that "travelingfar"

I am a "gentile" but just celebrated our seder meal with friends down the street. DH is getting his Easter Massage tomorrow afternoon, too. (BTW I grew up Episcopalian) Celebrations all around!!
Board: Retired Teachers 03-23-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 11
Posted By ThankaTchr
Probably the people on the other end

of the phone didn't listen to their teachers when they were in school! NOT problem-solvers, eh? LOL
Board: Retired Teachers 03-23-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By ThankaTchr
I smiled too Renea---

and thought about it just last night as I poured a never-been-opened Nyquil bottle to sleep by. Ahhhhh....the joys of not getting up and going in "half-way-healthy" LOL LOL
Board: Retired Teachers 03-05-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 4
Posted By ThankaTchr
Just-in-case towels

were what I had the last BIG RAIN storm. Luckily I was home (retired) and noticed a drip-drip-drip between our patio cover and living room doors. Had a roof guy out in no time (and who did extra work...
Board: Substitute Teachers 02-02-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 16
Posted By ThankaTchr
I don't see how they could even be considered

independent contractors b/c (through my DH self-employed business) the language is written so that "contractors" are under no one's expectations but their own, therefore the P or any other person...
Board: Retired Teachers 01-30-2019, 06:52 AM
Replies: 15
Posted By ThankaTchr
Minnesota weather won't change overnight

(my in-laws are all from Minnesota) So I agree that although med insurance may drive our care, so does weather. Bundle the whole family up and get home safely-and the love will continue!!
Board: The VENT 01-29-2019, 06:52 AM
Replies: 14
Posted By ThankaTchr
Sugar coating doesn't even work with Ps...

My P asked me whether I was OK or not (trying to focus on 'me' before going on about what the kids needed) Then she proceeded to tell me what they needed, after I was doing everything she said daily...
Board: The VENT 01-25-2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 14
Posted By ThankaTchr
Dear Swollen...

your parents and colleagues are important and appreciate your being honest. Tell your P in "abbreviated emails" what she wants to here. Make them 2 different emails! Give them each what they are...
Board: Retired Teachers 01-14-2019, 06:07 AM
Replies: 14
Posted By ThankaTchr
Musiclover-you said it all...

no more "putting family last" I love that the MOST! I can watch grandkids while mom and dad tour new schools on a Saturday. Or go with my DD to a school in question on a week day!
Board: Retired Teachers 12-31-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 24
Posted By ThankaTchr
Coopsgranny said it all...

She loves her job as a receptionist at a credit union! So if you still need to work, or have structure, or routine (even finances) go for it. Then make sure you update us here LOL!
Board: Career Decisions 12-24-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By ThankaTchr
Preschool attached to the K-12 program?

may have benefits. Look around your area. I am retired (my last 5 years were grade 2) but I started out in preschool and loved it. They are more needy but I totally believe in the "First 5" years of...
Board: The VENT 12-23-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 16
Posted By ThankaTchr
My DH is self-employed

and sending a 2nd invoice is NO BIG DEAL at all! It is definitely a scam b/c the 1st bill can (and maybe will) get lost in the mail. Report it or not- But let DH handle it and have a relaxing glass...
Board: The VENT 11-23-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 28
Posted By ThankaTchr
This is the exact time I retired...

and I sent an email thanking the staff for many great years (over TG break). I also told my P in an email and thanked her for all she had done for me. Family issues and other circumstances made it a...
Board: Retired Teachers 11-21-2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 11
Posted By ThankaTchr
99% and I only missed one French film too...

99% and I only missed one French film too Keltimom. Thank goodness my DH LOVES old westerns!
Board: Retired Teachers 11-21-2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 21
Posted By ThankaTchr
How many Von's visits?

How many Von's visits?
Board: Retired Teachers 11-10-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 11
Posted By ThankaTchr
and my first post was for a Behavior Chart

back in my Kindergarten years! I love PT (FB doesn't cut it) and I even read in some group of PPs that THIS was a "social media" group. (I never knew) am I dating myself LOL LOL LOL?
Board: Creative Outlet 11-06-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By ThankaTchr
I want to upholster!!

Haven't yet but I want to take a class and upholster some things around the house. Maybe get my sewing machine up and running too.
Board: Retired Teachers 11-05-2018, 05:58 AM
Replies: 12
Posted By ThankaTchr
Our dishwasher is on the blink so....

I DAILY wash dishes. but otherwise I am a "whenever" person. Get to the laundry, floors, whenever they need it- but do chores at least once a week.
Board: Retired Teachers 10-31-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 11
Posted By ThankaTchr
DH and I have done both...

Handed out candy with scary music AND hid in our house with TV and lights low (even with a towel over our glass front door) pretending not to be home. He is resting from a surgery so we will probably...
Board: Retired Teachers 10-31-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 14
Posted By ThankaTchr
I used to have a house cleaner...

and loved the "sanitary" feel of the bathrooms once a month. But since retired, I am saving $ by doing it myself. I also noticed (with several different house cleaners) things were getting done not...
Board: Retired Teachers 10-31-2018, 05:40 AM
Replies: 22
Posted By ThankaTchr
Anansi is right

It's all on YOUR terms. I am close proximity to my DD, so I watch them on a weekly (occasional) time until there is a set schedule with the 2 kids (4 and 1). But my recently retired friend has a DD...

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