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Posts Made By: PrivateEyes
Board: BusyBoard 08-13-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By PrivateEyes
I don't.

I looked at your curbsmart question, and then looked up curbsmart and thought it was a pretty cool idea. We've never used anything like that at our school. We just stand in the parking lot or for...
Board: Third Grade 08-12-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By PrivateEyes
Singapore Math

has a lot of great ideas for teaching the why and how of math. But I'm guessing the books don't spell things out really well, and frankly, you really have to see it in action to really appreciate...
Board: BusyBoard 08-11-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By PrivateEyes
One or the other

It looks like you have eight tables and 30 chairs. You've got four facing forward (which means you've got six students with their backs to you.) and four parallel to the windows.

I would place...
Board: The VENT 08-10-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 43
 
Posted By PrivateEyes
I think

we all have different ideas on what a "perfectly beautiful" classroom is and what it looks like. And we all have different ideas on what an "over the top" classroom looks like. For some of us, the...
Board: BusyBoard 08-08-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By PrivateEyes
We have

three tables, two microwaves, two refrigerators, a sink, and a soda machine.

The copier, paper cutter, and diecut machine were in a separate location.
Board: The VENT 08-08-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 27
 
Posted By PrivateEyes
I want to be

"on my tushy." I'm not a kid. I don't have ADHD (although maybe a little ADD.) I don't want to play games. I don't want to get up and write on chart paper and then do a walk around the...
Board: BusyBoard 08-07-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By PrivateEyes
You can save

your powerpoint as a PDF, and then sell the PDF. I'm assuming you don't want your organizer to be editable.
Board: BusyBoard 08-07-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By PrivateEyes
I consider myself

a recovering "Type A." Although not as organized as your co-worker (I'm pretty last minute,) I used to like to make everything neat and attractive. I came up with complicated lesson plans where I...
Board: BusyBoard 08-07-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By PrivateEyes
Truthfully

I prefer the term "teacher." Even as I'm switching to be a media specialist, I am most likely to refer to myself as a teacher-librarian.

But of the two, I think "educator" is more exclusive. To...
Board: The VENT 08-05-2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By PrivateEyes
I, too

sort of got the feeling that your own ambivalence about homeschooling may have colored your perceptions or affected how others perceive you. I'm in a similar situation, where my own daughter has...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-04-2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By PrivateEyes
Too bad

It's sad that they made you feel left out and overlooked. Think of it this way: even if you had the money, spending it on a cruise and airfare for 5 would get you so much less than many, many, many...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-04-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By PrivateEyes
My car buying experiences

show me that the link above is totally what they will try to do. Maybe not with a four-square but it still works out the same. They try to get you to ignore the price of the car and try to get you...
Board: BusyBoard 08-03-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By PrivateEyes
I laminate

the nametags, then use clear packaging tape to tape them to the desk. That works all year for at least half my students. The ones who pick, I eventually pull them off the desk, trim around the...
Board: BusyBoard 08-02-2018, 04:04 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By PrivateEyes
Scrabble Letters

You could find a scrabble font, type up letters, and print on tan/light brown card stock.

After laminating, arrange them to spell different words or messages. You could even change them out over...
Board: BusyBoard 08-02-2018, 03:55 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By PrivateEyes
How about

ibuprophen or Tylenol
cough drops
individual flavored packs for water bottles
emergency sewing kit
stain remover stick
CHOCOLATE!
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-01-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By PrivateEyes
Haha!

This won't work for you, but when I lost my phone, we were using the APPLE find my phone app. At the same time, my husband was rolling out the trash. When the trash started beeping, he grabbed the...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-01-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 37
 
Posted By PrivateEyes
Agree with the others

Remove the top, center it on the wall. I wouldn't paint it. Choose your favorite decorating ideas and go for it.

As for the left over top, you I wouldn't store it. That's how things accumulate. ...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-01-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By PrivateEyes
My guess is

You'll have to pay $100's of dollars for a key. I know, I know. I've done it twice. (Always after losing the first one and before losing another one.) There might be a locksmith who can drive out...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-01-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By PrivateEyes
Adorable

Don't you love it when your child shows who they really are?

Plus, while disliking heights, he didn't have a melt-down, so that's impressive.
Board: BusyBoard 08-01-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By PrivateEyes
Our district

offers professional development hours throughout the year and in the summer. That takes care of most of my needs.

In the past, we had to take at least one 3 hour class per 5 years. Our union...
Board: The VENT 08-01-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 30
 
Posted By PrivateEyes
Then there was the 50ish woman

who always greeted me with "How ya doing, baby? (or sweetie, or darling, or honey) I'd rather be ignored.

P.S. At 58, I'm a little too old to be called "baby" by anyone, much less a total...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-01-2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By PrivateEyes
Do you have young children?

I have a rug under my dining room table. I think it looks warm and cozy. I always have, but the type of rug has varied.

When I had young children, I got cheap rugs, because, well, spills. Lots...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-31-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By PrivateEyes
I've found that

my reading has changed over the years. I never thought I'd be a gadget kind of person, but it comes down to that.

I loved paper books. I was never without one. I had bookcases full of them,...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-31-2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By PrivateEyes
Siri vs. Google

My husband (Siri) and my daughters (Google) did a competition the other day, asking the same questions. Google wins hands down for funniest and most helpful, we all agreed.
Board: BusyBoard 07-31-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By PrivateEyes
Those are all good ideas

and I'm going to file them away in my back brain. My new library position is going to be a heck of a lot of work and a big learning curve. I also want to make a valance for above the windows, so...



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