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Posts Made By: Gromit
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-03-2020, 05:52 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Gromit
FB memories is my favorite part of FB besides...

FB memories is my favorite part of FB besides interacting with friends. Sometimes Iíll post something almost just so I get the memory later. LOL
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-02-2020, 04:02 PM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By Gromit
LOL I would totally drive around and throw candy...

LOL I would totally drive around and throw candy at kids!

When I was in college, almost all of my friends went to a party on Halloween, but one friend and I had major midterms the next day, so we...
Board: The VENT 08-02-2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By Gromit
If your students donít have it, it is a PITA to...

If your students donít have it, it is a PITA to use a Word doc through GC.

I agree that Word is superior to Docs in almost every way, but if Iím pushing it out to my students, Iím converting it...
Board: BusyBoard 08-02-2020, 02:08 PM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By Gromit
The answer is not to endanger and complicate the...

The answer is not to endanger and complicate the lives of the professionals who are doing their job. It is to find ways, as the administrator whose job it is to manage staff, to hold those teachers...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-02-2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By Gromit
Do you know this website? ...

Do you know this website?

https://www.emergencyslo.org

This is a hub of all SLO-related covid info.

It also has a list of what is and is not open.
...
Board: The VENT 08-02-2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By Gromit
Absolutely agree that PD early is essential, but...

Absolutely agree that PD early is essential, but at this point, how has she not even bothered to read a blog post about Classroom best practices?? If you know youíre going to have to use something...
Board: BusyBoard 08-01-2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By Gromit
Teaching from home encouraged, but if you need...

Teaching from home encouraged, but if you need space or internet access, you can have a classroom. I’ll be sharing a space with another teacher. He’ll get it during live sessions and I can use it if...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-01-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 33
 
Posted By Gromit
We donít set it. We keep all the windows open at...

We donít set it. We keep all the windows open at night with fans blowing cool air in. Then in the morning, we close the windows and coverings and only turn on necessary lights.

Ninety percent of...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-31-2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By Gromit
My husband had a dream that he and his brother...

My husband had a dream that he and his brother and [some actor I can't remember right now] were all sharing a room. The actor was also his brother.

DH couldn't get the two of them to recognize...
Board: The VENT 07-31-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By Gromit
I dealt with it in spring. The writing was on the...

I dealt with it in spring. The writing was on the wall back then that we'd be in distance learning this fall for at least a portion if not all of it. So I started mentally getting ready then and am...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-28-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 23
 
Posted By Gromit
Soap is the best enemy of the virus, so washing...

Soap is the best enemy of the virus, so washing in cold with laundry detergent is going to be as beneficial as washing in hot. If your regular clothes can withstand a washing machine, they're fine....
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-26-2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Gromit
The suggestion is 10% of body weight, but I have...

The suggestion is 10% of body weight, but I have a 20lb blanket and weigh 130.

I donít think being ten pounds com goal weight is an issue.
Board: BusyBoard 07-24-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Gromit
I'm teaching virtually at the elementary level....

I'm teaching virtually at the elementary level. I'd love to be part of a support group if it's about sharing resources, not about "this is hard! . . . I get you!" type support. :)
Board: BusyBoard 07-23-2020, 11:04 PM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By Gromit
What state are you in? Oregon When do you...

What state are you in? Oregon

When do you start? 8/24 teachers and 9/8 students

Is this your original date or extended? 2 day delay

Is your district planning for regular return on all...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-23-2020, 10:57 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By Gromit
I pull the hair out every day or so, and I wash...

I pull the hair out every day or so, and I wash it every couple of weeks.

I had a boar hair brush once that I wasnít supposed to wash, though. Just rinse it occasionally.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-22-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 25
 
Posted By Gromit
Our movie theater is doing mystery movie boxes....

Our movie theater is doing mystery movie boxes. For $20, you get two drinks, two candies, a large popcorn and a mystery DVD. Or for $10 you get 1 drink, 1 candy, small popcorn and a mystery DVD. ...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-21-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 25
 
Posted By Gromit
It's going to be hard to match Broadchurch. I...

It's going to be hard to match Broadchurch. I think season 1 is about as close to perfect television as it gets.:D
Board: Educational Technology 07-19-2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By Gromit
I have all my assignments in topics (during...

I have all my assignments in topics (during spring, I arranged my topics by week). Then I have my Bitmoji classroom not in a topic. That pins it to the top of my Classwork page. I have my stream...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-19-2020, 02:22 PM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By Gromit
I don't think that's too mean. I'm in a bookclub...

I don't think that's too mean. I'm in a bookclub that's just like PoohBear's, where we've done different methods over the years. And when deciding on a book, "Well, since we did Suziecue's book last...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-18-2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Gromit
This drives me crazy at our school. We have...

This drives me crazy at our school. We have parents who push and push for their kids to be working a grade ahead in math, but then the student struggles and they want modified homework or for the...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-18-2020, 04:21 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Gromit
Iím kind of tempted but also a little impatient...

Iím kind of tempted but also a little impatient so I donít know if I want to risk a 6-7 week wait. <!--wheelbarrow--><!--garden_tools--><!--pinetrees-->
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-18-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Gromit
They're not all free. Some have to be paid for....

They're not all free. Some have to be paid for. Some are tied to advertising. Some are tied to products you paid for. Some are lures to connect you to products they'll try to sell you.

Some do...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-17-2020, 09:48 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Gromit
This is a good explainer about it: ...

This is a good explainer about it:

https://www.vox.com/2015/4/30/11562024/too-embarrassed-to-ask-what-is-the-cloud-and-how-does-it-work
Board: BusyBoard 07-17-2020, 08:30 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Gromit
I have a weekly slide that links to daily agenda...

I have a weekly slide that links to daily agenda slides. The daily agendas have more detail, but the weekly has Easter egg style links to things like virtual field trips, audiobooks, puzzles, etc.
...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-17-2020, 12:19 AM
Replies: 153
 
Posted By Gromit
I am so sorry for your loss. Itís never an easy...

I am so sorry for your loss. Itís never an easy decision and so much harder when they have moments of joy between the suffering, but you know letting him go was a generous act of sacrifice for him.



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