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Posts Made By: spedder1
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-15-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By spedder1
Yay Raptors!

Fred Van Vleet is from the city where I taught and now sub in. I lived there for 23 years before buying my house in a nearby community. He is an amazing young man and gives back to the youth of the...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-09-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 5
Posted By spedder1

We went there a couple.of days ago. Need to go back again to see more. There was.a.horrible storm, so we left.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-08-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 5
Posted By spedder1
I love Gulf shores!

My best friend moved here a year ago. I went on a cruise with her and with her daughter 2 months ago. I love it here! I am considering becoming a snowbird in a couple of years. Until then, her guest...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-08-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 23
Posted By spedder1

I was screamed at by a TSA agent at the Gainesville, FL airport. I did the same.exact thing I had.done at O'Hare. He made me.take every small item out of my bag, including items that were in the...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-05-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By spedder1
Gulf Shores, AL

I am about 12 miles from the beach. I am tired from sitting out.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-05-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By spedder1
Illinois weather

My sister said yesterday was miserable. I am hoping it is more summerlike when I get home next week.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-04-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By spedder1
It is hot outside!

It is 91 out and feels like 100. I am running errands with my friend. I told her she needs her own pool so we could jump in and cool off. The ea h sand is really hot. We are going to rent an...
Board: The VENT 05-25-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By spedder1
My long term

I know how you feel! Thursday and Friday were great because so many kids were out. The only reason they were out is because I told the principal I didn't think I could handle 10 students with a...
Board: The VENT 05-19-2019, 07:00 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By spedder1
I hear you!

I have contemplated leaving the teacher support position I am in. The only thing that keeps me going is the teacher herself. She is an amazing person who has a class of the worst behaved students I...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 05-18-2019, 05:58 AM
Replies: 24
Posted By spedder1
My plans

I am flying to Alabama to see a friend who moved there last year. We went on a cruise with her daughter in March. I stayed at her house a couple of days. This time I am spending a week. I anticipate...
Board: The VENT 05-04-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 2
Posted By spedder1

I am subbing as "Teacher Support" to help the teacher in the most godawful combinations of students I've ever seen. She had to take 1/2 personal day last week. We both figured I'd just take the class...
Board: Special Education 05-04-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 2
Posted By spedder1
Classroom culture

That's the term I was looking for! Everyone who has spent time in the classroom working with the students knows that the students bear well more than 50% of the responsiblity for the chaos in the...
Board: Special Education 05-03-2019, 06:44 AM
Replies: 2
Posted By spedder1
40 years experience and am bamboozled

I have taught students with special needs for 40+ years. Over the years I've been able to problem solve and come up with techniques and plans that help children learn. I find out what motivates them,...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 04-27-2019, 07:02 AM
Replies: 20
Posted By spedder1

That looks delicious!!! I an almost taste it.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 04-27-2019, 06:59 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By spedder1
Mine was worse

My sub assignment is wearing me out. My body is wracked with pain. However, I had to stop at Walmart to get a stake and tie-out leash for my kitten. I did remember that, but ended up with chips and...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 04-27-2019, 06:56 AM
Replies: 9
Posted By spedder1

We are scheduled to get 5-8 inches of snow between 11 a.m. and 11 p.m. Okay, so I just looked out the window. It's barely 10:00 and the rain is turning to snow right now. Anyway, I have been working...
Board: Substitute Teachers 04-07-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By spedder1
Answering the questions

Yes, I did take the job. I will be subbing for the teacher tomorrow, which was prearranged months ago. Starting Tuesday I will start as the support person. I will not be teaching the class. I will be...
Board: Substitute Teachers 04-06-2019, 05:44 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By spedder1
I said all year I wouldn't do it.

I got a call from the principal at one of my favorite schools. I love subbing there. The AP is a former Special Ed AP of mine. Anyway, of the 3 self-contained special ed rooms, the 5th grade is the...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 04-06-2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By spedder1
Played in 1the yard

The landscaper came yesterday and did the spring yard and pond cleanup. I was able to go out and put up some of my spring decorations. I also moved my double shepherd's hook. It broke, but is...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-30-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 11
Posted By spedder1
She really wouldn't like me

I once told my tantrum throwing 3 year old, adopted from India, that he was really going to get in trouble when I took him home to his mother.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-29-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By spedder1
One more full day

I love cruise life and am addicted after my first cruise. Tomorrow is our last full day. I will be sad to see it end. I am looking forward to seeing my pets, so there is a reason to not be pulled...
Board: The VENT 03-18-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 12
Posted By spedder1
Mandated reporter

You did what was right. You are a mandated reporter. It wasn't just once incident. It was several. There may have been other reports, too, which would explain why the police contacted you. I was...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-14-2019, 05:44 AM
Replies: 10
Posted By spedder1
Burned chili and shattered crockpot

I was trying to block those from my mind.
I was making chili for our Lenten soup supper at church. I was washing the crock from my crockpot as I don't use it often and it was dusty. The chili was...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-13-2019, 05:46 AM
Replies: 10
Posted By spedder1
No ambition

I am not subbing today. A friend requested me, but my right shoulder is really painful. I was pulling a blanket up over my shoulders last night and something crunched and caused a lot of pain. The...
Board: The VENT 03-09-2019, 01:38 AM
Replies: 19
Posted By spedder1
I had one

My students were frail and most in wheelchairs. After spending over 20 minutes in 40 degree rainy weather waiting for the fire department to give the all clear, the adults in my my class had given up...

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