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Posts Made By: readbks2
Board: Retired Teachers 03-27-2021, 06:02 AM
Replies: 30
 
Posted By readbks2
I taught Grades 1 and 2 in NY for 4 years. ...

I taught Grades 1 and 2 in NY for 4 years.

I then moved to VA and taught Grades 2, 3, 4, 5, and also taught K, 1 and 6 in summer school. I finished my last 15 years as a Reading Specialist. The...
Board: Retired Teachers 03-23-2021, 05:28 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By readbks2
I also had Moderna. I had no reaction to the...

I also had Moderna. I had no reaction to the first shot After the second shot I felt great until about 1:00 in the morning. I woke up with chills, and nothing would get me warm until I got up and...
Board: Retired Teachers 03-15-2021, 05:39 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By readbks2
I had so many lists to make sure that I didn't...

I had so many lists to make sure that I didn't miss anything that was due. In my job I had to answer to Central office and my school administrators. Everyone was coming up with some idea to make...
Board: Retired Teachers 03-07-2021, 08:50 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By readbks2
I've been out for 10 years, and I can still feel...

I've been out for 10 years, and I can still feel anxious if I think about some situations over the years. I especially feel it if I think about the deadlines and demands of administrators, who...
Board: Retired Teachers 02-25-2021, 07:21 AM
Replies: 24
 
Posted By readbks2
I threw a way a lot. I put some things on a table...

I threw a way a lot. I put some things on a table in the hall for teachers to take. I left the newest stuff for the teacher who took my place. I took 4 totes of things I would use for tutoring. I...
Board: Retired Teachers 02-21-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 28
 
Posted By readbks2
Congratulations! You will love retirement! No...

Congratulations! You will love retirement! No more stresses and deadlines to weigh you down. I'm happy for you!
Board: Retired Teachers 02-14-2021, 11:34 AM
Replies: 21
 
Posted By readbks2
I did the Valentine folders. I remember buying...

I did the Valentine folders. I remember buying quite a few Valentine cards to make sure everyone in the class had cards to give. We had lots of homemade treats. That's when homemade was acceptable!...
Board: Retired Teachers 02-03-2021, 08:45 AM
Replies: 12
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Posted By readbks2
I say bring back the fanny pack, and maybe I'd...

I say bring back the fanny pack, and maybe I'd wear a sunhat and socks in the same color! What fun!
Board: Retired Teachers 01-19-2021, 10:41 AM
Replies: 21
 
Posted By readbks2
Phyllis, I'm right behind you! My first election...

Phyllis, I'm right behind you! My first election was in 1968. My father was big in the local Republican party, and told me to vote Republican! He told me that my mom was voting Republican, also. ...
Board: Retired Teachers 01-16-2021, 07:40 AM
Replies: 22
 
Posted By readbks2
Congratulations! Now you can still enjoy those...

Congratulations! Now you can still enjoy those nonfiction books, but now they don't need to fit into lesson plans! Wait - no lesson plans at all!
Board: Retired Teachers 01-13-2021, 07:21 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By readbks2
I have an appointment in two weeks. I haven't...

I have an appointment in two weeks. I haven't ever had a reaction to a vaccine, so I am hoping it will be the same this time.
Board: Retired Teachers 01-12-2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By readbks2
Don't do what I did! I was sure I would tutor in...

Don't do what I did! I was sure I would tutor in Reading, so while I did give a lot away, I also kept my picture books and chapter books, and anything else I thought I would use in tutoring- 4 big...
Board: Retired Teachers 01-01-2021, 07:58 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By readbks2
I'm having a cup of tea while watching a Hallmark...

I'm having a cup of tea while watching a Hallmark movie that I've seen many, many times! I'm really just putting off getting my day started, even though it's closer to lunchtime. Some days are like...
Board: Retired Teachers 12-17-2020, 06:36 AM
Replies: 24
 
Posted By readbks2
I had nuns that would keep us in line! I was a...

I had nuns that would keep us in line! I was a good student, but never stopped talking, which would really annoy those good sisters! I would be moved to different desks, but I made friends talking...
Board: Retired Teachers 12-14-2020, 06:57 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By readbks2
I had a deaf student at one time and had taken...

I had a deaf student at one time and had taken two sign language classes to make it easier for us. So when Covid came, I decided to get back to it. You Tube has been really helpful. I also have...
Board: Retired Teachers 12-09-2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By readbks2
It's nice to hear good news, especially during...

It's nice to hear good news, especially during this crazy year! I'm happy for you!
Board: Retired Teachers 12-06-2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 22
 
Posted By readbks2
I so understand!

I should be grateful that I am healthy, but this is hard for me, too. I moved here 5 years ago to be near my daughter and grands, and I am thankful for that, but I also left some really good friends...
Board: Retired Teachers 11-12-2020, 06:30 AM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By readbks2
So funny!

I also found out that it is not a good idea to look in the mirror when you still have reading magnifying glasses on. Now that was a shock!
Board: Retired Teachers 09-05-2020, 06:05 AM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By readbks2
I don't miss waking to an alarm, and I really...

I don't miss waking to an alarm, and I really don't miss deadlines! My time is my own now!
Board: Retired Teachers 07-17-2020, 05:37 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By readbks2
I can't remember that far back! I do remember my...

I can't remember that far back! I do remember my interview with the "personnel director", also my 8th grade teacher. One question: Pick a school. Where do you want to teach? I doubt he read my...
Board: Retired Teachers 07-10-2020, 07:19 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By readbks2
Good idea! You are blessed that you have that...

Good idea! You are blessed that you have that option. I am a little worried with my daughter starting school and my GGs in two different schools, and no one is sure of the school schedules yet. So...
Board: Retired Teachers 07-10-2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By readbks2
Your post didn't give any reason to stay, so I'm...

Your post didn't give any reason to stay, so I'm glad you will be retiring. I have nothing bad to say about my life right now, so I am always rooting for teachers on the fence to choose retirement. ...
Board: Retired Teachers 06-29-2020, 05:48 AM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By readbks2
When I retired I took 4 totes of books and...

When I retired I took 4 totes of books and materials that I thought I would use in tutoring. Well, after I had a taste of retirement, I never wanted to tutor! My daughter took some books and...
Board: Retired Teachers 06-02-2020, 05:30 AM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By readbks2
Congratulations! It's nice to hear good news...

Congratulations! It's nice to hear good news during this crazy time. Enjoy your retirement!
Board: Retired Teachers 05-30-2020, 05:38 AM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By readbks2
Congratulations! You deserve retirement,...

Congratulations! You deserve retirement, especially after the last few months!



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