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Posts Made By: jcbsmom
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-29-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 18
Posted By jcbsmom

It is completely beyond my state of comprehension to imagine (-46). I have lived my entire life on the central coast of California. In my 60+ years we have dipped into the (-) only a handful of...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-29-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 14
Posted By jcbsmom
Baby Boy

As many before me have said, I like Jackson Tyree. I have two grandsons, one named Sutter Henry and the other August Donald. Our sons are Justin Henry and Brandon Travis. Congratulations on your...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-09-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 12
Posted By jcbsmom
Dump Cake

Dump Cake is my go-to dessert.

In a greased 13 x 9 x 2 pan dump 1 large can sliced peaches (juice and all) and 1 large can crushed pineapple (juice and all). Mix to combine. Sprinkle evenly over...
Board: BusyBoard 01-03-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 20
Posted By jcbsmom
Thank you

I always wrote a personal Thank You note to each student who gave a gift to me, be it large or small. I even acknowledged had-drawn pictures and cards although etiquette dictates a Thank You is not...
Board: BusyBoard 01-03-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By jcbsmom
Teaching Dialogue

Although I am now retired, I used comic strips to teach dialogue/quotation marks to second graders. I told them the speech bubbles in the comic strips were the author's way of showing quotation...
Board: BusyBoard 01-03-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 26
Posted By jcbsmom
Dictionary Skills

Keltikmom nailed it, "Aside from basic how to find a word and itís meaning, you are teaching sorting skills,problems solving (where should I start to the beginning, middle, end), the various...
Board: Retired Teachers 12-22-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 2
Posted By jcbsmom
Christmas Joy

A post from lisa53 prompted me to post a "brag". Two weeks ago my husband gave a letter to me from our district office. Being hand addressed was a bit puzzling. When I opened the envelope I found...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 12-22-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By jcbsmom
Long Lost Family

I too love this show and wish we could get information about the background work involved. Although I was not adopted, I never met my father but was able to speak with him on the phone a few times...
Board: Retired Teachers 12-22-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 5
Posted By jcbsmom
Book to Re-Read

Here's a bit of a different slant on the question...

After being retired, and missing teaching so much, a friend invited me back to read to her class. I have been going back and reading books to...
Board: Retired Teachers 12-22-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 11
Posted By jcbsmom

You read my mind d_ee, and you even did it on my birthday! <!--giggle-->. My husband and I will be at the Medicare table late next year and have been mulling over this issue. The replies from...
Board: BusyBoard 08-28-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 37
Posted By jcbsmom
I Did

When I was teaching I would often order the school lunch. I asked the cafeteria lady (a very good friend) to please let me go through the line and receive a student portion rather than the larger...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-28-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 33
Posted By jcbsmom
Worldwide Meals

We're having meals from around the world (so to speak) this week. Monday was Corned Beef and Cabbage, Tuesday is German Sausage, Wednesday brings us to China for Orange Chicken, Thursday it's on to...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-28-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 1
Posted By jcbsmom
Just Wondering

Although this may not be earth-shattering, I'm wondering what the colors mean on the home page. Teacher's Lounge is one color, Retired Teachers another, etc.

Thank you.
Board: Retired Teachers 08-28-2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By jcbsmom
I had to laugh at connieg's comment about making...

I had to laugh at connieg's comment about making a "secret" countdown calendar. For my final year a good friend made a paper chain with one link for each remaining day. I hung it behind my desk. ...
Board: The VENT 07-18-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 16
Posted By jcbsmom
Pre School

My DD is a pre school teacher/director. A number of years ago I went to school with her while I was on Easter Vacation. One little one ran up to me, grabbed me around the hips and shouted,...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-18-2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By jcbsmom

Wow! This must be the week for bear. Yesterday a bear was seen on the grounds of a home in Atascadero, CA. While bear are in our county, few are seen in residential areas. Is there something in...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-26-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 12
Posted By jcbsmom
Thank you

Love your post. Aren't animals wonderful? Here's my story; while hanging laundry one morning one of the cats brought a gift to me. I looked down to see a baby rattlesnake at my feet. Fortunately...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-26-2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By jcbsmom
Central Coast of CA

Although I can't give you names of places to stay, keep in mind that Highway 1 is still closed south of Big Sur to north of San Simeon. They are getting close to opening the stretch washed out a...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-26-2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 21
Posted By jcbsmom
Freeze it

As others have said, pour the grease and other scraps in a container but then put that in the freezer until trash day. No smell and it's not staring you in the face each time you open the 'fridge. ...
Board: Advertisements 01-31-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 0
Posted By jcbsmom

I'm not sure if this is the correct place for this message but here goes...

After more than 30 years in the teaching world I have closed up my classroom. During my time I acquired lots of...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-24-2017, 03:05 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By jcbsmom

Our huge orange tabby adopted us about 10 years ago. He also does NOT do mice. One morning he was eating his breakfast (I think it was his third or fourth flavor of the morning) when a mouse came...
Board: Fourth Grade 09-07-2017, 06:07 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By jcbsmom
Morning Work

Every year that I taught, be it any grade from first through fifth, the students began their morning with Morning Work. There were two review math problems and a sentence which they had to write...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-06-2017, 04:30 PM
Replies: 22
Posted By jcbsmom

Meatloaf, Au Gratin potatoes and buttered carrots. I'm smelling it but the men are still outside moving cattle. Fortunately this is a meal that will hold until they finish with no damage to the...
Board: The VENT 09-06-2017, 04:26 PM
Replies: 17
Posted By jcbsmom

Here's a bit of levity of a subject I, too, find annoying. Students should be taught to use paper correctly. That being said...

Years ago I was in a friend's fifth grade classroom. One of his...
Board: Retired Teachers 09-06-2017, 04:05 PM
Replies: 31
Posted By jcbsmom

Before I post this response please let it be known that I am not totally off my rocker. That being said, here's my story.

When I was young my mom and I would travel to Santa Cruz during Easter...

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