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Posts Made By: ThankaTchr
Board: Retired Teachers 03-19-2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 4
Posted By ThankaTchr
and in my neck of the woods...

we have a 2 week break so they just took a week earlier off (3 weeks total). We will see what happens after that, but glad to be retired as well!
Board: Retired Teachers 03-10-2020, 02:12 PM
Replies: 14
Posted By ThankaTchr
sounds good!

My DH is "elbow bumping" when he goes out to see customers.
Board: Retired Teachers 11-15-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 14
Posted By ThankaTchr
DH may tell you too!

I was teaching K and when I went just one grade up my DH said I was much more relaxed. WHAT? I didn't even see it, so weigh and trust what others may tell you, because you may not recognize it...
Board: Retired Teachers 11-06-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 26
Posted By ThankaTchr
Dear Moments

The PP have great ideas! So much so I like going through them and saying YES to each!!

But I said out loud that this is the first trip out-of-state I can take since being retired (2yrs as of...
Board: Retired Teachers 09-23-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 4
Posted By ThankaTchr

to everyone for the replies!! A "travel card" is a good idea!
Board: Retired Teachers 09-20-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 2
Posted By ThankaTchr
not sure if I know what "gas skimmers"

are, but Coopsgrammy made me think. Can you explain more so I am not an unsuspecting victim? I use my credit card at the pump all the time!
Board: Retired Teachers 09-16-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By ThankaTchr
It WAS a nice compliment

and there is nothing wrong with subbing, but nice to hear what he thought!
Board: Retired Teachers 09-16-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 2
Posted By ThankaTchr
More creative than that...

What do you guys think? My Dh said I was more creative than that meaning: subbing only if we needed the $. Now that I am retired, I may send some things to tpt and be creative (b/c I have the time...
Board: Retired Teachers 09-16-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 22
Posted By ThankaTchr
I retired mid-year and

my DH put it in perspective, too! And it turned out I had so much STUFF that mid-year was perfect for me! For the sake of the kids and continuity, I left most of my things I could live without. My...
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-16-2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 5
Posted By ThankaTchr
When I was subbing...

(waiting for a classroom to open up as a credentialed teacher) I came into a seating arrangement of desks in a "U" shape with 1 desk in the middle. I thought to myself 'who is that for?' I found out...
Board: Classroom Management 09-11-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By ThankaTchr
Hopefully not too late!

I had a Kinder that didn't break down until weeks into the school year. I made a ticket out of the mom's phone #. He kept it in his pocket. He always knew he could call home if necessary (Not to cry...
Board: Retired Teachers 08-29-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 10
Posted By ThankaTchr
Update on Scholastic Points!

I was able to give them all to a teacher in my school (thanks Wildflowers) Just had to have her name and the "live chat" girl helped settle it all up for me!
Board: Retired Teachers 08-15-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 10
Posted By ThankaTchr
Thanks for all the input!!

I probably need to call (first I will go into my account) Does the word "hack" imply LOL LOL LOL
Board: Retired Teachers 08-07-2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 10
Posted By ThankaTchr
Any thoughts on Scholastic left-overs?

I know some of you have been retired longer than me, but I was just looking at PASSWORDS and the scholastic one came up! Can I give this amt to an upcoming teacher?
Board: Future Teachers 06-25-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 35
Posted By ThankaTchr
I started out as a "2nd career" teacher

and began the same as you. Just be ready to change grades, schools, etc. and retire when you are ready!! The same teacher in the same grade for 20-30 years doesn't exist anymore! That is what you...
Board: Retired Teachers 06-25-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 4
Posted By ThankaTchr
and singing the theme song...

"A horse is a horse, of course of course..."
Board: Retired Teachers 05-10-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 14
Posted By ThankaTchr
We loved it and so will you!!

Preparedness is 9/10ths of the law (?) Whatever!! You will have so much fun despite any thing life throws at you! You are an X-teacher for goodness sakes!!
Board: Retired Teachers 04-20-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By ThankaTchr
"Did your feelings of wanting to go back

disappear?" painting water on cement to teach a lesson on evaporation to kinders... it's gone by next recess. You will find an outlet and it will fade. List all the pros and cons of...
Board: Retired Teachers 04-20-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By ThankaTchr
Glad to hear that "travelingfar"

I am a "gentile" but just celebrated our seder meal with friends down the street. DH is getting his Easter Massage tomorrow afternoon, too. (BTW I grew up Episcopalian) Celebrations all around!!
Board: Retired Teachers 03-23-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 11
Posted By ThankaTchr
Probably the people on the other end

of the phone didn't listen to their teachers when they were in school! NOT problem-solvers, eh? LOL
Board: Retired Teachers 03-23-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By ThankaTchr
I smiled too Renea---

and thought about it just last night as I poured a never-been-opened Nyquil bottle to sleep by. Ahhhhh....the joys of not getting up and going in "half-way-healthy" LOL LOL
Board: Retired Teachers 03-05-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 4
Posted By ThankaTchr
Just-in-case towels

were what I had the last BIG RAIN storm. Luckily I was home (retired) and noticed a drip-drip-drip between our patio cover and living room doors. Had a roof guy out in no time (and who did extra work...
Board: Substitute Teachers 02-02-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 16
Posted By ThankaTchr
I don't see how they could even be considered

independent contractors b/c (through my DH self-employed business) the language is written so that "contractors" are under no one's expectations but their own, therefore the P or any other person...
Board: Retired Teachers 01-30-2019, 06:52 AM
Replies: 15
Posted By ThankaTchr
Minnesota weather won't change overnight

(my in-laws are all from Minnesota) So I agree that although med insurance may drive our care, so does weather. Bundle the whole family up and get home safely-and the love will continue!!
Board: The VENT 01-29-2019, 06:52 AM
Replies: 14
Posted By ThankaTchr
Sugar coating doesn't even work with Ps...

My P asked me whether I was OK or not (trying to focus on 'me' before going on about what the kids needed) Then she proceeded to tell me what they needed, after I was doing everything she said daily...

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