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Posts Made By: Persephone
Board: Teachers' Lounge 04-17-2021, 08:15 AM
Replies: 36
Posted By Persephone

1) No, because thankfully we have myriad choices of what to eat. And if I don't eat those mushrooms, there's more for someone else.

2) Perfect Big Salad: Butter lettuce, carrots, cucumber,...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-27-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 33
Posted By Persephone

1) I wish we could go to school year-round. Go 6 weeks and then have a full week off. Go another 6 weeks and then have another full week off. That way, we could rejuvenate throughout the year. ...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-20-2021, 07:57 AM
Replies: 33
Posted By Persephone
1) Just kids...NOT adults. 2) I was a bit...

1) Just kids...NOT adults.

2) I was a bit sheltered. My parents suggested I attend community college first and then attend the same college as my cousin, so that she could "watch out" for me. I...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-13-2021, 06:24 PM
Replies: 31
Posted By Persephone
1) arts & crafts 2) As long as the radio is...

1) arts & crafts

2) As long as the radio is blasting, it's all good.

3) Christmas Mouse at the mall. Walked around and got hugs for 20 minutes at a time. Took a 30 minute break. Paid $24 an...
Board: The VENT 03-12-2021, 05:12 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By Persephone
Respect Part 4

I reflected and a did a bit of reading.
Some things that I can do to make things better:
1) Take my time and make the lessons smaller/ easier, so students can take their time and have time...
Board: The VENT 03-12-2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By Persephone
Respect Part 3

I've got a perfect example of something that happened today!
Here's the scenario:
1st graders are busily working on their computer assignment.
One 1st grader jumps out of his seat to use...
Board: The VENT 03-12-2021, 05:02 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By Persephone
1) Definitely need advice and help. 2)...

1) Definitely need advice and help.

2) NOTHING big. But, I have had students misbehave in my class.
And, I tried all different things, but it didn't help.
Board: The VENT 03-11-2021, 08:19 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By Persephone
Respect Part 2

How do you show respect to students?
What do you consider disrespecting students?

I compliment students as much as possible.

When they misbehave, I've been talking to them about our...
Board: The VENT 03-11-2021, 05:11 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By Persephone

How do you get students to consistently show respect to you?

I'm now a seasoned teacher. But, this has always been an issue for me.

Trying to find a happy medium between fun-loving and...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-06-2021, 06:41 AM
Replies: 27
Posted By Persephone

1) No...but, we've been disappointed by the quality of the food items we've ordered.

2) Never used to wear a coat. Finally found one in the Men's Department. Black, Levis, so warm.

3) Yes. ...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-21-2021, 09:20 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By Persephone
Decluttering Clothing

Year ago, Massive decluttering of clothes closet.
Fairly easy. NO guilt. Many items were deep clearance ($10 or less), gifted to me, or bought with gift cards.
They did not reflect my personal...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-20-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 24
Posted By Persephone

1) Love candles, especially vanilla. But, stopped burning them when I became Nervous Nellie, worrying while I was at work "Did I snuff out the candle?"

2) Achingly slow...I'm the type that wants...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-11-2021, 07:14 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By Persephone
My Faves

My Top 10 Romantic Movies are:
(in no particular order)

1) A Walk in the Clouds
2) A Prelude to a Kiss
3) City of Angels
4) When Harry Met Sally
5) Sleepless in Seattle
6) The Lakehouse
Board: The VENT 02-10-2021, 09:02 PM
Replies: 23
Posted By Persephone
Hello from Persephone

Hello PT Friends,

Thank you all for always being so caring, compassionate, and kind.

For close to two years, both of my knees have been in constant, excruciating, fiery pain.
I had been...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-06-2021, 10:07 AM
Replies: 31
Posted By Persephone

1) Oh Yes! We watch and play along regularly every night.

2) Oh Yes! Tacos is my favorite meal.
We've been having wonton tacos: fried wonton shell + chicken cooked in Ken's Asian Ginger dressing...
Board: The VENT 01-31-2021, 07:57 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By Persephone
No Empathy

Trying very hard to NOT take things personally, as I know everyone at my school is under a tremendous amount of stress and they have their own things going on.

But, I am a person...a sensitive...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-30-2021, 08:29 PM
Replies: 36
Posted By Persephone

1) No pets. I do NOT like going out in the freezing cold or snow. I wore 5 shirts and 4 bottom layers just to keep semi-warm the other day. Winter is for the polar bears.

2) Oh No! 6:30 am on...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-23-2021, 10:08 AM
Replies: 9
Posted By Persephone
Zephie Try This

Oprah's Favorite Grilled Cheese

Melt butter in pan.

Crusty bread + caramelized onions + Havarti cheese + sliced tomato + basil + drizzle honey
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-23-2021, 10:05 AM
Replies: 43
Posted By Persephone
Sweet Survey

1) Oh! Yes! Covered with dark chocolate. Also love molasses paddles.

2) Threw out all my $3 shoes from Wal-Mart and heels because I have excruciating knee pain. Now, I only wear orthopedic...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-16-2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 35
Posted By Persephone

1) Just for popcorn

2) Chinese

3) mustard on hot dogs; ketchup on burgers; mayo on turkey; hot sauce on everything

4) vanilla body spray

5) My car gets washed when it rains.
Board: The VENT 01-16-2021, 12:42 PM
Replies: 19
Posted By Persephone
Toot! Toot!

As you know, having a challenging year.
It's getting a bit better and getting my mojo back.

Have a colleague at another school who constantly emails what she is doing with her classes.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 12-31-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 12
Posted By Persephone
New Tree for Tom & Me

My son has severe autism and he is non-verbal.
Tom, loved doing the Advent calendar/ Tree so much.
(Ann Voskamp; Unwrapping the Greatest Gift)
He waited next to the tree for me to get home from...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 12-27-2020, 09:11 AM
Replies: 37
Posted By Persephone

1) 2 parakeets, 2 lovebirds, 3 cockatiels = 1 big mess

2) No...never return anything.

3) Itching to, but I'll wait until fresh items are out and the shelves have been stocked.

4) Just have...
Board: The VENT 12-27-2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 23
Posted By Persephone
Advice Moving Forward

So, this school year got off to a very rocky start.
Not able to use my room and not able to do all the fun activities that I normally do.
Some virtual students do not even show up to my class. ...
Board: The VENT 12-11-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 18
Posted By Persephone
Checking In from Persephone

Dear PT Family,

Thank You so much for your caring, compassion, and kindness.
Thank You for always being in my corner, for rooting for me, and for your prayers.
Your friendship means the world...

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