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Posts Made By: MissESL
Board: The VENT 04-05-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 8
Posted By MissESL

Support your local small business. There are many local greenhouses and florists that are doing curbside pick up or call in orders. My parents own a small one like this and they are heavily relying...
Board: BusyBoard 03-31-2020, 04:53 AM
Replies: 4
Posted By MissESL

These are weird times. Focus on what you can control. That is not something you can control. Most have bigger things to worry about than cheating anyway.

Trust your kids. Grace before grades. It...
Board: The VENT 03-28-2020, 07:47 AM
Replies: 18
Posted By MissESL

Truthfully, I think thereís two sides to every coin. Weíve been out for almost 2 weeks. We all have posted lessons, provided paper versions, been available, and I personally have been posting...
Board: The VENT 03-23-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 12
Posted By MissESL

They havenít canceled us out yet here in Illinois. It has been extended to 4/7, but I foresee either another extension or to the end of the year.

I donít feel guilty. I donít mind this so far,...
Board: The VENT 03-23-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 3
Posted By MissESL
I get it

Iím trying to remember that emails donít really convey our actual tone. Itís easier to get offended or misread language, because we arenít actually face to face. Add on the stress of our current...
Board: BusyBoard 03-22-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 4
Posted By MissESL

You can ask parents to write their childís name out for the younger ones to trace with stickers.

Not all families will have archers, so also suggest replacements (Cheerios, pennies, etc.).

Board: The VENT 03-22-2020, 08:25 AM
Replies: 10
Posted By MissESL

By contract, we will be paid. The money is budgeted, and we are still ďworking,Ē even if it is in an unconventional way.
Board: The VENT 03-21-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 29
Posted By MissESL
Personal Tools

Iím not. Iím sorry, I know this is an unprecedented situation, but I cannot afford it. Even if I could, it is not something Iíd be doing. I have some data on my phone, so Iíve been using it...
Board: Substitute Teachers 03-20-2020, 09:05 AM
Replies: 43
Posted By MissESL

I think itís a little harsh too say schools are screwing over their subs. At least, where I live, subs are ďon-demandĒ employees - they donít actually work for the school district, but are almost...
Board: Substitute Teachers 03-17-2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 22
Posted By MissESL

Several large companies like Amazon and Kroger are looking for temp workers. You could apply and see what happens.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-17-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 5
Posted By MissESL

Thanks for clarifying. I actually subscribe to Hello Fresh, but donít remember how it started! I donít do it every week, but often, and I love it.

Blue Apron is the one you have to actually call...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-17-2020, 07:12 AM
Replies: 5
Posted By MissESL
Not sure

I think they just claim the free box that you share with them through e-mail.
I gave off all of mine in less than five minutes, and everyone has claimed them. If they wanted to eventually...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-16-2020, 07:41 PM
Replies: 19
Posted By MissESL

Down dog apps are free until April first. They have many options, but my favorite is the 7 Minute Workout app. You can do it right in your living room!
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-16-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By MissESL

Someone I follow on Instagram is encouraging followers to give their ďfree mealsĒ from food subscription services like Home Chef, Hello Fresh, Blue Apron, etc., to people who might be struggling. I...
Board: Substitute Teachers 02-16-2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 13
Posted By MissESL

Iíve heard that some subs like to have something to do during what would be a teacherís prep or an SSR type of time during the day... but I donít ever ask anyone to do that. Mostly, I just prefer to...
Board: Substitute Teachers 02-16-2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 11
Posted By MissESL
Sounds like

Either you need a break or to find a different job, because it sounds like you have some long-standing unhappiness with your current position that is edging toward bitterness. Iím sorry you feel that...
Board: The VENT 02-13-2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 18
Posted By MissESL

I teach 7th/8th and I still bring them a little valentine. Possibly. Cultural consideration but in my ELL room, no one gives a ratís behind about Christmas, but I get a lot on Valentine's Day! I love...
Board: The VENT 02-12-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By MissESL

Sped and EL seem to get shorted on tech, but they should all have what every teacher has!
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-09-2020, 01:14 PM
Replies: 12
Posted By MissESL
More Help

Got a great list going so far, but to add more info, as asked:
It needs to be drivable. We like the road trip aspect on the way to and from some place, just donít want it ALL to be on the road.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-09-2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 12
Posted By MissESL
Vacation Ideas

We are looking for suggestions for somewhere to vacation. Weíd like more of a vacation than a road trip - weíd like to go to a place and enjoy what it has to offer. Contiguous U.S. so itís drivable!...
Board: The VENT 02-08-2020, 07:41 PM
Replies: 19
Posted By MissESL

You need pajamas, ice cream, and your bed. What a horrible day! So glad that there were good people to help you.

Tomorrow will be better!<!--heart_pink_3D-->
Board: BusyBoard 02-05-2020, 04:59 AM
Replies: 16
Posted By MissESL

Thereís two refrigerators in our teacherís lounge. We only had one but when the maintenance guy issued a similar edict, they got a second one from somewhere. Everyoneís lunches sit in there without a...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-04-2020, 09:42 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By MissESL
You All Rock

Oh my gosh, Iíve got people who agree with me and recipes for meatloaf and potatoes. I am obviously set for the other half of this week!:D;)

You just HAVE TO HAVE a guilty pleasure sometimes!
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-04-2020, 05:54 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By MissESL
Treat Yourself

Everyone is always saying how ďthis recipe is a skinny versionĒ or ďa healthier alternative to ___ is...Ē or ďcut out some calories by replacing ___ with...Ē

Just once, Iíd like someone to say:
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-02-2020, 05:09 AM
Replies: 24
Posted By MissESL

They do not have financial issues. She has been this way since she could walk. Her husband is a lot nicer about things. Her boys are good. Itís her way of doing things. But she has no actual need to...

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