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Posts Made By: Beach Glass
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-16-2021, 03:17 PM
Replies: 1
Posted By Beach Glass
More on PTs Decline

More from my It tech savvy DD:

"It's fine if your email is linked. (This was asked on the new fb page.)

Website certificates ensure the identity of the site (and they are also important for...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-16-2021, 01:50 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By Beach Glass
PTs Decline

I talked with my daughter about the "PT website blues." She works for a large university in the IT department IT security. According to her, the "not secure" note we've been getting in our URL for...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-07-2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 1
Posted By Beach Glass
Automated Breast Ultrasound Screening

Do any of you have experience with Automated Breast Ultrasound Screening (ABUS)?

Because of dense breasts, my OB/GYN has suggested I check with insurance to see if they will cover any/all of the...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-06-2021, 07:22 PM
Replies: 10
Posted By Beach Glass
Microwave popcorn

I would be careful how many bags of popcorn you pop in the microwave. Popcorn is hard on microwaves as the kernels must get so hot in order to pop.

I learned my lesson when popping corn for...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-06-2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 12
Posted By Beach Glass

All good suggestions from PPs.

May I suggest you also look into light compression socks?

I went from “squishy” wood floors to concrete and couldn’t figure out why my legs and feet were so...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-05-2021, 06:38 AM
Replies: 11
Posted By Beach Glass
Sewing machines

I mostly use my sewing machine for my quilting addiction these days, so my needs are minimal.

I have 3 machines: a Bernina purchased in 1989, a Singer that my MIL owned and had purchased in the...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-04-2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 13
Posted By Beach Glass

We have always purchased our living room furniture from a local furniture store. Besides being high quality, they deliver, and I like to support the local economy.

The couch and love seat we...
Board: The VENT 10-04-2021, 10:55 AM
Replies: 12
Posted By Beach Glass
No wonder the district can't find subs

I've been retired for 6 years, spent a few years after retirement doing academic testing for the sped program and state testing for the district.

The district has been low on subs for a long,...
Board: Retired Teachers 10-02-2021, 03:17 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By Beach Glass

I am in a different state. In looking at my 6 years into retirement, I figured that I’ve received more in COLAs in those 6 years than in the last 15 years of my teaching career - combined! :rolleyes:
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-02-2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By Beach Glass
Advent Calendar

I love The Advent season! I think it’s the anticipation part.

This year I’m eyeballing the wine Advent calendar Costco has! 😁 DD1 got her husband the beer Advent calendar a couple years ago and...
Board: BusyBoard 10-01-2021, 06:38 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By Beach Glass

When I taught 4th, I read aloud "Who Knew There'd Be Ghosts" by Bill Brittain EVERY year. The kids LOVED it. He also wrote a couple other ghosty kind of books too. I like his books because throughout...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-30-2021, 09:04 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By Beach Glass

DH had his flu and Covid booster both today.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-29-2021, 10:31 AM
Replies: 12
Posted By Beach Glass
Retirement letter

We are a very small district, so I delivered mine directly to the superintendent. It was addressed to the supt and board.

It was short - stated my intent to retire at the end of my contract. Also...
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-27-2021, 11:25 AM
Replies: 41
Posted By Beach Glass
Qualifications for substituting

Idaho has never required anything beyond a high school diploma in order to substitute.

So imagine the myriad individuals who have rotated through classrooms. <!--grumpy-->
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-26-2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 35
Posted By Beach Glass
Grocery shopping

LOLLOLLOLLOL We have only ONE grocery store in a 90 mile radius!
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-24-2021, 08:40 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By Beach Glass
Anyone use a Post Office Box?

Are any of you with Post Office Boxes experiencing an excessive increase in box rent??

I live in a very rural area of Idaho. Up until about 20 years ago, we had no home mail delivery. One HAD to...
Board: Retired Teachers 09-22-2021, 06:57 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By Beach Glass
Learning new things

I had an aunt who passed away 4 years ago at the age of 3 days shy of 100.

I remember when she and her husband got on the technology train. They bought a computer, when to classes at the 55+...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-11-2021, 07:12 PM
Replies: 18
Posted By Beach Glass
Come from away

I read the book and was so moved went out and bought my own copy. Reread it occasionally when I need to experience the goodness in people.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-11-2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 37
Posted By Beach Glass
Cuban Missile Crisis

I remember the Cuban Missile Crisis. Was in Kindergarten, didn't really know the specifics, but knew that there was something really serious going on, probably because of activities surrounding it.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-11-2021, 02:05 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By Beach Glass
Spoonful of Comfort

I also highly recommend Spoonful of Comfort. I live across the country from family and old friends and have used it about 5-6 times.

Generous soup portions (64 ounces), 6 fresh rolls, and 6 great...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-10-2021, 02:09 PM
Replies: 10
Posted By Beach Glass

We have tickets to the Salt Lake City exhibit in October. I can’t wait!

A cousin attended the one on Phx recently and had the same opinion you did.

Glad you enjoyed it.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-06-2021, 06:02 AM
Replies: 22
Posted By Beach Glass
Duluth Trading

Try Duluth Trading, I believe they have long-sleeved Ts. Not the cheapest, but everything I’ve ever bought there has lasted and lasted. So well made!
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-05-2021, 06:49 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By Beach Glass
I bought a fleece blanket from LL Bean about 15...

I bought a fleece blanket from LL Bean about 15 years ago and absolutely love it. It is on my bed for all but the hottest months when I use only a sheet anyway. It is light, and the bottom third is a...
Board: Retired Teachers 09-05-2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 16
Posted By Beach Glass
Retirement wardrobe

I have to say, I took just about my entire work wardrobe to the thrift store when I retired.

I knew I was retiring at the end of the school year when school started that year. I didn't buy...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-05-2021, 02:52 PM
Replies: 11
Posted By Beach Glass
Pumpkin Bars

This is a grand recipe! Freezes well without the cream cheese frosting, and if you don't want to do the frosting, just sprinkle with confectioners' sugar before serving.

Not sure if using...

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