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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
Shoes

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
Furniture

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
Cola

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
Scary

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
Shots

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
VanGogh

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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