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Posts Made By: pattyk
Board: Visual & Performing Arts 08-21-2006, 11:27 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By pattyk
Art Ideas

I am still having withdrawal pains since I retired in June after teaching Art for 30 years. A really good site is www.crayola.com, they have many good ideas, are relatively easy and often...
Board: Visual & Performing Arts 05-06-2006, 09:28 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By pattyk
Job Openings

Well, I am retiring the end of June from an Art teacher position that I have had for the last 30 years....the district is very small (350 kids when they all show up),supportive admin, good...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 03-26-2006, 05:17 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By pattyk
No an all blue room

You could paint your walls an off white that echos the kitchen and then find a floral or pattern that has whatever color you like (I lean towards a soft yellow) that has a touch of the blue and lots...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 02-16-2006, 09:38 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By pattyk
and it continues...

REB, I have followed your 'saga' all along, and what floors me is that way back in the beginning so much of this could have been avoided if your 'friend' had done the right thing to begin with. You...
Board: ARCHIVE 02-13-2006, 02:32 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By pattyk
T M I

Boy, would I be in trouble at your school! The kids I teach know everything (almost) about me. They know my kids names and ages, and where they go to school...which one is married...which one was in...
Board: Visual & Performing Arts 02-10-2006, 02:44 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By pattyk
Art Lesson

What age group, what topic...I have taught Art for over 30 years and I am sure that I can help you, but you have to be a bit more specific.
Board: ARCHIVE 01-31-2006, 05:58 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By pattyk
removing permanent marker

Our custodians use a product called "SOS" (Save Our Signs) to get rid of unwanted permanent marker. They have gotten permanent marker off my desks, floors and walls. I am the arts teacher so markers...
Board: ARCHIVE 01-21-2006, 06:33 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By pattyk
Chinese New Year

How I wish I could send you my folder on Chinese New Year...1)we make Chinese calendars...2)we find out what the animal for our birth year is and why we are like that animal (great creative...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 01-14-2006, 09:45 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By pattyk
Children's Place

As a mom of four, I feel that they DO run small, and that their sales are GREAT, and the quality is also good. Just another opinion...
Board: ARCHIVE 01-12-2006, 05:57 PM
Replies: 23
 
Posted By pattyk
cell phone story

This may get lengthy, but please understand. My son was in Iraq, and came home for a 2 week leave...he did not have a cell phone in Iraq, but wanted to have one while home...I loaned him mine. He...
Board: ARCHIVE 01-08-2006, 05:15 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By pattyk
electric sharpeners

I have been using the same Boston sharpener for 10 years now (cost a lot when I bought it, the number $53.00 sticks in my mind), although it is taped together. I have also gone thru at least 10...
Board: Visual & Performing Arts 01-07-2006, 06:53 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By pattyk
Art Lesson Plans

One of the best places to get ideas for art lesson plans is at www.crayola.com. They have all sorts of lessons...you are sure to find what you need there
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 01-07-2006, 08:24 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By pattyk
frozen shrimp

Unless your freezer went thru a melt down, and they refroze...the shrimp should be fine, especially if you bought them frozen...if in doubt defrost a few and check. Personally I would go ahead and...
Board: Visual & Performing Arts 01-07-2006, 08:20 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By pattyk
Picasso

I use this one around Mother's Day. I share the picture "Fleurs aux Mains" with the children...we discuss who is giving who the flowers...about how you don't need to draw the entire person, just the...
Board: Visual & Performing Arts 01-07-2006, 08:13 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By pattyk
Linnea's Garden

This is a great book about Monet ...I read it to the kids, we discuss the wonderful pictures...I pull out a print of the Japanese Bridge...we notice that it was in the book...now we paint a paper...
Board: ARCHIVE 01-05-2006, 08:06 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By pattyk
teacher scholarships

Often your local branch of AAUW (American Assoc. of University Women) offers scholarships for women (not just teachers) to return to school. Check with them.
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 01-01-2006, 07:41 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By pattyk
Grumpy old man

Your Dad may not need counseling right now, he may need to have a physical by his doctor. Even though he has been grumpy for awhile, a talk with his doctor may uncover some real medical issues. ...
Board: ARCHIVE 12-06-2005, 07:25 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By pattyk
How to do it all and get some sleep...

When I started to feel overwhelmed, I mentioned my frustration in a chat room. Lo and Behold! an answer came from another person in the room. FlyLady.net! This site gives many helpful ideas and a...
Board: Visual & Performing Arts 11-30-2005, 07:26 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By pattyk
Christmas Decorations

First, I hope the Music teacher asked long before today! My music teacher asked in early October if there was room in my schedule for the kids to make decorations for the Christmas program. Second,...
Board: ARCHIVE 11-20-2005, 06:11 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By pattyk
Christmas gift

My son was given a cross stitched rainbow ornament by his kindergarten teacher...25 years ago...and it hangs on his tree now and he tells his kids about his special teacher from Kindergarten who had...
Board: ARCHIVE 10-08-2005, 06:08 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By pattyk
part time basic skills

In our district the basic skills teachers are paid the same as classroom teachers. Part time teachers are paid according to hours/days worked.
Therefore, a part time basic skills teacher is paid a...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 10-05-2005, 05:52 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By pattyk
lordy lordy look who's 40

For a dear friend, who turned 40, I took out a small ad in the local paper and had them run her picture from when she was 10. (her mom gave me the picture.) Cost? about $25.00.
Board: ARCHIVE 10-01-2005, 11:28 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By pattyk
for roo

Our school uses Market Day...the school makes 10% profit on name brand foods we already buy. Check into it. Our PTA bought new TV's for every class, and now offers $350.00 mini grants to teachers...



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