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Posts Made By: jensw
Board: Private Schools 02-26-2008, 03:29 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By jensw
I had to go through the same background check for...

I had to go through the same background check for my private schools that I have had to go through to sub for public school and work at a nursery.
Board: ARCHIVE 02-25-2008, 02:29 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By jensw
habitat v ecosystem

A habitat is the environment in which a population lives and gets its needs met fron. Populations are groups of one organism. An ecosystem is a variety of "populations" living in "community" and...
Board: ARCHIVE 08-09-2007, 08:46 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By jensw
cards

I used the card system in 5th grade last year. My card board was about 9x12 with little slits for teeny "cards." I don't see any reason why the cards have to be on desks. If the cards were on my...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 08-09-2007, 08:42 AM
Replies: 60
 
Posted By jensw
wedding songs

I walked down the aisle to someone singing "Echoes of Eden" by Stephen Curtis Chapman. Our first dance was to "Truly, Madly, Deeply" by Savage Garden, and we spent 6 weeks taking private lessons to...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 08-06-2007, 08:25 PM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By jensw
weather

It's currently 58 degrees, and tomorrow's high will be 70. :D I melt when it hits 80. ;)
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 08-06-2007, 08:11 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By jensw
kneeing dog

UBS, that's actually not something that most certified dog trainers recommend anymore. It has the potential to cause damage to dogs if they hit the knee the wrong way, and it's not necessary. For a...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 08-06-2007, 08:07 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By jensw
wedding gift

My favorite wedding gift was a scrap/cookbook. The giver solicited recipes and photos and memories from all our guests. Then she made a gorgeous scrapbook/cookbook out of them. It's without a doubt...
Board: ARCHIVE 07-19-2007, 08:35 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By jensw
dog theme

I had a dog theme. This is what I did...

curtains out of material that had bones and paw prints on it.

used a dog's squeaky toy as a "get attention" bell.

DOG Books (Daily Organization...
Board: ARCHIVE 07-18-2007, 11:56 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By jensw
Free!

Ask at your local teacher resource store. Sometimes they have cute-ish ones for free that also have *coupons* that you can cut out when the month is over.
Board: ARCHIVE 07-18-2007, 11:54 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By jensw
fourth

I had a theme and a treasure drawer in 5th, so I don't think they'll be too babyish for fourth. :D Even prizes like Happy Meal toys were a big hit!

Good luck with fourth grade! It's easier to go...
Board: ARCHIVE 07-18-2007, 11:51 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By jensw
so addictive!

I'm a message board addict. :) I haven't been here in a while, but I have something like 5000 posts on another board. :eek:

It's an easy way to procrastinate doing real work since it *looks* like...
Board: ARCHIVE 07-18-2007, 11:49 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By jensw
homeworkopoly taking up time

If you have honest students, you can have running Homeworkopoly be a "job." The student in charge just has the players come up, roll the die, and move the pieces. You don't have to be involved at...
Board: ARCHIVE 07-18-2007, 10:34 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By jensw
dog theme jobs

I had a dog theme. These were my "Helping Hounds"

Attendance Aussie - take the lunch count/attendance slip to the office
Homework Hound - pass back papers and collect homework folders
Supply...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 07-04-2007, 12:32 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By jensw
Back when we only had one dog, he was only...

Back when we only had one dog, he was only allowed to have treats in his crate or on a towel, but he really likes to bury things. So we'd give him his bone or chewy treat on the towel, and he'd want...
Board: ARCHIVE 07-03-2007, 06:01 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By jensw
baby food jars

We made butter in them this year! For our "Thanksgiving Feast," each student got a couple tablespoons of cream in a baby food jar. Then they had to shake them until it turned to butter. Every kid...
Board: ARCHIVE 07-03-2007, 04:04 PM
Replies: 31
 
Posted By jensw
totally ridiculous

But on a practical note, if this is what's going to happen . . . can you buy the supplies during the sales and then turn in the receipts when the allottment comes through? I bought all my class...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 07-03-2007, 03:59 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By jensw
crate

There were a variety of ways, but the ones I specifically remember involved the "catches" on the wire crate. A very boisterous puppy (like a boxer) can easily "worry" the panels open and get his...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 07-03-2007, 12:58 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By jensw
I have a hound dog who makes a huge mess. The...

I have a hound dog who makes a huge mess. The only thing that has worked for us is putting towels down under the bowl and changing them out once a day. :rolleyes:

As for food, how about just...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 07-03-2007, 12:54 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By jensw
Jefferspet.com and dog.com have some decent...

Jefferspet.com and dog.com have some decent prices.

I usually buy from a local pet store to avoid supporting Walmart and Petco. If I buy on-line, it's from dog.com. They have good prices and...
Board: ARCHIVE 07-03-2007, 12:00 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By jensw
Maybe Parenting With Love and Logic might be a...

Maybe Parenting With Love and Logic might be a useful book for the lower elementary grades? You could probably tailor the examples to fit a classroom setting.
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 07-03-2007, 09:29 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By jensw
This is no-bake, but not no-heat... 1...

This is no-bake, but not no-heat...

1 King-size bar of chocolate (I use hershey's with almonds, hershey's dark, and toblerone most often)
1 tub Cool Whip
1 pie crust

Melt chocolate, mix with...
Board: ARCHIVE 07-03-2007, 08:29 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By jensw
Well, when I was in 2nd grade, my teacher gave me...

Well, when I was in 2nd grade, my teacher gave me cards that allowed me to ask a question. When I was out of cards, I wasn't allowed to ask any more questions. I guess it made me think hard about...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 07-03-2007, 08:18 AM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By jensw
cold sore

My doctor gave me a prescription for Valtrex, too. I take 4 pills the minute I feel tingling(2 as soon as I notice, two 12 hours later) . If a sore develops because I didn't catch it in time, it's...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 07-01-2007, 09:01 AM
Replies: 30
 
Posted By jensw
memory gift

No way! Of course we appreciated every penny that we received, but my all time favorite gift was a cookbook/scrapbook. The woman who gave it to us solicited all our friends and family for recipes and...
Board: ARCHIVE 06-25-2007, 09:01 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By jensw
Well, the science camp worked for me. :) I don't...

Well, the science camp worked for me. :) I don't know if you're allowed, but a fun field trip to start the school year might be nice. Somewhere where they are contained, so you don't have to do a...



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