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Posts Made By: choppie70
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-13-2019, 02:34 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By choppie70
We were out for rain/sleet/snow as well. It was a...

We were out for rain/sleet/snow as well. It was a great call by my school district.

I was a little bummed - I was out all last week on bed rest with a migraine, so I was looking forward to seeing...
Board: The VENT 11-12-2019, 05:16 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By choppie70
We do not do absence notes anymore. When a...

We do not do absence notes anymore. When a student is marked absent, and the parent has not called the school, a secretary will call home for the reason for absence.

However, our board just...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-11-2019, 02:35 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By choppie70
DH has only yelled at me a few times. When he...

DH has only yelled at me a few times. When he has, I tell him he needs to apologize to me because I do not deserve to be treated like that.

I admit, I have yelled at him before, too, and I will...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-10-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By choppie70
We have just over an acre of lakefront property...

We have just over an acre of lakefront property with about 750 ft of lake frontage and we pay just over $2200 a year in taxes. It is slightly more than what we paid when we did not live on the lake...
Board: Third Grade 11-09-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By choppie70
We are in the process of reviewing math programs...

We are in the process of reviewing math programs for adoption next year.

Have you checked out Edreports?

That is a great place to start to narrow down programs.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-09-2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By choppie70
Crazy Migraine!

Last Friday I got a scent induced migraine while at school.

By Tuesday morning, I was diagnosed with a migraine without aura, as well as a tension headache that was causing muscle spasms in my...
Board: The VENT 11-09-2019, 07:00 AM
Replies: 25
 
Posted By choppie70
I would talk to the teacher with your concerns....

I would talk to the teacher with your concerns. Communicate that your son is starting to hate math. Math is so much more than just memorizing facts! Ask if there are any alternative activities that...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-08-2019, 04:49 AM
Replies: 29
 
Posted By choppie70
I have been home on bed rest all week due to a...

I have been home on bed rest all week due to a Migraine with an accompanying tension headache and muscle spasms.

Someone is happy I am home, but he sure does take up a lot of couch space!
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-28-2019, 02:12 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By choppie70
We start them early! Both the district I...

We start them early!

Both the district I teach in and the district I live in have Field Hockey camps starting in early elementary grades. Girls start playing in 1st or second grade.

Many...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-24-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 21
 
Posted By choppie70
Long a$$ day... 13 hours working... ...

Long a$$ day...

13 hours working...

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Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-22-2019, 01:44 AM
Replies: 22
 
Posted By choppie70
The view of the causeway from Stave Isle, a small...

The view of the causeway from Stave Isle, a small family owned island nestled in Eggemoggin Reach between Little Deer, Deer Island and the main land.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-22-2019, 01:38 AM
Replies: 22
 
Posted By choppie70
This is the lake I live on:

This is the lake I live on:
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-22-2019, 01:37 AM
Replies: 22
 
Posted By choppie70
This is a cove on Moosehead lake this summer:

This is a cove on Moosehead lake this summer:
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-22-2019, 01:36 AM
Replies: 22
 
Posted By choppie70
This was from a recent walk through Vaughn's...

This was from a recent walk through Vaughn's Woods in Central Maine this weekend:
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-20-2019, 04:05 AM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By choppie70
LL Bean boots (Duck Boots) are a huge fashion...

LL Bean boots (Duck Boots) are a huge fashion trend here in Maine!

Last Christmas there was such a back order of them, that you could not get them and the delivery time was ridiculous! You had to...
Board: The VENT 10-19-2019, 07:34 AM
Replies: 38
 
Posted By choppie70
Our district does this, even with subs who are...

Our district does this, even with subs who are former teachers.

We have had issues with keys not being returned, or keys going "missing" and in return things get taken from the school building. ...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-17-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By choppie70
There were about 1,100 power outages in my small...

There were about 1,100 power outages in my small town. Fortunately, the schools all still had power so we are in school.

The roads were covered with debris on my way to work this morning.
Board: BusyBoard 10-14-2019, 04:48 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By choppie70
I had a student who was very explosive a few...

I had a student who was very explosive a few years ago. We had to leave the classroom at least 2x a day while he threw things, swore at the top of his lungs and trashed my room.

In K and 1st...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-10-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By choppie70
We do most of the labor when we do renovations,...

We do most of the labor when we do renovations, so it always winds up costing more than we thought!

We needed to replace the bathroom floor last winter. We found a floor we liked at it was...
Board: BusyBoard 10-10-2019, 01:32 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By choppie70
My district has a subscription for the math part...

My district has a subscription for the math part of IXL.

I use it for math rotations when they have technology. I tell them which skills I want to work on.
Board: The VENT 10-07-2019, 01:48 AM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By choppie70
We are only allowed to send students home if they...

We are only allowed to send students home if they have live lice. If they just have nits , they can stay.

Also, they can come back the same day as long as there is proof that they had a...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-06-2019, 03:29 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By choppie70
My great niece is growing up bilingual (Spanish...

My great niece is growing up bilingual (Spanish and English). When she was three, she used to intermingle the two languages. One sentence would contain both Spanish and English words! It was so neat...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-05-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 28
 
Posted By choppie70
That is funny! I always find them cheaper at...

That is funny! I always find them cheaper at Walmart and Target in our area. The 6 pack of toilet paper I like was $2 cheaper at Target last time I bought it. Our grocery store brand is more...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-05-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 28
 
Posted By choppie70
When I am really trying to save money I make sure...

When I am really trying to save money I make sure to buy the store brand items at the grocery store. Many of the store brand items are actually manufactured at the brand name companies facilities,...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-05-2019, 05:24 AM
Replies: 24
 
Posted By choppie70
1.) What is your favorite kind/brand of pen? ...

1.) What is your favorite kind/brand of pen?

I prefer fine point pens!

2.) What song would best sum up your
school year so far this year?

Lol! This was our warm up for our staff meeting...



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