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Posts Made By: oldnewbie
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-10-2017, 01:42 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By oldnewbie
Mkat - thanks

In reading your response, I literally took a deep breath. "This too shall pass".
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-10-2017, 01:41 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By oldnewbie
thanks.

I really appreciate your response, especially the "on my knees praying".
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-10-2017, 09:27 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By oldnewbie
When to let go of son? He's 17

I know my job as a parent is to raise my children, then let them go. I had no idea about the middle stage of him breaking away, challenging our house rules, etc.

Please tell me there's a light...
Board: High School 08-24-2017, 06:33 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By oldnewbie
Thanks.

Yes, it's way too long. There's no reason why 1/2 of that time can't be used for something productive. I'd love to see them get a life skills class, balancing checkbooks, budgeting, etc.
Board: High School 08-23-2017, 07:33 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By oldnewbie
How long do your students have for lunch?

I'm a retired elem school teacher. My son is a jr in high school. They have what I think is too long for lunch.

The schedule is there are 4 blocks of classes per day, approx 60 min each. ...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-23-2017, 07:26 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By oldnewbie
Thank you!

Thank you for all your input. I ended up talking with my son (husband was out of town. I let him know what was going on, but had to pretty much handle the situation myself, as I was the physically...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-21-2017, 09:33 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By oldnewbie
Thanks!

Thanks. It's good to know there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-21-2017, 07:14 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By oldnewbie
Help with teenage son and his "girlfriend"

Background: I regularly read my son's texts, and he knows it. We tell him to not erase any texts, he knows we read them. My husband is a computer/tech genius. We told our son that my husband...
Board: Retired Teachers 05-10-2017, 06:32 AM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By oldnewbie
Selling your home

We've sold two. It's fun and exhausting.

1. Declutter. Look around your space. Then go to a few model homes. Come back to you home. You now know what people are looking at in newer homes. ...
Board: Retired Teachers 05-10-2017, 06:26 AM
Replies: 30
 
Posted By oldnewbie
Fun!

DH and I have been married for 23 years.

We have two children, both adopted. DS is 16, adopted at birth. DD is 14, adopted at 18 months. She is special needs.

I love to sew and craft.
Board: BusyBoard 05-03-2017, 09:06 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By oldnewbie
thanks!

Thanks for all the responses..

I'm off to check out all of your suggestions!
Board: BusyBoard 05-02-2017, 04:52 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By oldnewbie
Need new bedsheets

Our bedsheets are worn thin!

I'm trying to find a 100% cotton sheet set. I purchased these years ago, and paid dearly for them. I don't mind doing that again, but it appears that there are new...
Board: BusyBoard 03-15-2017, 08:47 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By oldnewbie
Those who dislike reading

Over the years, I have had several students who just plain don't like to read. There is no problem with comprehension, no ADHD diagnosis...they just feel like there are better things to do than...
Board: BusyBoard 02-03-2017, 06:38 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By oldnewbie
Tough one...

I know it doesn't help when I say that's a touch one. Are there extenuating circumstances, such as illness? Has he/she done work at home to keep up. I had a situation where a child was out for 6...
Board: Special Education 10-21-2016, 08:06 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By oldnewbie
Just shooting' from the hip, here, but

In no other career would 'extended time', 504, or anything else come into play. FBI agent? Police officer, admin? Um ... nope.

I will add that I'm a retired teacher, but that "extra time" I...
Board: BusyBoard 05-28-2016, 12:50 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By oldnewbie
IEP vs 504

Ive tried to find out what the difference is between the two. I have an ID mild child with an IEP, so I'm pretty clear on that.

I have another child who I think should have a 504. He's in high...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 05-05-2016, 09:31 AM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By oldnewbie
No, but curious

I'm supposed to get one done. So far, the shots in my knee are working (knock on wood). My knee is not bone on bone, but instead full of arthritis. Can I ask you a few questions?

1. Knowing...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 05-05-2016, 09:28 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By oldnewbie
Fantastic Sam's product

Being on a retired teacher's budget, I don't always get to go to the best places. However, I love my hair stylist at Fantastic Sams, and have been going to her for years.

I have short, very...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 04-04-2016, 06:50 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By oldnewbie
update.

It's known as level 1 granite he's quoting us. We are not do it yourselfers (dd is special needs, and dh travels a lot). We're looking at a tile backsplash. I agree it's probably a lot in labor. ...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 04-04-2016, 09:44 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By oldnewbie
Kitchen re-do plus new dog

DH has finally agreed to a kitchen facelift. I had a guy come out (professional kitchen remodel company) to give me a quote. $20k to paint the cabinets, new countertop and backsplash. $20k seems...
Board: Special Education 03-12-2016, 07:24 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By oldnewbie
Life Skills Class for my daughter

My daughter is special needs, as is in a self-contained classroom in the 6th grade. Can someone on this board explain to me what she has in her future? I've been told she will continue on a...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-07-2016, 08:39 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By oldnewbie
right leg collapsing

I'm so scared. It started with a pain in my left calf on the side. It felt like a muscle cramp. I massaged it, put icy hot on it, and it went away. The next morning, the pain travelled up to my...
Board: The VENT 03-04-2016, 01:38 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By oldnewbie
Yes

You can find a variety of jobs. If you want to stay in your same area, just be cautious in an interview to not say too much pro or con about your previous experience. Changing counties (i.e. going...
Board: Special Education 01-11-2016, 06:08 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By oldnewbie
Great news!

We were able to talk today and the air is now clean! We are planning together and life is good!
Board: Special Education 01-10-2016, 05:09 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By oldnewbie
Role of a para

I'm a certified K-6 teacher, now retired. My daughter is 13 and in a self-contained classroom in middle school. The para for the classroom left during Thanksgiving. I've been subbing in that...



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