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Posts Made By: MissESL
Board: The VENT 04-05-2021, 10:39 AM
Replies: 16
Posted By MissESL

As someone in that work-from-home boat, this also infuriates me. I feel an obligation to be MORE on top of things, because I am working from home. People like your colleague are the ones who ruin it...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 04-04-2021, 07:34 AM
Replies: 14
Posted By MissESL

Iíve seen a ton of people use Taking Cara Babies with great results.

Itís a bit pricy, so if you do go for it, Iíd jumped ahead to 4 month one first.

And I just want to add: a lot of people...
Board: The VENT 04-03-2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By MissESL

Ours are ordered ahead of time, so there shouldnít be leftovers!
Board: The VENT 03-29-2021, 05:22 AM
Replies: 10
Posted By MissESL

Yes, I agree. We had a vacancy post come out with 4 positions listed in one day. Thatís pretty unusual for certified positions.

I think that not only is burnout a factor, but many teachers cannot...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-23-2021, 04:35 AM
Replies: 23
Posted By MissESL
Garage Door

Weíve all done it!
Mine is not attached to the house, but I have left it open for a couple days running once. I live in a small and rural community so it wasnít an issue.
I have also left my keys...
Board: BusyBoard 03-23-2021, 04:33 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By MissESL

Actually, I disagree. I understand and agree with the importance of service minutes; as an EL teacher, I am often in the same boat.

However, I also have a required standardized test to give every...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-22-2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By MissESL

These are helpful suggestions - I don’t think being casual is a problem; I have some nice yoga-style pants I wear to work but the waist lands wrong right now!

I never thought of a maxi dress. I am...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-22-2021, 12:05 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By MissESL

Does anyone have recommendations for...

Work friendly pants
Loose fitting
Low rise
(Drawstring is fine)

I am returning to school soon, but I am still full on pajama girl after...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-22-2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 8
Posted By MissESL

You can always call and ask.
My eye doctor was amazing and he was “slowing down” which meant combining practices so he could eventually hand off his patients to a partner.
He would not tell us...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-21-2021, 03:24 PM
Replies: 39
Posted By MissESL

Iím in my early 30ís and have used this site since I started teaching!

I think itís kind of tough to stumble across, but I like the tight knit group of people, and find all of our collective...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-21-2021, 02:45 PM
Replies: 22
Posted By MissESL
Thank You

Thank you all so much for such kind words. They are truly a comfort.
It was a little odd this morning; I caught myself looking for her a couple of times! Just a little emptier.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-20-2021, 04:11 PM
Replies: 22
Posted By MissESL

Sent our 16 year old, hard living, rough-edged old lady over the rainbow bridge today.

She was a long-haired barn cat with a raspy voice and a bad attitude that I imagine was the feline version of...
Board: Substitute Teachers 03-19-2021, 04:38 AM
Replies: 39
Posted By MissESL

You did the right thing. The job is until the kids are gone, period. If a sub needed to leave, the office would have arranged for coverage. It happens.

One sub I had several years ago found out...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-19-2021, 04:35 AM
Replies: 17
Posted By MissESL

I have an over the drawer hanger like Beach Glass. I love it, because it is pretty and gives everything a ďplace.Ē
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-16-2021, 11:22 AM
Replies: 9
Posted By MissESL
I prefer home goods over the others. Many TJ...

I prefer home goods over the others. Many TJ Maxxís have a Home Goods in the back or connected. I personally am not a fan of Marshallís.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-13-2021, 05:30 AM
Replies: 1
Posted By MissESL
Piggyback on where to order from?

Home edition:
I want to buy new bedding, but I feel like everyone has the same stuff! Any suggestions?

Same with home decor - why us it so hard to find something that looks good?
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-13-2021, 05:28 AM
Replies: 5
Posted By MissESL
Masped thatís an awesome list!

I love it!
I will add that I love ModCloth BUT their clothing sizes are whacko. My sister wears a 4x and ordered a sweatshirt and a T-shirt - the sweatshirt was great! I ended up with t-shirt, as it...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-12-2021, 06:16 AM
Replies: 10
Posted By MissESL

I also prepared myself to very ill, so I made chicken soup the day before! I will have that in my freezer for awhile, as I made a lot but didn’t end up needing it.

However, my 19 year old aide was...
Board: The VENT 03-12-2021, 06:14 AM
Replies: 9
Posted By MissESL

Yes! I always say that if everyone who comes in breathing leaves breathing, I am happy.
Being a sub is hard. They generally do their best!
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-11-2021, 07:39 AM
Replies: 9
Posted By MissESL

Thatís what made me think to share it! But what a life she must have lived to have five husbands!
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-11-2021, 05:00 AM
Replies: 9
Posted By MissESL
Momís DMV Funny

My momís birthday is tomorrow, and it is time to renew her license. She went to a DMV in a small town nearby, hoping the line would be shorter (it was).

There was a very old, very fragile couple...
Board: The VENT 03-10-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 16
Posted By MissESL

For us, aides are hourly, but principals consider the teacher their supervisor. So the teacher would direct the aide on what to do on a day like the OP described that applied to a specific situation...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-04-2021, 02:06 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By MissESL
I ALWAYS think: ďgosh, heís cute!Ē...

I ALWAYS think: ďgosh, heís cute!Ē <!--giggle-->
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-02-2021, 08:47 AM
Replies: 10
Posted By MissESL

Cheaper - Chapstick ( has one you can find in most stores.

Bath and body works often has...
Board: The VENT 02-27-2021, 06:40 PM
Replies: 42
Posted By MissESL

Yes we have already been told that we should expect to be teaching with a. Remote option for the foreseeable future. They have added that it will be an option in the fall.

If they choose to do...

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