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Posts Made By: Gromit
Board: Career Decisions 11-12-2019, 05:57 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By Gromit
I've always felt that if you don't have the...

I've always felt that if you don't have the protection of a contract, you also don't have the responsibility. If your charter is "at will," that goes for both sides.

Everyone hiring knows that...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-26-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By Gromit
I've made the one with cream cheese. I'm not a...

I've made the one with cream cheese. I'm not a huge fan of pudding.
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 10-25-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By Gromit
Iíve taught it for as long as it has been...

Iíve taught it for as long as it has been available and Iíve had only one class where anyone picked up on the suggestion of ďlying withĒ others. I do tend to have a more sheltered population of...
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 10-25-2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By Gromit
I do and the Midsummer unit is the only one I...

I do and the Midsummer unit is the only one I really like. I don't use it "with fidelity" though. I change things up a little but use the reader and lots of the activities.

What problems are you...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-24-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By Gromit
Two of my favorite writing students will turn in...

Two of my favorite writing students will turn in drafts today, and I always look forward to reading their stories. I read one first and the other after I mark all the other students' work.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-23-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Gromit
Last year, I got stuff at the Dollar Store. ...

Last year, I got stuff at the Dollar Store.

Glow in the dark necklaces(5/$1), rubber ducks (3/$1), stickers (varies), pencils (10/$1), and bouncy balls(3/$1).

I also advertised a "teal pumpkin"...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-23-2019, 05:05 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By Gromit
Iím sorry to hear that your friend's experience...

Iím sorry to hear that your friend's experience was traumatic. Wishing her a speedy recovery.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-22-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By Gromit
I wish I'd known! One of my students wrote a...

I wish I'd known! One of my students wrote a story about a (anthropomorphic) computer who keeps losing his hat because his caps lock doesn't work. LOL

I would have told him about it!
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-22-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 22
 
Posted By Gromit
At my school, it's an unwritten guideline that...

At my school, it's an unwritten guideline that you switch recess duties so that the sub does NOT have duty. Too many opportunities for unsafe situations because the sub doesn't know the kids or the...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-22-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By Gromit
I would worry I if she were a close friend, and I...

I would worry I if she were a close friend, and I would definitely jump to the worst conclusion if her mom posted something that is usually said in contrast to bad times.

But I would also talk...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-20-2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By Gromit
It is exciting to know your hard work has not...

It is exciting to know your hard work has not been in vain! :)
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-20-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By Gromit
I've only been in teaching for fifteen years and...

I've only been in teaching for fifteen years and have a hard time imagining fifteen more. :eek: But good for you!!

I have taught in private school for most of my fifteen. And PERS is so screwed up...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-20-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Gromit
If you can fly Southwest, you can rebook your...

If you can fly Southwest, you can rebook your flight if you find it cheaper later. I've done that twice.

I just call an agent and they cancel my flight and rebook it at the cheaper price. I don't...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-19-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By Gromit
I know the feeling! It's awful. Cats are good at...

I know the feeling! It's awful. Cats are good at providing plenty of opportunity to feel it. :rolleyes:



My grandma's cat got "lost" for a full day and was in the cabinet with stacks of books...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-17-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By Gromit
I'll stay up all night regularly during the...

I'll stay up all night regularly during the summer and did so constantly in college.

Nowadays, I'll pull an all nighter to get work done after spending the evening having fun, but at 46, I'm too...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-16-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 33
 
Posted By Gromit
My DH says thanks constantly and it drives me...

My DH says thanks constantly and it drives me crazy. LOL

For one, I don't want to have to remember to reciprocate.:o But also, I don't think I should be thanked for doing basic tasks because...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-15-2019, 06:18 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By Gromit
I didn't say I was offended. I said I don't...

I didn't say I was offended. I said I don't understand it without that context. Whaf does being somebody's daughter have to do with being strong?
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-15-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By Gromit
This quote comes from Christian culture because...

This quote comes from Christian culture because of the concept of God being King and Christians are God's children, so royalty.

Without that context, I don't understand the meaning. :confused:
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-13-2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By Gromit
I was just telling DH that I wear his pants,...

I was just telling DH that I wear his pants, despite them being forty-two sizes too big, because women's jammie/lounge pants don't ever come with pockets.

My ankles would be cold in these,...
Board: The VENT 10-13-2019, 06:15 PM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By Gromit
I used to be that teacher. :o I have a very...

I used to be that teacher. :o I have a very flexible life, and I had a tendency to prefer to stay late to catch up on work or plan ahead than to go home and work on it. So if a parent wanted to meet...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-13-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By Gromit
Which came first, chicken or egg? Are farmers...

Which came first, chicken or egg? Are farmers having more sex because they're so good at it or are they so good at it because they're getting more practice? LOL
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-13-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 29
 
Posted By Gromit
I do whatever it takes to not be cold. I've run...

I do whatever it takes to not be cold. I've run the heater in the summer when I lived on the coast. <!--eyebrow-->

I'd have had it on long before you if your house is 62! If I'm only going to be...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-12-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Gromit
We went the second to last cruise of the season...

We went the second to last cruise of the season because it was several hundred dollars cheaper per person. We were told at the time there was a risk of.stoems because it was so close to the end. It...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-12-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By Gromit
Of course! A kid hug would know your exact level...

Of course! A kid hug would know your exact level of squishiness better than an adult eye that could be fooled by angles and clothing. LOL

Enjoy the 100% pure compliment. <!--boy_waving-->
Board: BusyBoard 10-08-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Gromit
He has to be by a teacher's side at all times...

He has to be by a teacher's side at all times since he can't be trusted to make the right decision for himself? That's my go to consequence when I can't think of anything. :o



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