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Board: Retired Teachers 04-25-2015, 05:00 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By parker

You don't register for ss, you apply for it. You can apply anytime between the time you are eligible until age 70.

Once you meet the age to receive full ss benefits, you can still work full...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 04-18-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 5
Posted By parker
I bought one for my 83 year old father after my...

I bought one for my 83 year old father after my mother died and he was living alone. Even though he insisted he did not want or need a newfangled phone, he was able to use it easily and I do think he...
Board: Fifth Grade 04-17-2015, 04:16 AM
Replies: 2
Posted By parker
Science reading

Why wouldn't science reading be enjoyable? It's all in how you present it.
Talk it up...set an example (even if you have to fake it yourself)

Ask lots of ....have you ever noticed, have you...
Board: The VENT 04-06-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 8
Posted By parker
Annual Leave/Observations

Not all states have days in their contract designated as "annual leave" days. Holiday vacations are just days you don't work; nor can you earn extra time off (annual leave) as a reward/benefit for...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 04-03-2015, 04:14 AM
Replies: 1
Posted By parker

Good for both of you! You've both made a wise, mature decision.
Wishing you all the best.
Board: BusyBoard 04-02-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By parker
I got confused when you threw viewpoint, compare,...

I got confused when you threw viewpoint, compare, and point of view all into the mix.
I work with a lot of beginning teachers and this is an area that is usually confusing to them because they are...
Board: BusyBoard 04-02-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By parker
Fairy Tale Unit

I don't mean this to sound critical or's hard to get tone into posts. :)

Which resources you choose depends on what standard you are teaching and what your objectives are. It isn't...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-30-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 31
Posted By parker
I agree with the others, still no. He should...

I agree with the others, still no. He should find another place to live and sign a year's lease.

And like a previous is disturbing that you let CHILDREN decide when this man you've...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-30-2015, 05:26 AM
Replies: 31
Posted By parker
Too early

Oh, hell no. If you didn't have children, are an adult and would deal with whatever happens...however...

You have a teenage daughter and other children that "adore" him. (So, he's...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-29-2015, 05:10 AM
Replies: 10
Posted By parker
taxing retirement pensions

Just so you don't feel alone...NC started taxing NC teacher retirement pensions last summer. In addition, when I start collecting my teacher retirement pension I earned from another state (that does...
Board: BusyBoard 03-28-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 5
Posted By parker
War Horse

I agree with the others. I think this is a good book but the content is not intended for children in elementary school.
Board: BusyBoard 03-28-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By parker
Folktales and Fairytales

This is the best resource for defining and helping present lessons on genre that I've seen.

go to p. 33 for folktale and p. 24 for fables

Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-20-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 18
Posted By parker

I think it would be very interesting to see/hear about student responses after showing the first 12 pictures to students. I'd like to know what they infer from the photos and what might these...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-11-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By parker
Nipping and pulling

mooba has good advice on the nipping. Once your pup loses her puppy teeth (and it should be very soon) and grows her adult teeth, the nipping will not hurt as much and she should stop. Keep yelping,...
Board: BusyBoard 03-08-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By parker
Fantasy vs figurative language

Fantasy is a term used to describe a genre of writing. It is not a type of figurative language at all.

Figurative language is a tool, or technique(s), used by writers to help readers/listeners...
Board: Retired Teachers 02-11-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 29
Posted By parker
Liquid Nitrogen

is what is in the canister and is used to remove brown spots, warts, moles, etc. Yes, what it does is freeze the growth killing the cells so a blister will form. The blister will then scab. Once the...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-09-2015, 06:01 AM
Replies: 5
Posted By parker
Leash Walking

Teaching a dog to properly walk on a loose leash takes quite a bit of training over a long period of time. A 10 week old puppy is very, very young to expect any kind of leash walking skill. In human...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-08-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 16
Posted By parker
Exercise pen or crate

Solutions will depend on:
How old is your pup?
How big is the pup?
How long is the pup alone while you are gone?

Yes, it's completely normal for a puppy to shred pads. It's also...
Board: Retired Teachers 02-04-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 11
Posted By parker
Have dogs

Sonoma, since you are disabled, have you considered approaching service dog organizations?
They may be able to assist you in finding not only a great companion dog, but one who is trained to...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-01-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By parker

I always cook my rice blend in broth. Then you can always add things like water chestnuts, mushrooms, onion, celery, almonds, pecans, cranberries, garlic, sausage, roasted peppers, etc. ...of course...
Board: The VENT 01-31-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By parker
Stop talking about the test

I found myself constantly telling the students blah, blah will help you on the tests and stopped cold turkey, it wasn't easy, but I did it. I realized it was my own fear about how I would be scored...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-19-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 17
Posted By parker
Puppy Food

Before you choose a dog food, keep your pup on whatever he has been eating for awhile, even if it isn't the best or what you feel you want to feed. He will be stressed coming to a new home and...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-19-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 16
Posted By parker

Good fences make good neighbors and good dogs. Pay nothing to her, share nothing with her. She has shown you what she is; both she and her dog are untrustworthy. Make your own reports to animal...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-13-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 14
Posted By parker
Bathroom ideas

Just some ideas. I wouldn’t do all of these.

Find a niece piece of framed art or maybe even two to place above the toilet.

If no one truly uses the shower, find a nice big basket, fill...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-08-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 5
Posted By parker
An ex-pen

The best gift I ever bought for me or my puppies.

Buy one tall enough to contain her at her adult height and large enough for you to...

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