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Posts Made By: FlyfishGuy
Board: Retired Teachers 10-05-2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By FlyfishGuy
Very sorry to hear this , Ed. Can't say I know...

Very sorry to hear this , Ed. Can't say I know how you feel but I know how I've felt each time I've experienced the same situation. I've come to believe this final decision we sometimes have to...
Board: Sixth Grade 07-14-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 2
6th
 
Posted By FlyfishGuy
I taught 6th grade for 37 years in one district...

I taught 6th grade for 37 years in one district so I got to know 6th graders pretty well. I believe prechrswife gave you some spot-on great advice. Establish expectations in those first weeks and...
Board: The VENT 04-09-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By FlyfishGuy
Just a suggestion to perhaps help you feel a...

Just a suggestion to perhaps help you feel a little better. Google the old Shirley & Company Song "Shame, Shame, Shame" and dedicate it to whomever you feel deserves it. Of course I'm showing my...
Board: Retired Teachers 04-09-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By FlyfishGuy
This is my first year of retirement. One of my...

This is my first year of retirement. One of my flyfishing partners knew I would need to stay busy on the first day of school. He took a vacation day from his work and we went off on a day of...
Board: Retired Teachers 04-03-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By FlyfishGuy
Ed......It snowed here today! But then turned...

Ed......It snowed here today! But then turned warm in the afternoon. Typical early spring here in Maine.
Enjoy your spring.
Board: Retired Teachers 03-02-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 51
 
Posted By FlyfishGuy
I taught for 37 years in the same district and...

I taught for 37 years in the same district and retired last year at age 59.
Board: Retired Teachers 02-27-2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By FlyfishGuy
Ed- All of your day's activities sound great from...

Ed- All of your day's activities sound great from this wind-chilled vantage point. Glad to hear the 4 wt works. The closest I got to live fish lately was watching my wife's guppy have babies and...
Board: Retired Teachers 02-24-2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By FlyfishGuy
Ed-My head is spinning either from the fast-paced...

Ed-My head is spinning either from the fast-paced snowblowing I just did before the snow turned to rain or from that list of fishing you just provided. Until my wife retires the only snowbirding to...
Board: Retired Teachers 02-24-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By FlyfishGuy
Living Vicariously

Ed,

Glad to hear about your garden and I imagine you might be doing some fishing too. Both of those activities sound pretty good to me up here in Maine. My garden spot looks like that of Lisa53...
Board: Retired Teachers 12-08-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By FlyfishGuy
Ed, This snowbound flyfisherman in Maine...

Ed,

This snowbound flyfisherman in Maine enjoyed the description of your fishing trip. I must admit I'm a bit envious as well. In my first year of retirement I haven't hit my stride yet but I...
Board: Retired Teachers 10-31-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By FlyfishGuy
Trunk or Treat Surprise

This evening I went with my wife to her school's PTF sponsored Trunk or Treat. This is also the school in which I started my career and spent 21 years. Another 16 years were spent at the local...
Board: The VENT 10-22-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 23
 
Posted By FlyfishGuy
The idea of making every single minute...

The idea of making every single minute accountable was one of the changes I really disliked. Often the students remember the fun activities like your art lesson rather than more instruction. ...
Board: Retired Teachers 09-14-2018, 04:35 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By FlyfishGuy
I am finding the same thing. I am trying to do...

I am finding the same thing. I am trying to do as much at home for my wife who just returned to her 4th grade classroom after a year of being an ed tech. She has been exhausted for the first couple...
Board: The VENT 09-14-2018, 04:30 AM
Replies: 22
 
Posted By FlyfishGuy
You have received some really good advice from...

You have received some really good advice from others already but I'll add a couple of thoughts...and repeat some.
I just retired after 37 years of teaching 6th grade in the same community. Granted...
Board: Retired Teachers 09-04-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By FlyfishGuy
Ed, First of all my best wishes for you...

Ed,

First of all my best wishes for you folks down there as this storm approaches. My mother has a relative in La. but I'm not sure where. They talked this afternoon and she is preparing.

I...
Board: Retired Teachers 09-04-2018, 04:24 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By FlyfishGuy
Former Student's Success

I saw one of my former students in the local store the other day and walked away feeling very happy for the young man. It's always nice to see all former students but this interaction made my day.
...
Board: Retired Teachers 08-29-2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By FlyfishGuy
Thanks for all of the advice. It will take a few...

Thanks for all of the advice. It will take a few days I suppose but I'll figure things out.

Yes, flyfishing is a good start....and having supper ready for my wife!
Board: Retired Teachers 08-28-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By FlyfishGuy
First Retirement Day

I missed my first day of school since I was 5 years old...or... I experienced my first true day of retirement today after 37 years of teaching. My wife went back to her classroom after a year of...
Board: Retired Teachers 07-11-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By FlyfishGuy
I would second the motion as it being a great...

I would second the motion as it being a great move. You are in and near beautiful areas. It being a gathering place for family makes it all the better.

Good for you.
Board: Retired Teachers 07-10-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By FlyfishGuy
Maine's a great place to be...I better say that...

Maine's a great place to be...I better say that since I was born, raised, and still live here. Looks like the kind of spot we hope to buy someday. Can you disclose in what area of the state it is...
Board: Retired Teachers 06-17-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By FlyfishGuy
New and Soon To Be in the Club

I've been reading the posts here for a year or so as I have contemplated retiring this year. The insight from all of you folks has helped me along the way and tomorrow will be my last day of...



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