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Posts Made By: Top Cat
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-27-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By Top Cat
Hfcs

Did the bread contain high-fructose corn syrup? HFCS was added to baked goods in the late 70s as a preservative. That is why Twinkies have such a long shelf life.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-24-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By Top Cat
If you have G I tract issues, the low FODMAP diet...

If you have G I tract issues, the low FODMAP diet is very helpful. It is similar to the Specific Carb diet which is supposed to be good for you and will help with health issues. I have also heard...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-22-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By Top Cat
True

I am a strawberry blonde, and when I have dental work, we start with Valium and then twice as many shots to numb the area.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-18-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By Top Cat
The EC Life Planner is smaller than the teacher...

The EC Life Planner is smaller than the teacher planner. The ECLP is small enough that it can fit in your purse or tote, which is great! I love mine! Mine goes to December so I don't need one yet,...
Board: The VENT 06-18-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Top Cat
West Coast is right about the punishment reason....

West Coast is right about the punishment reason. Some principals do that to anyone who disagrees with them. Been there, done that.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-17-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Top Cat
Kind of surprised they are doing it from his...

Kind of surprised they are doing it from his viewpoint.
Board: The VENT 06-17-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By Top Cat
I would switch. I went from heavily Title I to no...

I would switch. I went from heavily Title I to no Title I, and my kids still have problems reading, solving math problems, etc. They just don't have the worries that very low ses students do.

You...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-16-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 30
 
Posted By Top Cat
My DD who is 17 said silver sandals are the way...

My DD who is 17 said silver sandals are the way to go.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-13-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By Top Cat
I live in NM and we have never told kids what...

I live in NM and we have never told kids what they could or couldn't eat. We do try to encourage healthy food choices, but that's it.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-13-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Top Cat
Always pay more on whatever has the highest...

Always pay more on whatever has the highest interest rate first. That will save you more money in the long run.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-13-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Top Cat
I have a summer cleaning list, a to-do for school...

I have a summer cleaning list, a to-do for school list, as well as a stack of books to read. I do one thing from each list each day, take some time to read, and then garden, watch tv, etc.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-12-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 23
 
Posted By Top Cat
I live in NM and in some communities near the...

I live in NM and in some communities near the southern border, the TP goes in the toilet- there are signs all over the ladies room saying to flush it and NOT put it in the trash.
Board: BusyBoard 06-12-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 38
 
Posted By Top Cat
I am on my 7th school. I have taught for 30 years.

I am on my 7th school. I have taught for 30 years.
Board: The VENT 06-10-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By Top Cat
Don't feel guilty--there are always children who...

Don't feel guilty--there are always children who need you to be their teacher. I've taught in 2 Title I schools and in one high ses school. Kids are still kids and still need someone to care about...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-10-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By Top Cat
This is the reason we belong to the local country...

This is the reason we belong to the local country club. Big pool, fewer kids, less pee....
Board: The VENT 06-10-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By Top Cat
And what is it with them wanting me to provide my...

And what is it with them wanting me to provide my own ink pen to write the check and my own stamp to mail it?? They should provide all of that to me!

And if they want me to do it digitally they...
Board: The VENT 06-08-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 27
 
Posted By Top Cat
That was how it was done in the past

This year it was done a bit differently. Our evaluations are based heavily on student test scores. Our P. said if someone could show they had a poor evaluation due to being given too many low/problem...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-07-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Top Cat
Could you tell them

That having a toga party will make it all better? Or at least a good food fight....
Board: The VENT 06-02-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By Top Cat
We get 3 hours after the kids are gone. That's...

We get 3 hours after the kids are gone. That's it. You have to turn in your keys at the end of the last day. I do a lot after school each day that last week.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-02-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 24
 
Posted By Top Cat
Benefit Roller Lash is awesome!

Benefit Roller Lash is awesome!
Board: Teachers' Lounge 05-30-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By Top Cat
Our last day was May 22. We go back August 7.

Our last day was May 22. We go back August 7.
Board: The VENT 05-24-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 23
 
Posted By Top Cat
My class

1 who is monolingual in a language no one else speaks
4 others who are ESL
1 who is SLD and autistic
2 that I believe are undiagnosed ADD
2 who have 60+ tardies/absences
2 who are "not a...
Board: Substitute Teachers 05-17-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By Top Cat
Kahluablast is right

Earlier this year I traded duties with a fellow staff member who had gotten permission to leave right at the bell for a Drs appointment. It was testing season and she didn't want to miss during the...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 05-12-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 22
 
Posted By Top Cat
It's not them… it's YOU! If you were only...

It's not them… it's YOU!

If you were only half as great as you think you are. . . .

It's "library"-- not "li-berry!"

Shut the H@ll up!
Board: The VENT 04-30-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Top Cat
Preaching to the choir

Yep! Same issues with tattling and bullying. My mantra for today is "16 more days!" along with "wine makes it all better."


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