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Posts Made By: Cate_in_Mo
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-11-2016, 04:32 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Cate_in_Mo
Yea tree oil and Advil

Dang mean insects!
I have really good luck with tea tree oil on the sting, and ibuprofen to control the histamine response. 5-10mg/kg of your body wt. every 6 hours.
Board: BusyBoard 10-21-2016, 08:27 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Cate_in_Mo
Classroom gear

Each person brings one item from their classroom/office/work space. Provide a few items to each group (tape, clay, straws, harmonica (I always include a harmonica, just to make folks wonder))and ask...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-21-2016, 08:15 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Cate_in_Mo
B12 deficiency?

Sounds like you should see your dr or Np.
Vitamin B12 deficiency is another possibility...shows up in your age range.
I felt dreadful with no energy or appetite and racing irregular heart rate. My...
Board: The VENT 09-25-2016, 09:25 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By Cate_in_Mo
Get help with the small balls

My first year of teaching, I was a newly widowed mom with 4 kids (grades 2-7). I absolutely sent out my laundry! I would drop off 4 baskets of laundry on my way to school. After school I picked up 4...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-03-2016, 06:42 AM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By Cate_in_Mo
Bait and switch

Also, be aware that some college town landlords advertise great apt or house (One block from campus, covered parking, new appliances, etc) on internet. Students think they have found the perfect...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-03-2016, 06:29 AM
Replies: 21
 
Posted By Cate_in_Mo
SW Mo

I felt it here, south of Clinton Mo. Weird sensation.
I thought my daughter's giant dogs were visiting and romping.
Board: The VENT 09-03-2016, 06:17 AM
Replies: 30
 
Posted By Cate_in_Mo
Snow day

Often know the night before, but on the school day, we usually get a text by 6am.
We have had ice move in while the bus routes are being run, and the decision is whether to reverse the routes and...
Board: Paraprofessionals 08-28-2016, 02:53 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Cate_in_Mo
Half and half

I am half time teacher (Chemistry, Physics and Adaptive Science) and half time para.
During my para hours, I am paid $8.39/hour. That is the para wage regardless of experience or education. The half...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-28-2016, 02:33 PM
Replies: 25
 
Posted By Cate_in_Mo
Hair color

With dd hair, we found the Wal-Mart brand worked even better than Kool Aid. The most fun was making a paint consistency and using many colors for several girls for a sleepover.
Board: The VENT 08-28-2016, 02:16 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Cate_in_Mo
Critters

I have crickets.
Being a rural school, we also occasionally have tree frogs and small snakes.
Trust me, a juvenile snake in the junior high locker room is a sound you will never forget.
I am one...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-01-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 22
 
Posted By Cate_in_Mo
Np

I see a nurse practitioner who is certified in both Women's Health and Family Practice. I could see her corroborating physician if an issue was beyond her scope of practice, but haven't had the need....
Board: New Teachers 10-25-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By Cate_in_Mo
And ....

Two additional items:
1. You don't have to teach earth-shattering material each day. Some days you reinforce material and hold the line.
2. Breathe. Google 4-7-8 breathing. It really does help calm...
Board: New Teachers 10-25-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By Cate_in_Mo
Breathe

Okay. Announce a "reset" to your classes. You tried one style and it isn't working for you or your students. Tell the teens that without the right path, you can't help them reach math goals. No...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-25-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By Cate_in_Mo
Shower

I just arrived home from my daughter's shower. Was kind of weird to me (lots of emphasis on babies/grandbabies to come, tho my daughter has said they want to wait 3 years). That said, in my area,...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-25-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 28
 
Posted By Cate_in_Mo
Er

Other than start you on IV fluids, do you know of anything ER could do for you? The flu is a tough virus with a miserable course....If you are already taking Tamiflu, and you are pushing liquids,...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-24-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By Cate_in_Mo
Mole Day

Oh my, I am sorry I didn't see this yesterday. My students make wonderful moles from felt. This year's winners included Ninja Turtle, FFA and Patriotic Mole moles. The teens get really creative and...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-24-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 24
 
Posted By Cate_in_Mo
Flu shot

If you can take ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), taking a couple an hour or two before the flu shot might help control the histamine response that causes the lump. It has worked for me for several years,...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-24-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By Cate_in_Mo
survey

1. I once bought 5 of the 8 raffle tickets sold....still didn't win. So I skip the lottery.
2. Well, that's complicated. Have son's bearded Dragon, and neighbor's 4 horses are hanging out in my...
Board: BusyBoard 10-24-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Cate_in_Mo
You are stronger than you know

Trust yourself. If the armed intruder scenario ever occurred (rare, but terrifying), the massive adrenaline rush would most likely make you sharp, strong and resourceful.
Teachers deal with weird...
Board: High School 10-24-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Cate_in_Mo
Love the big kids

If teens make you laugh more than they annoy you, high school will be a good fit. I have taught Head Start through junior college. I enjoy my juniors and seniors the most. Since I have sent my own 4...
Board: BusyBoard 09-07-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By Cate_in_Mo
Caring for a sick kid

If it happens, you will focus on the child. Kids are usually mortified to hurl in class, and you will probably too busy to sympathy vomit.
I love the idea of preparing the kids for this...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-07-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By Cate_in_Mo
sounds familiar

My 4 were the same. Trust me, it will change. Especially when he gets his first big, nasty cold, his phone acts up, or his car shoots craps. He is just starting this adventure, he will need Mom...
Board: The VENT 09-07-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Cate_in_Mo
That's Sketchy

My daughter is a provisional teacher, teaching HS ELA and a student teacher at the same time. Her rural district did search, and hired her in mid-July. The school is less than an hour from her...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-02-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Cate_in_Mo
Furnace/AC Filter

I worked in Respiratory Therapy before I stayed teaching. Lots of allergy issues in our patient population. Frequently changing the filter in your air conditioner can really help with mild...
Board: The VENT 09-02-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 66
 
Posted By Cate_in_Mo
Flats

I am a 6'2" female science teacher. Not wearing heels....Not that they are very available in size 12 or sensible in an active lab.
I used to wear skirts and dress pants, but after the 3rd pair of...



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