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Posts Made By: dorothyw61
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 07-18-2010, 04:16 PM
Replies: 17
Posted By dorothyw61
Something to think about

I don't know about your daughter, but from age 11 on they want to change the colors/theme of their room often. My 13 year old has asked to change her room theme every year for the past 3 years. I...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 06-11-2010, 11:44 AM
Replies: 24
Posted By dorothyw61

In the district where I worked they eliminated positions instead of going by seniority. This was my 4th and tenure year. They eliminated my position (technology teacher). So I'm looking for a job...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 05-29-2010, 02:00 PM
Replies: 10
Posted By dorothyw61
5th grade

My daughter chose the oboe in fifth grade and still plays it (she's in 8th grade). In our district it is a starter instrument. As she gets older she thinks it's not cool to be in band so I doubt...
Board: Educational Technology 04-21-2010, 02:32 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By dorothyw61

I use ( and www.cybersmart,org (http://www.cybersmart,org) also. The students love the games on netsmartz.
Board: The VENT 04-16-2010, 07:11 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By dorothyw61
RIFed too

I can relate to exactly what you're saying. I've been RIFed too - my tenure year. In the district where I work they picked areas and let go of the non-tenured teachers in those areas instead of...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 04-04-2010, 11:43 AM
Replies: 92
Posted By dorothyw61

My son's name is Robert Christopher.
Board: ARCHIVE 03-31-2010, 04:12 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By dorothyw61
Thanks for sharing these!!

Thanks for sharing these!!
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 03-27-2010, 01:38 PM
Replies: 14
Posted By dorothyw61

Congratulations to your family and especially your son. My son has just gotten an opportunity for an Eagle project and he is jumping on it. He's only 14 but it' s a one time opportunity that he...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 03-10-2010, 09:07 PM
Replies: 21
Posted By dorothyw61
Pink slipped too

I just got my pink slip today. I've been in my district for 4 years. The part that kills me is as long as you are a classroom teacher you are OK in my district - even if you were just hired this...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 01-22-2010, 04:09 PM
Replies: 11
Posted By dorothyw61
The company that takes our school pictures also...

The company that takes our school pictures also publishes the yearbook. The company is Inter-State Studios. I can either download the software to my computer or use their on-line version. The neat...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 01-19-2010, 07:20 PM
Replies: 23
Posted By dorothyw61
Northern Illinois

It's $1.99 at Walmart and $1.79 at Aldi. It's the same price for whole, 2%, and skim.
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 01-19-2010, 07:18 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By dorothyw61
Don't need to save them

As long as your hard drive is not touched you'll be OK (and the hard drive and the mother board are two different pieces of hardware). Your favorites are stored under the C: drive, Documents and...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 01-19-2010, 07:11 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By dorothyw61

My son is a boy scout and at least 2-3 times a year we get to go to an eagle scout ceremony. I normally put $$ in a card if I don't know the boy very well. If I do know the boy well, we look for...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 01-16-2010, 07:12 AM
Replies: 13
Posted By dorothyw61
Me too

I go through this every year. I too have very dense breast tissue. I have been getting mammograms since I was 35. For a while it was get the regular mammogram, get called back, get the diagnostic...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 11-20-2009, 04:32 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By dorothyw61
Fischer Price

I also second the Fischer Price house. We have an older model that my 12 year old will not let me get rid of. I bought it used when she was 6 and the availability of all the different...
Board: ARCHIVE 10-20-2009, 07:37 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By dorothyw61
I use

an older version of Type to Learn along with the related programs Type for Fun, Type Through Time, and Type to Learn Assessment. I teach typing 20 minutes 2 times a week to third graders. They love...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 09-22-2009, 06:11 PM
Replies: 17
Posted By dorothyw61
Kyro syrup

My son was also constipated when he was an infant. Formula wasn't the issue because he was breastfed. The doctor told me to use dark Kyro syrup (I don't remember the amount, enough to make the milk...
Board: Educational Technology 09-13-2009, 02:30 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By dorothyw61
A USB cord does come with the Smartboard. Like...

A USB cord does come with the Smartboard. Like the PPs have said, it's a regular USB cord, except it is 6 feet long. If you need a longer one you can purchase them from most store that carry computer...
Board: Educational Technology 08-30-2009, 01:13 PM
Replies: 1
Posted By dorothyw61
I use antibacterial wipes. Once a week I wipe...

I use antibacterial wipes. Once a week I wipe down the keys with alcohol. I clean the keyboards once a week and if there's a lot of classes with sick students I wipe them down more frequently. ...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 08-16-2009, 04:36 PM
Replies: 42
Posted By dorothyw61
Love it

Very elegant and beautiful. No one will be able to upstage you in that dress.
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 08-06-2009, 07:52 PM
Replies: 1
Posted By dorothyw61
Just did one

I, along with 3 other people, planned our 30th (ugh!) reunion. We used Classmates and Facebook to communicate the info. A website was also created to share info. A group was created on Facebook. ...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 08-05-2009, 07:25 PM
Replies: 170
Posted By dorothyw61

Congratulations!!!!! You truly are an inspiration.
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 07-30-2009, 04:36 PM
Replies: 14
Posted By dorothyw61
Allthird mine too

My husband also drives for UPS. He has been there for 25 years - 23 of them with package car. He went into driving semis a year and a half ago. He works mostly 2nd or 3rd shift. He swears by his...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 07-23-2009, 02:58 PM
Replies: 45
Posted By dorothyw61

Voted! REB you are truly an inspiration for those of us that need to lose weight.
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 07-15-2009, 10:51 AM
Replies: 11
Posted By dorothyw61
Hate mine

I have black granite with gold flecks in it called black galaxy. It looks beautiful and the gold glistens in the light, but it shows everything. We are constantly wiping it. I use a damp cloth and...

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