Do you ever feel you are in a different "place"

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  1. MissFrizzle

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    Thanks Missy:angel: If only you were a principal:D
     
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    Is there still an all-girls boarding school in Brentwood? I think it was St. Joseph's. Maybe not.
     
  3. kinderkids

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    Frizz......maybe Alice has some connections at Catholic schools. Don't you live very close to each other?
     
  4. Aliceacc

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    Yep, actually we're probably a mile or two apart.

    The only "connections" I have are within my own building, and it's not elementary or Special Ed-- the 2 areas where Miss Frizz is certified. But of course I'll keep my ears open!
     
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    I think there is.... I don't know. I will be resuming the search and will be sure to look into it.
     
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    Alice, is always helping out and passing along info. It's just very tough to land an interview....., but there's always this year's search, and I am having my resume updated next week, so hopefully something will come out of it.
     
  7. Aliceacc

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    I know there is St. Joseph's in Brentwood. and that there's a HS. I'm not sure about elementary. Miss Frizz, it would be on the list you got from the diocese last year.

    And Holy Family here in town is changing principals (and there's a new pastor this year) So send them a new set as well.
     
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    I will look into it Alice, thanks!
     
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    Doc, I agree with you about those early morning hours! Most studies show that teenagers need more sleep than toddlers, and a school that started at noon would be ideal for them. (for me, too.) (Actually, for me, school that started at 8:00 p.m. would be ideal.)

    Oh wait. Where I teach now, I don't have to go in 'til 1:30 p.m. most days. . . .

    (8:30 two days)

    I love this level.
     
  10. Grammy Teacher

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    Frizz, I love your avatar and quote. What's the kitty's name? Is she the only one you have? I forgot!
     
  11. runsw/scissors

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    I wish my school started later, 8:30 would be nice. Right now the kids begin arriving at 7:40 and classes begin at 8:00.
     
  12. MissFrizzle

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    That's my girl:love: Her name was the name she came to us with- Guinevere

    Her brother is Lancelot

    I think it's a pretty neat name..... although the vet has about twenty different spellings for her each time we visit. Haha

    She is definitely our baby.... in fact, when we do have kids, she will probably need intense "therapy" to deal with it.
     
  13. Alaskanteach

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    Kids arrive usually between 6:45 and 7:15... classes start at 7:30..:eek:
     
  14. Upsadaisy

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    I used to feel like an idiot telling the vet, "No. She spells it L-a-c-e-y, not Lacy."
     
  15. runsw/scissors

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    Oh yuck!
     
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    Kids start to arrive at 7:20, school begins at 7:35. ICK! I hate mornings!
     
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    ha ha ha ha ha snicker, gulp. Ohhh TG, you tickle me. That was a goood come back! I will have to tell my mom that one. I know my dad would get a kick out of it!!
    Thanks, was having trouble thinking of funny things to tell my parents... when I see them. :: sigh:: but that's another story.
    munchkin
     
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    munchkin, glad to have given you a chuckle.

    Um, do I infer correctly that you could do with a hug?
     
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    yep. Its been a rough 8 or so weeks. But let's keep this one on the upbeat! Thanks for the hug offer. Thought I felt a bit warmer :)

    Could use it too, its 13 degrees out there tonight!! BRRRRRR
    time for my snuggly blankie.
    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
     
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    kinderkids,
    so you hate mornings? I hate the hours between 1:30 and 3:00. That's aresnic time for me!!! Ya know when you're tired, need a nap , want a nap, down to the enormous nonstop yawns, the fuzzy thinking, eyeburning drooping urge to lay your head down and catch a few zzzz's? BUITTT you can't cause that's when the students are winding down for the school day and you have to cram that last bit of info into them, pack 'em up for dismissal, don't forget the homework assignments, handing out last minute PTO notices, and then the afterschool duties of car riders, walkers who refuse to walk quietly in the halls or safely between the cars, bus riders who goof around until they miss their buses and then whine to you that they need to call home... etc etc...
    That's why I call it the arsenic hour(s). WHen all tempers are short, tempers are hot, things are said, that shouldn't be said.... and all you want to do is sit in a quiet corner, pull up a blanket and maybe suck down a few dozen chocolate swiss rolls.....
     
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    Arsenic works. Laudanum's good too.
     
  22. Upsadaisy

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    Did you know that arsenic in small doses makes for beautiful, clear skin? True. Though I won't be trying it.

    I actually have almost nodded off while reading aloud to the kids. Particularly if I've eaten too many carbs at lunch. It's a great incentive for choosing only books I really enjoy to read aloud .....
     
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    I think I heard it was used in makeup at one point.
     
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    from 1:30-3:00 is a crazy and loud time in my class too. I always need a nap too
     
  25. Aliceacc

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    Well, folks, we just finished WWIII

    After Kira's birthday party, we decided that her 8 year old cousin Courtney could sleep over. The problem: Both almost-7 year old Julia and 8 year old Brian want exclusive rights to Courtney for the evening!

    After negotiations that would rival any military treaty, we finally settled on sleeping arrangements: We dragged Brian's mattress and the cot into the girl's room. Kira is happiest, as always, in her own bed. Brian is in Julia's bed. Between the two, Courtney is sleeping on the cot. At their feet is the mattress, where Julia is sleeping.

    How do you make those Duck Farts again? I could use a cocktail!
     
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    Alice,

    Make it a double:D :confused:
     
  27. TeacherGroupie

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    Hm. Four kids in one room? Sounds like a quadruple to me...
     
  28. Aliceacc

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    See, you guys understand me!
     
  29. TeacherGroupie

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    We could have a grand ladies' night, we could...
     
  30. Aliceacc

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    Serioiusly!

    Miss Frizz and I are a mile or so apart. But then there's the whole continent-in-the-way thing where you're concerned...
     
  31. TeacherGroupie

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    Yes, well... maybe some district out that way could use a big ol' inservice on getting test scores up without trashing the good parts of the curriculum?
     
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    Hmmmmmmm, I would attend even if I weren't aware of just how knowledgeable you are on the topic. There are SEVERAL local districts in dire need, including one that was taken over by the state (the first one ever) a few years ago and is still failing.
     
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    Hmmmmmmm, indeed, Alice...
     
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    Forget duck farts. I'm drinking Big Butt!
     
  35. Aliceacc

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    I'm afraid to even ask what that is!!

    Actually, I just polished off most of a mug of hot chocolate.
     
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    My life is dull without all the chaos that comes with little ones at home! That's why we seek out the grandson so much...Today we took him to Chuckie Cheese! What a blast, but even more fun later playing at his house with him. At one point we were all playing "pigs," rolling on the floor in pretend mud! That's my idea of a great afternoon.
     
  37. runsw/scissors

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    Beer, actually. I had never seen it until tonight. The label shows two rams butting heads, but I think it's a clue about what could happen if you drink too many!;)
     
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    The hot chocolate sounds glorious, Alice. With maybe a little brandy?

    A couple of the beers made not far from here have names I probably can't type on A to Z without encountering asterisks.
     
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    Gee, the brandy sounds good. I wish I had thought of it!
     
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    Good night John Boy!
     

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