So Many Colours
So glad we were able to find Fair Trade chocolate for Easter this year. Sshhhhh - don’t tell. It’s a secret.

So glad we were able to find Fair Trade chocolate for Easter this year. Sshhhhh - don’t tell. It’s a secret.

Complete doofus.

Complete doofus.

Snowing

So it is snowing again. Buses were cancelled, which meant my teen age son was home, my husband had no students at his school, but my school was full - we have no buses.

I am so done with the cold. But the biggest impact for our family is our heating bill. For the 2 months of December and January, our heating bill was 50% more than it was last year. For the months of February and March, our bill was 100% more than last year. We have cancelled plans in order to be able to pay these bills. It will have a huge impact on our budget this year.

when a student gives you attitude because you actually require her to complete her work

listenlearninspireteach:

wincherella:

nerdismysuperpower:

All the time

Story of my life!

You have no idea.

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on that sad height,
Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

tortallmagic:

Olaf as some of the Disney Princesses!!!!!!

Hello! I was just wondering about something you posted in your text post about subbing. How is it that you were able to sub during college? If you had not completed your education degree / gotten certified yet, how were you allowed to sub? Is this a common thing in the United States (I am from Canada). If you don't mind sharing, curious minds would love to know. Thanks!
Anonymous

theimprobablefiction:

Hi Anon! In New Jersey, you only need 60 credits (roughly two years of college) to be eligible for a substitute certification. You have to be fingerprinted, background checked, and pay fees (I think I paid about $150, which was state/county and also for my background check… It’s been a while). However, in some districts, they will also pay you more per day if you have a bachelor’s degree/a degree specifically in education.

I can only speak from my experience in New Jersey though. Now I’m curious… Hey followers, what are the substitute teaching requirements for your state?

Here you pretty much have to be a certified teacher (Ontario). Each school board has a supply list. You have to apply to be on the list.
They take applications a few times a year. Almost all supplies come from this list. There is a provision for schools to habe a few people on an “uncertified” supply list. These are usually certified teachers who have not yet made it on to the official apply list. Schools can only use uncertified people of a job goes unfilled. This occasionally happens near the end of the year if teachers decide to take sick days to use them up.

I want to go to Niagara Falls so badly.

wincherella:

ambedu:

ambedu:

Might be slightly Office inspired.

Right now the boy and I am planning on going next summer!

Excellent place for a meet up. 

Come to the Cdn side.