Let the holidays begin....
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|Fri, 11-18-2005 - 10:25pm|
I had my meeting with the pscho parents on Tuesday. We revised Junior's behavior plan and totally took out any requirement to call mom. It wasn't helping anyways. Last Friday, when I was out, my assistant took him to the phone twice to call. He didn't get the desired response the first time, so he was even worse.
I had both my principal and my supervisor in the meeting with me, and they both had my back. The mom started fussing about how we YELL at her child. My principal spoke up and said that she'd never heard us yell at a child, and that the school has a no-yelling policy, and that she passes our door about 50 times a day, so that if there was yelling going on, she would know. Of course the mom admitted that she yells at Junior, and has to take a time-out herself sometimes.
Then the principal said something that really set the mom off - something about her child being one of the most difficult of the 600 at the school - or something. The mom got all teary and tried to run out of the room - except the door was too heavy and it kept hitting her. SHe was gone for the rest of the meeting - kind of nice. She told my principal that she wanted her to write a letter so she could transfer her child. When my principal followed up on that and asked what she should put in the letter, the mom backed off of that one. LOL!
I swear I heard the kid say something today about us always being happy and why don't we get mad - that he was going to make up MAD. He's kind of cute when he smiles.
THursday, I had a kid get recommended for expulsion because he had weed on the bus the day before. Not a kid that I would pick to lose, but they take that kind of stuff fairly seriously. You can beat the stuffing out of someone, but they draw the line at drugs. ALso on Thursday, I had Junior from above wanting to beat up 3 kids after lunch and mom pitching a fit in the front office. My principal called me to her office "by the back way" so she could get the info from me before the parents attacked her. WHile that's going on, my wheelchair kid needs to do #2 (a 2-person operation) and I have 10 kids in my math class. His condom catheter came off in the transfer, and it is really hard to put on a new one while wearing gloves.
OH, was I supposed to be teaching the comprehensive curriculum in there somewheres?
A week of holidays! Bring 'em on.