Let the holidays begin....

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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.

Karen

 


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Sat, 11-19-2005 - 7:29am

We had 2 kids expelled for drugs--one brought it, the other used it! Both SPED. They're not allowed to go to the "boot camp" school (the second chance school), because drugs and weapons just aren't allowed..major offense (fighting is okay). So instead, I have to send homebound assignments (since they're SPED) for the entire year. And we can't send lesson plans...we have to write the GLEs we're using for each day and what we're doing including any handouts and page numbers in the textbook. Then, these HB teachers usually make their own lesson plans and don't even USE what we sent!

Alysha


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Registered: 08-26-2000
Sat, 11-19-2005 - 9:25am

I think when I die, I might like to come back as a homebound teacher. Or maybe not. Some of those homes, I'm glad that I don't have to see.

We had to do that last year for one of my kids that got hit by a car. I tried to help the HB teacher as much as possible. I just kept a folder and put handouts in it as we did it. Then she wanted answer keys...

Drugs and weapons are two of the few things that will land our kids at an alternative site this year. Guess I'd rather have them in a school setting than running the streets.

Karen

 


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Registered: 03-24-2003
Sat, 11-19-2005 - 4:00pm

All I can say is we've all seen it and really do understand. If we had more parents that really wanted to raise well-educated, responsible, polite, hard-working, respectful kids, we might get time to teach. As it is, the lazy troublemakers with psycho parents take up so much time that the others aren't getting educated and teachers are going crazy. Sometimes I wonder why we do it.


Hang in there. A whole week of vacation? We get Wed-Sunday and are back on Monday. The K-12 schools only get Thursday - Sunday. Lucky you!


Sherry


Sherry

 

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Registered: 03-25-2003
Sat, 11-19-2005 - 11:24pm

One homebound teacher we haven't heard from in quite a few weeks. The other hasn't sent anything back for me, but did send a note to the SS teacher that these papers need to be graded OR she can send a key and the HB teacher will grade it. I started writing up keys for the things I was sending this week, but not sure if I brought them home or not. Will have to print again otherwise because I don't have blank copies at home and she's coming at 8am Monday.

At the beginning of the year, we had 2 homebound students now both with us again (4-wheeler accident and surgery due to problems child was born with). One HB teacher didn't send ANYTHING back to us and the other sent stuff that definitely wasn't what I sent her.

However, I would NOT want to be a homebound teacher!! And what I really don't get is the fact that they only spend 30 minutes twice/week with the child. This is to cover EVERYTHING for the week (7 classes, 50 minutes per day EACH). And the child is supposed to be responsible for everything???? Most of the kids are SPED anyway! But how can the child teach himself? (We won't bring parental involvement into the picture...of the 4 HB students I've had, I can only say good things about the involvement of one.)

Alysha