Question...(btw I HATE cupcakes. hehehe)
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|Tue, 10-07-2008 - 8:14pm|
Okay this seems petty next to the babysitting post, but I just hav eto ask...
I am a sub. Today I had 1st graders. A school I am very familiar with but a teacher who I really didn't know htat well. BTW, I know principal very well and she would back me up - but really I feel that I work for the teachers and want them to be happy. This teacher is great too, her class was run like a fine oiled machine. Everythign was detailed and organized. It was a pleasure to help her out. But then...
At 3pm we were to have a b-day party w/ a parent bringing cupcakes. So I had everything finished and was waiting (the kids were making posters). Mom is a no show. AT 3:25 she shows up. We dismiss at 3:35. If it was MY classroom I would have said it's too late for the punch but we can sing and send the cupcakes home w/ the kids (which I am SURE the parents would jsut love - NOT).
But, as a sub I felt obligated to have the party. So we did and boy did I rush it. lol Who knows what the parent thinks of me (who cares? lol, okay I do a bit) .
So, in GENERAL (being that I can't ask each teacher b/c they are sick or in meetings when I sub for them) can I tell parents you are LATE the kids will hav eot take them home?
I know it seems silly, but we had such a good day and it was so organized, and I love organized and I know - if I want my own class to go get one, but I am just asking. What would you think if a sub said no, you were late they'll have to take them home? What would you think as a mom bringing the snacks?
The result of her being late is the bus kids were late, the class was late getting out, it was much messier for the custodian (the kids tried to clean up) and I most importantly I was very very late picking up my own kids from their school (not to mention I didn't get paid for that extra time).