Survived Opening Day

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Registered: 08-26-2000
Survived Opening Day
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Fri, 08-19-2005 - 4:55pm

Well, well, we lived to tell about it.

As far as I could tell, it was a routine opening day. Our office staff seemed a little stressed, though, and the dignitaries (Sp?) from the central office finally decided to show up this afternoon. Some of our classes are big, but that can happen even if you haven't had 100+ new kids transfer to your school in the last 2 weeks.

One of our science teachers was complaining about having 28 in her class. My 4th grader has 29 in his class at his parochial school. The difference would be, though, that last night 28 of the 29 kids in my son's class had parents show up for Open House, and the other 1 had a prior committment. You wouldn't quite find that percentage of support at the school I teach at.

I have 12 kids so far in my resource class. One is under House Arrest and sporting a nice Martha Stewart ankle bracelet. Another just got out of detention yesterday for breaking and entering.

My assistant is in charge of ID pictures so we had a steady stream of new kids in our classroom today getting ID's. Chatting with them, this has been a great opportunity for them. They are thrilled to be at our school. A few seemed sad.

We'll see how things shake out as time goes by.

Karen

 


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Registered: 03-24-2003
Fri, 08-19-2005 - 6:40pm

One down and ??? to go! At least it wasn't as bad as it could have been with all the new kids and the confusion that comes from the change.

Sherry

 

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Registered: 06-04-2003
Sat, 08-20-2005 - 8:52pm

Way to go!! Glad you made it through!! Don't worry it will fly by before you know it. It always does.

Ankle bracelets?? House Arrest?? Breaking and Entering?? Man oh man!! Our kids are screwed up!! Geez...

Well keep us posted, way to go, hang in there and all the other teacher clches that sound great in theory!!! *lmao*

GT34

Hey Sherry, please tell your daughter to slap the HELL out of that mom for me. People are so stupid. They don't take care of a child's baby teeth cause they think there is no need. However, it creates bad habits so when the permanent teeth do come, they ruin those too. She is a BLEEPING IDIOT!!