Thursday, March 15, 2012
YOU NAME IT...THEY TOOK IT!
Well, I shouldn't have been surprised, but my desk had been RANSACKED! Every paperclip, stapler, pen, marker, sticky note and pair of scissors had been taken! They even took the peds (small socks) I use to clean off dry erase boards and my jar of Mancala tokens.
I spent a good hour cleaning desks, wiping down surfaces... REALLY? You can't at least erase the board before you leave... picking up trash and putting things back where they belonged.
Then I sorted through tons of papers and went through the multiple piles of STUFF that were just left around. Finally, I collected a few books and such to plan with at home. I was there...with Sam....he was a very good boy....for almost 2 hours and at least the room is organized again.
I know I am VERY organized....which should make things easier on a sub....but is it too much to ask just to follow the plans and keep the kids away from a teacher's desk. I have been a sub before and I NEVER allowed students to get anything off the teacher's desk. Ugghh!
Last time I had a long term sub (3 years ago when Sam was born), a student actually called 911 from the class phone with the sub in the room and when I checked the history on the computer, I could tell that, that is where the sub spent 90% of his time.
I am so thankful that we are starting the BIG STATE MANDATED TEST next week. It will give me more time to plan.
WATCH OUT KIDDOS.....THE TEACHER IS BACK! GGGRRRRR!