Friday, November 6, 2015

The Ugly


Some days I should really just turn off my phone.

Last Friday. The day before Halloween. Many of the kiddos were in costume.

It was a minimum day (end of the quarter). So, not only were they wound up due to Halloween, but they were also anticipating and early release from school.

Oh, and I must mention that we had a fire drill.

So, the day was bad enough. Add in that I had a 7th grade class. That has had a succession of subs since the beginning of the year. (The teacher's out on maternity leave.)

This is the recipe for chaos.

Yeah, it was bad. By the end of the day I had no voice left. I'll leave it at that.

Have a pleasant weekend.

18 comments:

  1. Hope today goes better than last Friday!

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  2. Hope you have a great weekend! The weather here in Kansas is beautiful. Hope it is in California too!

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  3. And I'm sure there was more than a little pre-Halloween candy binges to just hype them up even more. Maybe you should get a megaphone.

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  4. Now I can see why some schools don't allow kids to dress up for Halloween. It causes havoc all around!

    enjoy the weekend too!

    betty

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    1. I don't think it was the dressing up that was the problem. They would have been wound up anyway.

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  5. I hope you're recovering, and I hope that recovery involves wine.

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  6. Oh, how I hate pre- Halloween days at school. That and Valentine's Day (elem. school). But, you survived, which is amazing!
    I am surprised the school doesn't bring in a long-term sub. Having a succession of subs messes with the students' minds.

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    1. They did have a long-term sub at the beginning. When his time was up (subs get a max of 30 days in one assignment), they weren't able to get another long-term sub for the remainder of the teacher's leave.

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  7. Ughh-that must have been horrible. Hope your voice recovered and that you don't have another class like this for a while

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  8. Plus it was a full moon Liz! The finishing touch to a recipe for disaster.

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    1. Oh, I had completely forgotten the full moon. Yep, that was a contributing factor. Definitely.

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    1. It was. Unfortunately, I've had worse.

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  10. Why was there no permanent replacement made for the teacher on leave? No wonder the kids were less than fab...reckon if there was a meeting of their parents, that might get rowdy too.

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    1. There was a long-term sub at the beginning of the school year. But the way things work around here, a sub can only cover one class for a max of 30 days. So, when the long-term sub's time was up, they never found another. Not sure why.

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  11. Well, on the upside, at least it was a short day. Hope you've recovered!

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