Wednesday, February 18, 2009

You can't give that to the kids...

We had our Valentine's Day party on Thursday this year so that we could have all the kids together, because Valentine's Day was on a Saturday. We also had Monday and Tuesday off so Today was the first day back. Our dear para Rosie had forgotten her Valentine's and was handing them out to the kids. There were a few kids who weren't in yet so she left them on the table. Stefanie comes in a little while later and shows me the Valentine's. Each Valentine has 2 pieces of candy taped to them. I think to myself how sweet she is and then Stefanie points out the type of candy that Miss Rosie has brought in. Miss Rosie has taped Bailey's Irish Creme candies onto all of our classes Valentine's. Boy was she embarassed.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Where's Phillip?

Today we had a class outing to the Target and Petsmart near by. As we were getting onto the bus. I did a head count, and then called Stef to do a head count. 16 kids, perfect. We get back to school and quickly prepare for 4th period. My math class comes in gets their work together and is ready to go. "Where's P.L.?" I ask
"Oh he's in the bathroom." Great, well let's get started. I start the fluency test and get the class prepared started. 5 minutes passes. P.L. is stillin the bathroom? I walk next door, no P.L. I call Cheryl over.
"Have you seen P.L.?" We walk down the hall to towards the bathroom. We stop a passing teacher and ask him if he would check the bathroom. No P.L. Now I start to panic. I head down the hall to Academic Support where Stef is working.
"Have you seen P.L." I ask
"No, was he on your bus?" Stef asks
"No, I don't think so, was he on yours?" I'm beginning to really freak out now.
"No, have you seen him since we got back?"
"No, you don't think he's at Target still do you?"
"I'don't know, should we run up there?" I walk quickly back to my class. Cheryl suggests that we call Target and Petsmart. Stefanie decides to head up to PetsMart. No answer at Target.
I run back to my computer to look up Target's number, when Cory calls. "A.S., broke his leg." Cory says before I can say hello.
"WHAT!?!?! Are you kidding me?" I shriek into the phone. I really can't handle this now.
"Just kidding, no, I have to go.... blah blah blah" I didn't hear the rest because now that I didn't have to worry about A.S., I started to worry about. P.L. again.
"Hey, Cory have you seen P.L.?"
"Oh yeah, didn't you read the note, him mom took him to the Dentist."
"WHAT!" Oh, the breath returns to my body.

Later I log into Powerschool to take attendance. Guess I should've done that first. I would have saw that he'd been excused. OOOPS!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Pencil Free Diet

It's been a while since I've posted anything, so I thought that I would post a story from last year. I used to have a can of pencils that I provided for the students, however I was CONSTANTLY having to replenish them as they were disappearing faster than I could keep up with them. I jokingly asked my class if they were eating the Pencils and ATO replied "Ms. O. I'm on a pencil free diet."