Sunday, May 17, 2009
Just checking in
It has been a hard week for me, Wednesday was my Mamaw's birthday and I was missing her. I am so happy that she is no longer hurting, I just miss hearing her voice and the uplifting things she use to say to me. She was someone that always, always made me feel good about me. Anyway enough of that, It was a calm week at pre-school, one of my students that is harder was absent 2 of the days that I worked, he has been increasingly more difficult, so I am glad that there are just a few more weeks of school for me to teach in the 2 yr old room. Next year I am suppose to be the art teacher for the whole pre-school but I think I really need a different job. Pray for me, I will be praying for something that is right for me, that is encouraging, that I can help my family more with the money I make. They don't want to give me more than 2 days next year at the pre-school and I really need to have more hours than that. Also they tell me one thing and then the next thing I know they back out or they act like I am asking off for everything. Case in point... When I hired on I wanted to be able to do the school parties with my younger childs class they said no problem they didn't have a big budget so they needed some days off anyway and that would help. When I reminded them what days they were they acted like I was letting them down because I wouldn't be there for the pre-schools parties and continued to ask me each time if I could be at pre-school that day. Also they told me they followed my city's school schedule but when it came right down to it they did not follow all holidays and days the school was out. When I told them I couldn't work those days because I need to be at home with my children they acted like I should have a babysitter or let my 13 year old be in charge of the house and my 7 year old all day. I'm sorry did she have a kid I didn't know about? It is NOT her job to take care of her sister, she is not the Mom. I don't mean I don't trust her either, but that is a long time to leave her in charge and I don't believe it is fair to her. I do let her take care of her sister for shorter periods of time once in a while but I don't think her day off from school should be used that way especially if they told me they followed my schools schedule. If I knew in advance I could make arrangements but they would wait until the day or two before and then act like I was imposing on them for not being able to work that day. If you want me to have a babysitter give me the whole schedule for the year and I'll work on the days that we don't match. Whew! I had to get that out it has been bothering me for some time. I feel no one really bothers to be considerate at the pre-school. Don't you think you should be told if the other teacher you are working with is not coming in for the day. Don't you think that might be information I would need as fast as possible?? Yes, I get that people get sick, that is not the issue, it is a issue that when someone calls in sick and I then have to do the lesson for that day that I am not told the other person is coming at all! I find out sometimes about 5 min.s before they are suppose to show up ( which is about 1 hour and a half after I have started for the day) Just so we are all clear what this means. It means I can't leave the room because I am the only adult in a room full of 7-10 2 year olds, I have to ask someone to cover my room to go to the bathroom, get cots, put sheets in dryer or anything else that is needed for my kids. The office staff knows I can't leave the room with kids in it, and know that I need all these things but do not ask if I need them. I have to call at the door until someone hears me (sometimes they are not even in the office) Anyway the whole things frustrates me to no end. Next year if I am still there I will not be stuck in a room I can't leave ever. I won't have to watch children take a nap. What a complete waste of time. I try to bring something to do, or read but sometimes don't get out of my house with it. I go around cleaning the room, so I won't fall asleep but I am also afraid I will wake someone up. Oh and if the other teacher who is the head teacher comes in she won't let me clean because she says (D) is a light sleeper. Whatever I clean when she is not in there and he has never woken up! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Ok I am better now. Thanks for letting me dump, I am almost thinking being a substitute teacher would be better than this. I did that before when I lived in Barnsdall and I wasn't thrilled with that either. But it would pay better and I might even get more hours, but it is pretty abusive, at least it was the last time I did it. Well I'm off to bed so I hope your day is stress free tomorrow and as least I have some flowers to look at before I go to bed and when I get up in the morning, my husband thought I was mad because he ate some chocolate that a student gave me for teacher appreciation day, I told him I would share, I just thought there was some left!? I asked him about it and grumped at him and then forgot about it. He brought me flowers, coke and chocolate. HA! He is the best. Gotta love him! Well I will check in later in the week with everyone. Heather glad to hear you got so much done. Lisa, I haven't seen a new post lately,(but enjoy your blog) Becca, glad you had so much fun at the ball game, I will have to come see one for the boys soon. Christi, you really need to call me and get on facebook so I can play(oops I mean talk) with you soon. Kim, can't wait to see what you cook up next. I made texas chili in the crock with deer meat last week. Love you all..