Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Boy has it been a long week. I've been sub-ing a lot lately. I subed 2 and a half days last week (pre-K and 3rd), and so far 3 days this week (pre-K and 4th). I'm slotted for 4th grade tomorrow, Friday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Monday (my birthday), I'm back in court for more jury duty.
I'm sub-ing so much because our pre-K teachers have had required classes that they have been attending. Then, one of our fouth grade teacher's husband is really sick. He had surgery about three months or so ago to replace some old slings in his abdomen, and recovery from the surgery has not gone well. She has the rest of the year off school.
The summer probably will be almost as busy with VBS, a week of theater camp for my little one, and two weeks of theater camp (plus show dates and extra rehearsals) for my older one. Plus, the girls will be getting all their entries for the fair ready. And, summer is only 8 and a half weeks long. Then, we are back to school.
Yawn, I get tired just thinking about it.
Friday, May 14, 2010
Well, I've been waiting for the call; and after calling and leaving a message, I finally got that call. My older daughter was "promised" a major part in Alice in Wonderland, Jr. Well, I wouldn't call what she got a major part, but I would call it a major job.
She got the part of Matilda, Alice's sister, who is trying to teach Alice a history lesson. I know she has one of the very first songs in the show. Then, she has a costume change. She becomes the Petunia who sings during the garden scene. After that... yes, one more... she becomes one of two Rock Lobsters who has a song, as well. I know the Petunia has to be on stage at least twice, once in the garden and once during Alice's "trial." So, that is at least 4 costume changes.
I'll blog more about it once I get the script. That will be tomorrow.
I was disappointed that she didn't get the Queen of Hearts, but she's happy so that's what matters.
Monday, May 10, 2010
I've mentioned on my feed about my little one's playground accident. She fell and ripped her upper lip away from her top gum. The teacher called me, and I went to the school and took her to the doctor. She had to have three stitches to reattach it. I thought that was it, until....
I was sub-teaching last week when I overheard a few teachers complaining about the school nurse. One of them said that she had sent a child back to the classroom even when she needed stitches. I chimed in that the child they were talking about was mine, but I had not been told that she had been sent back to class by the nurse.
So, this morning I went and talked to my daughter's teacher and the EA in that class who was with my daughter when she was taken to the nurse. I was told that the nurse took a look at her, announced that she busted her lip, gave her a bag of ice, and sent her back to class. She didn't even touch her; even though she was bleeding "a lot." I went to the principal with this information. He told me that I would have to file a complaint with the director of schools if I wanted anything to be done about it.
I didn't even talk to the nurse. I don't think it would have done any good. I was sub-teaching one day and had a student who was throwing up. I sent him to her with a note that he was vomiting. She sent him back to class with a note that he didn't have a fever. I called her to ask if his parents had been called, and she informed me that it was her decision who to send home and that he wasn't going anywhere. It took him throwing up in the hallway and another teacher bringing him to the office for the boy to go home.
I hope that I did the right thing. I don't want anyone to get in trouble, but she didn't do right by my daughter. If they had waited for my daughter to come home by bus, it would have been nearly 6 hours before she would have been seen by a doctor since the accident. I don't even know if they'd been able to stitch it back in place by then.
Thanks for listening to the gripes!
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