Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Tell tale Tuesday

A busy day.

Started with going to my "new" school after dropping the 3 littler ones off at day care and finding that my new room still had all the old teacher's stuff in it. I couldn't do much of anything until that was all out. The principal himself moved it out for me and wouldn't allow me to help him. There are NO chairs in my room right now. I also have to scrounge fifth grade Sci and Social Studies books and most likely will have to order new ones which means I probably won't have any for a month. Plus, everything had been moved from my room at the other building to this room and building, except for my teacher desk, chair, and filing cabinet. Now, mind you, I started teaching in the building I am back in now, seven years ago. I got that desk, chair and filing cabinet that year in my first room. I taught there for four years, and was then moved to the other building. I had them move the desk, chair, and filing cabinet there for me. So, obviously, I marked them with my name to be moved back to my "new, old" building. They weren't in my room so my new principal called my old principal (who is a jerk - if you even knew what he was like...) Anyway, the principal there said no, that they were district property and that he was keeping them there or they would be short a desk, etc. Whatever!!! Yes, they are district property so why can't I take them with me within the district???!!! Plus, I know they have teacher desks somewhere, I had two of them moved out of the room I was in! Such a jerk. I went over and talked to the custodian who is great. He laughed and said of course they had other desks, that they would change out my desk and filing cabinet for ones in storage and move mine to the other room. The chair, the principal is not giving in on my rolling teacher chair and is keeping it there! What ??? That is so not right. Whatever. My new principal said he was ordering one already and would order me a new one too, I could even come pick it out. I felt horrible with him getting this first impression of me anyway, I just told him I'm sure whatever he picked out would be great and thanked him profusely for all his help. It's just the point of it more than anything. Why can't I just have my chair and they order a new one? So stupid. Bye chair, I'll miss you after 7 years!!! :(

Little One had his hospital testing today. He did great. The case aide ended up staying with him until 2, when he asked that I relieve him. Turns out that he was done when I got there. :) A bit cranky tonight however, poor bubba. He did great last night too, staying up late. No problems at all. After the others went to bed I gave him a bath, then a snack, then we just hung out in the basement. Getting up early went well too, no problems.

While I was walking out of the hospital with the case aide, I asked about Girlie's investigation and was given a few tidbits of information. He said that the investigator interviewed him yesterday, to "clear" him as he was the one who drove her to visits, etc. The aide said that basically he, the agency, everyone had been "cleared" and that it all pointed to the aunt. I feel bad, but in my heart I'm hoping he's right. I said it before, I just have a really bad feeling about where she was living.

Yesterday was Girlie's first day of day care. She did great. They said she took a nap just fine, etc. BUT I did have to sign off on an accident report because she scratched THREE DIFFERENT kids! (She also tried to bite one but the teacher caught it in time.) I left the report in Little One's bag this morning for the case aide to put in her file. I've already talked to him about the aggression I've seen in her and he is documenting it all.


Julie said...

Poor chair- I bet it will miss you too. Any results on the LO's tests?

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

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