Bonnie's Ramblings

This and That from an Alabama girl living in South GA

Monday, August 30, 2004

How can a week go by so fast? I have been working at the school a lot. I subbed last Thursday and Friday, and I am working in the pre-k everyday this week.... ( advil.. any one). Actually they are very sweet, but this early in the school year they have more trouble remembering the rules. With the little ones , you have to help them with breakfast and lunch and you don't have much time to eat yourself. I have learned in this my third year of subbing , that teachers most definitly aren't paid enough.
My son is selling popcorn for the Boy Scouts fund raiser. He has done well and my husband has helped alot at work. His little sister wanted to help too; and she took the form to school and sold quite a bit her self. I appreciate all who have supported the Scouts.
The heat and humidity have been awful down here. Just standing outside with the kids at recess starts the sweat to dripping. And the play ground is mostly dirt, so if you wear sandals you come home with very dirty feet. What I don't think is right is when the kids come to school wearing flip flops and sandals that fall off all the time. Parents should send kids in close toed shoes every day. And teach them how to tie shoes before they start pre-k. sigh*


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like you are working almost every day! How many days a week do you usually sub? --Terry,

August 31, 2004 at 7:30 AM  
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October 28, 2005 at 4:11 PM  
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