Friday, November 9, 2007

I survived 25 kids

 

I survived 2 full days of a classroom containing 25 kids each day. I am exhausted, totally. Today I signed papers to be a legal volunteer at the school. For it to turn into maybe a part time or even full time job with pay, I was given 2 forms to fill out and send in for a child abuse back ground check and a criminal background check. After I volunteer for 100 hours, they (the school) will have a meeting and deside if I am an asset to the school and worth hiring as a permanent employee of the school. There can also be oppertunities where I could be asked to substitute one day a week but for the kindergarten classes only. But that's only if I learn the corriculum and pass the criminal and abuse background checks, which I will pass.

On my list now is to get some comfy shoes and decent clothes to wear. My clothes are horrible, stained, and just plain ugly. Guess I will be going to Goodwill this weekend to see what I can find there. Shoes I have a big problem with. I have a very wide foot and my feet swell on the tops making it hard to slip anything on. Even my sneakers don't fit anymore. I cannot wear shoes the have even the slightest point. The toe area has to be rounded, sort of like waittress shoes, nursing shoes. Right now with the shoes I am wearing my feet hurt so bad. It feels like knives being pushed in and pulled out constantly, OUCH!!!!!!!!

Anyways I am very excited over this all. Am I too old for this though? I am 46 and my health is not 100% Some of the kids, well let's say over half of them are the most ignorant, rude, obnoxious little critters. I swear their deaf. But then there's the one's who are so good, answer all the questions and are so quiet and so well behaved that makes being there so worth it. And I think it is so cute how they were saying Rebecca's Mom when they needed my help. I told them to call me Miss Cindy. So all day I heard Miss Cindy, Miss Cindy, lol, and I loved it.

Well, I will go now. I have to get a few things done. I promise I will get to all your journals over the weekend. I have the next 3 days off. Monday is no school. I just wanted you all to know that I haven't forgotten about you. And I do miss hearing all about what's going on.

 

Love to all..................CINDY 

31 comments:

  1. Good for you!  Best of luck with it!

    Look for dr fosters catalog online... they have good shoes for difficult feet!

    be well,
    Dawn
    http://journals.aol.com/princesssaurora/CarpeDiem/

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  2. How wonderful Cindy to have had such a reception from the little ones.  I h ope that your kind ways will eventually rub off on the wilder children who are sure to be only in need of love and attention.  You must be so tired though, I just hope that you will not be doing more than you are able to,  Have a lovely restful weekend.  Love sybil
    http;//journals.aol.co.uk/sybilsybil45/villagelife

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  3. I am so so very happy for you that you have enjoyed it so much.I can imagine it is hard work on your feet all day.OUCH. I know the feeling of acheing feet..I hope you can find some comfy shoes.Theres nothing worse than being crippled on the feet.I think Miss Cindy sounds great LOL!! get them feet soaked tonight then Cindy and rest,I hope you have  a lovely week/end and find some nice cheap clothes to wear for your next school duty.Take Care God Bless Prayers being said your feet will heal for the next class.Kath
    astoriasand http://journals.aol.co.uk/astoriasand/MYSIMPLERHYMES

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  4. I think this is an AWESOME idea!  Yeah, it's tiring and exhausting...but it is so rewarding and the kids will keep you young!!!

    They are so lucky to have you at that school!!!  And it will mean the world to your daughter!!!!

    ((hugs))
    Jeanne

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  5. I think this is wonderful news! What a worthwhile way to spend your day. I have always loved working with children and would love to have the opportunity to do so again. When I was younger i worked with P.R.O.P. and then went on to work with the mentally challangd and physically challanged. They were the happiest years of my life. But there was no money in it and I had to make a real living when I married. But to this day I miss it so. Enjoy every day. You will make a difference in so many childrens lives.

    Tia

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  6. Well done two days with the children !!I hope the school find they need you ,Ihope you are able to find yourself some nice clothes and comfy shoes ...love Jan xx

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  7. wow!!! i think I would be a wreck!!!  for shoes, my best have been NB's....My walmart bargains didn't work out so well...
    have a great weekend
    tina

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  8. yup its a change for sure. I have these shoes I got froom avon they are house shoes but man are they comfy and adapt to your feet and they look like street shoes so I wera them to town often ifyouwatn me to send you a pic of them. they are warm too!!!!!! I help my duaghters at school often and I love it but am bushed and yes some have no manners but  you will find they also have absentee parents or minmally invovled

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  9. That job sounds fun Miss Cindy!  Linda

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  10. what a great job:) enjoy your weekend

    Deb

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  11. Oh, how great!  I sure hope it all works out for ya!

    Hugs,
    Nancy

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  12. Enjoy the wkend, & get some rest!
    Hugs,
    Sugar

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  13. Comfy shoes is a PRIORITY! When my feet hurt, I'm just miserable! I'm like you, I have a wide foot. There are stores near here that specialize in wide shoes. I'm sure there's somewhere you can get a good pair of walking shoes there.
    I'm so glad you are enjoying it! And I KNOW Rebecca loves having you in her class.
    Love ya,
    Pam xoxox

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  14. you need to get good shoes if you are going to work...if the shoes dont fit, life ain't good. Glad you got to go and enjoy the kids...i just know Rebecca was so proud to have you there!
    Love,lisa

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  15. MY FEET SWELL TOO CINDY. I have a pair of NEW BALANCE that you can just slip your foot into...They look like tennis shoes though...I got them on clearance from JC PENNEY.They are pretty comfrotable and I have to work 11 hours on concrete.
    love ya,
    carlene

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  16. Awwwww Cindy glad you survived your first day as a teacher's aide, Love You Lisa XO

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  17. congrats sissy

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  18. this sounds so exciting, good luck

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  19. I always thought I would love to work with preschool or kindergarten myself. That is wonderful that this may turn into a job for you and get to be close to Rebecca too. My kinda job. So glad in spite of all the pain you are in that you had such a wonderful time of it. Those kids will be lucky to have you around.
    Take care, Chrissie

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  20. Oh, this is so you.  I bet they were so excited to have you in their class!  What a wonderful day for THEM.  I know what you mean about the shoes as I wear a 12.  And a wide.  I have the application here for substituting as I've seriously thought about it.  Have such a great weekend with your wonderful family.

    Hugs and love,
    Nelishia
    http://journals.aol.com/nelishianatl/PrayingandBelieving/

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  21. I really envy you getting the chance to work with kids.  That is my ultimate goal, to help children out.  But first things first.  Have a good weekend and good luck.

    Allison

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  22. Ya just put me off working with kids for life. I am sending you over an electric cattle prod, works wonders everytime!
    Gaz ;-)

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  23. This is a great opportunity Cindy.
    Good luck shopping. Shoes are so important,  I hope you find what you need.
    Hugs,
    Ellen
    PS I'm sure Rebecca is loving your being there.

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  24. Its great that you have this opportunity and I really hope that you manage to find yourself some nice stuff at goodwill and some comfy shoes too.  This will really be rewarding for you and nice for Rebecca to have her mummy so close at hand too.  Hugs, Tells x

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  25. Great job....you did it!!!  Rest up...and relax this weekend...many hugs and love,
    Joyce

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  26. I am so glad everything worked out and you enjoyed yourself. It is a great oppertunity. Good luck on finding cloths and shoes. I have the same problem with my feet very hard to find shoes so I can relate.
    I hope your weekend is good and you get lots of rest.
    Barbara

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  27. 25 kids! Good luck with that. It should e real fun. I hope it all turns out like you hope. Have a great weekend.    
    Hugs, Barb

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  28. Cindy, have you ever tried Crocs? They are very wide in the toe, and weigh NOTHING....I LOVE mine and wear them everywhere. I've noticed all the nurses wearing them, too, and people who stand on their feet alot. I couldn't live without mine....try them!! Oh, and by the way, I don't wear the "real" Crocs -- I wear Target's version. They fit my feet better than the name brand. You may need to try on different kinds too to find the best fit.

    Take care,
    :) Carol

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  29. I was gonna recommend Crocs too.
    They also sell them at Walmart, Payless, even smaller drug stores.
    Not the Croc brand and much cheaper, but I bet they'll work fine.
    You'll love the ABSOUTLELY LOVE THEM!!!!!!!!
    Delaine

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  30. Hi Cindy you are doing a great job with those kids and I hope things will go well for you and you land up having a "paid" job. Good luck I hope that you don't overdo things though looking after children is a very satisfing job but can be very stressful.  I agree with the other members Crocks shoes are so comfortable I am sure you will be able to get some to fit you and can be very  cheep too.  You take care Kathie.

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  31. I think it's great that you are working with those kids & no you are in no way too old. You have so much to give & you are in the right place to give it.

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