Yep, I will. I am taking the morning off from the classroom. Yesterday when I arrived at my daughter's house at 8:20, I had just sat down to a cup of coffee and was holding the baby Adrianna and my cellphone started ringing. It was Phylis, Rebecca's teacher. First thought was oh god my kid was either hurt or sick. It was neither. The teacher was sick and said she wouldn't be in and the substitute called her all frantic. Phylis asked me if I could go in and run her through everything that was suppose to be done. No problem, I know the classroom and I know how it is to be ran. So, I quickly finished my coffee and headed back to the school. The kids were coloring, lol. No worksheets were done, no books read, just coloring. The kids were not asked the day, month, date, year yet. That is something we do every morning. Ok, we got that done. Next was 2 worksheets, done that. It was then time for them to go to lunch. Back from lunch, read a story to the kids. Two more worksheets to do, then a movie was put on. Lady and the Tramp was the choice. Fill out behavior charts, get book bags and put their juice and graham crackers in book bags to take home, get coats and time to go home. What a day it was. I felt like I was the teacher, lol. Then......... earlier in the morning, around 10:00am, another substitute walks in. Her name is Ms. Lucy, an older lady. She was Ukranian. She's from the old school of teachings, very thick accent. You really had to listen to her to know what she was saying. My first opinion, she should not be a teacher of anykind. This teacher threatened to punish these kids, stand them in corner for the day. Ummmm, No I said. In this class we do not do that. We pull a ticket, and at the end of the week if they do not have 3's and 4's only they do not pick a prize from the prize box. Then she starts telling me her son works for the FBI, and makes 88.00 an hour, that she herself is an artist, that she has a medical degree, and that......get this one, she cannot get a teaching certificate in Philadelphia, for reasons she does not know why. Ok, now if you do not have a teaching certificate why are you allowed to be a substitute teacher? Something about her just wasn't right. All she did the whole day was sit and draw and yell at these children. She was actually making me mad and also the other substitute also. We wereglad when she never came back to the room after the kids returned from Library. Phylis is absent today again. I tried to call her this morning to see how she is and got her voicemail. I left her a message to call me. Hopefully she'll be back tomorrow and the classroom will get back to normal.
As for the christmas party saturday night. It was a beautiful place. Huge fireplaces burning, in wall aquariums full of tropical fish. It was all decorated inside with tree's and lights, candles. The food was out of this world. Delicious it was. Jim and I shared an appetizer of Clam's Casino. Then he had a bowl of this fabulous tomato and roasted red pepper soup and I had a salad. Next we enjoyed our meal. Jim had Prime rib, baked potatoe with sourcream and chives, baked zuchinni, and I had Shrimp Scampi, I had 3 glasses of coca cola (they didn't have pepsi, grrrr) and Jim had 3 glasses of Coor's light beer. Jim had dessert of Pumpkin cheesecake. I didn't want any, I was stuffed. The prices were soooooooo expensive. Here is the prices of what Jim and I had.
Appetizer's 14.75 Salad 6.50 Soup 7.75
Cheesecake 5.75 Shrimp Scampi 21.00
Prime Rib 34.00 3 Glasses beer 16.50
3 glasses soda 12.00 cup of coffee 2.75
Total: $ 121.00
There were 24 of us there. The cheapest meal was a plate of egg noodles with alfredo sauce for 15.00, which is what the youngest employee and his girlfriend had and didn't even eat hardly any of it. They didn't like it. The boss, he's a big man and looks just like Captain Kangaroo. Anyone remember him from their childhood? Bosses name is Ed and he sat there and drank 3 bottles of wine himself, except for 1 glass which his wife drank. LOL. The price of that wine per bottle was 85.00. Jim came home yesterday and told me the bill for the christmas party was almost 2000.00, wow. But it was nice, lots of laughs, met nice people for the first time and we really enjoyed ourselves. I didn't take my camera, but others did. I will try and get a copy of the pics from those who took pictures so I can share them with you.
Well, it is going on 10:30 and I need to run out to the store, then head to the school. I wonder who has tickets pulled so far, lol. I bet I can name a few of them right now without even seeing their tickets.
Oh, and upon returning home from school yesterday there was a package in my door. Inside the package was..........
Nelishia thank you so much for making these for me. I love them. And my granddaughter and my lil great-niece are gonna look so cute in them.
Guess I better go now. Have a great day all.