Christmas break!

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  1. Aces

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    FREEEEEDOMMMMM!

    BUT NO SERIOUSLY....

    I am free! At least until after the New Year... We fly out tomorrow my bags are packed and I am so ready.
     
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  2. whizkid

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    I have a former co-worker who's already on break, jealous over here.
     
  3. Bibliophile

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    And look at that...he got stupid one more time...
     
  4. futuremathsprof

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    Okay, what’s the scoop? You can’t just leave us hanging like that, haha!

    And I’m free! I’m going to thoroughly enjoy sleeping in tomorrow and getting up to a nice cup of hot cocoa when I feel like it!
     
  5. Aces

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    Erm who are you referring to?
     
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    The aforementioned stupid parent from the previous page.
     
  7. Aces

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    Aha okay. I don't read threads like that ;)
     
  8. whizkid

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    1/2 day left! The anticipation is building! I may not even sleep tomorrow night!
     
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    Haha!
     
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    Tomorrow will be our last day before break, I hope. Crossing my fingers that wind gusts don't knock out power, as I have my cards to finish, and I want to be able to come in tomorrow to be able to give it to each of them! Granted, I can mail them still, but much prefer doing it directly :)
     
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    Only a few hours to go! One more class to babysit while student make up exams missed earlier this week, and one more exam to give to my 7th hour, and then we are done! Students dismiss at 12:20, and they've been making us stay until 3 each day, but usually the last day we can leave as soon as our paperwork is turned in!
     
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    Nice! The anticipation is building, haha!

    My admin let us go home early this week after students left to “do work at home”. They said so long as our classrooms were tidied up and our grades were in that we were free to go. That motivated me to work expeditiously and once I was finished I was like, “futuremathsprof out,” and skedaddled the heck out of there.
     
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    Just wanted to let everyone know we arrived safely in Germany :)
     
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    Enjoy!
     
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    I plan on it! Best part? I'm not able to get emails in Germany xD
     
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    I'm taking nothing but ear buds and my phone to work tomorrow, don't even care about lunch.
     
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    A very irritating parent who makes everything a huge deal and likes to intimidate teachers to get his way started gunning for me.

    His child was in a combo last year but the teacher refused to loop with him because the father made too much trouble for her.

    Well I had to bench my class from basketball last week because they weren't playing safely. Other kids kept getting knocked over and pushed down. 3 serious injuries later the P said they needed to take a break from playing and get a talking to about safe game playing behavior and rules to keep everyone safe.

    His child went home and complained to dad who decided to write an email complaining and saying he wanted to meet with admin to get basketball back. He did, and they gave him basketball back just to shut him up. He also wrote a thinly veiled suggestion that I was a racist because taking basketball away from African american boys is racist. Whatever, I was just doing as I was told.

    I suggested that it was a matter of safety and the school is just trying to put safety ahead of entertainment.

    Well apparently calling basketball entertainment is offensive. Me and all of my bias have offended him. He wanted another meeting with admin. Oh yeah and I didnt respond to his emails after hours. At this meeting he preceded to talk about how the problem is white women like me. White women just dont get it and thats what offends people. White women see basketball and they decide its violent cause we dont get what African american boys need. I reiterated that this wasnt my call, I didnt care about basketball and wasn't using it as a weapon to target anyone-I dont even have recess duty. Someone tells me there is a problem and this is what I need to do to fix it so I follow through. I wished I could say that his negative characterization of me based on my race and gender made me feel offended and the victim of his bias...I didnt.

    Then he wanted me to know that I dont do anything to help children of color feel like a part of the curriculum and the classroom. I started to list everything I have been doing (a long list since I am the chair of the equity and antibias committee for my local)....Ok I dont do anything to invite families in to share their culture....I told him how I had had families in all week doing just that and he simply didn't sign up and choose to participate...ok well he has to work so my problem is I dont do anything to include working parents and I needed to do a night event. Nope, not my job, not my pur view and not a reasonable expectation. I had had it with this man and he had wasted a half hour of my time being racist against me, making unfounded accusations and then grasping at straws to explain how no matter what I said or did it would never be right and it would never be enough. I now refuse to meet with him without my union rep.

    See, he was stupid one...more...time...
     
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    And as soon as HIS son gets hurt, that'll be something else to whine about. Oh well, the parent is ALSO about to be someone else's problem!
     
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    "You're not taking the proper safety precautions to protect my son"!
     
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    Oh. My. God.

    I would have lost it because I refuse to let any parent speak with this way. I think you handled it beautifully, but you should have called him out on his RACIST behavior. That is completely unacceptable.
     
  21. whizkid

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    Freedom! Had to stay longer than expected, but finally got out! Had a great meal and now it's time to relax!
     
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    What took you so long? I’ve been done for 2 days already, and I didn’t even break a sweat, haha!

    Enjoy!
     
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    I had to leave immediately after school today to attend a prior student's concert, so I'll probably be back in tomorrow for a few hours to tidy up and pack up the plenty of things to work on over break!
     
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    I just want it on record to show that I left the state and there was an earthquake.
     
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    I definitely though that our principal would let us leave after the kids did yesterday . . . Nope, we were there for another three hours . . .
     
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    Students left and then we had a 1/2 day PD.

    Break has started!!! This year it was very much needed.
     
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    Yuck! My admin don’t believe in holding the teachers after school unless it’s absolutely necessary... I wish other admin followed suit!
     
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    I’m jealous of that! We were all just sitting around in our staff room waiting to be told we could leave. Our principal saw that we were just all chatting in there and still didn’t let us leave. Oh well, two weeks off now!
     
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    Hope you're enjoying cause I certainly am! Been getting up around noon every day and it has been wonderful!
     
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    I have been enjoying myself and I’m glad to hear you are, too!

    I just had a 1-hour massage today and I feel like butter. It was glorious! I’m going to start getting more of these, haha!

    Tomorrow, I’m going on a shopping spree and my budget is $1,500. I think I’m going to get one of those Moonpods and a Mini Segway, plus else. Then, I’m going with some friends into town and I can’t wait. And we still have another week!
    Yes!
     
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    What is a moonpod? Never heard of that. Also I've been having a blast in Germany. I don't even really want to go back!!
     
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    It’s difficult to describe, but it’s a reinvented beanbag and I tried it out and absolutely love it.

    https://www.moonpod.co/
     
  33. Aces

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    ...interesting! We've done some shopping here and I'm trying to figure out exactly how it's going back home.
     
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    Can you ship it? Maybe buy an extra suitcase and pay for additional baggage, perhaps?
     
  35. Aces

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    I think shipping is the best route. My *cough* husband *cough* purchased a suit of armor. I don't think it will fit in a suitcase.
     
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    Hahaha! A suit of armor?! Interesting.
     
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    Yeah. It's only four foot tall. But yeah. I have no idea where he got it from, actually. This is what happens if I leave him alone for too long.
     
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    I guess you can say that he had a great “knight” out on the town, eh, when you weren’t looking? :D
     
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    Something like that.
     
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    That sounds like something my son would do!
     
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