Is it OK to have husband help set up class?

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  1. jwilso22

    jwilso22 Rookie

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    Hello,

    I was just hired for a position that starts next Tuesday
    and my class is a mess and I was thinking about having my
    husband come in and help me hang some things that are up
    very high and just get done setting up. This is my first
    year teaching and I was wondering is it common to bring
    someone in to help set up the class or do I need to do it
    all on my own.
     
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  3. MrsC

    MrsC Multitudinous

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    Absolutely have your husband come in to help--I have frequently dragged in my children to help with things in my classroom.
     
  4. Aliceacc

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    I've never done it-- there isn't much to set up in HS, and besides, my husband is a teacher too.

    But there's nothing wrong with him coming in to help, possibly meeting your boss &/or new coworkers, getting an idea of how much work it really is, and satisfying his curiosity about some of the things you'll be talking about all year.
     
  5. NJArt

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    definitely let him help... i often have my gf come in and help. this year my dad might be available to help too. the more help the better.
     
  6. MissCeliaB

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    Ha! I helped my husband set up his classroom, but now that we teach nearer to each other, he has to help me set up my classroom!
     
  7. BioAngel

    BioAngel Science Teacher - Grades 3-6

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    I had my boyfriend and help me move around the heavy things. Some faculty came in to say hi and they were happy to get to know more of the personal side of my life. :)
     
  8. DizneeTeachR

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    Mine came in & I dragged a friend along as well for other days.

    I remember being in my teens & helping my teacher neighbor cut things out & going to her school to help her set up a few times. Oh yeah & she loved the fact that I liked to correct papers!!! LOL!!!
     
  9. mrachelle87

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    My whole family helps; my mom, my husband, and my two kids. My Aunt has even drove over 3 hours to help me before.
     
  10. scmom

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    Husband, older kids, mother, girlfriend - whatever it takes to get the job done!

    This is the first year in 10 years one of my kids hasn't been in my school and I am going through withdrawals because I miss them (and their muscles). I have a little white board in my office one of my kids wrote "I love you mom" on (not common for teenage boys) and I haven't had the courage to erase it.
     
  11. McKennaL

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    Absolutely!

    If I were hired (especially at this time of year) i would have the entire family come in to help.

    Congratulations!

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    BTW... Years and Years ago, a friend of mine had her husband set up her room with her. He made it clear it wasn't anything he was interested in, but he did it for her.

    As they were setting up the room, she talked to him about ...what are now known as literacy stations... and he came up with this portible thing that turned into four separate kiosks for stations - and then built it for her. You never know what'll happen when you have a husband help.
     
  12. smalltowngal

    smalltowngal Multitudinous

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    Absolutely have him come help! I've had my hubby, dad, sister, nephew come help set up my classrooms!
     
  13. scholarteacher

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    Absolutely OK! When I had an SO he would never do that!
     
  14. teacherintexas

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    :D It would be ok to have everyone you know come help set up your room!
     
  15. teacher333

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    Most definitely. We have had husbands, fathers, mothers, grandparents and even our own kids in to help!
     
  16. Zelda~*

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    Hehe, my mom and little sister helped set up my room. :)
     
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    oh ya ! My mom came and helped me set my room up! My dad and uncle helped move all my books into school..that was a job itself!
     
  18. newbie23

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    Yes! Get help from anyone and everyone!

    Mine took a lot longer than I thought it would. A lot of it depends on how the room is when you walk in. Mine looked organized but boy was I wrong. It took hours to sort through the previous teacher's desk. I still have a closet that I haven't cleaned out because it just seems too overwhelming at this time.

    My mom really helped me with cleaning, second opinions and moral support. Then, in our first week I had the kids dictate to me a thank you letter for her. I feel that it's important to stress to the students how much work goes into preparing the classroom so that they learn to respect the materials a little more. They really enjoyed learning more about my family and getting a response back from her.
     
  19. Lives4Math

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    Mommy has helped for the last year or two :) I love the help and all my coworkers enjoy meeting her.
     
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    Of course!
     
  21. SwOcean Gal

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    Aw! That is so great! My dad is building me a puppet theater and a sand/water/discovery table. I cannot wait!
     
  22. lsho

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    TOTALLY ok! I had my fiance help me over the summer. Actually, I had my dad help too. My school pays for paint for new teachers to paint their classrooms. So my dad came in one day to help and my fiance the next day. They both helped paint and move desks and carry stuff in. Plus they got to meet my principal which was cool.

    If it wasn't ok, your school would have a policy on it so you'd know. And it would be different if you had him there with students in the room. But to help out before school starts, I say go for it! It makes your life easier.
     

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