My parapro left early today...

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  1. kcbutterfly

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    She left at around 11:15, and the kids didn't notice she was gone until around 2:15 or 2:20. I know this is random, but I thought it was kind of funny.
     
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  3. cutNglue

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    They probably thought she was off doing one of her many "secret" duties. HAHA! I leave the room all the time for various reasons and they don't think anything of it. Try being an aide and taking on the sub routine and it taking the kids a while to ask.."Where's the teacher today?" I usually tell them upfront, but I have forgotten before!
     
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    My kids do that with my co-teacher. She works 7:15-4:15, and I'm 8:45-5:45. We're usually still out on the playground when she leaves, or we're JUST come inside for circle time. All of a sudden, I get kids going "Where's Ms. A?" I always tell them she went home to have her dinner. ;)
     
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    As a para, I don't know if I should be offended or what. I was actually talking about this at lunch yesterday and the agreement was, a para should be a background person and not someone who should stick out. It should be normal that kids don't notice. I don't think that the kids know when myself and the afternoon para switch places in the classroom and they are 1st grade.
     
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    My kids would NEVER notice. We have so many people coming in and out of our room - I can't keep track, I know the kids wouldn't!

    We have myself, my para, my intern, the ESE teacher, the ESE para, the intervention specialist, the gifted teacher, the ESOL teacher, the speech teacher, the guidance teacher.... not to mention volunteers.

    And this is all DAILY! I put in a request the other day for a revolving door - I don't think I'll get it though.

    Kelly :)
     
  7. cutNglue

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    Our kids would notice if I or the teacher were gone (but not necessarily right away) because we present ourselves as a unified team (she treats me like she would a team teacher, minus some of the duties).
     
  8. Proud2BATeacher

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    I had 2 brothers in my class for 2 years. One day the older brother went home sick around 9 am and his younger brother didn't even notice until we were packing up to go home at 2:30 pm.

    My students will notice that someone is missing first thing in the morning but with both me and my parapro coming in and out of the classroom due mainstreaming, meeting and testing..., I can't really say that they will notice right away if someone went home early.
     
  9. NELNaples

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    We don't have parapro's - although I wish we did!!
     

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