Obscene amount of work

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  1. Milsey

    Milsey Habitué

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    Another year, and more vandalized textbooks to comb through. This year my principal asked me to check the long-term sub's books. Turns out, 20 percent of her are unusable and will have to be junked. The others have bad words and icky picies. These are seventh-graders! Some I use a pen on; others get the Whiteout. Sometimes I have to tear entire pages out. This took me 3 days last year. 3 days! And not even a thank you from the P. This year, I may have some aides do the work. they have so little to do anyway - at least at this place Is this a good idea? I have a lot going on I have to take my daughter to photoshoots, I'm working on my movie script - I took an online screenwriting course and got an A for it! I'm thinking I will get some bites - I don't feel like being students' cleanup lady anymore.
     
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  3. czacza

    czacza Multitudinous

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    :rolleyes:Oh my
     
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  4. Ima Teacher

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    That's always a kid job. I take up textbooks, get a couple of reliable kids to go through and erase stuff. They love being helpful. And any that are really bad are charged to the kids.
     
  5. mckbearcat48

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    At the alternative school, they keep using the same books because that's all they get. I have seen pictures of burning crosses in the science books.
     
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    Our first fantasy of the new year?
     
  7. Mshope2012

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    We had to get rid of our textbooks. Yep, ALL of them. Even in math. However, when we did have them, I kept mine in good shape. A coworker of mine let her kids destroy hers. She must have been asleep because in some, every page was vandalized.

    Next time your principal asks, I would say no. Let him or her do it.
     
  8. AlwaysAttend

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    You could barely go on this forum anymore like me, but you can never forget the rediculous posts of damaged individuals.
     
  9. TeacherNY

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    I wonder why they gave the job to HER in the first place. Busy work? :rofl:
     
  10. monsieurteacher

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    Congratulations on your screenwriting class mark! As you're working on your script, can I recommend that you work hard at the believability of your writing? I just notice that's your main issue with your writing on this site. Always want to help out a future writer!
     
  11. novaguy1968

    novaguy1968 MS English Educator

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    Maybe they were demonstrating their visual understanding of the concept of combustibility? ;)
     

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