So some of you might remember I was having some issues with my co-teacher at the end of last year. Well yesterday we got together to go shopping for the classroom. We had originally planned to meet at 1 and go to 2 or 3 stores. Well at the last minute she pushes it back to 3:30 and we only had time to go to 1 store because she had to be somewhere at 6. I really, really tried to have an open mind because I don't want to start a 10 month school year off at the wrong foot. I know there's really nothing I can change right now and we're going to be together everyday all day for the next 10 months so I better try to deal with it. But while we were out she took 1 call on her cellphone and made 2 other phone calls. I'm sorry but I think that's just rude. None of the calls were absolutely essential. We're in the middle of talking or looking in an aisle and she's all of a sudden on the phone. When she wasn't on the phone she's texting. And when she's texting she can't seem to pay attention to anything else. We'll be in the middle of a conversation and I have to repeat myself because she was texting when I was speaking. I don't know I guess I don't have as many friends or people to talk to as she does but when I'm doing something like that, I'm not even looking at my phone. Also- we decided last week we were going to go to school next Wed and Thursday to start setting up the classroom. We said we'd stay until they kicked us out so we could be done because they never give much time to work on anything during inservice days. Then she tells me yesterday that she has to leave by 3 on Thursday. We're not allowed to stay whenever we want- the custodians will kick us out around 6 or so, so it's not like we can just stay extra late on Wednesday. I really don't think that's going to be enough time to set up the classroom. She has no way of knowing because she was hired last year after I set up the classroom. I was accused of basically being too anal last year and caring about unimportant things to much so I don't want to make a big deal out of it. But it really, really matters to me how the classroom looks. I don't want to rush to get it done or not finish things and be stressed out trying to get them done after school starts. Should I say something about going in on Tuesday? She's planning on going away Friday and I'm sure she won't be able to go, but I'd rather just go myself and start getting stuff done. Ugh- sorry this is so long. On top of it while we're shopping she says to me, "Can you imagine buying all this stuff yourself?" --umm yeah I did last year when you were hired the day before school started. I brought an extra coupon so we could both get free planners and she didn't even say thank you. But she made sure it was in a separate bag so she could take it home with her. I know there's nothing I can do and I should try to stay positive but I held all of this in last year and went insane in June.