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Boy does your letter sound familiar---been there, done that.......
We had a similar situation at our school, only the music teachers are
veterans. We've knocked heads quite a bit in the past, but I feel that we
know have come to an "understanding".
I generally will let the kids be excused from class if they have given me fair
warning. I will not let them out if someone is doing competition work, at a
certain point in clay , or if the situation is that I really need them in
class to be a part of something particular. They do support our annual art
event with providing musicians and they have let kids out of their classes
when I needed them to finish work for a competition. It wasn't always that
way. The worst time of the year is the Christmas concert season. But since I
know it is coming, I just grin and bear it. But I am sure glad we have
worked it out.
Stand your ground, but be flexible to a certain point. Only you know what
the kids really need to be there for. Discuss this with your principal.
Teri Mason wrote:
> Hi Gang,
> I have a situation that I am dealing with that is kind of bothering
> me... maybe y'all can tell me if it's normal or not. The music teacher
> (new this year) has been routinely pulling the students from a given
> grade level for a week or two at a time to practice for "shows" that
> they do for the parents. This time, I have to give up my 3rd graders
> for TWO WEEKS!!
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