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Well, they've done it! I'm really mad and I need to get y'all's
feedback, so I can (maybe) put this in perspective. Yesterday, the
aides in our K-5 school were called to the office with the special area
teachers (music, pe, art-me). Now what we were told to do IS within the
job description of an aide. We were all assigned to a new teacher's
classroom and told that for the remainder of the year we are to report
to that teacher's room at 2:45 and "watch" their class while they go to
a training meeting on whatever. This is my second prep period, also the
time that I do the yearbook and had wanted to start an art club this
year (my 3rd year here, I finally know the kids well enough, etc). The
music teacher stood up and said she had choir on T/Th and couldn't do
it. I, foolishly, kept my mouth shut at the time and now I don't know
what to do. We have a new principal, who is on a power trip, and this
new "duty" is her idea. I guess she thinks that since we don't have a
class for that last 35 min of the day, we don't do "anything." I might
add that the only reason we (specials) have the extra time is that our
school has a longer day than any of the other districts in the area.
That is called the enrichment/tutoring period.
What do you guys think about this? I feel like I'm being used as a
babysitter! I'm thinking I will tell that teacher to bring her class to
my room, along with their backpacks, ready to go, and they can do a
design sheet or art enrichment. I mean, I'm an ART teacher, I have no
desire to go (back) into the classroom after 10 years, even if it's only
for one period a week. Am I being unreasonable?? Opinions, please!!
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