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on borrowing pencils....


Date: Sun Aug 08 2004 - 19:27:22 PDT

I guess I am at the other end of this discussion. Pencils come and pencils
go......I had a teacher, with whom I shared a room, raze me up one side and
down the other because she accused my class of loosing/stealing pencils. In
fact...i would come in and she would have hidden the pencils so my students did
not have pencils to use. My feeling is.....we are a lucky district...I have
pencils coming out my ears...w/350 kids using the same pencils all week...they
aren't getting lost...they are getting used up! Also kids come in from after
school homework club and take pencils, I leave pencils everywhere.....etc.
So...I brought a gross of pencils over so she would stop hiding the pencils. I
traveled and it was really incovenient to keep trying to find pencils! I came
in one darn pencils!!! So we limped through yet another class w/out
pencils. She comes in and again accuses my students (I had 2 classes on a
Friday morning) of taking the pencils. I said that I had just brought over 144
pencils so it would not be a problem....where were they......?

She had hidden them in her desk...!!! feeling about pencils is the big battles that count....I
loose pencils constantly....I am too busy to negotiate the use of a pencil so a
kid can do their work......that is just me! Pick your battles!