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Thanks

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Riley N Tucker (RILEYT)
Tue, 12 Oct 1999 19:39:31 -0400


Just wanted to say thanks to all those who wrote in response to my schedule
problems. Your support means allot. To answer some of your questions:
I live in Walton County, Georgia. I teach in a K-5 Elementary school. We
are way over crowded. We have a trailer park with enough trailers to merit
a Pool Guy (Just kidding) There are currently 10 trailers with 2 more on
the way. Our system has just broken ground on a new school, which will
pull hopefully about 1/3 of our current population. How do I do it? Well
you have to be extremely organized. I get up at 5:00 am. and usually leave
for school by 6:45. I do prep and planning between 7:00 and 7:30, except
the days that I mentor an Asian
student in reading. I begin breakfast duty at 7:45 until around 8:25 to 30
and then start the Art Grist mill at 8:40. I have 4 classes back to back,
a lunch period/planning period then run 4 more classes back to back. After
the last class I begin mentoring beginning teachers, or work on the
yearbook. The key to the whole thing is organization, organization,
organization. We do have a union, PAGE which is currently working to set
goals for a 1 to 345 ratio in the areas of Music and Art. If you are a
member please support this. It would help if the 1999-2000 school year art
supplies would come in. I have substituted just about every thing for
everything I can. At this point I have no drawing paper, and only minimal
construction paper supplies left from last year. Talk about art on a
shoe-string. The kindergarten sent over 2 gallons of glue so we are
working on a lot of scrap paper projects. Well I guess things could get
worse ( Oh, I keep detention students every other Wednesday, that's fun!)
Thanks for your ear. It helps to vent.
Riley

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