Thursday, September 20, 2007
Standing Room Only
My AP says, "If you need anything, just ask." Then he says "I am not your maid. Do not expect me to get you everything you need."
Today I stopped him in the hall and risked his wrath by asking him for chairs. "My fourth period and my eighth period classes have standing room only. R's class, in the adjoining trailer is also over packed so I can't take any chairs from that room." He told me to go see the custodians. Teachers are usually not permitted to talk to them directly. We must go through the chairman. Of course, the custodian's office was closed whenever I went by. When I went to my eight period I found another new student. I lost my temper and called the AP in charge of school organization. She sent me out 4 folding desks immediately. (Of course, I had asked her for the chairs at least twice before.)
I don't understand why I am always made to feel greedy when I ask for things in school. Chairs for my students give me no personal gain. Klein--your extraordinary start is leaving classes more crowded than usual, classes with no places to sit and kids still sitting in the wrong class. I think that the school is going to create some new classes next week. It is great for education when kids are getting new programs a month into the term.