Summer Teeth (summer there, and some aren't)
First of all, let me inform you all that Lydia lost ANOTHER tooth today. She's really taking this growing up, becoming a big girl thing seriously. She swallowed the tooth, however, so does that mean the Tooth Fairy is off the hook? I mean, it's the end of the month, payday is a couple of days away....
I DO get to teach the classes I was scheduled to teach- YAY! I'm not sure what horror stories you all have, but my district has yanked teachers out of one building because of low numbers and sent them to another building - after the first day of school. My first year at my current school started out with no sub to cover my colleague's maternity leave. The long term sub they had lined up went to Thailand to teach English and left them in the lurch. Well, it wasn't so lurch-like, since she told them in July. So, school starts, no long-term sub to teach Spanish 3. So, they found a French speaking sub who was willing to teach Spanish- level 1 and 2. So, I taught the 3's, which meant that I then had to make sub plans for him. Ugh. It was insane.
They ARE going to run the AP classes even though they are small- for THIS year, anyway. Don't get me started....
The first day of classes went well. We had homeroom, where we were to go over procedures outlined in the student planners. Without the actual planners, because we don't have them yet. We also got to to over the Sexual Harassment brochure- very entertaining for the students who get great folly out of reading the "language" paragraph outloud. "Such names may include, but are not limited to bitch, fag, ho, honey, baby, ....".
AND! Today we got to see the ever-popular Bloodborne Pathogens video as per OSHA regs. I LOVE the part where they guy practically cuts off his hand with the paper-cutter. They also refer to "bodily fluids" a million times and I get all grossed out thinking of the list of "fluids" that could encompass.
Tomorrow, teachers on the 5th floor of my building will not have access to their classrooms after 3:30. Why, you ask? The police are doing "active shooter" training up there. Um, yeah.