Thursday, July 10, 2008

How do you do it?

So, it's hitting me that tomorrow is my last day at LCC. It's breaking my heart! How do teachers that form attachments to their kids let them go at the end of the school year? Silly of me, isn't it? I just keep wishing that things didn't have to go this way. *sigh*
So, I ALMOST jumped across the half-door and beat a person up today. Heres' the situation..... The "girl" that works with our two year olds is only 19, has a BAD attitude and was just told the other evening that she wasn't going to be lead teacher (THANK GOODNESS!!!) She's ALWAYS yelling at the kids, that is when she isnt' ignoring them and texting or talking on her phone.. but I digress. They (the "toddler" class and twos) have combined for nap time. Usually, the two's would go down for naps around 1130 or 12.... Well, now they have to start laying down around 11. grr... So, here are these kids that aren't used to laying down that early being forced to lay down then....

A sweet little boy, Mr.C was laying on his pad, on top of his blanket, on his back. He wasn't talking, or really moving... just rubbing his stuffed animal, and not falling asleep fast enough.. So, the "girl" finally gets off her cell, walks over to Mr.C pulls his blanket out from under him so fast that it lifted him in the air, twirled him, and he landed on his FACE! She then drapes the blanket over him, tells him to "shut up" and walks over to her next victim.( ok, Mr.C didn't get hurt badly, I think it mainly scared him, but NO blood.... ) All the while, doing this while I'm holding a baby in my arms and chatting with the other 2 teachers in that room, who are trying to gently pat 2 other childrens backs so they can fall asleep. They had their backs to her, so they didn't see what happened. I'm soooo mad, I could spit! I'm just holding my tongue with her until tomorrow, so she can't do any damage to my car! Oh AND they make the kids lay down until 2PM!!! THREE hours for a nap???? Are you kidding me????? The culture in that place is, "if it's not your room, don't worry about it." grrrr... Makes me SO mad! I'm so glad that so far, none of my nieces or nephews has to be in daycare.

Needless to say, when my bosslady poked her head in my room this afternoon, I gave her an ear full. I hate to leave them short handed, but gah! I can't stand it any more! I've talked with the bosslady, the former teacher of the twos has talked with the bosslady, and other employee's have spoken with her. NOTHING has happened. SO, I couldn't be anywhere around that dysfunction anymore.

Sorry about the rant, but I HAD to get it off my chest...... Hopefully, there wont be too many more of these in the future....

2 comments:

Beth said...

I know what you mean about having those kinds of days; when I left my job to be a stay-at-home mom, it was hard to leave all the people that I worked with. But, it gets better, one day at a time!!!

Matt and Pam Emerson said...

Hey, Marie. Hope your last day was great. We can get together whenever you want to :) love ya!