Confessions

May 14, 2014
*I confess that I'm deeply disappointed because yesterday I left my purse in the classroom under the teacher's desk like I always do, and when I opened my wallet last night to try to pay for dinner, ALL my money was gone!!  Ughh...it's just so annoying because I only make $62 a day after tax to sub, so I'm pretty sure I worked for free yesterday if you consider what was taken.  What upsets me more than the missing $ is that a kid would actually do that!  I am HOPING it would not be anyone in the 1st grade class I'm teaching... Almost all of them look so sweet and innocent and I just couldn't fathom it.  The one that is not sweet and innocent had no access to the room on his own--he comes and goes because he also works with another teacher.  Yesterday our whole wing (kindergarten through 2nd grade) went over to the high school to watch an Imax movie.  We were over there for an hour, and I want to say it happened then because the only other time I left the room was for a 30 minute lunch.  When our wing was out would have been the perfect chance to do something like that because there would have been no teachers to supervise the hallway, so an older student could have taken advantage of that fact.  Another reason why I feel like it was someone older was because only my bills were gone, but they left my change.  I believe a younger thief would take the coins, too, but maybe that's just me.  Now it's just more of an annoyance than anything else because I can't carry cash and sometimes I have to go somewhere directly after subbing.  Maybe I can just leave an envelope in my glove compartment in my car!  Oh, and I wonder if this thief got to any of the other classes and took anything.  I texted a kindergarten teacher and she said that her purse was moved, but that she never carries cash.

*I have to take the students on a field trip tomorrow, which I'm nervous about.  Truthfully, I wish that I didn't have to or that it was later on when I knew them better.  Field trips can be fun, but they can be stressful for the teacher. I'm just hoping everyone behaves and stays with me, especially because at one point we have to walk past a jail (???).  I guess last year it was completely fine, and the kids also have the option to stay with another teacher so they don't have to go by it, but I don't know...I just hope that goes smoothly.

*Another confession about teaching...haha...sorry!  Well, this week is a fun week and yesterday was "Dress Like Your Favorite Superhero Day."  I knew that it was and didn't have anything, so I just didn't participate, but the other two first grade teachers did.  Today is Hat Day, and I really don't have a hat to wear and don't want to buy one, so again I'm just not going to wear one.  I feel like kind of a jerk, but I really don't have time or money to be running out and getting the clothes/accessories for these themes.  Am I terrible?  I swear I would be doing those things if I wasn't a sub and was the class's actual teacher!

*Loaded sweet potatoes are the bomb.  Forget that a sweet potato on its own can be healthy and give me the that cinnamon sugar concoction along with extra marshmallows, please.

*I have been going through my clothes and other items and got rid of so much stuff!  It is a freeing feeling.  I had so many shirts that were just taking up closet space and that I never wore.  There is no point in keeping those.

*Now that I'm doing this long-term subbing position, I can finally start using my cool teacher school supplies that I've been dying to use like stamps and stickers!

*I was going through my old movie posters and one that I have is selling for $79!  I also have the ET 20th Anniversary poster that is selling for $75.  It's surprising how much people will pay for a poster.

*My sister is adopting a three year old German Shepherd/Husky mix and I'm happy for her, but also kind of jealous because now both of my sisters will have dogs.  There is just no way I could have a dog right now--I am never home!  Eventually I'll get one...A mini poodle or a cockapoo would be my first choices. 
34 comments on "Confessions"
  1. WTF that's crazy!!! i can't believe that someone stole money out of your wallet :(

    my husband took yesterday off work and went to kayla's field trip with her. he got 5 kids assigned to him and he had a blast. he used to be a kindy teacher and this brought him back to those days. we do that - we'll take turns going just to help out and spend the day with kayla and she loves it as do we. watching the kids interact are hilarious!

    thanks for linking up!

    -kathy
    Vodka and Soda

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    1. I know, right?? I felt so safe & secure at the school.

      That's nice that parents were allowed to go on your daughter's field trip. No parent helpers were allowed on ours, but I think it would have made things run more smoothly at the fire house.

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  2. That is to bad about your money I hope it wasn't one of your students either. Good luck on the field trip!

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    1. I really don't think it was. They would have had to have acted fast because I was with them almost all day long.

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  3. I'm so sorry your money was taken. That's always so disheartening! Good luck with the field trip. :)

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    1. Yeah, it really stinks that it would happen. :/

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  4. I'm so sorry that someone stole your peer- either way it's bad, a student or a peer. :(

    I need to do a closet purge myself!

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    1. I really got rid of SO much...now I should try to tackle my suitcase full of cute clothes I'm too fat for, but I just hope that I'll lose weight and be able to wear them soon!

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  5. That REALLY sucks about your money! I'm always so nervous whenever I have a purse with me but I can't actually carry it with me all the time. Good luck with the field trip! :)

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    1. The good thing is that there is this hidden section of my wallet that had like $100 in it! Thank goodness I left it in the back part of it or else I know that would have been gone, too!

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  6. people pay for posters? how weird! and that sucks that money was stolen :( so sad that a kid would do that!

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    1. Yes! There are SO many listed on Ebay. I wonder how much some of my Harry Potter ones are worth...

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  7. I dont think a kid took your money, its either an older student or a custodian. I had that happen to me when I was subbing it sucks!!!!

    No that doesnt make you terrible, teachers dont get paid enough as it is then you have to buy costumes well thats not fun or cheap!

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    1. I won a Spiderman hat at our employee meeting last Saturday. Too bad I didn't have it earlier! I could have worn it on Superhero day AND on Hat day.

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  8. I can't believe someone took your money :( I'm so sorry girl!

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    1. Neither can I! Out of all the schools I worked at, I did NOT think that it would happen at this one!

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  9. Oh my gosh Im so sorry your wallet was stolen! I get so irate when I hear about stealing. Like... its not yours, why the hell would you take it. Stealing has got to be one of the lowest of low crimes there is! No regard whatsoever for others. Sorry for the lawyer rant!

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    1. No worries about your lawyer rant. I can't stand the sneakiness of it!

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  10. I am so sorry to hear about your money being taken :( That violation of trust is hard. But on the bright side, I totally support your decision to get a mini poodle when you can. They are awesome dogs!! :) Maybe when you move to Texas? lol

    http://neatly-packaged.blogspot.com/

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    1. You'll never stop trying to get me to come to Texas, will you? ;)

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  11. Being stolen from is so violating. I've had someone take a substantial amount from me before and I just felt... dirty, if that makes sense.

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    1. That makes sense... I feel like it is worse if it directly affects a person, too...rather than just a big corporation. Not that I condone stealing at all.

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  12. I always bring a small purse for my money and then my wallet is just a container of all my cards and receipts haha. I learned that from my brother, and I never asked where he got that idea. But it could be just annoying that you could no longer trust the place you treated as your second home. I think there's no way of confronting anyone without a proof.

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    1. I had the principal watch the cameras, but she said no one stayed in my room for a long period of time and that she didn't see anything suspicious. She can't see in the room, though...just in the hallway!

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  13. oh that is awful about someone stealing your cash! i had that happen in high school at a party where it was only my close friends. to think someone i knew so well stole from me was pretty awful. so violating! :(

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    1. Omg, that's terrible!! Did you ever find out who did it?

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  14. That stinks about being stolen from! I wish they could provide teachers with more secure options for keeping your personal items!

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    1. All the teachers have keys to their classroom so that they can lock them at their will. Since I am a sub, my door is always just left unlocked, and I think someone took advantage of that!

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  15. These kids are crazy! Luckily I've never had anything stolen. Our classroom doors lock & even though I've left my stuff in my room with my kids in there I've never had anything taken from me. Other teachers have had money & even phones stolen.

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    1. Wow... I guess I can't say that I'm surprised. In a kindergarten class that I sub, a kid stole the nicest kid's Mother's Day present he made for his mom! Terrible!

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  16. Ugh, it's awful that someone took your money. I would be seriously surprised if a 1st grader did it... I think you're right about the coins, plus a kid that age would probably have less motivation to steal.

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    1. I worked in another school where a 1st grader took stuff out of the teacher's desk. He stole her snacks and stickers and stuff like that, but not $$. I really hope it wasn't a 1st grader because that is just sad...

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  17. I just Googled cockapoo and am now hopelessly in love! If you get one please post lots and lots of doggy pictures!

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    1. I promise you that I will! You would probably get sick of all the pics I would post! :)

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