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  • Feb 23

    I am so sorry for your loss. While I am positive you and your colleagues will do all that you can for your students as far as support, be sure to support one another.

  • Feb 23

    I am so sorry for your loss. While I am positive you and your colleagues will do all that you can for your students as far as support, be sure to support one another.

  • Feb 23

    I can't put it better than OldDude did.

  • Feb 23

    oh, i've survived many "challenges" from takis to cinnamon to eraser. Occasionally i'll call myself, sometimes i'll have the student call. I've had plenty of kids with sickness caused by behaviors or sheer desire to go home. We work through it, don't give in and the behavior changes. I try to educate my students a lot to make them understand things like vomiting from the spinny toy is not the same as vomiting from a virus.

  • Feb 23

    I can't put it better than OldDude did.

  • Feb 23

    My pink top was on top of the stack in the drawer today - like it knew...

  • Feb 23

    So two of my first graders just came in- one uses my bathroom regularly and the girl escorting him. The girl just sat there and chatted with me like we were two old biddies. If i had more time, i would have put on the kettle for tea. I remember when she was in our pre school disabled program though and wasn't so much of a talker. I see bright things in her future and that makes me so happy.

  • Feb 23

    YAASSS!! On my mornings when i am feeling particularly salty, it's good to know that my colleagues are feeling salty as well - and for darn good reason.

  • Feb 23

    I am so sorry for your loss. While I am positive you and your colleagues will do all that you can for your students as far as support, be sure to support one another.

  • Feb 23

    I would definitely call the parent to express your concerns. You might need the student to outturn his pockets before he leaves your office and hold his hands out the way dakotadenise describes after doing so. If he's walking out of your office with a dose of ADHD medication in his pocket, it is a bigger concern due to the fact that it is a widely sold /abused drug. Not saying that he is doing this - in fact your appraisal that he just does not want to take the medication is likely more accurate, but the other side can't be ignored. The fact is, that if he was found walking down the street with a stray ritalin floating in his pocket, he'd get arrested.

  • Feb 23

    I would definitely call the parent to express your concerns. You might need the student to outturn his pockets before he leaves your office and hold his hands out the way dakotadenise describes after doing so. If he's walking out of your office with a dose of ADHD medication in his pocket, it is a bigger concern due to the fact that it is a widely sold /abused drug. Not saying that he is doing this - in fact your appraisal that he just does not want to take the medication is likely more accurate, but the other side can't be ignored. The fact is, that if he was found walking down the street with a stray ritalin floating in his pocket, he'd get arrested.

  • Feb 22

    I would definitely call the parent to express your concerns. You might need the student to outturn his pockets before he leaves your office and hold his hands out the way dakotadenise describes after doing so. If he's walking out of your office with a dose of ADHD medication in his pocket, it is a bigger concern due to the fact that it is a widely sold /abused drug. Not saying that he is doing this - in fact your appraisal that he just does not want to take the medication is likely more accurate, but the other side can't be ignored. The fact is, that if he was found walking down the street with a stray ritalin floating in his pocket, he'd get arrested.

  • Feb 22

    Food parties are still permitted in my district. I make my food allergies well known to the teachers and tell them that I am more than willing to assist them in reading labels, but also make it clear that I cannot be expected to read every label in the short time that they set up all the grades for their individual class parties for all classes, all grades. To be honest, they don't really ask me too much beyond the things that I know to be fact - the local Shoprite Cupcakes are peanut free and peanut safe, the names of the local bakeries that specialize in nut free, gluten free, etc. As a rule of thumb, we discourage peanut/ nut inclusive treats from being brought in as party snacks and encourage things like fruit, veggie trays, cheese, ect.

  • Feb 22

    Food parties are still permitted in my district. I make my food allergies well known to the teachers and tell them that I am more than willing to assist them in reading labels, but also make it clear that I cannot be expected to read every label in the short time that they set up all the grades for their individual class parties for all classes, all grades. To be honest, they don't really ask me too much beyond the things that I know to be fact - the local Shoprite Cupcakes are peanut free and peanut safe, the names of the local bakeries that specialize in nut free, gluten free, etc. As a rule of thumb, we discourage peanut/ nut inclusive treats from being brought in as party snacks and encourage things like fruit, veggie trays, cheese, ect.

  • Feb 22

    I would definitely call the parent to express your concerns. You might need the student to outturn his pockets before he leaves your office and hold his hands out the way dakotadenise describes after doing so. If he's walking out of your office with a dose of ADHD medication in his pocket, it is a bigger concern due to the fact that it is a widely sold /abused drug. Not saying that he is doing this - in fact your appraisal that he just does not want to take the medication is likely more accurate, but the other side can't be ignored. The fact is, that if he was found walking down the street with a stray ritalin floating in his pocket, he'd get arrested.


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