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Bringing In Candy For Valentines Day?
Old 02-10-2017, 08:01 AM
 
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I have never done this before, but was thinking about bringing in Hershey Kisses for all my classes if I get called into a school where I am familiar with the students this Valentines Day, as a kind gesture. I know regular teachers do this, but do you all think it is fine and appropriate for a sub to do this too? (It would either be for middle school or HS).


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the policy of the school. Our district does not allow any items to be purchased or given to students that have a high sugar or fat content. I think it is extreme, but policy is policy. Better safe than sorry. If there is no policy against it I don't see why not celebrate.
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Old 02-10-2017, 10:40 AM
 
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Wow, that does sound extreme. No, I am not aware of any policy like that where I work. In fact, regular teachers do it very often. I will probably do it, as long as I am working at a school where I know most of the kids. I may also share the idea with some other subs here to see how they feel about it.

A few weeks ago, I used the teacher's jolly ranchers as a positive reinforcement tool to only give to students who behaved well in class (and win the quiet game). I only did that because I know their regular teacher does the same thing because this particular 6th grade group are a very rowdy bunch.
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Old 02-11-2017, 06:54 AM
 
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Never mind, not worth it.

Last edited by SubMan; 02-12-2017 at 02:02 AM.. Reason: Never mind, not worth it.
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Old 02-11-2017, 08:46 AM
 
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Why does it send a wrong message subman? And what message is that? Just hoping you can expand on this.


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I've subbed on Valentine's day before. I didn't choose to give out anything to the students. If your school says it's ok and you want to I'd do it.
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Old 02-11-2017, 06:21 PM
 
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no longer allows food of any kind. I used to sub on a party day like Halloween or Valentine's Day, and room moms would be in charge of passing out some sort of treat. Now, the most I see are stickers or coloring pages.
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Old 02-11-2017, 07:21 PM
 
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Ok. Yeah, I never asked my school directly because I don't know which school, if any, I will be working at. But I dont see how a small hershey kiss would harm anyone. Of course, I would ask about any allergies first. But, I do know regular teachers do it.
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And probably will. Our district is absolutely allowed to do it. I will have kids on Valentines that I know super well, have had most of them in long terms several times since 6th grade (now 8th graders). I'll do candy of some sort that day.
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Old 02-12-2017, 07:04 PM
 
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I have a class all week next week at a school where I am a regular, I will bring something non chocolate, maybe Smarties.


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Old 02-13-2017, 01:07 PM
 
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I would bring the bag to school if you do bring them. If the bag does not specifically say "Made in a facility that is free of peanut/tree nuts" students with peanut or tree nut allergies will not eat them.

I had a student last year who had a peanut/tree nut allergy that could cause a reaction if she even smelled or touched something that had an allergen. We could not have them in the classroom at all.
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Old 02-14-2017, 06:15 AM
 
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Well, after all this, I ended up at a school where I am not a regular and it is more urban where the kids are mostly disrespectful and rude. Therefore, I didn't even bother bringing anything in. In this school, the kids would probably just throw the candy at each other and maybe even me, rather than eat it. It is a shame because I was really hoping to get a job at my regular middle school or high school today.
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