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Old 07-19-2019, 06:48 PM
 
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I will never have to supervise a classroom birthday party again. That thought really puts a smile on my face! It's the little things, right?


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Old 07-19-2019, 07:36 PM
 
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No more classroom birthday parties. And even better, not having to invent an errand lasting the length of the eating of the treat for a child who isn’t allowed to celebrate birthdays.
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Old 07-20-2019, 12:37 AM
 
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I hated those “celebrations”. In recent years, we had lots of allergies. The parents of those students were supposed to send in safe snacks, but often did d not. I felt for those kids. I also hated the parents who sent in things that needed to be cut and served, like a large cookie that needed to be divided into 22 pieces. The principal suggested non-food snacks like birthday pencils, but very few parents took advantage of that. They also took valuable class time. Another reason to love retirement!
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Old 07-20-2019, 03:28 AM
 
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Classroom birthday parties weren't allowed at my school. Parents could bring cake to be served in the cafeteria after the kids ate.

I am, however, delighted not to have to deal with Halloween and Valentines Day anymore.
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Old 07-20-2019, 04:21 AM
 
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I didn't have to go on any more FIELD TRIPS! I think I even requested a sub on the day for my last scheduled trip! To be fair to the class, I did select a sub that was very familiar with the class and the school. They didn't even miss me.


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Old 07-20-2019, 04:54 AM
 
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I loved classroom parties...birthdays and holidays. I am a control freak, so I controlled everything, and that may be why I liked the parties.

Birthday treats were given out fifteen to twenty minutes before dismissal. When school ended, the party was over.

Holiday parties were held the last forty-five minutes of the day. When school ended, the party was over. It was my choice to not have a room mother, but I did have parent volunteers who supplied the food. I assigned what food each family would supply and sent a note to that family with the info. I had a whole group game, and that kept everything under control.
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Old 07-20-2019, 09:09 AM
 
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Yes, not having to supervise field trips and parties is just another great thing about being retired!
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Old 07-20-2019, 05:23 PM
 
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I started subbing post retirement for a dear friend.
I have loved the full day field trips because the teacher did all the paperwork, put in the lunch bag requests, got the first aid bag ready, parent volunteers drove and I had a blast. Twice we went to concerts and once to the zoo.
And no “teaching”.
I was able to teach for my friend for a week and that went well.
Tge bonus is that the funds earned helped pay for my medical deductible.
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Old 07-20-2019, 05:52 PM
 
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Report card comments!!!!!
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Old 07-21-2019, 05:21 AM
 
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Yes! I’m so happy to not have to do the parties at school. My kids would start talking about Halloween at the end of September. By the time the day rolled around there was a frantic energy in the air from the minute they walked in the door. My team gave up teaching any curriculum on the day of the party. We had a Pumpkin Fest and did Science, Math, Writing, and Reading about pumpkins.

EyeSeeTwo, I do like that idea of subbing for a field trip and enjoying the day without all of the planning and prep.


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