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    my para
    By Mrs. D

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    She works well if I'm constantly telling her what she should be doing and who she should be working with. I shouldn't have to do that! It's not my responsibility. She is supposed to be with my class during the hour of math. Usually I have to go to her office (she shares with my co-teacher) and tell her to come out so she can help so and so. I shouldn't have to do that! She should just be there because it's part of her schedule.

    On the other hand, I have a wonderful para who comes in during writing and spelling. She is absolutely wonderful and a godsend to have during this time. I couldn't say better things about her. She is very helpful and wants to see my students succeed and do well. I just wish she was in my classroom all day.

    Sometimes they seem to think that sending more aides in will help my students. Personally, I think it creates more chaos. I don't like when different people are constantly coming in and out of the classroom. What bothers me more is that some of them think it's time to socialize instead of helping my students. They will stand off to the side and have a conversation in a normal talking voice while my students are trying to work. I've gotten to the point where I tell them if they are going to talk, they need to leave the room because it's disrupting the students. They need to be yelled at for not following the rules whereas my students are wonderful!! Usually it's the other way around. Not in my classroom! I'm thankful for a sweet respectful bunch of kids, otherwise I don't think I would've made it to the end.

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