Monday, November 8, 2010
don't piss off the art teacher
I have been very sick with bronchitis and had to stay home for several days last week. Thanks to my asthma and chronic RSV if I don't go into quarantine when I get bronchitis I tend to stay really sick for up to two months at a time, like trips to the ER sick.
Anyway while I was out my darling students stole a TON of my stuff, from sharpies to 6 rolls of colored duct tape that I use to color code everything. Both of my staplers are now gone, two packs of un-opeaned oil pastles, our new, unopeaned set of little metalic paint pots and my bag of plaster strips. I am unable to lock my supply cabinets and so when the cat is away the mice will play.
I was also REALLY annoyed to find two of my six drawing maniquins had been pulled to pieces. Several teachers have tried to help me put them back together again but alas, humpty dumpty has fallen. No one can figure out how to pull the springs long enough and re-hook everything back together.
I had bought my drawing mannequins at Ikea for a great deal of only $6 each. They no longer sell them so each of those broken mannequins will be at least $10 to replace. I know who broke one of the maniquins. He even admits it. Apprently I can not ask his family to replace it or pay for a new one because he has Auspurgers and they say that ripping peoples stuff apart when he is mad is part of his "disorder". Yes I agree the behavior is linked to the "disorder"...but it dosen't make it ok AND I don't think it is a good excuse not to replace my mannequin. Due to this type of behavior being exused he regullary takes his, or his CLASSMATES projects and gleefully rips them up while laughing and when I try to intervine he throws my tables over and screams what a fucking bitch I am. He scares me. He is a 7th grader who is close to 6ft tall and about double my weight. Everytime I go to amin for help I'm poo pooed for not being sensative to his behavioral and education needs. Mom says he is playing around and would never Actually hurt me.
Anyway to replace everything that was stolen/broken, staplers to duct tape to drawing mannequins will cost at least $70. We are in the middle of our clay unit. While the school will buy the clay for me I have to buy any glaze or acrylic paint out of my own pocket. I told my students that unless my stuff shows up and they pitch it to buy me one new mannequin that there will be no glaze or acrylic. So far one roll of duct tape has show up on my door knob and one kid has donated a dollar. I am not happy.... don't piss off the art teacher when she has to pay for the supplies out of her own pocket >:/