I am a TA ~ Teacher Assistant ~ which means I help the teacher, kids and anything else that I am asked to do.
My first day back was one LONG meeting!!
Second day back was more meetings and reading and signing papers ~ Employee Handbook, Bloodborne Pathogens, Sexual Harrasment, Diabetes Awarenss Review, Seclusion and Restraint and Email Acceptable Use. While all these are necessary ~ what I don't understand is why I have to read/watch them every year!! This took almost a half a day and the last one I just did at home. Finally got in the room to work after lunch.
Days three and four where ~ cleaning, arranging the furniture (which was stacked for the summer because that is what we are told to do), writing names on folders, running off papers,
rehanging posters, bulletins boards, door decorations, wall decorations, laminating, name tags, lunch table tags etc etc.
Plus this year I am being shared between Two teachers so I had to do most of this twice!
This will be a Very Hard Year!!