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June 12, 2018 / Tuesday

buttons: swan it breaks my heart that his step-mom said HE lost them. SHE saw them on the railing upstairs that night and by morning they were gone. He's SIX and should not have to be fully responsible for them yet he's learning

Kmkrn: buttons - yes, a 6 year old should not have that much responsibility yet.

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June 12, 2018 / Tuesday

Kmkrn: Welcome everyone to chat this evening!

buttons: Aw HI how are you doing?

Kmkrn: Welcome buttons! Is school done yet?

Kmkrn: buttons - I am watching my son's dog while they are away this week. He is at my feet. I think he wants to go out. BRB!

buttons: Nope I have report cards to write and we have 2 weeks to go

Kmkrn: buttons - 2 weeks! Ugh!

Kmkrn: buttons - I am back (and I was right)!

Kmkrn: buttons - I hope that you do not have to do any summer school programs too!?

buttons: kmkrn no, that is something we choose to do to earn money through the summer usually high school

buttons: kmkrn high school subjects sometimes people have done tutoring through the summer, I have not at this point will need to watch money though

Kmkrn: buttons - Same here. Teachers usually want the extra money.

Kmkrn: buttons - I watch my money leave my wallet! I am not good with a budget, but I need to be!

buttons: kmkrn challenge is with H and mlc his money is still his so I am trying to make things work with just my income. Our D is not always reliable with rent however we've never used it for the household anyway, just used it to keep for emergencies

buttons: kmkrn I need to create a budget as I never have, I've always just been good about watching money

Kmkrn: buttons - That is very wise of you.

Kmkrn: buttons - I tend to buy things on a whim for my grandchildren--that's a hard habit to break!

buttons: kmkrn I tend to buy things for my classroom on a whim books and games are my addiction

buttons: kmkrn I could set up 2 classrooms and have both be pretty comfortable

Swan: Hello ladies

Kmkrn: buttons - I did that too when I was full-time working as the school nurse.

Kmkrn: Hi Swan!

buttons: Hi swan

Kmkrn: buttons - my 4 year old granddaughter is reading everything she can get her hands on! She's amazing, but her parents have enough books to open a library too!

buttons: kmkrn people do not realize how little funds there are for things that students can play with, read, etc. whenever our principal says how much we have for funds there is usually the comment that it is meant to be for consumables or the PAC money is for special things like field trips, special guests, special art projects, etc.

buttons: How are you swan?

buttons: kmkrn I love reading and our children loved books too we visited the library often

Kmkrn: buttons - Teaching is universally underpaid and underfunded! Very sad!

Swan: buttons - I am doing well. Just to chime in, it actually makes me angry when we are constantly hearing the school tax is being raised again and then to hear how much teachers have to purchase out of their own pockets for their students. The school district here recently had a town meeting and that was a topic of heated debate, especially when several of the town’s people saw the superintendent drive up in a very expensive sports car.

buttons: swan it is frustrating to me when I learn how much more those in the upper levels of the district offices make and then to have the excuse made that they want to keep good people or when they refuse to provide raises, even just to keep pace with cost of living increase, however they have no problem providing themselves with DECENT percent increases on a fairly regular basis...

buttons: swan the newest here in Canada is that we can claim a certain amount of what we spend on our income tax the catch, if you claim and are audited then you need to have a letter for your district stating that you needed to buy the things out of your own pocket and our district won't do that.

Kmkrn: buttons - But I think you earn brownie points in heaven for this (at least you should)!

buttons: Kmkrn my one support person is thinking about getting her teaching degree (she's 42 and hesitating due to her age) and she jokes about shopping in my classroom should get one of her own or when she needs something while she's getting her degree.

Swan: buttons - the school tax for my area is 1.11393 and there are some very wealthy people in this area, also many not so wealthy people, but the annual budget for just the high school was outrageous and the majority of it was for upper level salaries. Many of the parents were commenting that for what it costs them in taxes they are considering pushing the state to allow parents to home school or private school their children and not have to pay the school tax. There are some states that do that from what a few of the parents were saying.

buttons: Ladies my little guy did not find his hearing aids yet however he at least has temporary ones until replacements can be obtained my other little guy had a pretty decent morning however the afternoon was another story Thank you for continued prayers

Swan: buttons - that is so sad, it broke my heart when I read your email. That is a pretty expensive thing to lose, both monetarily and for his daily need.

buttons: swan here our government provides a subsidy to private schools, I'm not sure if they get as much per child as public schools or less or more, then the parents pay their fees.

Kmkrn: buttons - You are a blessing to those children.

buttons: swan it breaks my heart that his step-mom said HE lost them. SHE saw them on the railing upstairs that night and by morning they were gone. He's SIX and should not have to be fully responsible for them yet he's learning

Swan: buttons - I agree with KmKrn, you are a true blessing to these children and a model of how loving and kind an adult should be.

buttons: kmkrn and swan thank you sometimes I'm overly grumpy though

buttons: ladies not so much this year

Kmkrn: buttons - yes, a 6 year old should not have that much responsibility yet.

buttons: swan upper level of almost anything get paid way more than those lower down the value of good people only seems to be valid for those at the top level of things

Swan: buttons - I agree, no six year should be responsible to something like that, yet he needs to learn to take better care, but as the parent, even a step parent, and they are more responsible for something like that.

buttons: Kmkrn no apparently step-mom said she/they searched the house, my little guys sister said she didn't but the sister was told to search and did her best this family is a mess and I still say there are a few of us who would take him home in a heart beat

Kmkrn:

Good night all! The hour is much more pleasant spent in conversation. Have a good week and you all are in my prayers!

buttons: Night ladies thank you for your prayers and for the nice chat. I'm glad I woke up in time to make it in. Hugs and prayers

buttons: kmkrn you too

Swan: buttons - sadly my question to the parent would have been, "If you saw them in a place they didn't belong why wouldn't you have secured them so they wouldn't get lost?"

buttons: swan trust me I was tempted to however the timing was not appropriate

Swan: Goodnight ladies, see you next week

buttons: night swan

buttons: swan it breaks my heart that his step-mom said HE lost them. SHE saw them on the railing upstairs that night and by morning they were gone. He's SIX and should not have to be fully responsible for them yet he's learning

Kmkrn: buttons - yes, a 6 year old should not have that much responsibility yet.

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