We get back to school and a parent, who chaperoned, has something she really needs to tell me. As I attempt to herd my 36 chickadees back to our room, I am thinking this is not a good time and she should just send a note. I figure whatever she has to say has something to do with her, "do-no-wrong" child. Oh boy was I off.....She informed me that two students sitting near her on the bus put a coat over their laps and were doing something inappropriate with their hands....that were under the coat! I remember people doing stuff like this on band trips....when I was in HIGH SCHOOL. My class is 2nd and 3rd grade.
A couple weeks ago, my counselor informed that another girl in my class is upset because "__________ (insert name of boy in above mentioned offense here) dumped her for __________ (insert name of girl in above mentioned offense here). And that is not even an upgrade from how coll she is." Her words, not mine! All three of them have, "I love _________." covering their writing folders. How did I end up in high school drama?!?!
Next...I go to recess to get my class and another student has received a minor alert for kicking someone and telling them they smelled like butt! (Part of me finds this hilarious...btw) So add that to the list.
My new student (who I think has quite a few issues, but is too new for me to have it all figured out) spent her day coloring hearts all over her jeans with a sharpie. I mean ALL over from bottom to top...if she had more time, I think the back would have been completed as well.
-I did not loose anyone.
-My students (the other 32 not involved above) were really on task and listening and following directions.
-We learned a lot of cool weather facts during the presentation
-I still do really love my class:-)
-Two more days til a week of Thanksgiving break!
Oh and since you have made it to the end of this venting post....did you know that Debbie Miller has got a 2nd edition of Reading With Meaning coming soon. Reading with Meaning and The Book Whisperer are two of my favorite reading resources! Until they get rid of the online book, if you click on the book, you can read the new edition online.