The Good, The Bad and the Ugly.....
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|Thu, 09-04-2008 - 1:36pm|
Of course most of us are back to work by now, for some, it's the second week or third week, for most it's the first week and you know the drill..........
"I want my momma, I want to go home" The kindergarten teacher has 3 like that. OMG!!
The middle schoolers are already getting uniform violations. "We didn't know" but your little brother and sister have on their uniform. You and your parents were here on orientation, you do know"
We did get more specials and more assistance, which I love. We were promised a raise after count day, which I hope to god they don't re-nig on, and we got more equipment, the school has been repaired and it really looks pleasant around here..........
Downside, last years "hardheads" are right back with the same old "mess" fighting in the lunch line, using inappropriate language, you name it.
In my class, I have some pretty "dim bulbs" hate to say it, but they need reassurance on everything. It is already starting to test my last good nerve.......
Me: Please write your spelling words
Student 1: We gotta write them all
Me: Please complete the math assessment on your desk
Student 2: We gotta do it all
Me: Good Morning New Student, please sit down and write your spelling words (thirty minutes later he's on number 10, when there are 18 words) Are you okay, do you need me to help you?
Student: No, I can do it. (30 more minutes later he finishes) That's right 1 hour for 18 words, did I mentioned he stretched yawn and fidgeted for the whole time. However, when it was movement time, he didn't move.
I have 2 in here who need glasses, can hardly see the board, but they are trying their best.
I have 2 more who think they are on Star Search and have been singing and humming so much already that I had to call a "truce" because it was too much. (Seriously, these girls hum all day long)
Overall, if we stick the guidelines we set, things will be better this year. I have to say I am almost optimistic.
ALMOST THAT IS!!
Edited 9/4/2008 4:24 pm ET by greatteacher32