>I was making copies in the school office and gathering my things to go back to my room when I saw a woman come in holding an animal in a blanket. The secretaries and others gathered around, so they must have known her. She started unwrapping the blanket, and as I thought oh, no, here go my allergies the cutest little baby wallaby poked its adorable head out to say hello. At first glance I thought it was a llama, but at second glance there was no doubt. If it wasn’t a wallby, it was a kangaroo, and those aren’t very likely in this area!
Two kids came in from recess today and showed me bruises they’d gotten in an encounter with another classmate. They also mentioned a number of times when their “friend” had bullied kids verbally, teasing them and putting them down. I took my concern to the principal after school and we’ll deal with it. ASAP, if not sooner.
I was teaching math (trying) when one student kept getting out of her seat, coming up to me, and tapping my arm to ask for help. I continually sent her back to her seat, but she didn’t stop. finally, I simply ignored her completely unless she was in her seat with her hand up. She just couldn’t master the concept that there are lots of kids in the class, and she can’t have one on one with the teacher in mid-lesson.
Can my students be “Wordless” on Wednesday? Just once? Please? I just checked the calendar, and the full moon isn’t due for two weeks. So what’s with the constant talk-talk-talka-talka-talktalktalktalktalk?!!!
I’d pound my head on the wall in frustration, but the only thing I’d accomplish would be a sore head. I think I’ll have some M&Ms instead.