Aisha did not cry today. At all. I almost did not notice…Ok. Well, I didn’t notice until almost the end of the day when she asked me for her folder. I was like, “Ok, Aisha. Here you go. Heyyyyyyyyyyy!!! You didn’t cry! Not once!” Talk about subtle. I wowed for about five minutes. Talk about lack of perceptiveness. I would not have made the cut in the FBI or CIA or Special Ops or military, period. I need to work on that. If I ever plan on being a mother, nothing should get by me. Anyway, I am happy.
Today was a rough day. I thought the honeymoon would have at least lasted a bit longer than eight days.
Eight days! I walk the halls of shame for even thinking it would have lasted longer.
I was thinking the end of September or mid October. Who was I kidding? It ended this morning at a quarter to ten with the first of three drills (fire, shelter-in-place/severe weather, and lockdown). We rehearsed, we discussed, and we worked. Did it help? I like to think it did. The scary thought is, What if I did not rehearse or discuss the drills with them? Hmmph. I feel a tad better.
This is a very rambunctious bunch! My lessons must have physical components from the time they walk into my classroom until about lunchtime. I hope or else they’ll have to wheel me out of school into a hospital. Well, we know what that means for me. I’m even more tired thinking about it. Labor Day weekend can’t get here quick enough.
I am finally getting the hang of this consoling thing! Hug, pat, and an attention getter…preferably something the student likes. I’m getting better at this! Hey, I may very well deserve a hug and pat myself after today. So FYI, find out what your students like so you’re never caught with a wailer. I never knew kids would cry all day if you let them. Who does that? Ooh-ooh! I know! I know! Babies….
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