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Aisha Smiled Today.

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.

Qiana

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The End of a Honeymoon

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.

Qiana

Aisha Cried Again…

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….

Qiana

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Kindergarten Is No Joke!

Image via Wikipedia I’ve completed the first week of kindergarten and it was sheer lunacy.  Exciting and scary rolled up into five days.  Thanks to a lot of dedicated and compassionate teachers that refused to let me start my first … Continue reading