It is days like this that make me excited and hopeful that it can be rainbows and butterflies even when things don’t go according to plan.
We had the best morning today…until lunch they were model students. After lunch craziness is to be expected.
Today made me feel lighter instead of weighed down.
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer someone else up. — Mark Twain (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
Just noticed numerous typos in my past couple of posts… matches the place I am at in life right now…have some typos but chugging along.
my goal in life..I hope I am successful.
(Source: sweetheartsigma, via coffee-teach-wine)
I ask myself the same thing every single day,
"I can’t find my pencil!" (1 minute after using it)
I think there is a pencil black hole in every classroom.
Teaching has really hurt my swag, yo. I was way more confident as a student teacher.
I have a student that I have mentioned about already he is basically behind in everything we are doing. I think he may have a learning disability or something but the school is lagging with the necessary assessments.
Well, he has started acting out in class…constantly. Today it was a combination of turning around on the rug and just laughing with the person behind him, shouting randomly in class, sliding across the floor, taking other peoples jackets and throwing them in the air, saying googoogaagaa during a lesson which had all the kids laughing hysterically and making it difficult to gain the class back because they all had the giggles,
I know he is frustrated because half the time he doesn’t know what is going on my heart hurts for him but his disruptions are getting too much…he gets in the way of the other kids learning as well.
And then, towards the end of the day, I see him crawling under the table and I thought he was fooling around under there like he has done before and I just lost my patience. In my raised voice i told him if he keeps acting liking this he will not be a part of our class and then I regretted the second right after because I found out he was looking for his pencil.
I hate having this replay over and over in my mind with the inner dialogue.
"You shouldn’t have lost your temper."
"You should make it so he doesn’t feel frustrated."
I hatehatehate when things go not according to plan and it is all I can think about.
I approached him afterward and explained that his behavior is not okay and the reason I was upset is because he has been distracted and misbehaving all day. He understands right after I talk to him but then goes back to misbehaving a few minutes afterwards.
I don’t know what to do anymore. I need to get on the assessment team and see what is taking so long…this poor kid is so behind. We are already on numbers to 100 and he doesn’t know 1-10 yet.
Sometimes I think it is me and I am failing him but he needs more than me. I cannot leave 21 kids and only work with him one on one the whole day because that is what he needs.
There is just so much going on during the day that I feel like I neglect things I should be paying more attention to.
My desk at home is cluttered.
My desk at school is cluttered.
And I am not going to do anything about it.
We have a star theme in our classroom and I’ve told my students they are, “my little stars” and one student said today, “well, you are our big star!”