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News at Home – Ughhh!
Well my week got off to a rocky start 🙁 School went fine on Monday, though I had to go in pretty early to get ready for the day… that was the consequence of not working late Friday or going in on Saturday. I also had to stay a bit late on Monday trying to get literacy stations setup. And as a result I was super tired on my way home. I had to stop at the store to buy something for literacy stations the next day, so I made a detour on an unfamiliar road. Apparently it was a speed trap. Because it certainly felt like a 40-45 road. I didn’t see a sign. But apparently the speed limit was 35. And I was going 42. Grr! Yeah, you got it. I got a speeding ticket. I respect cops to know end, but I get so irritated at stupid speeding tickets. I haven’t had one in 14 years (geez that makes me sound old) but I often watch as people fly by me and wonder why they aren’t getting tickets. And then I get one for going jut 7 over the speed limit. Seven!! I just really feel it’s a waste of resources, when you think about all the places cops could be used. But I know they use it to generate revenue for the city. Too bad they can’t find a way besides speed traps 🙁
My week didn’t really improve. Tuesday was book club and it was the bright light in a rough week. There were 4 birthdays in my class this week which meant lots of cupcakes and hyper kids. *sigh* I felt like I was fighting an uphill battle all week behavior-wise. Thursday one of my most difficult kids was at an all time bad level. He left the school at dismissal screaming so loudly you could hear him through doors and hallways away. That was my ENTIRE day with him.
But I started Friday off ready to ignore what happened all week. It was awards day and the kids had earned a Banana Split party for knowing their letters. I stopped at Walmart on my way to work and bought the fixings for banana splits. The day started going downhill when I got a note, first thing, from a parent asking me to keep a better eye on their son when using scissors because he cut his shirt. Sure! I have time to stand over your child while they cut – nevermind the 21 other kids in my class. After all, it’s not as if I have given them strict rules for how to use scissors! Pfft! Guess who no longer gets to use scissors? His son!
Well then my student teacher showed up. *sigh* I had forgotten I was getting a student teacher. I wasn’t supposed to but the teacher she was going to work with is out with breast cancer so she’s working with me instead. She emailed over Christmas break asking if she could work with me. What was I going to say? “No, it’s such a distraction for the kids to have someone else in the room and I’m still a new teacher.” Of course not! So I have a student teacher – a kid from high school who wants to be a teacher after college. And I’m going to have to give my kids a BIG talking to. They keep trying to visit with her, stop randomly and hug her and hold her hand! I have no problem with them being affectionate, but not instead of following rules. While walking down the hallway is not the time to give hugs or talk. You are 5 and 6 years old. You don’t need to hold her hand. And I probably need to talk to her about making sure she’s encouraging them to follow rules. *sigh* sucks. I was thankful to have her there though because she was a great help for the banana split party, helping with dishing up the ice cream and such.
But then the dad who wrote me the note about his son cutting his shirt showed up to the banana split party – parents are welcome on award days – and of course I had a couple kids not behaving. Of course I dealt with it. And OF COURSE he felt that having 2 kids misbehave (out of 22!) was an opening for him to let me know I’m not doing my job as a teacher. Clearly I don’t know what I’m doing! Y’all I was so furious I don’t know how I kept myself from going off on him. But after dismissal I left in a fury and close to tears. I was like, “why stay and get ready for next week? Why the FUCK am I trying so hard, giving your child an effin banana split reward party? Take your child who is so ANNOYING BTW and go to a private school where the teachers don’t have 22 kids!” Parents like him just irritate me to no end. They have NO CLUE what is involved in the job we do and they sure as heck couldn’t do it, seeing as their kids are always the worst behaved. And they don’t get that the patience we have for their child goes down when parents treat us this way.
Anyway… because I had to get out of their Friday I went in Saturday to get ready for next week, because angry as I was, I still do care. I’m doing this for the kids, not the parents. And I know my principal will back me up if need be. But gah, I am so happy we’re off Monday!
I fell a little behind on my blogging this week, due to the stress and I’m not a week ahead anymore. But hopefully with Monday I’ll manage to catch back up.
After getting my ticket I was tired and didn’t feel like cooking when I got home. So I grabbed taco bell. About as bad as it gets. *sigh* Never said I wasn’t a mood eater! But I felt better not having to cook and had eaten so well all day, it actually only put me 300 calories over for the day!
Tuesday was book club, so I didn’t eat too well for dinner Tuesday either.
I had 3 days of cupcakes for birthday parties this week…
And we went out to dinner on Friday night. *sigh* not my best eating week.
As for working out – I did good Monday through Wednesday. But Thursday I woke up in so much pain in my knee and foot (right side) that I used my workout time to do deep stretches. If I hadn’t, I’m not sure I would have made it through the day. Friday I had to leave super early to go shopping for banana split supplies, so no time to workout.
Here’s hoping I have a much better week next week!
Last Week on the Blog
- [8 Jan] Sunday Post | Getting Back in the Groove
- [9 Jan] It’s Monday! What I’m Reading January 9, 2017
- [10 Jan] Top Ten 2016 Releases I meant to read… #TTT
- [11 Jan] Starflight by Melissa Landers ★★★★
- [12 Jan] Do Bad Books Piss You Off? | Fun Questions
- [13 Jan] Witch Slapped by Dakota Cassidy ★★★½
- [14 Jan] My TBR List | January 2017 Results
This Week on the Blog Look For:
Sunday Post | Ughhh!
It’s Monday! What I’m Reading January 16, 2017
Top Ten Hidden Gems I’ve Read #TTT
Made For Sin by Stacia Kane #Review
Just a Few Charley Davidson Book’s I’ve Read | 1 of 3
Just a Few Charley Davidson Book’s I’ve Read | 2 of 3
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