Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The unexpected happenings

On Monday during our morning bathroom break I stand in the hall wondering "what is taking my girls so long?" Then, "B" came out and whispered, "um, "D" needs a pad". To not draw attention I asked another female student to go with "B" to get a pad from the clinic.

When they came down the hall I noticed that it was wrapped in a brown paper towel Haha. I walked towards them and "B" handed it to me and I hid it in my sweater's sleeve and walked into the bathroom.

When "D" came out I had a side chat with her a little later to see if she wanted to call her mom. Me, "D, how are you doing?"...she rubs her tummy and said "it hurts." "Was this your first time?"... "uh huh". "would you like to call your mom?"... "no it's ok, but thank god its a short day. The pad is really thick"...I just wanted to hug her or give a big HIGH FIVE and say "welcome to the club".

FLE rears its ugly head even before we teach it!!!! hahahah

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

What teachers do for fun!

My dear friend across the hall, we'll call her DJ because of her SWEET tunes afterschool has cracked me up this week. Yesterday she is in the middle of a lesson, class in a circle but she is facing the door. I stand in my doorway and proceed to start mouthing nonsense to her "Why aren't you my friend? I'm not talking to you". she tells me later that I completely distracted her and was not paying attention to a student who was talking and had to have them repeat themself more than once. HAHA

Today she repaid my amusement, thankfully someone else was leading Math, however half of my class was not paying attention to the teacher talking but me mouthing messages across the room through my door window. Poor woman said to my class "come on guys, you are too quiet" she didn't even know they weren't paying attention. SERIOUSLY, I am no better than them, I'm such a great role model hahahaha


Losing and Gaining Kids

1st week back at school and there are lots of changes. Monday, I gained a new student which is fine EXCEPT that I was told about it 4 minutes before school as I am walking down the hall with the girl right there. One of my old girls hasn't shown up this week so I got concerned and asked the office who then told me she moved to a private school. That poor girl, that is her 3rd school this YEAR!

Talking with people on my team we have determined that having so many kids boppin around has to be some form of child abuse. It makes me so sad, sometimes school is the only place that has stability and their parents even seem to mess that up.

Oh AND, as I was entering LC I was buzzed over the speakers to call the office where I was told I am getting another new student tomorrow, a boy. Do you know how worried I am that he will be a handful? SERIOUSLY, my "trouble makers" are not bad at all just CHATTY, I dont know if I could handle a true behavior issue in my class. My dear friend across the hall gained a new student who threw off the 'calm' balance, but she is FAR stronger than I am.