2-hour delay today - kids come at 10:45. Very exciting for all teachers and students.
In reading - we have 6 laptops for the kids to use. It's very difficult to monitor the use of the laptops while trying to teach a reading group while trying to answer questions about latin stems while trying to keep 3 kids from literally shocking other kids with fake Juicy Fruit purchased at Spencers.
After lunch - one of my lovelies decides he can leave the classroom without asking me. I don't realize this for about 10 minutes. A kid goes to find him and brings him back. I write a discipline referral.
Later after lunch - 4 kids swarm my desk to ask me questions. In the midst of the confusion, one kid knocks my macbook (my own personal computer) off of my desk onto the hard tile floor. I yell at them all to sit down. A blood vessel in my eye bursts. This is true. I wait about 3 minutes before I check to see if my computer still works. I pray this whole time that I will react appropriately regardless of whether or not it works. It does work. Praise God.
After Math - another teacher comes in to let me know that one of my kids was playing with a $100 bill in class. This is not the first time that has happened this year, both times it's been boys in my class that have these big bucks. ***(we found out later that one of them actually traded it to the other one for his cookie and bag of chips... Jacob and Esau?)
After school - a student brings me papers to grade. This is the news that brightens my day a bit. 3 girls from another class chose to write about me for the last writing assignment. Here are some of the sweet (and funny) statements they made about me in their writing:
"She is smart. She is nice. Although, she can be a little mean when your getting on her nerves, but other than that she's still nice."
"She dresses cool, she's sporty, outgoing and hip." Ha! :-)
"Ms. Christie is a great reader, when she reads the whole world stops idmmedieity." (that word is supposed to be 'immediately...') "She knows when to punish you and when to love you. She knows when to act silly around you."
"Ms. Christie is so magnificent and pretty!" (this one makes me giggle, because I imagine she had a list of words she wanted to use that were 'big words.')
"Ms. Christie has beautiful shoes." This one makes me confused, because I pretty much wear the same flip flops every day...
"Suddenly she is very kind." Hahahaha, again, trying to use a "writing term" but not using it in the right way. Precious.
"She loves when I ask questions about math. Sometimes when I really understand it she is very excited. She is never creul" (cruel) "and she believe in me." :-) sweet....
"You are very special to be in her clas. But she makes you take your shoe off if you ask her for a pencil. But she is still a spectaculart teacher."
"She helps you when you need it. An she give out candy to. I love candy. How about you? Don't you like candy?" This one makes me laugh because I honestly don't give out candy very often. But maybe I did one day - she obviously remembers it as a very motivating part of being in my class....
Now you have been on a virtual field trip of my day. Hope you enjoyed it!