Sick and Tired

Well, my body finally quit on me. I managed to hold out until my IEP meeting late this afternoon... then I called the sub system, threw some plans together and bolted for home. I'll spare you the details, but I sound like a deep-throated, coughing pre-pubescent teenager with an achy body. The symptoms were bad enough to justify missing the afternoon staff meeting.
So tomorrow my goal is to recover so I can be there for the kids and Fun Day Friday.

In other news, 40% of my students got into trouble and had to see the principal today (yes, folks, four of my ten!). Apparently, they thought it would be appropriate to gang up and tackle a fourth grade girl (who they probably liked but couldn't quite express it) to the ground and pull her hair. They really should have been suspended, but our strict administrator was out sick today, so instead all they got was lunch detention from the principal. Don't worry, I made sure they got the riot act from me. Ironically, they were all able to tell the principal that the rule is to "respect other people" and "keep your hands to yourself"--why they chose not to follow it is another story altogether. If my kids keep this up, my classroom is going to look like this !

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sorry you're feeling sick. Lay low and get better...I'm thinking of you, Mom

2 bees said...

I love your bird-tracks! Very good asides and funny. Your blog makes my day start out fun.

2 bees said...

Ah, the Darth Vadar syndrome is in your neck of the woods as well...

2 bees said...

Let me explain, when the kids jumped the 4th grader they were hormonally expressing juvenial love, if only she would have jumped back and broke a nose or two, love would have truly bloomed.

Anonymous said...

Get well soon! gm

Anonymous said...

Princess, I never knew you would do anything to get out of a meeting or reduce class size! Dad

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