My students did not make me want to be in my classroom today!


This morning we had music where I didn’t get much done other than my Thanksgiving file sorted and organized. We got through a math sheet that showed that some of my students totally got the idea of before and after and others did not! Thankfully we’ll be spending all next week on it!

This afternoon I was greeted at the door with reports of problems on the soccer field. One of the boys was the same as yesterday. Ugh! It really doesn’t make me want to come back, though I must mention that the class was ready for planners quite quickly:)

I wasted time this afternoon by going through the lost and found, cleaning desks and playing Roll a Turkey. It was a low key afternoon and we all survived. That’s about all that can be said.

When I write about it, it doesn’t seem that bad, but I’ve glossed over the many moments that my students were rude to me or unkind to each other.

Oh and I found out last thing on a Friday before a long weekend that I am getting a new student on Tuesday morning. Thank goodness for the secretary letting me know as I probably wouldn’t have found out until the student arrived otherwise. I ran around as my students were working this afternoon getting stuff set up for him so he would feel welcome. I just hope he is a positive change in the classroom and doesn’t add to the problems.


After running into a parent at the grocery store and having to take a moment to speak with her (her son is on day two of problems on the soccer field), I managed to get home and settled for the evening.

I have been working on my shawl and loving the pattern, but for the past hour it’s been in time out because I messed up the latest lace section and now need to rip back:(

I also did a gauge swatch for daddy son hat I’m testing and started the pattern, only to have to rip it out too. I think it’s time for some reading!


Definitely not a coloured day:(

I’ve had:

Oatmeal, a slice of apple bread (it was delicious), potato/beet hash, Smokey barbecue seeds, cucumber with tuna fish and more apple bread. I need to get it out of my house!

Well I’m going to go stretch out and read:)

Have fun!


18 thoughts on “TGIF!!!

  1. We have problem behaviors too and at a such young age! One student can totally change the dynamic of a classroom! I even see the same in small reading groups, that’s why making the best student fit is important, so that they will learn. Good luck with your new student, AJ! 😁

    1. Lol I froze it in slices today so I would quit eating it. It didn’t cook evenly so I couldn’t give it away, but it still tastes too good to throw away (besides my frugalness doesn’t allow for that!).
      I’m hoping today goes better on the knitting front!

  2. Sorry you are having behavior issues with some children. Last year your group seemed angelic! Zach is having a wonderful time teaching again in Mexico. His CPS year was just awful. CPS is set to strike this week. Chicago needs serious help with their schools, their staffing, their rule enforcement, and their security to name just a few problems. Im so glad he’ sOUT

    1. Oh I’m glad to hear his year is going better this year!
      I knew this was going to be a tough year as I heard a lot about the kindergarten students last year, but I sure hope they improve quickly!

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