I love it when the week feels short. Suddenly it's Wednesday! It was a good day. My student teacher is beginning to take over my 3rd and 7th hours, giving me a bit of time to do other things needed. My 4th and 5th hours on the other hand are, at times, such a challenge for me that I fear hainding them over. I was extremely exasperated today by the rudeness of just a couple of kids. I hate being set into the situation of having to react in anger. Somedays I am able to let student's selfish behaviors roll off me but somedays are harder. Today, I did not get angry, but I was frustrated. In all honesty there are some kids who can do little wrong, well, in part because I just like them. But they tend to be sensitive enough to see a situation and act accordingly. There are others who just bug the snot out of me and quite, frankly, it is those kids that seem to be so obtuse, so self centered, that they seem to care less that I'm actually trying to communicate. My problem is that I can't yell at the kid sitting on the table for sitting on the table, when there's another kid sitting on the table but that kid isn't bothering me. I am very self aware of the inequity. Today I just walked away from any confrontation but I won't be able to do that everyday. Tomorrow I'll just take points away from the kids not working.
I spent some time last night finishing my Spring Break video. I stayed up too late but I got it done. I showed it off to Joe's video class as well as showed it to my CAMM classes. They weren't nearly as excited to see it as Joe's class (and yes, the obtuse kids were the ones talking while it was playing;). I've posted it below for you.
After school Monika and I got Chipotle for dinner. Guacamole is great replacement for cheese on a burrito bowl. She had a game and while I made it, I did not stay long-- I'm gutless in the rain. After the 2nd goal, I knew it was going to be a blowout. It was; 8-0. Monika started so I was able to get a few photos (posted above). I had the wrong lens for night time shooting, so I didn't get very many good shots. I came home, put my pj's on and watched an episode of ST:NG. Poor Monika got home soaked and cold. I'm hoping tomorrow's game is better, but I know we are in for more of the same-- 80% chance of rain.