I have to start over. I really don't know why, but Wednesday, Thursday and Friday were just icky days. Maybe I'm just ready for a break as much as the kids are. After Literacy Night on Tuesday, the other science teacher, Mrs. Mike, was picked on by the other teachers all week. It seems that whenever a couple teachers go above and beyond, the others feel threatened. Some of them have been calling Mrs. Mike names for days. It makes me so angry! We're teachers! We should ALL be doing our absolute best for the kids, and we should all be encouraging the best in our colleagues! Uggh!
Also, with the 9-week grading period ending on this coming Friday, I've told my students for weeks that all late work and make up work is due this past Friday. I have so many students who have so many zeros because they just haven't turned their work in. It's so discouraging! I'm so worried that my class is way too easy, but I'm having so much trouble motivating some of these kids to do anything. I've got one little boy who just refuses to pick up a pencil unless I'm sitting next to him and putting it in his hand!
Okay. Enough venting. I'm starting over today. Let's see how this goes!
Thank you everyone for your kind words and support!