Today: work, teach ESS after school until 4:30, meet friends for dinner. Looks like there isn’t going to be a whole lot of extra time today. I’ll be running from 6:30 to 7:00 or 8:00. the next 15 or 20 minutes is probably going to be all the down time I have. I know I should look at dinner with friends as a relaxation but even that seems like it’s too demanding. I can’t wait until Friday when I can get away for a few days.
On the school front: the training didn’t go well yesterday. I don’t know why but we only had around twenty teachers show up. That’s really unusual. Seems like everyone is just so busy. As a result, I have 1 1/2 cakes here that I need to get rid of. Guess I’ll take them to school and treat my students. Speaking of my students, I haven’t seen T for a week and a half. He was suspended for six days for fighting and the AP told me they were going to send him to an “alternative” school for kids with major discipline problems. I hope not. I hope he comes back. His suspension should have been up Monday but he didn’t come back to school. I tried to call him but got a disconnect on the phone. I’m going to ask around today and see if I can come up with another phone number or find out if he’s been transferred.
As for my wild and crazy class, they’re beginning to settle down a bit. I’ve developed a rapport with almost all of them except Brassy. She’s still loud and disruptive. She keeps trying to play me and then gets mad when I won’t let her do what she wants. Yesterday, she was all smiles and told me my hair was “sooooo cute” and then asked if she could go to her locker. I told her no and she got mad and kept baiting me and bothering the rest of the class the entire period. Surprisingly, when I said, “Okay, that’s it. Let’s call home and talk to Mom.” she promised to behave and did a much better job. Guess I’m going to have to keep in touch with Mom. That may be the answer.
Now all my free time is used up and I have to hit the shower and start running the race. Later…