Seriously, I have to tell you all about my day because what. a. doozy!
|Oh, Ryan! Thanks, running around my classroom and your mind can be quite exhausting.|
Me: "Around the tree, around the tree, that's the way to make a three. You try it."
Class: (quietly to themselves) "around the tree, around the tree..."
We continue through the number 5. Then it begins.
D is screaming and my replacement para (oh yeah, my afternoon para called out today, double ugh!) is trying her best to get him to come back to join the class. Then E hears his screaming and begins to scream. The rest of the class is trying their very best to continue with me. D really wants to sit in a bean bag but he has to complete a number first. He doesn't like that idea so he screams. E screams too. The rest of the class carries on. D is still upset so he takes off his shoes and socks (which often happens). The rest of the class carries on. My para decides that the bean bags are too much of a distraction so she takes them next door to be out of sight. The class carries on. As she does this D takes off ALL OF HIS CLOTHES!! All of them! This NEVER happens! D begins to run around the classroom. I catch him. Pick him up and take him to the para professional, demand that he put his clothes on and walk back to teach the rest of the lesson. The rest of the class is TOTALLY DISTRACTED!!! Oh my goodness. D had all of his clothes off, E was screaming each time D screamed, kids were trying to pack up their stuff and I'm trying to keep the class's attention! Can I remind you that this was within a 20 minute time block? OH MY!!!!! The rest of the class did a great job of keeping their attention on me. They were really respectful of the frustration that D was going through. I could see them glancing through the corners of their eyes but I couldn't blame them. This afternoon was a hot mess. I have to laugh about it now. I wonder what my students are going to say about their day today...
lol... I need a foot rub, a drink and a hug.
Good news though... my rock star student teacher from last year just got offered a long term sub position at my school!!! (Congrats Sandra! Start looking up those 3rd grade standards!) We talked about having her guest blog here to talk about her Adventures of a Substitute Teacher! I'm excited about that.
Ok friends, I hope that reading about my day made you feel a little better about yours. Oh! No! Wait one more thing! During all of this craziness, my sandal broke!
Fingers crossing for a better day tomorrow, with everyone's clothes on. lol.