Thursday, March 6, 2008

Slice of Life Challenge #7 - Snowball

Today at school began rough when one student came running into the classroom and wanted to hang out in the closet. I knew it was going to be a day. Which came true! It wasn't that the students weren't good...their behavior overall just wasn't what I expect.

And even reflecting over the day, I can't pinpoint when it began, but by the end of the day, it was like all of the behavior had just snowballed and became this huge headache that began at the base of my neck and then traveled all the way up around my head. And while this slice of life was a HUGE part of my day and not necessarily a slice...it was the biggest and hardest slice of my day.

These are the days that I question myself. I even found myself doubting my ability to make them stronger writers. I could even feel my eyes tearing up at one point. I cannot put a finger on it...I don't know what it was, but I was glad to have the day over so that tomorrow can be a better day! I can start fresh and new...hopefully the students will be ready to start again!

3 comments:

Jane said...

I had a former principal who used to say the gift of teaching is that each day and each year we get to start over. Tomorrow will be better and it is FRIDAY!

Blink said...

I think it's great you are already putting things into a fresh perspective. It's a teacher's gift.

Kevin said...

I hope the new day brought new hope for you. Last year, I had a group of kids (boys, mostly) who made every single day feel like your day. I mean it. It was classroom management every single day of the year.
It was such a relief to have such a different group of kids this year in the classroom. They are funny, a bit chatty but fully engaged.
Thanks for sharing
Kevin