I wanted to scream
Instead I took a breath.
I wanted to throw everything off their desks
Instead I gathered the students together.
I wanted to walk out
Instead I dug deep.
Can you tell it was a frustrating day? I'm just tired of interrupting and not being able to present lessons to the class. I'm tired of students being sneaky. I'm tired of giving them a task and having 18 different tasks to monitor. I had a heart to heart...we'll see if it works still tomorrow. However, I had a little piece of heaven...after gym, they came back in and settled in (okay, it took a little bit), but then...BLISS! You could have heard a pin drop. They were reading, chatting with others, buddy reading. Being readers. It was nice!
As I leave school today, I want to remember that time...not the wanting to pull my hair out time!