Today all started with running late… again. Mornings have been rough newly pregnant. I won’t go into details.
Classes go on mostly as planned, I mean 9 days left…
Then. My one class comes in and I get a note. A note saying I’m bullying their child because their child heard me tell the sub to keep an eye on them as my sub pushed me out the door for my first sonogram appointment.
The note said that every time they felt their child was called out and others were not, they are going to tell on me to our vice principal… apparently I’m 12 again.
I showed the note to my principal asking if he would sit in a meeting with this person and I. Thankfully, I have a super supportive admin who said absolutely. So, now I have to call this person tomorrow because they don’t have an email. 🤦♀️
Continue to the… same class. I give three students lunch detention so I can talk to them about their behavior with the substitute. One couldn’t make it due to a health issue. Although that was terrible, it worked out so I could have a more honest conversation with the other two.
Fast forward to… the same class where one of my ELs starts crying. When I found out why, it was a huge miscommunication. I was able to have a real conversation with two students and explain why it hurt the other students feelings and get them to start to befriend the new EL.
Finally! Fast forward to my last class of the day. This class goes a little like my social media status…
Several weeks ago:
A- are you okay? You look like you don’t feel well.
Me- no, I’m okay. I think I have a stomach bug.
A- did you eat ice cream?
Me- you know what? I did! I bet it was expired!
A- are you going to have ice cream tonight?
Me- why would I eat ice cream if it just made me sick?
A- but is it the sick like you’ll be better tomorrow or the sick like you’ll be sick for a few months?
Me- look if I have food poisoning that long, I’m going to the hospital.
B- I know you’re secret.
Me- you do? Can you tell me because I don’t know.
Student walks away with a group. They come back when we line up for dismissal.
B- I know you’re secret!
Me- I still don’t know. What is it?
A- I know! Come here I’ll whisper it to you!
I bend down and she says…
A- you’re pregnant!
I go to a meeting after school and have an issue with a colleague who disrespected one of my student helpers. They grossly overstated the school rules on students using copiers AFTER hours… it was so bad that they got into it with two other colleagues and I had to call admin for assistance. I mean, can’t we all just be polite and a little understanding? Please! Needless to say, this isn’t the first issue I have had with this person. 🤦♀️
And now I’m home taking a bath because dinner was awesome and then made me nauseous 🤰🤷♀️
Teaching In Public