Friday, March 25, 2011
Friday Fragments, Episode #138
***I have never in my life stayed in a "funk" as I have this week. I guess this is the month of firsts. I'm just gonna let it ride; I'm sure it'll be over next week.
***We got 18 inches of snow yesterday; it's awesome. I love snow--It looks gorgeous in our woods outside, and we have a snowblower (and a man who loves using it), so it's all good. Well, mostly good--the drive to/from work today was pretty dangerous, but it'll be melted before long.
***This week, a student threw the ultimate insult my way--He told the staff person in detention, "Mrs.4444 doesn't care!" (and "This is crap!" of course) Really--that first one hurt. Later on, in class, when he asked me for a favor, I told him, "Why in the world would I do that for you? I don't care. Remember?" He looked totally confused. I told him that I'd heard about his rant about me. He rolled his eyes. I put more of my time into that kid than all the rest combined, and it really has little effect. This incident was just another nail in the coffin that is teacher appreciation lately. [PLEASE do not comment on this fragment--It's not a ploy for praise; I just wanted to express it. I'm wearing down, is all.]
***If a teacher calls your house to notify you that your 6th grader skipped a class today and your response is, "He's just like that here, too--crappy attitude! We just don't know what to do with him," then my recommendation is that you get professional help. If this is how he is in sixth grade (Seriously? Skipping class in 6th grade?!) and you don't know what to do with him, you're in for a rough next six years.
***Taking the kids to Chicago this summer? My friend Melisa (Suburban Scrawl) has written a new book that is a great resource! It's called Chicken in the Car and the Car Won't Go. I've pre-ordered my copy and am really looking forward to getting it!
***My Difference Makers students met tonight and were thrilled to see that we have made a dent in our BIG goal of raising $3000 for Relay for Life! Click on the button over on the right to see how I'm doing on my part of the goal. If you click on My Team Page, you'll also see a cute pic of the kids, as well as our overall goal progress. If you should be kind enough to donate to our team, I will put your name in a hat for a special prize. (Sorry--No idea what it is yet, but I promise it will be nice :) Right now, your odds of winning are great!
***I found a really great website this week called Free Practice Driving Tests. Do you know how soon you need to turn off your brights when approaching another car coming from the opposite direction? I guessed two blocks, but I guess it's only one. You can type in your state and take the written test appropriate for your area. I'm ashamed to say that I flunked mine, but the questions I did get 85%. I'm glad Wisconsin has higher standards than that for passing, and I enjoyed the little "refresher."
***Whoever said they'd share birthday party ideas for Kendall....Will you please email me again if you already did? I'm sorry--I have about 200 unread emails at the moment and hope to get to them soon, but I'd love it if you'd help me out by sending it again so that you rise to the top :) Thanks.
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