There is a smattering of students in my grade level still testing. The grade next to us are testing until Thursday. Do you know how hard it is to keep my group of hooligans quiet on a testing day when they are no longer testing???? Threats, evil looks, walking next to them, taking future events away from are just jibber jabber to my crew. I just want it to be over so I don't have to be worried about my class getting me in trouble. Yes, I know its boring. Yes, I know you are bored. But, you still have to be quiet!!!
I took off two days from work. I have lost my voice, I have pink eye and my left ear is plugged up. I had planned on taking off Friday but I needed Thursday to finish making my plans for next week. Ugh.
My class has been the class from Hell and one of the little devils continues to get under my skin. He is openly defiant, refuses to do work, starts problems with the other students and never accepts responsibility for his actions. He is much smarter than what he shows and occasionally flashes of his intelligence shine through his facade of douchebaggery. Today, I was forced to look at writing samples and he decided to show out with the sub and not do anything. He was taken out of the room by a neighboring teacher where I am sure he did nothing but stink up the place. What is the point of the attitude? What is the point of failing every subject? What is the point of acting this way? Ugh.
This is a place where I can rant about my life as a third grade teacher who continues to try to get her act together years after graduating college.
It is hard to find teaching blogs where the writer is not all rainbows and unicorns. Teaching is hard work and at times the kids are not fun and you don't feel like anything inspiring is happening in the classroom. It isn't that I don't love teaching, I can't imagine not doing it but I can't handle blogs where the writer never writes about the frustrations of teaching...or of the small paychecks that one receives on a monthly basis.