oh frustration levels are high. let me elaborate.
my internet has been pissing me right off today. as in it'll work for 2 minutes & then be funky for 30. irritating! and i've been trying to input grades, scores & all kinds of things. just not happening today.
yesterday i got some saddish news about a friend. i didn't react great. i reacted harshly. so emails have been going back and forth today - and thats frustrating when its not working.
one of my students brought this stupid new watch to school today. around 9:30 this morning, an alarm started beeping & hasn't stopped! its now 2:30 pm. I don't do well with alarms and noises. I have done everything I can to that watch, short of smashing it with a hammer. I told him if he ever brings it to school again, I'll break it & throw it away. i sincerely hope he gets the point.
i drank a dr pepper today. just cause life was pissing me off. it tasted mighty good.
my new student has aspergers. which falls under the umbrella of autism. he's sweet, but doesn't handle thing well when they don't go his way. well, welcome to 2nd grade! especially when you have a few of these classmates. he's been in tears today, and my heart broke for him.
my little "pooh chunk" has been at it still. (pooh chunk goes to kim. she says that. it fits perfectly for him. credit people - give it where its due) he's now basically in class suspension. his desk has been moved by mine. not fun for me, but life isn't meant to be fun for teachers, right? he doesn't get to talk, interact or recess with his fellow classmates. arg! boy, am i stubborn. i actually said, "if you want to act like a jerk, you'll get treated like a jerk" - i know, i know, not a wonderful thing to say to a young child, but what else could i have said, and keep in mind, that sometimes i just want to smack that poor kid.
i would love to do some harm to a chocolate cake today. oh boy. talk about "rape and pillage" ing something.
tonight's workout on my treadie will be intense. i'm going to work hard. and then i'll go sleep like a baby, hopefully.