Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Strong Emotions...

Hi Friends. I decided for today that I'm going to list events from this week that are either of excitement or extreme disdain. They're in no specific order:
  • Embarrassment and shock over said statements about me as a teacher.
  • Relief when said statements weren't about me. (The statements were a misunderstanding anyway).
  • Sweating like a woman in a sauna every day. I'd like to have a day without that feeling.
  • Unprotected left turns...I have the pleasure of making these at least once a day.
  • Almost losing all of my Lester weight. Sorry if you don't know who/what Lester is. I'm too lazy to link it.
  • Having a student say to me,"I'm getting smarter huh?" How cute is that?
  • Eating breakfast for dinner courtesy of John. Tonight I came home to scrambled eggs and turkey bacon. How awesome is my husband?
  • Talking to my very excited niece about starting kindergarten.

    Here I am with the excited kindergartner back in July...

This week has been good but I'm kind of already ready for the weekend. Is that bad?


Katie said...

I was rear ended while making an unprotected left turn!!!!!!

The GVZ's said...

I am dying to hear what the parent said....

Maryellen said...

Ok, I'll say it here....because hopefully no one from school will read it.

She said that her son didn't want to come to my class because I was mean, didn't give good instruction and would yell at all the students. She said he hated leaving class to come to me and she even asked if it was necessary for him to go to me at all.

I was so sad when she was saying these things.

When she saw that I'm actually a nice person she said that maybe his general ed teacher was just better at motivating him. Wow, that made me feel soooo much better.

He meant this other teacher but when he was talking to his mom he didn't say the name, just that he didn't like leaving class to go to this other one. She's not mean either...firm but really an excellent teacher...parents get that now.

Natalie said...

I love breakfast for dinner. Chocolate chip pancakes are a particular favorite. OK, that's a little dessert thrown in there too, but yum, yum, yum.

Annie said...

i'm ready for the weekend as well! thankfully this week flew by.

i'm glad the little boy had the wrong teacher. the parent should not have assumed it was you in the first place. at least it's over now ;) i'm sure you are the sweetest teacher ever!!

have a fabulous weekend hun!!

oh and your neice is adorable!! super cute pic of the two of you!

The GVZ's said...

That's such a bummer that a parent would jump to a conclusion like that. I am glad that it wasn't you, but what he said wasn't nearly as bad as what I was expecting.... I guess you just always have to remember what perspective the comment is coming from and a frustrated kid may be lashing out because he feels a loss of control. You are an excellent teacher and I am glad that everyone around you recognizes that.

Emily said...

Why would that be bad!? I always look forward to the weekend! And breakfast for dinner... yummy!

NicNatJo said...

Thinking about you trying to make a un protected left turn... makes me sweat like a woman in a suana!!!