Wow....it's already Tuesday night. Life is just flying away from me.
I already miss my long weekend. I am SO tired after just two days back. Blah! We are a PBiS school so after every big break we do a behavior walk-through to review the behaviors and school-wide expectations. Before we went on Thanksgiving break, I had to really drive home to my kidlets that they were letting things slide and I wasn't going to tolerate it since they know the rules.
So we did our walk-through before lunch yesterday and the kids were awesome in lines all day (well except one kid who is a little stinker and is going to end up with zero friends because he's so mean). Today they had a little trouble after last recess and were late to PE by 5 minutes but I have to stand my ground on that one. It makes me feel mean but I know that in the end, the kids will respect me (and themselves) more because that boundary was set.
Only two more kid days for me this week. I'm out Thursday for a training and I plan to use my afternoon to get some work done toward my evaluation plan since the training I am attending is supposed to help me with that. I really don't want to see my students at all that day if I can help it. That sounds mean...but really, when I end up seeing them, I get nothing done and it's frustrating. Our librarian will be out all day for something else so no library classes that day and I plan to kind of hide in the library and get some work done in there for the afternoon.
I got lucky because my lit coach asked Mrs. Principal if we could bump one of my kiddos up to the Child Study team for THIS month (December) and since she is a review, Mrs. Principal said YES. This is wonderful because I can't believe this kid doesn't have some kind of learning disability -- she is SO low. And Mrs. Literacy Coach saw it first hand since she provided accommodations for a test we took and working with this child. I am crossing my fingers, eyes and toes that the paperwork I have and the proof of what I have tried for this kiddo pushes it to the point where they will test her. If I can get her to that point, I will feel like I accomplished something amazing this year. I plan to use part of Thursday making sure I have all of my ducks in a row for that kiddo (and a few others) so that I can get them onto the CST docket and hopefully get them the support they need.
Even though I have a million things I need to be doing, I had my nails done tonight. I have been going faithfully every 2-3 weeks since I found a little place locally in town that is cheap and good. I usually have the guy do my nails and tonight asked him for some snowflakes....and he one-upped me and gave me a snowman on each ring finger, complete with a scarf, a hat and little glittery "snowflakes". Sooo cute! I told him that it will probably distract my class for the next few days! But I love it. Sometimes the simplest things make you feel so good.