Tomorrow is my Friday. Yay! My sub for Friday is one of our intervention teachers so I feel super confident leaving some fun Dr. Seuss activities for the kids to do. If I need a break, I kind of figure my kids do too.
I am SUPER annoyed with my new girl. She cries every day because she "misses her mom" (whom she lives with!). She misses the first 10 minutes of class every day because she's bawling somewhere and someone is comforting her. Maybe I'm a bitch but I don't baby the kids this late in the game. I mean, come on. She never turns in work unless I hound her about it and today she flat out refused to a) engage in the service learning activity we were doing and b) read during SSR. So wrote her an office referral and made it a major since she flat out disobeyed me. The first week or so I gave her some slack because it's hard to move this late in the year....but now? No. You are expected to follow the same rules as everyone else. I don't know what her old school let her get away with but I don't put up with much of anything. Not when their scores determine whether or not I get yelled at. Eff that crap.
Plus one of my boys got sent home yesterday for "fighting" and no one told me. No email, no nothing. I found out because I had a voicemail from mom. She works during the day and isn't free until after 3:30 so I waited until after school to call her back today and she told me. I was floored. I was like "wait....he was sent home?!" This is a kiddo I have busted my butt for all year -- documenting EVERYTHING to get this child resource help because I am convinced he is dyslexic and his confidence is SO low. I feel bad for him. He is also ADHD to the point that if he was not on his meds, you would know. He's NUTS when the meds haven't kicked in. He wears an ADHD patch. By the time school starts, it usually hasn't kicked in yet. Around 8:45ish it kicks in and he's mellowed out. He's a great kid, very fun and I love him to death. Other people do not bother to understand this child who already has SO many issues. And they just sent him home. I have had a child get FIVE majors (ie the highest behavior level you can go) and never be suspended yet this kid is sent home after ONE incident without even a warning?! Oh I was PISSED. So I will be talking to my principal and the secretary who called mom yesterday to pick this kiddo up. It's such bull. How is sending this kid, who I KNOW knows not to do that stuff when the meds are working, home going to fix anything? I'm sure the only reason he could even articulate any of it for his mom was because he got in trouble. Poor guy. He didn't say anything to me today. I am going to pull him aside tomorrow and tell him that if he needs me to, I will come get him in the mornings at breakfast and he can eat in the room with me. I'm always up there anyway! He can eat his breakfast and play on the computer or something. I'll be damned if I'm going to have busted my ass for this kid all year to have this crap start because someone else doesn't want to try to understand this child. I also need to have a chat with one of our interventionists because she is CONSTANTLY on this kid's case and he already has a lack of confidence. Grrr. I am nothing if not the advocate for the underdogs in my life!
I am SO glad tomorrow is March. February pretty much just sucked. I will not be sad to see it go!