Got schooled by a 3rd grader l today. We were practicing long U sound.
Me: That's a unicorn-long U sound
3rd: that's a mule not a unicorn
We flip the page.
3rd: THAT'S a unicorn and THAT'S a mule.
Me: well they both make the long U sound
I really wanted it to be a unicorn.
I feel this country never cared about "learning loss" until it affected white students. I feel many of those trying to "protect" education don't care about educating ALL students. I feel educators are hated and disrespected by people and it's showing up in our students' behavior.
A 🧵 I don't speak for other educators. I speak for myself. I feel like a marionette being pulled in 32 different directions (political interests, student needs, state requirements). I feel like all of my marionette strings are at a breaking point if some haven't already broken.
My Ss will fuss at anyone that walks in and does this. They know I keep the lights low for calming purposes and to prevent headaches. I am the only one that fully turns them on and that's to clean up at the end of the day.
I am one who likes a darker room, usually half on, half off. The fluorescent lights give me a headache after a while. If I’m doing my work and another T comes in my room, who the hell gave them the approval to flip on my switch!?
Spring semester upside down time has started:
12th Ss have turned into Velcro baby Ss. "Where are you going?! We aren't grown. We're only 17."
11th Ss think they're fully grown.
Half my 9th are acting like 10th & half my 10th are acting like 9th & the others are acting like 6th.
My AVID 9th and 10th Ss rocked out their AVID tutorials today. It was so amazing to watch them work together to help each other solve their academic problems and to listen to their academic conversations. ♥️♥️♥️
Assigned vision boards to Ss last week. They complained "when do adults ever use this?!"
Hubby in grad school. Next module is SMART GOALS & GOAL VISUALIZATION as related to financial planning.
I told him we have 150ish examples for his vision board from not great to awesome. 😂
I sure did have my T-TESS today & forget about it. I sure did have a parent come observe her Ss behavior that same period. I sure did have a Ss think her phone was stolen. I sure did hold Ss after class & it was in her 🎒. I sure do wonder what my BP is now. Current mood: