Ok team. Hope all is well! I am off school for a couple of days for some district meetings and need to vent for a moment.
1. I sent 2 of my students to other teachers instead of the sub. 1 got suspended today. Nice.
2. The librarian sent me an email saying how different my class was when I was there and how much they needed me. She had them for 30 minutes today. This was nice but also means they must have been semi-out of control.
3. A parent sent me an email with an apology and feedback after the note home about her student cursing. Great.
4. Finally, my substitute (WHO I LOVE!) only came to my school last year to sub for my class. Everyone else at my meeting today was talking about how they tried to get him, but he all ready agreed to come to my school. Since my school is a little high needs, he knew he could trust my kids last year. I sent him an email with a heads-up about this group, but he assured me all would be well...The same sub who came all last year has not responded to any of my emails today nor has he accepted future jobs I have pending. Did this group of kids scare him off on the first day? I mean, I agree they are a tough group. I have had more issues in two months than I did in last year with my last class. But I thought I had trained them well enough to at least somewhat keep it together while I was gone. WOE IS ME.
However, I have to attend these meetings. I have decided to let go and let God. I cannot control what happens when I am not there, even though I am tempted to keep Skype going with my kids all day tomorrow. Please Lord keep things together until Friday. Please let Mr. P (the sub) show up tomorrow. Please keep my kids engaged and calm. And please, please keep me from staying up all night worrying about how they will act tomorrow.
Thanks for listening guys. Pray for my bees...