Monday, October 18, 2010


Well the first nine weeks ended really well and most of my kids made honor roll. I am bummed out though that my shopping cart jumping buddy is transferring schools because his family is moving. He really does not want to go. Not happy that he is leaving at all.

Monday, September 27, 2010


Kids are just funny sometimes. I had one come in today on crutches, with 12 stitches in his ankles. Apparently, over the weekend he had made a bike ramp and got bored with just jumping it. He found a shopping cart and decided that he would try to clear it. As he was telling me this, I was thinking two things:

1. That is pretty badass.
2. The fact that he never mentioned him hitting the shopping cart, just the fact that he made it the first time.

At least the kid has got a positive outlook on things.

Saturday, September 25, 2010


I just found out that the Assistant Principal will being her first observation of me this Wednesday. This will be the first time that I am observed by anyone that could actually decide to fire me. More than likely it will be during a division lesson using money as a model. I have all the fake money we need and I am really hoping that the kids get it.

Friday, September 24, 2010


Man, today was a good day. Had fun with an introduction math lesson in the morning, had a great time reading the read aloud. Fun Friday at the end of the day with a game of silent speed ball. Got the first district reading test done and my class average was a 74.3%, right above the county average of 74.1%. So all in all, a pretty damn good day.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Thank God

Thank God it is almost Friday. I don't know why but these week is just dragging. So much crap that has just had to be done this week and I haven't been feeling very well. Can't wait for the weekend to recharge. At least tomorrow will go quick. We have D.A.R.E. that will take up an hour and will close the day with some form of fun time.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Calmed down.

Things have calmed down a lot for the 5th grade team. People are not ready to punch each other in the face anymore at least. Other than that I did have to pull a kid outside the class and have a not so nice discussion about respect. She didn't cry, but it was close.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Very Irratated

     Today was a great day until the Faculty Meeting. My poor co-teacher was the representative for our grade level in an important vote to determine how to spend bonus money. She was against how the team voted, but voted that way regardless. Someone on the voting committee then went out and told the other people on my team that she did not vote the way she was supposed to. This was not true at all, but the entire team acted completely ridiculous making a seen in front of the entire school faculty. The Assistant Principal had to tell us that this was a 5th grade issue and we would not waste everyone's time on it. This was incredibly embarrassing and the unprofessional behavior of my teammates was ludicrous. For myself, I stayed out of the argument and refused to comment until I confirmed or denied the actions of my co-teacher, who was not even present to defend herself.
       In the end, it was made clear to everyone on my team that my co-teacher did in fact vote as she was supposed to. I hope to hell that some people apologize for how they treated her today. The poor woman was crying in our classroom while I tried to make her feel better.