I feel like it's been way to long since I've posted anything! I've been so busy, overwhelmed, under inspired. Maybe it's motivation I need, or just pure ambition because I haven't felt like doing a thing lately!! I need to get some work done for grad school - create a brochure, interview an administrator, create a lunch menu, all of theses would normally be easy tasks but they seem so daunting right now!! I should have had them done weeks ago, but since I'm taking an online class there are no set dates except they all have to be in by April 25th so now I've got to get to work....and yet I just stare at the computer screen for hours trying to get some sort of inspiration to get them done UGGG!
The week started off rough as my kiddos just weren't adjusting to being back in school, then I had two days off to be with my husband while he had back surgery. I enjoyed my time with him and he is doing amazingly well, except I think he needs to slow down before he re-injures himself and he can't stop going now that he feels so much better. Anyway I went back today and the sub had left a two page note about how I should probably try a behavior management program with my class, more games and interactive activities rather than paper work, and that she doesn't think they have the correct disability labels. I didn't know what to think of it, I do have a behavior management program and it works great while I'm there, my students can be out of control in unfamiliar situations but I don't know, I guess as a sub I think I would probably feel a little weird about leaving a note that insinuates the teacher isn't doing her job correctly. Maybe it's just me but the note felt accusatory like I didn't know what I was doing with my students.
While I was gone a student went through my supply tubs and glued a bunch of googly eyes to a piece of card stock, then cut up a bunch of felt into itty bitty pieces which were left in a pile on my desk, another student told the sub that I feed them breakfast everyday and pointed her in the direction of my girls on the run snacks (cereal bars) which they happily ate several boxes of over the last couple of days! I just don't get it - why do subs listen to five year olds, if I let them go through supplies and create what ever they want and eat breakfast in my room don't you think I'd leave it in the plans. And I left "paperwork" because I wanted them to be busy the entire time so they wouldn't be roaming around doing whatever they wanted, I also left games but apparently they didn't like the ones I left! So glad it's Friday!!!!
I'm going to try and spend this weekend getting that homework done so that I can finally be free from that! Hope everyone is having a wonderful Friday!! Thanks for sticking with me even when I don't have a lot to post about!