WHY??? As a teacher, I feel that I ask myself that question many times a day! Why am I a teacher? Why do I invest so much of my heart in these kids? Why do my students have to live such crappy lives? Why do they have parents who care very little about them? Why can I teach a whole lesson and give examples for all types of learning styles, and then still have kids who look at my like I am talking in French? If I am not asking myself why, then one of my third graders is asking it. Why do we always have to write in our journals? Why do I have to pass the TAKS to go to fourth grade? Why do I always get in trouble?
For those of you who have seen me since the beginning of the school year, know that I am having a hard year!! I have a classroom full of DIFFICULT children (to put it nicely)! My girls have horrible attitudes, and they all hate each other!! I can be in a middle of a lesson, and all of the sudden I have two girls hollering at each other because one of them rolled their eyes at the other! ARE YOU KIDDING ME...who cares! If you were looking at ME and listening to ME, then you would have no idea who was looking at you, or rolling their eyes at you.
The whole point to this blog is, I sitting here at my desk (sicker then a dog) wondering why do we have class parties? Even though our Spring Fling party isn't until 2:00, my students are wired and NOT wanting to work. We are trying to complete the graphing project that we have been working on for a little over a week, and after working hard all week, now they don't care and they are making UGLY graphs. Why do I care??? I don't know! Probably because I am tired, sick, pregnant, and a huge perfectionist.
Oh well, enough complaining! I am just VERY ready for Spring Break!!! I don't have any big plans, but I am still ready! I have a track meet tonight and then I am off to Austin to visit Sarah, Luke, and Cooper and to watch the remainder of the High School Boys State Basketball Tournament with Jay. The most exciting news of the blog is that my next doctors appointment is on Tuesday, so I will have a new picture to post. Hope everyone has a great weekend!