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Today started out with this strange game of ‘Pass the Grumpiness’; but it was thankfully pretty much gone by 1st cash-in. A did PHENOMENAL during reading instruction today. OH MAN. He’s getting so much better, both actual reading as well as his reading attitude. We read a story about a kid who wanted cookies and did crazy things to get them, and then he was even willing to do a story map on it. Not just ‘I’ll dictate to you, you write it down’…he wanted to do some of the writing, too! And (for him), it was done really neatly! I was kvelling!
I then realized around 10 that even though it’s testing week for the 5th graders, I DID have somewhere to be at 9. OOPS. I stayed with AB from 10 – 11:30 to make up for missing my first half hour. He did awesome, too. Kinda silly at some points (he was also CRAZY fixated on Wyoming’s state bird while we were working on his research project), but even though he was kinda unfocused and some of the work was hard, he was able to get it all done before lunch so he didn’t have to miss recess. That made him feel excellent, and I did, too.
Lunch I sat w/ A, until I saw D and E with trays leaving the room. I reminded them they needed a grownup with them, so they asked me to go and I said I would, but that before they could go to recess, they had to bring the trays back. Had some good lunch talk, and then at the start of recess, E asked if they could wait and I said no, and he took it. D was much more grumbly.Group was okay; they were rude when Jerry started out w/ his usual ‘who am i? Why am I here?’ stuff, but eventually, E settled in and started to work on the scenario he picked out for us. D took longer, but FINALLY, all 4 of us were trying to pick which 7 items we’d want to take with us to survive a 5 day hike up a mountain. Took some bargaining, but we were able to get things done
Thursday, December 18, 2008
FINALLY, WE HAVE SCHOOL AGAIN! Jeez. That was a legit week without them. Day started out weird/crazy. We went to the front, and none of them were there. Not even D. At about 8:45, D and his mom walk in – turns out all the coughing D was doing last time we saw him? His 3rd bout with pneumonia. Poor kid. So he had to get seen by Denise. Then we’re STILL WAITING for the bus, and then E and A walk in…no Z! I had volunteered for Z duty so everyone else could go to PT time, and then Z didn’t come; the bus went to his house, but they didn’t come out. Wow. I wonder if they’re staying somewhere else because of that storm we just had?
Anyway, A and E went down the hall with Claudia. In the back of my mind, I knew today was gonna be crazy because they’d just had an unplanned WEEK off. So finally P and I were heading down, but David told him to stay and wait, so he did. So I’m wandering to our room, and Claudia’s in the hall, kinda looking at me with the ‘we’re-having-an-issue,-move-it!’ face. So I hurry down, because my gut is telling me that E was out of control. WRONGO. The issue was with A; who had just thrown up in our sink, all over himself, and all over the boys bathroom (and I do mean, ALL over. Even on the door). So she’s dealing with him, E IS off (but not too bad, just kinda running and hitting the cord from the window shade). Kinda calm him down. Try to take him to gym, he sees it’s supposed to be talking/learning about skiing, we leave. Dammit! I wanna learn how to ski! So we go back, do some math, and he whoops my butt at Fraction Action. D comes in, he does his math, and that was about it.
They should have lost cash-in because we had some flying pencils, but it was their first day back and they were having relatively good days considering they don’t like change, so that was that. Then A’s mom comes in to bring more clothes and also to tell us he’s prob not going to school tomorrow because we’re prob gonna have ANOTHER SNOW DAY (Jesus!), so she wants work. A LOT of work for him to do. Now, we send homework home every night, and it NEVER comes back in, but it seems silly to point that out to her. Gave her about 5 math sheets and his spelling, showed her what to do with writing and what he’s been doing for reading, and promised her we’d have a big pack of work for the break. Will it get done? Probably not. I <3 wasting my time planning for something that isn’t going to happen.
Johanna showed up, WITH her adoooooooooorable 1 ½ year old Henry because she didn’t have a sitter. He was amazing. Slept most of the time, and the kids watched the Sandlot. I’d like to take a minute here to say that if you’re ever looking for a good movie to show a group of kids, and it’s supposed to be PG or G…DON’T pick the Sandlot. I mean, greeeeeeeeeeeeeeat movie, and apparently, ‘crap’ isn’t a curse word up here, but at one point, in this movie labeled ‘PG’, a kid says, “he looks like shit”. OY. I’m pretty sure the 2 boys missed it, but all the adults at the table had something to say about it. Should be PG13. They were pretty good. Pretty good with Henry, too. They had been in and out for 1st recess (D’s pissed because he doesn’t own boots and thus wasn’t allowed off the blacktop), and they didn’t want to go out for 2nd recess to keep watchin’ the movie, so that’s what we did. All in all, pretty good day. Lord- please let us have school tomorrow!