Wednesday, November 01, 2006
The Day After....
Today is November 1st, the first day of NaBloPoMo - National Blog Posting Month, where brave participants attempt to post to their blogs every day of November! I have a long list of ideas....I just hope I can find the time to post every day. I feel like the Little Engine That Could - "I think I can, I think I can!" I had planned to start off the very first day of the month with a post I've been working on entitled "The Story of My Life, Part 1". But it's not quite ready AND I'm very tired. See below:
Today was also the day after Halloween. I expected things to be rough at school, but I had no idea. I swear, next year I am taking the day after Halloween off! Arrrgh! Every single one of my students had a problem today. A couple of them, no biggie. A couple others had bad mornings, but we got it turned around and they had decent afternoons. The fifth one -- he went off all day, kicked my assistant, and is now suspended for 2 days. And before everyone starts commenting on how awful it is to punish the emotionally needy child, let me just say that not only did he intentionally kick her, but it is standard procedure at our school and throughout the school corporation to suspend for acts of physical agression.
I feel so sorry for all kids the day after Halloween. So many of them are tired and grouchy, their little bodies off-kilter from a very mixed diet of candy and junk. Why are some parents so hell-bent on "fun" that they tromp their kids all over creation, to get them a bag of candy they don't need? I mean, I love trick-or-treating - we had fun last night! But 7-10 houses is plenty. How many mini Snickers does one kid need? Okay, I'm done with the rant. It's been a long day.
So, welcome to Day 1. More excitement to come, I promise!
Posted by Jodi at 6:43 PM