Friday, November 09, 2007

Day 9 - Jibber Jabber....

Okay, it's Friday night, it's late, and I'm tired. So instead of trying to be clever or pop in one of my "post in a hurry" posts I have in reserve, I'm going to just ramble a bit....

I am here alone for the moment. The 2 younger boys went to Indianapolis for the weekend with their dad. Joseph and Rachael went to the football game, and both have gone out with friends for awhile. Joseph said he has a ride home, but I may still have to go out and fetch Rachael. Joseph and his 2 friends, Leah and Michael, sang "The National Anthem" tonight at the Regional Championship Football game....Yeah, I was proud. He's a good kid.

Tomorrow I'm going to teach Saturday school at my school. What I won't do for a few extra dollars....it's pathetic. I should stay home and sleep! Oh well, it's too late now. I said I'd do it.

Other than that, things are mostly okay. I've been talking to a new guy. Nothing "newsworthy" yet, but it's promising.

I got punched in the stomach today at work by an angry student. It didn't really hurt so much as it took me by surprise. Knocked the wind out of me. Yeah, I just love my job. (heavy on the sarcasm).

Anyway, I'm gonna go lay down until it's time to go fetch Rachael.
Have a great weekend,
J.

11 comments:

Brother Dave said...

J - What on earth did you do wrong to get a student angry enough to punch you in the stomach? Well, obviously, you deserved it. Otherwise no student would be so violent. (Shame on you for getting the student angry.)

All seriousness aside, exactly what happens to a student who punches a teacher in the stomach?

HoosierGirl5 said...

Brother Dave - To answer your question, in most cases if a student hits a teacher, he or she is suspended. But you are not allowed to suspend a student in an area related to his disability. In this case, he is emotionally and behaviorally disabled, so he was not automatically suspended. We did call his mother, explain that he had hit a teacher, and she chose to take him home for the rest of the day. It's kind of tricky.

In all honesty, I know he did not intend to hit me, or hit me that hard. I think he was surprised as I was.

J.

Brother Dave said...

I see that the situation is extremely tricky.

The hardest part is dealing with a child whose brain will not be hard-wired until mayne age 22.

However, if the child is on psycho-active drugs, the wiring might not be what we would hope for.

I would think that teaching these types of kids would be an enormous strain for an educator. Certainly you will not do this for very many more years.

e.Craig said...

I'm home alone, too. And up too late. But you have to work tomorrow, (today actually) so I'm sure you are in bed. Friday was a pleasant day. It was 50 degrees and mostly sunny around 2 PM, so I took a refreshing walk for about an hour. Happy weekend.

Just Dave said...

You have chosen an immensely difficult field, one that not many teachers would be able to handle. I must say that I admire you for that. Your victories must be very rewarding, maybe rewarding enough to make up for a bruised tummy now and again.

Fleur de Lisa said...

I hope you enjoyed your peace and quiet last night. Sounds heavenly!

That's a tricky situation with the student.

Palm Springs Savant said...

I cannot believe a student punched you!!!!

So what subject do you teach on Saturday school?

RWA said...

J, I have a friend who works in the same field you do - and she always has bruises or scratches on her.

Folks like you two who take time, energy and patience to work with these kids have hearts of gold.

Yorksdevil said...

No matter how much American sport I watch, I don't think I'll ever really get used to the singing of national anthems before domestic games.

Canadian flake said...

omgggggggg what the heck is going on that students at your school are punching teachers? Holy cow hope you are being careful.

TheBirdman33 said...

what the hell is Saturday school and why do they inflict it on students and teachers?! Thats just wrong