07:51 pm - Wow it's been a while So the internet monster strikes again. My computer finally decided to give up and succumb to the spybots. I have to call dell and wipe the system clean. Luckily Will hooked his computer up so we are back online again.
I'm taking some of my students to All-District tomorrow. I'm very proud of them. I'm also REALLY happy that I get a day off. I've been feeling a little sick lately and it will be nice not to have to be teaching. Teaching is uplifting but also really draining. You can't have an "off" moment because there will be someone that's hurt, or you'll forget something. Even when you're "on" things aren't always covered.
Today was the first day after report cards. I have already had to answer to several parents about their child's grades. Sigh, I'm only one person, how can I possibly be responsible for all of my student's work? Simple, it isn't possible, therefore it's a team effort to keep students afloat. Believe me, parenting is a much more difficult job than teaching, however I think both groups are blaming each other for something that there isn't a blame for. The only way for me to fully meet the needs of every student is for there to be one of me for each kid. I'm not going to be apologetic for not being superwoman.
I apologize to the faithful readers about not being more inspiring about this profession. I'll end this post with letting you know that the kids that I'm taking to All-District are completely worth all of the efforts and heartbreak. I even have more students that are worth it too. They keep me going.