Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Should I quit?

I have to say that I do brag about the privileges of being a teacher (you know, paid summers off, gifts on every holiday, kids think you're a god, blah blah blah). I seldom vent (except to my poor hubby) on my blog about the disadvantages of being a teacher. Here is how my week has been (names have been changed, of course):

1. Dorey didn't show up, but mom frantically came in about her daughter cutting herself and rebelling
2. Meeting with the psychologist about her
3. Todd mouthed off at the P.E. teacher, received a month lunch detention. He wanted suspension.
4. Ana and Melissa are bullying Jessica (pushing, kicking, and stealing her things)
5. Email from P.E. teacher saying my class was too disrespectful and she doesn't want them back in her class

1. Kids + deciding to misbehave and disrespect my student teacher = Mrs. Crane's wrath

1. My class has library time with the librarian at 9:00 (first thing in the morning). During that time, the Vice Principal rushed into my class telling me to go to the library because the librarian was about to quit (of course because of the disrespect of my students).
2. Consequence of misbehavior: lunch with Mrs. Crane. All my students had to take their lunch trays to my class (yes, take up my lunch time so I didn't get one), eat, then put their heads down.
3. Vice Principal informed me that the music teacher, P.E. teacher, and the librarian will not tolerate my kids anymore (I don't blame them) and that they would be sent to our i-class (intervention-class for misbehaved students) from now on.

It's only Wednesday and I don't know what else is in store for me...Spring Break, could you come faster?


  1. that is awful jackie! kids can be so mean to each other I was shocked when I subbed, and I didn't sub vey long, but it didn't take long to see a lot of bad things. I actually even just subbed a pe class a few times, it's amazing what kids think they can get away with.

  2. I'm sorry! They're lucky to have you.

  3. I feel so sorry for Luke's teachers. He is seriously a pill. You guys definitely don't get enough credit for what you do. I brought cookies to our meeting with the teachers and counselor. Maybe you just need to eat some cookies and you'll feel better. Chin up, at least you're not teaching MY child who decided to pee on the playground yesterday because Jorge told him he'd give him a quarter. BOYS!!!!


  4. Do you need a hug? From Braxton maybe?

  5. wow!!! You definitely have your plate full. I think its way hard to teach and take care of other people's kids. Hopefully you'll get some much need "ME" time for yourself during spring break. Go get your nails done...and a massage. Those work wonders :). Hope that things will look up soon.

  6. Oh, those naughty kids! I'll have to bring you more fruit to get through this week.

    ps, you forgot to mention the cheating and lying to your face.

    Love you!

  7. haha this totally took me back to my classroom moments! I know it was not meant to be funny, but I had to chuckle 'cause amazingly you miss even the craziness sometimes when you are no longer teaching...well sorta :) Hang in there, only a few more months and then it will be a whole new class, with a whole new set of adventures!

  8. wow. It's like they blame you for the misbehavior. I could never teach. I admire that you can.

  9. Oh the days...hang in there! I miss seeing you outside the gym :)You are a great teacher and they are SOOO lucky to have you. The weekend is now fast approaching!!!

  10. oh my word. you poor yet patient woman! just remember, you got that apple trophy award thing for being the best teacher in the district (or was it state? probably) last year and you got into stanford. enough said. you know i'll be bringing that up for the rest of your life.

    oh and i get the corners to do that on my blog through just use the free version, you upload your photos, and then i think you go to create, and then borders or something... call me if you have trouble.

    miss you two.

    xoxo - you can get through the week ivy leaguer!

  11. Darn kids....misbehaving on my birthday week! Tell them if they don't behave they will have to deal with me....or better yet your mom! hahaha Hang in there love!

  12. Hey girl,
    I feel your pain and know that there are just some classes that are rotten and no matter what you do, they just don't get it. I just count down the Mondays left.(9)Hang in there! You are wonderful! You got into Stanford? WOW

  13. The best part about that story is I could picture you telling it. And these kind of stories make me so happy I'm 'just a mom'. Someday when your 'just a stay at home mom' you'll feel it too! You're a trooper of the best sorts. Go tap dancing in the rain singing your song..."No one...get in the way of what I'm feeling!" You'll feel better, I'm sure! Still every time we hear that song we tap dance and love thinking about you.

  14. you weren't kidding about them! omg!