Oh what a day it has been. It started off when I woke up with swollen eye. I have a stye. I am not happy. It hurts pretty bad. Then, when I came downstairs for breakfast, I poured my cereal into my milk glass, instead of the bowl that was sitting beside the glass. Then later, I mixed up my dogs' bowls. Sam (the boxer who now weighs 43 pounds) got the bowl with 1/3 cup of food. Frankie (the 7 pound dog) got the bowl with 2 cups of food. The bowls look nothing alike. It took a bit to figure out how Sam finished so fast. Then it clicked.
It was a sad day in my class. No funny stories. Just sad ones. These kids go through so much at home and it breaks my heart. One punched, pinched, and tackled other kids today. Needless to say, he went to the office. Mom wouldn't let them give him swats, so they made her come pick him up. I've never taught at a school that gives swats. I think it's an interesting idea. I'm a believer in spanking, while not while you are angry or enough to leave marks, but I was spanked as a child, and I think I turned out pretty great. I knew there were consequences for my actions. I think some kids just don't realize this. This particular kid could care less what he missed out on. Just glared at me with this evil look when I sent him to thinking time until I could find someone to take him to the office. He might have later stuck his tongue out at me. It might have made me laugh. No 2 days are ever alike, that is for sure.
I ended the day with some sushi and shopping. Then some TV watching. It's been a good ending to a yucky day!
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