Monday, March 29, 2010

March On!

Will it ever end? March, that is? This year? Oh my word. I figured out, however, how I managed to get through this awful month last year, though. Went on the South Carolina roadtrip - and am proud to say that Prep isn't going to any of the schools we traipsed through last year. But, it was fun!!

So, the first thing in getting through March next year is to take BrownBear on Spring Break. (If I have a job next year.) Even if it means taking it without pay - I don't care. I have to do something to break up this month.

The fifth graders are terrifying this year. I've been teaching on and off since 1986. That year, I was very, very young and I was teaching 9th graders who were 16 and 17 and some of them were pregnant. You can imagine how effective I was.

This year has been worse. The unpreparedness, the lack of respect, the wholescale refusal to do any work on their part - 3/4ths of them are miserable.

But, wait. Is that the tropical breeze of Cancun calling my name? I believe so. June isn't so far away at all.



Blogger Brittany said...

I am right with you about! I don't know how I'm going to make it through April and May...We have maybe 2 days off those two months. It's just going to drag! When are you out? We don't get out until June 4 :(

3/29/2010 7:15 PM  
Blogger Lennye said...

Preach it! Our team has never seen a group like this. Nothing sticks! This has been an extremely difficult year. But hey, we've got the CRCT coming. Funny no one has even mentioned if we'll have money for summer school, but I'm not sure I've got the stamina to spend 9 more days with this group.

3/29/2010 10:42 PM  
Blogger John Deere Mom said...

It's April now! :)

4/03/2010 8:52 AM  

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