Woke up well rested with 8 hours of sleep under my belt. Fed the baby girl, kissed her a bunch, and got a jump on the day.
Arrived at school a bit early because I forgot the tests I was going to correct on Friday. The first thing I walked into was a note from the custodians. It was the second of its kind that I have received this year. It read
You will need to empty your recycling yourself. We will put out the barrels to empty your recycling on Wednesdays.I have been pushing back against this since this first note a few weeks ago. When a custodian decides to drop in and teach a lesson, I will consider doing their job. BUT NOT SOONER! Do your damn job and I'll do mine!
So since suddenly I am expected to add custodial duties to my job description, I figured I would go steal a giant recycling barrel and put it in my room by the door. Problem solved.
Meeting. IB Collaborative Team AKA PLC AKA Data Team. Because of my recycling issues I didn't have the data I wanted to have. Got some yummy cinnamon rolls though so that was awesome.
1st period. Starting class immediately after a meeting is never a good idea. Taught kids about graphing lines. Kid in front row refuses to work. Always nice. Generally kind girl decides she's going to talk to her friend in the hallway in the middle of class. Told her, "You just can't do that!" Also, "If you do it again I'll have to write you up." Her response: "Go ahead."
I wrote her up after she did it again.
HL Math. Rational functions. I said, "Here are three problems. I'll work through one of them as an example. Which one would you like." Kid in the back: "All three."
Part of me wishes I cared about my job just a little bit less so I could punch this kid in the face. Not really, but sort of.
Lunch. Spicy chicken strips in all three lines. Suck. That texture is just plain gross.
Algebra II. Friday we had a pepfest and a few kids were gone, so OF COURSE they all wanted me to reteach them the lesson today. Perhaps "FIGURE IT OUT" wasn't the best thing for me to say, but it was the first thing that came out of my mouth. If you make the choice to be gone, you are responsible for your own learning, no?
Also was blessed with a girl who wanted to go to the bathroom with 5 minutes left in the period. I told her no, and that was met with a, "this is fucking ridiculous." Get out of my classroom.
Follow up with Assistant Principal regarding the recycling. I told him I had solved the problem but he was skeptical.
Tennis practice. Trying to find fun in this game for a bunch of girls who are burned out can be a bit challenging. We had some odd fun, but the game of tennis should be fun without effort. At least it was 75 degrees today.
Home with wife and daughter. "Big Smiles and Beers" is the name of my country album, if I ever move to Nashville and cultivate a singing voice. Drank Summit Saga and hung out with Callista until she went to bed about 6:30. Still a bit annoyed with the day, but it doesn't sting as much as it did 6 hours ago.
How could this girl not knock all of the negative energy out of your body??!
OK, poopy pants, but besides that?