Am I exhausted? Yup.
Am I already playing catch up? Yeah.
Did a student ask me if I was going to give them the money to buy their supplies? Yes, indeed.
It’s been a loooooooooooooooong week. I lost a couple of dear friends to other assignments. Teachers get tight. It’s hard to lose close friends and supports in a building.
We have added an hour and a half to the school day. Buses are late. Little children are so tired. Conversation with a sweet little guy waiting for a bus reveals that he is from Tanzania, then Congo. They left because it was dangerous. “All these people were coming. There were things falling from the sky.” Wow.
While I am responsible for “digging deep” into targeted instruction aligned to the Common Core, I consider the challenge of making a kid like this feel safe more crucial.
Today, my kid (my actual kid) forgot that he was on the phone with me when he “put me down” for a minute to check out at the grocery store. It was hilarious; I don’t take this shit personally. He had been telling me about his “budget-making” adventure. Part of this included a long-term goal of giving 10% to charity. My son has surpassed my virtue. I’m so cool with that.