It’s a trifecta! A turkey! A trilogy! With two schooldays left, I pulled out my third wheelchair incident of the year–this one a legit broken bone, most likely. I do feel sorry for this kid, as he wasn’t wheeled out due to screwing around and avoiding following rules and such. He was just playing on the playground.
Followers of this blog know that I am a winner when it comes to having kids taken out in wheelchairs. But now I hold some kind of record. I might be able to retire on this. To a tar paper shack, probably, but hey, you have to start somewhere.
School Nurse Most Wanted List was actually the first post ever for Peachyteachy. In it, we met one of my geriatric students who possesses powers of super recovery. He has since continued to develop his other superpower—the ability to avoid completing schoolwork. Apparently he is planning to hone his skills in the NBA after earning high school credits for sleeping and chewing gum.
Later, Wheelchair Event #2 came along, starring another of my dedicated young scholars. The good news is, this young man has not lapped the school swearing at all humans in his path in quite some time! This is one of the success stories of my school year, in all seriousness. You can keep your comments about the bar and its altitude to yourself.
If I don’t get some kind of medal for this, I figure that’s pretty much it for my career. They aren’t giving out that many teacher accolades these days.
Actually, I did receive a stellar teacher accolade today, in the form of a sweet little fragrance gift set, along with a hand-written card from a truly wonderful student. In it, she expressed regret for the “disrespectful things” that students do and say. Her appreciation for how much I want them to do the right thing so that they will be happier in the future. Despite all of my snark, this is true. For the vast majority of my students, I will most likely never know whether any of it made a difference, the academics or the life lessons. The year is ending. I feel like I have been in a war zone. We do what we can and we let it go.