Just have to share

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Wiped Out, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    that tomorrow is the last day of school. I think this year I need it more than my own kids do.

    As much as I love the kids in my class and I do love each and everyone of them, there is such a thing as too many difficult children in one class and this year was it. Most of the year I had 5 difficult children in my class of 24. One moved away in March, another has been in a psychiatric hospital since April, and one has started to calm down a bit. The other two are major difficult children, in many ways a lot like my own difficult child. They are constant, want 100% attention (a bit hard to do with 22 children in the class-however being difficult children they make themselves heard), several adults could watch them do something but nope, they didn't do it, unwilling to accept any responsibility. It's not just in my room but no matter where they go, recess, specials, lunch. We have decent bips in place they just aren't enough.

    I teach a multiage classroom but two difficult children are moving on to middle school. I really like them, I'll probably even miss them but right now I so need a break! I can't even explain how much I need this break.

    Tomorrow we are letting both kids get whatever take out they want. Then husband and I are going out with his two sisters and a niece who are in town visiting. We're going to dinner and then to a casino about an hour away. husband and I can't wait for the school year to be done!!:happyguy:
  2. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    You've really earned this summer vacation! Duckie is in a 1-3rd grade multiage classroom so I understand just how much work & planning goes into your school year, difficult children aside. Have fun tomorrow evening!!!
  3. Mattsmom277

    Mattsmom277 Active Member

    Enjoy your holidays!!!!!!!!!!! My easy child's teacher has a class much like the one you have this year. It is his last year as he is retiring. Sad way to go out, a class full of difficult child's!! I admire your patience and ability to spend your day with kids, all day, every day. It takes someone special. You have earned your summer. Enjoy :)
  4. crazymama30

    crazymama30 Active Member

    Woo Hoo. You have earned your summer break.
  5. Fran

    Fran Former desparate mom

    It's a good thing that different people have different gifts for different jobs. I could not be a teacher. I would lose my mind with 5 difficult child's. I'm grateful you are there.
    Enjoy your summer vacation.
  6. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    I also know I could never teach. Well, maybe preschoolers. lol I enjoyed the times I helped out at Nichole's preschool. But that's not quite the same.

    Enjoy your well earned break. :D :D

    I too couldn't wait for summer break. Mine's already started. YIPPEE!!

  7. flutterby

    flutterby Fly away!

    I couldn't wait for summer break and I was only teaching one difficult child - and my own difficult child at that! You definitely need a break.

    Enjoy your evening out with husband. It sounds like it will be a fabulous time!
  8. ML

    ML Guest

    Enjoy your celebration! You've sure earned it.
  9. Abbey

    Abbey Spork Queen

    Enjoy, Sharon. I'm sure you know, but you'll find later in life that those lovelable difficult children probably love you and respect you more than you know. In 22 years of teaching I only had one bring me to tears. It was about 3/4 of the way through the year and I just couldn't take it/him anymore. Tony. When he saw me break down and cry he was SOOOO sorry. He said he was just kidding around. Umm...you can kid around once or twice, but on a daily basis in a self-contained classroom I lost it.

    I'll never forget driving him home that day (I had free reign to run my drop-out prevention class as I saw fit) and his momma threw a hot iron t him when we walked in the door. She had had enough of Tony as well.

    I saw Tony a few times over the next few years and always got the warmest bear hug from him. Memories...the first time I saw him outside of school was as a 14 year old lounging around the downtown bars in the wee hours of the morning. I simply rolled down the window and said, "Hop in. You're going home." He did. He didn't have the best of a home life.

    Enjoy your summer. Reenergize and relax. If I can find it, I'll send you our 'back to school' pep ralley, which is typically the most boring thing you can attend. This one was done be David Brenner and was so iinspirational. He was a difficult child X10. It was interesting looking at it through the eyes of one who went through the experience.

  10. Lothlorien

    Lothlorien Active Member Staff Member

    You have definitely earned the summer break. I echo the others in saying thank you! I could never be a teacher. I just don't have the patience.

    Enjoy your trip to the casino and your break.
  11. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911

    Okay if I hear Alice Coopers "SCHOOLS OUT" song on the radio ONE MORE TIME - I'm going to scream.

    I get it - SCHOOL IS OUT. GOOD FOR YOU -

    UGH - can't this generation find their OWN song for being out of school.

    We're so uncool until you borrow OUR stuff - and then it's okay.

    (WO - I'm glad you are getting some relief) (sneaks this is .......21 black for $5.00)

  12. house of cards

    house of cards New Member

    Karma should have you cashing in big at the casino. I'm glad you survived your year and I second the thought that a lot of those kids will remember you with affection for years to come. I know I will forever be grateful to the teachers that really cared deeply about my kids and where able to do things with them that I wasn't able to do.
  13. lovemysons

    lovemysons Well-Known Member

    Congrats for survivng another school year.
    MY hats off to you too with all those difficult child's in the classroom.

    Sounds like dinner and the Casino are a great way to start your "break" you definitely deserve it. Hope you get lucky!!!

  14. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Thanks everyone!! It was a long year and I am glad it is over even though I do love the kids. I did receive a wonderful note from one of the difficult children. She said she would miss me and cry herself to sleep and promises to work hard so that she will be the child I will miss and love. She also apologized for all of the times she was disrespectful (yes I cried over the note).

    We had a great time last night but I didn't win any money (Star, aren't you glad you didn't give me any real $ to bet?-lol).

    Abbey-I would love to see your back to school pep rally if you find it!