Friday, February 27, 2009

Frantic Friday....

We interrupt your usual blog reading to give you a giggle for the day….

Picture this. Math centers with 20 kindergartners. All of whom are sweet but all of whom are loud, want to be in charge, can't listen worth a flip, and already know it all.

During our one hour math session, the following happened:

*Two girls decided to cut their hair. Why? I have no clue. No one has done that before.
*One boy decided that it would be a good idea to go around pinching other kids on their bottoms. Uh no. Where did you get that idea?
*Another boy decided it was too much trouble to go to the bathroom so wet his pants instead. Good grief. The bathroom was ten feet away.

All my assistant and I could do was shake our heads and pray for the clock to move faster.

After days like this, it’s hard to come home to my double trouble duo. So, I have asked my principal to move me to another grade next year or back into special education. I can’t stay in kindergarten when my kids are the same age.

It’s just too much “five-ness”. (Do you like my new word??)


NeuroMama said...

I honestly don't know how you do it without losing your mind. And, never getting a break even when you come home. Wow!

Kate said...

A good friend of mine feels the same way... she moved out of kindergarten last year when her daughters began. I have a few more years, if I go back to teaching, to worry about this but with all these kids, even though I am K-8 endorsed, what are the chances I can avoid one of their grades?? :)

I hope you have a peaceful, relaxing weekend. Us moms can dream, can't we!!

wingepr said...

I would be crazy by now!!!! I dont know how you do it.

I hope you have a very peaceful weekend.


Denise said...

Fiveness is an awesome word and I don't blame you one bit. When is Spring Break??? Counting the days, huh?

Kristin said...

Spring break begins on April 6 (Monday) BUT our last day would be Friday, April 3. Whoo hoo!!

And Peggy, you asked before about having only 59 days left. Our last day is May 29. We start in early August so....end a bit earlier than other states.

Peaceful weekend coming up, I hope.

Donna said...

I'm not sure how in the world you handle THAT many 5 year olds a day! I loved your good/bad/ugly post, too. Glad your hubby is coming home tomorrow!

Margaret M said...

I know what you mean. Sometimes I leave all of my patience at school and then have to dig deep when I get home. I did it...I finally finished my 200th post. i have only worked on the darn thing all week. When you visit, prepare to stay a while. It's LONG!

It is the weekend and let us REJOICE!

Carey-Life in the Carpool Lane said...

That is a lot of five-ness in one day! You sound so busy...I can only imagine how exhausted you are at the end of the day...
Have a restful weekend!

Laura L. said...

The things 5 year olds do! This made me smile. I'm thinking they had other things on their minds besides math. Maybe they have spring fever??
Well, at least when you get home each day, you know your girls aren't going to be doing any of those things.
They are way too sweet. :)

Have a great weekend!!

Jboo said...

Have often wondered how kindergarten teachers do it!! You should be getting double or triple-pay!!

Have a great weekend!


The Johnson 5 said...

GIRL I feel your pain!!
Last week one of my kids in my 3 year old class walked up to me sneezed right in my face and before I could stop him wiped his nose on his hand and then on my arm.

After lunch one of our other kids said they had a tummy ache and as soon as they got the last letter out of his mouth he upchucked all over the table and the floor....

Don't be jealous of my glamorous life :)

Laurel said...

Just found your blog. Great story!

My husband has been a teacher for 21 years, as we've raised our 13 children. He enjoyed teaching middle school when all of our kids were little, so that he would be dealing with different "stuff" at work and at home.

And ... for 10 years he drove 30 min. each way to work. Then, for 5 years he drove an hour each way to work. But, I always told him the downtime between work and home was probably healthy for him, so that he could catch his breath after work, before being tackled by 5 or 10 kids when he first walked in the door.

I look forward to reading more of your blog.

Laurel :)
mama of 13 (3 from Ghana in '08)

Carrie said...

Should I laugh or cry! you poor thing!