We came back and had a really hard time calming down. Students were asked to put their items bought, in their backpacks, and to get ready to learn. This unfortunately was the start of "A No Good, Horrible, Very Bad Day."
In our Math lesson, we did an activity on area. Students moved shapes around on designs to see if they could find the relationship of a square (1 square unit) and the area of a triangle. After telling the kids that I cut out 624 shapes to prepare for this lesson, they knew that we had no time to waste. It wasn't until after PE, that I realized our day was going to be a rough one. Our gym teacher mentioned there was a lot of drama (competition, friend-friend, complaints of students being mean to eachother). When I picked up the kids, there was about 4 girls crying and the other students felt frustrated and disappointed. I was disappointed. We come to school to learn. We are a team. You do not have to like everyone or be friends with everyone, but we need to get along! This is a life-long "norm".
I won't say anymore, uness you e-mail, call, or request, but please.... I am doing everything to support these students. I will continue to do our weekly "Bison Best" character education lessons, but can you please talk to them about their actions towards their peers? I think it would be a valuable conversation that would reinforce some of the behaviors that are happening in my homeroom class, specials, and on the playground. To be specific, tattling, calling names, writing inappropriate notes, and attitudes that are non-friendly are occurring everyday. Thank you for all you do! They are great kids. I adore them. I believe in them, but the drama that continues to take place is interferring with the teaching and learning. 1 bad day. I'll take it. Today I focus on our good days, like yesterday and know tomorrow will be better. The last thing I said to them today is "get a good night sleep, do yoga, hug your parents." SQUASH THE DRAMA!
Thank you Families! ~Mrs. Hunter "Go Broncos!"