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Re: First Day Blues

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Rick (rlarson)
Mon, 30 Aug 1999 19:09:35 -0500

I finished my first week last week. I too had some terrible behavior in art
class. I sent one note home with a student and talked to two others' parents.
Last year we had some move into the district that would make your hair stand on
end. I keep trying to look for the gentle beings that they surely must have been
in their infancy. But I think that (and beleive me, I have spent alot of time
thinking about this..) there is "something else going on". I have heard a
couple of students say that they think that the world is coming to an end in
2000. ( better repent soon) Also, I wonder if the changes environmentally have
something to do with it. Today in our mailboxes, we got a" HOW TO" prevent
iolence in the school. So, inadvertantly and maybe a little subconsciously, the
paranoia is trickling down from top to bottom. ( are we projecting fear?) I was
told last year to cover my only two windows, which go to the hall, so that if a
MADMAN came into the school, they couldn't look in to see if anybody was there.
I don't know- solar flares? I'd like to know what other's think about this.
betsy ( I couldn't cover the windows, I just couldn't)

BluesTruth wrote:

> Hi, Friends,
> It was my first day with the kids today, and the behavior is worse than ever
> (I get to the point). I couldn't let two of my classes in the door (I stayed
> out in the hall with them the whole period). My kindies were even
> horrendous---I had them put their heads on the desk the whole period. I'll
> never get good art work on the boards or walls this year. I am really
> disillusioned. Do I let half the class in (the 'good" kids) and leave half
> in the hall?!!?! (I can't -- they'll bolt on me!) I've never seen behavior
> so poor in all my days of teaching at this school. This is by far the worst.
> I truly feel like queen of the baby sitters.
> Thanks for reading.
> Jill (Bluestruth)
> Chicago, Ill.