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Friday, April 22, 2011

Friday again.

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Today is one of those days when I just really haven’t felt like being at work. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that most other districts have the day off today. Maybe it’s just spring fever. Who knows, but it has been a rough one. When you’re a teacher, I’ve noticed that you don’t really get the option to slack off for a few minutes in an attempt to get your motivation back. It’s impossible to be lazy when you have 20+ children to answer to. I love this job, but it can be pretty tough on my un-motivated days.

It’s so hard not to let your frustration show after 5 second graders in a row ask you how to solve a problem such as this:

b = 7
2 + b = ?

Sometimes I just want to pull my hair out. “Child, it says b is 7! Right there!! How do you not see it?!?!?!?!” Times like these I think that perhaps 2nd graders shouldn’t be expected to understand algebra. But instead I have to patiently explain for the thousandth time that b and 7 are the same thing.

Or when seven hands are up at the same time and I'm feeling overwhelmed. And when I’m finally done answering every question, another hand goes up. And it just keeps going and going.

I don’t think I’m the only one who has been having motivation issues lately. TAKS will finally be over after next week and then we can get to the fun stuff. If you think about it, please remember to keep students and teachers in your prayers next week. It will be a tough week for all of us.

I just have to keep focusing on the bigger picture. Every day. I’m determined to finish strong!! Must be positive. Must be patient. Must. Keep. Going. Summer is so so close!

But until then, TGIF! Happy Easter!! I hope everyone has a beautiful, relaxing weekend.

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