Dear Children (or as I like to call you monsters),
You took a survey back in January. It had about 100 questions on it. It was REALLY long. Some of them were about drug use. We spent a long time googling skittles to find out what those were (still unclear). In that survey it asked you to rate the following statement,
I believe that an adult on campus cares about my well being
agree, mostly agree, somewhat agree, disagree
Only 40% of the 9th graders put agree. I don’t know what to do with that. I am so very very sad. I am also super pissed. In fact when we talked about it in class today I told you we were in a fight. You didn’t really believe me. I should of said this:
I really truly care about you. Sometimes I stay up at night worrying about you. I love this job. I work incredibly hard to get you to do math not because I think math is the most important thing but because I think that if you can be successful in my class you can take that and transfer it to other classes. I say that so you understand I push you not because I care about your no marks but because I care about you. I care that you feel smart and important and respected.
I’m sorry if I haven’t been doing a good job of making you feel that way lately.
In other news:
Personal Stuffs: Joanna was here! Two best friends visiting in a month. I have also been working on handwriting letters. I’ve sent probably 16 in the last 2 months. Want one? Email me your real life address.
Classroom Stuffs: I’ve been a bit out of sorts since spring break I want to focus back in and get good again.
Personal Change: Started walking this week. I’ve done about 4/6 days about 2.5 miles.
Classroom Change: I need to focus back in on student voice and how they talk to each other.
Reading: I JUST READ THE MARTIAN!!!!!!! It was the best book I’ve read in year. Buy it and read it so good.
Watching: Marvel’s Daredevil on Netflix. Netflix is really doing it right.
Two last things.
1. I am really excited about Hilz. I need her to put out some t-shirts now.
2. I am thinking about a post called supporting friends with loved ones with cancer. I have a lot right now. Any advice?