I am ridiculously optimistic. I get it from my father. I love the kids pretty relentlessly no matter what they do but occasionally my brain explodes a little.
I have a scholar with a tone. Like everything I am doing is the worst. I actually think she likes me and my class but literally all the eye rolls and pissyness and everything all the time. I have not managed to convince her that her tone is a lot.
Today I lost my cool a little when while I was talking at my desk this scholar got up walked to my desk violently pulled out all the tissues from the box and then threw the box away. All while huffing and stomping.
There are a myriad of annoyances here including that I don’t let kids take things off my desk at all ever.
It’s the entitled piece maybe? I don’t know but I called her out in a tone that was enough to make the rest of the class quiet. It was not my best moment. If we’re being honest though I don’t know what to do. It’s May there have been 20 conversations around all the things that she did in that moment that were rude.
So now I’ve damaged a relationship maybe? I don’t know. I owe a kid an apology, maybe? Probably? I don’t know. BLAH.