Monday, May 18, 2009

School's (almost) Out For Summer!!!

This means that the number of conversations I have to have with students who dink around for eight and a half weeks and want to know how to get their sub 20% grade up to passing (60%) are almost over, that I don' t have to have many more parents tell me I'm destroying their child's future, pleading with me to have a mother-to-mother talk about our children or call me prejudiced against her - a white women with brown hair (which I would think would mean I was prejudiced against myself...right?)

Yup -
all in one conversation!

I have come to realize more than ever that under no uncertain circumstances do I want anything to do with administration because when their whinefest doesn't work on the teachers, they always try to have our administrators change - go over our heads. Never works, but those are some long hours listening to all that whining.

This also means that we are in full fledged busy mode, with many more experiences like this in the next month or so.

We just finished this, for a few months anyway.

I get to hear Catie ask if she can have a "pop-ik-skul" all summer long - sometimes even several times a day.

And of course, I get to see this more often :)


Nisa said...

Haha! You'll have the shortest grass in the neighborhood! It sounds like your summer will be fun too.

BBB said...

What nightmare students and parents to have to deal with!!

Mellissa said...

You gave Ben and I quite a good laugh with that first part! Have a wonderful, relaxing, student-free summer.