Tuesday, March 13, 2007

It's elementary my dear

Let me tell you, that is where it's going to stay. Yesterday, I was in a classroom that was working with children that have severe behavior disorders. There were only 6 students in the entire class and there is no way not even one more could have been added. Those 6 were like having 16.

I spent the entire day trying to keep the furniture on the floor. There were chairs being thrown along with books. Desks being flipped. Students screaming at the top of their lungs because their neighbor looked at them. And that was before lunch. Lunch, where my pleasant little girl shoved another students lunch on the floor and refused to do anything, other than sit and kick the table the entire lunch period.

Then it was back to restraining kids and ducking. I was spent by 3p but still had a good day. I truly feel for these kids and restraining them is no fun but I do it. And for that reason, I will stay in the elementary business. I'm certain a student any larger than a 4th grader would pound me into the ground.


Blogger Twisted Cinderella said...

Sounds like a wise decision. (the way you phrased that last bit, made me giggle)

7:40 PM  
Blogger Becky..Absent Minded Housewife said...

If you can handle that, for sure you can handle high school!

8:54 AM  
Anonymous sarahgrace said...

Omigoodness! Bless you for being able to do that, there are not many who could!

9:21 AM  
Blogger Little Miss said...

good for you for hanging in there!--my husband compares kids to animals, if you had to force a 35 pound animal to do something against her will, she'd tear you apart!!

I had to take Tiny to the doctor because she had a foreign object on the inside of her eyelid (a really stubborn eyelash that was causing all sorts of problems) anyway...can I just tell you that it took 3 adults to hold her down, somewhat unsuccessfully, plus 2 doctors to force her eye open and flush it out?!

by the time we were finished (15 minutes later) we were all sweating!

And she's only 2 1/2!!!--

*I'd agree, stick with elementary kids!!

10:23 AM  
Blogger Meow said...

Wow, sounds like a pretty full on day. Hope you survived it !!
Have a wonderful week.
Take care, Meow

6:37 PM  

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