I'm not feeling like Christmas yet....I'm still in school and my skin has started turning green, grinch-like green! It's a good thing that tomorrow is the last day for this year or I'm sure my heart would start shrinking and I'd have Kate, the big black dog, drag me around the brown yard in the wagon!
Teachers all over the country and probably world get like this around this time of year. From Thanksgiving till Christmas break, oops, I said Christmas break, teachers try, try, try to keep everybody on task at school. This is like hearding cats. Can't be done! Even the teenagers lose their focus. I know, THAT'S A BIG SURPRISE!
Teenagers losing focus! Well, teachers try to keep them focused and by this week, we're just worn down. Then that kid, you know who you are, that hasn't done one thing all year comes up and asks, 'is there anything I can do over Christmas break (yeah, the kids call it Christmas break too!), that I can do to bring up my grade to a D?
This is the kid who has done nothing all semester! They have a 10% average! Are you kidding me? I've called your parents fifteen times this semester! Are you kidding me? Really, Really, you are asking me this now?
About now, the kid realizes that they have made a deadly mistake. The teacher is laughing hysterically and suddenly runs out of the room and into the teachers lounge, a few minutes pass and the teachers lounge erupts in loud laughter! I wish teachers lounges had margarita machines in them. We'd all have a better December!
The good thing about being a virtual school teacher is that I can take a break after an email like the one above and take a walk. I can go outside and play with Kate before I come back in, make that call and say, 'Really, Really........'