Sunday, July 12, 2009

Mr. Feeney

For all of you Boy Meets World fans, one of my best friends here at TFA Institute has the last name of Feeney. I am mad jealous.

Whew. I think I'm ready for tomorrow - well, almost. I have to make some mama and baby animal cards - I'm using them to teach capital and lowercase letters. Oh, and I should probably review my lesson and make sure I know what I'm actually saying.

I know there are at least a couple of teachers who meander through this blog now and again. I can't say much due to TFA's policies on bloggery/facebookery, but have you ever been ... ah ... bitten by a student? Punched/kicked/slapped in the face? Because I have. On Friday. By the same girl.

I hope tomorrow is a fresh start for my students and my teaching group. I hope we can establish more order. It's not fair to the kids at all - if we can't give them the support they need to behave, they can't learn. And if any kids need that extra boost at the beginning, it's these adorable, frustrating, smart-as-hell four-year-olds.

And I hope I don't get peed on.


Just Eat It! said...

FE-HE-HE-HEENAY. I can't say I've ever been bitten by a little kid, but I have definitely been slapped in the rear end by one.

Lisa said...

Face. She slapped me in the FACE. REALLY HARD.

Cammy said...

Oh man was I addicted to that show. I was totally convinced I would marry Shawn one day.

How old are these abusive munchkins? And be careful about those bites, kids carry diseases, you know.

Wrapped up in Life said...

Slapped you on the face???

Wow. I'm missing out. Sounds like you are having way too much fun ;)

licketysplit said...

I have been kicked, bitten, slapped, punched, kicked, hair pulled, you name it, along with being called ever possible name you can imagine. I have worked in a day treatment program, alternative school and inpatient hospital- Ages 2-17, and the one that did the most damage by far was a 5 year old. I work with adults too, but luckily I've never been assaulted by them. Hope things get more manageable as you are all get more used to eachother.

licketysplit said...

I just realized I put kicked in there twice. Oops.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE Boy Meets World!

My sister is becoming a teacher and while she was preparing this summer a student pulled a knife on another student and my sis had to stop it. Not quite teh same though as teh anger being at the teacher.

I wish you the best of luck with your lessons. take Care.

Sarah said...

Oh man, I LOVE Mr. Feeney, and like Cammy I had a mad crush on Shawn.

This was a pointless comment I guess but I hope you had a good day :)

lisalisa said...

Eww, I hope you don't get peed on, too. I though it was summer break; you must be in a year-round school district. Sounds like you are holding your own. I give you props for just showing up each day!

Harriet said...

I've always worked with upper class kids of highly educated wealthy parents. They have a nasty attitude sometimes, a sense of entitlement, but never any physical violence.

In our middle school there is a program for emotionally disturbed children, and I have subbed there. I have seen physical violence, but never directed to me.

What type of discipline are you allowed to use in this program?

I Hate to Weight said...

harriet asked my question. what happens when a kid hits a teacher. in the face? hope it didn't hurt too much.

you are holding your own, amazingly well.

Lisa said...

I took the student in question down to the office, where we called her mother. The school's principal was a big help.