My Mom told me, " Using ugly words makes you look ugly and you're too pretty for that" : )
Wasn't she Awesome?! Somehow I still had a filthy mouth for awhile in Junior High.
Littlest is easily stressed by distractions in class. This is most apparent in her math classes. In 8th grade she was in a class that was out of control. This is an unusual situation in the school she goes to. It seems that some how the class had a high level of kids who were disruptive and openly disrespectful to their teacher. It was so bad that a veteran teacher was brought to tears more than once and by the 2cd quarter a male teacher was asked to join the class to try to maintain order. They even had a special meeting with the principle, teachers & parents to try to get the situation under control. All to no avail. The class continued to have problems with these students. I had contacted Littlests' teacher shortly after the year started because Littlest was coming home very upset about it & telling me she was having meltdowns from the stress. Her teacher was a wonderful woman and tried to address the situation by moving Littlest and a handful of other students to one row in the room where they were as separated as possible. Sometimes she would let them sit in the hall so they could focus on their work because she knew they would behave. Littlest has to concentrate and work hard in math, this teacher had been very understanding & helpful with her and for the 1st time ever she was getting A's in the subject.
I had set my cell down and lost track of it so I was concerned when I saw a voicemail with a school number. Oh no, was there an emergency and I missed the call?
I listened and my stomach dropped when I realized it was The Call. One I never thought I would get with Littlest. The male teachers voice saying, Mrs. Grounded I am calling because.... we had a little incident today with Littlest....
There was some disruption in class and.....well.... she used some language that was ...not appropriate....
Mrs. Incredibly Patient Teacher and I have talked with her though and I think she understands....that she can't be doing that. We aren't going to take any further action....but we did want to make you aware of it.... You have a nice afternoon..
I could not believe this child was in trouble. I was so embarrassed, Oh My God, what did she do! This was the one kid I thought would, if not make me look like a good parent at least not leave me looking like a totally irresponsible one. And what was with "not taking further action"? What exactly did she say? What on earth was going on?
Despite her sometimes smart
Finally she was off the bus and in the car
What happened today?
Oh, did they call you?Yes, what is going on, what did you say?
Umm, well that girl, So&So, I told you about her. Well, she just wouldn't stop today. She kept talking and interrupting the teacher and making comments. I asked her to be quiet, I was trying to listen but she just said,"No, why don't you shut up" and then she started in on me again. And I just couldn't take it anymore....She kept going on & on & she wouldn't stop.Alright, so what did you do?
Umm, I got mad and I yelled something at her and then she was all like "ooh did you hear that, did you hear what she said?"What did you say?
I don't want to say.Tell me now!
I'm not allowed to say it. Am I in trouble?Littlest, just tell the letter of the word it was, I can find out anyway.
...Itoldherto...Shut The F--- Up...... but I ......
What did your teachers do? You didn't get sent down? What happened?
Well they took me out in the hall, and I started crying and I told them I was really sorry but I just couldn't take it anymore.And what did they say?
She said she was really sorry I had to be in that class and put up with that.Thinking....Seriously? You're kidding?
Mr. Back Up Teacher said he understood how I felt but I shouldn't let that happen again.But you didn't get a referral, they didn't do anything?
Well..... she gave me a hug.What?! And then what?
I couldn't stop crying so they sent me into the sixth grade class to sit for the rest of the period. It was the same teacher I had in 6th. You remember her.
Yes, did she ask what was going on?
I guess they told her, Ms. IPT talked to her..... and then she gave me a hug too.? OK.
She maintained that A average all year.
Ever wonder what teachers might really be thinking, but not saying ?
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