Frustrating Day

Today was a frustrating day. All of the teachers have been told that we cannot do any new instruction this week and can only review for the California State Tests next week. We’re going over released test questions in class, and material is admittedly a bit dry.

It feels like students are also ready for school to be over (as am I) and so they’re just a bit more rowdy and crazy than usual. They were really getting on my nerves today. One student refused to sit in his seat and after I asked him a few times he just left. It felt good to mark him as truant when I filled out my attendance. Good riddance, I thought. I feel bad for thinking that. I also feel bad that I just don’t like this kid and don’t feel like trying my best for him anymore. Sadly, I’m not patient enough for this job.

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