So I don't want this to become a forum to vent about my students. So instead of telling of the rudeness, playing in the bathroom until someone's finger was smashed, and lying that happened today. I will tell about the good things.
We read a poem today. They had a few short response questions, to which I intended a certain answer.
They AMAZED my by going deeper and really pulling out some great stuff. I was super proud.
We had a talk about connecting to texts differently. How reading a book now might be good, but reading it in 5 years will allow them to emotionally connect differently. How your experiences with death or injury will help you understand a characters experiences differently. They were really making great connections.
This morning they came in, and did what they were supposed to do.
They put in a serious effort into their ss test.
There was no girl drama. THANK GOD
Apparently everyone wore deodorant and showered because there was NO stink in the room.
small favors... :)