Friday ended on a not so good note. My three youngest boys come into my classroom after school each day while I finish up last minute odds and ends. I am feeling completely swamped, and had planned on staying a little late on Friday. My class had earned a root beer float party as a reward for Star homework, so my boys were excited to see if their were leftovers. There were - and they made a few for themselves as I briefly spoke with a parent - I turned around to see a disaster. While I was cleaning that up, I noticed them dragging chairs into the hallway. They had gotten their football stuck in a tree outside, and then proceeded to get their shoes stuck up there trying to get the football down. The shoes are still in the tree as I type this!
Admist the chaos, I noticed this note on one of my desks written (thank God in dry erase marker) by my 6 year old.
How do you balance being a teacher and a mom?