Kayleigh, 23. Teacher, survivor, friend, sister, daughter.
I disappeared for awhile there, because I had the School Year Blues. I am at an extended year school so I’ve already been back to work for a month and the kids have been back for 3 weeks. One of my coworkers is the worst and has consistently made me wish I could quit my job and find somewhere else to go. I have been so frustrated, I’ve cried a lot, and I’ve been really tempted to call in sick.
Today I finally told my Principal what was going on. She was concerned (which is good) and I finally feel like I’ve got the support I need. I’m hoping things will get better. But also I’m exhausted and frustrated (still) and I just wish we had a week off instead of just a 3 day weekend.
I think I’m gonna try to creep around tumblr a little more these days :)
Teaching is hard. I am in the toughest placement of my life, and I don’t know if I can do it. I love these kids but some of the behaviors are things I never anticipated having to deal with. Hearing about rough home situations, and all of the things some of this kids have had to deal with in their lives makes it extra hard to keep it together at home, and a divided team makes for even more difficulties (there are 3 of us…I get along fine with the one, but the other doesn’t like either of us). I need your prayers desperately, yall.
"I had to spend $50 on school supplies this year ! What the f*ck is this teacher thinking???"
Maybe that she’s already spent $500 of her own money on your children and will continue to replace supplies as they walk out throughout the year?????? Mayhaps?????