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Shauen gave me a not this morning.  I think it was from his dad.  It asked if I could let Shauen use the bathroom when he needs to because his stomach wasn’t feeling too well.  Not a problem.

Shauen did have another problem towards the end of school.  He didn’t like the way Alyssa was talking to him.  That’s a bit typical of Shauen.  If he doesn’t like what you are saying, he has a problem with you.  At least he didn’t wander to the principal’s office.

Alyssa had issues, as well, during math.  Her and Brennen were saying things and bothering each other.  Sure, I could move one of them, but, darn it, they need to learn how to leave each other alone.  When they work together they are really good together!

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Getting Close to Spring Break

BRENNEN was covering his face with his hood, crying and tattling.  At one point he was in tears because someone in his family is in his 70s and wouldn’t see him graduate college.  After recess, he went to the office because he felt sad.

After lunch, he was back in the office.  He was in a fight with Javier V.  Chris saw it and said it was not Brennen’s fault, but the office is handling it (they’ll get to it tomorrow).

SHAUEN told a T.O.S.A. he wanted to go to the office.  He was in tears.  The TOSA sent him back to class, but he never arrived.  I’m guessing he went to the office.  The office later said he was there.  “He was so upset he made himself through up.”

After lunch, I spoke with Shauen.  He claimed He was scared to go back to class.  He claimed that he went to Miss J, then he said he bumped into Mrs. Powell.  But he did say someone in Mrs. Monk’s class was chasing him and saying he was going to kill him.

ALYSSA was tattling on Brennen.  “He’s eating from his backpack.”  The 2 of them were not getting along and trying to get each other in trouble.

Later, Alyssa was standing, putting her crayons back in their box.  I wanted her to sit down, so called her name.  She wouldn’t look at me, she just kept putting her crayons away.  So I repeated myself a few time, each time getting louder.  I made her turn a pin for it, but she acted like she was being picked on.

When I came out after lunch, the male playground supervisor told me she kept on not listening to her.  He said she told her several times to get in line, but she kept not doing as he said.  Alyssa claims he is lying.  She wanted to talk to me about it after lunch, so I had her write it out.

CHRIS was in the office after lunch because he witnessed the “fight” between Javier V. and Brennen.

JAVIER V. was in the office because of the “fight.”  I’m told he will spend remaining recesses in Mrs. Pulliam’s class.

DESTINY wanted to talk to me after lunch as well.  I had her write it out, too.  She was getting into it with AlIYA, ESLY and JANETHLI.

Those 3 also wanted to talk to me after lunch.  I had them write it out.

I don’t know how the office deals with all this crap.

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Another Rainy Day

For having 2 rainy days in a row, the students have been on pretty good behavior.  I wasn’t expecting rain today, and since it was Tuesday, I had to make a quick dash to Rubio’s to get lunch.  Kelly went with me, she drove, and we made pretty good time.  Jiji at the end of the day was nice.

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That One Student

It hit me a couple of days ago.  I don’t have that “one” student.  That one kid whose name I always have to call, that one student who drives me crazy.

I usually have one every year.  I had C last year.  A few years ago it was T.  I had a girl once, K.  She was a handful.  This year there really isn’t anyone.  It must mean I’ll get a really bad kid before the school year is over.

 

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Junior Cadets

We have a program here through the Anaheim P.D..  Junior Cadets.  It’s an after school program once a week, generally filled with students who have trouble at school and/or at home.  Students who get in trouble a lot are usually refered to the program.  I hear it’s a pretty good program.  One of my students’ parents asked for their son to be in it, because they had a son a few years go through it, and they thought it was a very valuable thing.  From what I hear, it’s run by some Anaheim police officers.  They do a lot of running, pushups, and things like that.

Last week C got kicked out of Junior Cadets.  Kicked out!  I’ve never heard of anyone being kicked out of it before.  Another student in the program said he was making racial slurs against Asian people, and then against Black people (remember, he IS black).  I was also told when they asked him to leave the room, he refused, and they had to forcefully remove him.  He was hanging on to desks and whatever he could to stay in the room (defiant ’till the end).

Yikes!

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C’s Antics

I have to tell you, C’s behavior in class has improved.  He still drives me a little nuts, though.  He tends to pout when he gets in trouble, even if I just have to mention his name.  And then I lose him for about 3 or 4 minutes.

His out-of-class behavior, however, has not improved.  He is still getting in trouble when it’s time to line up.  He seems to call people names frequently, and make fun of people.  And he seems to be disrespectful to adults other than myself.  He gets discipline reminders, often more than one, almost daily (most students don’t get any).

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C and His Dad

Met with C, his dad, and the principal today.  Explained to dad that C was quietly singing (but doing it so his table could hear) “The Itsy Bitsy Spider” with the hand motions.  I looked at him and got his attention, and expected the behavior to stop – which it would have for 99% of students in any grade.  But it didn’t.

So a few seconds later I had him turn a pin, and explained to him in not-a-quiet voice that I when he is obviously behaving poorly, and when I look at him, and he at me, I expect that behavior to stop.

I told his dad that C tends to pout when he gets in trouble, instead of owning up to his bad choice, and moving on with good choices.  So his dad, the principal, and I all tried to explain to him that mistakes happen, poor choices are made.  But when you get caught making them, change your behavior and move on.  Realize it is his fault for the punishment, say your sorry, and change.

That doesn’t seem to be happening.

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