Wednesday, September 13, 2006

What have I gotten myself into?

My kids have been going to a Co-Op pre-school for the past 4 years. That means that I have worked in the classroom, next to the teachers, although mostly with set up/clean up, etc...I have also served as a substitute and worked summers there as a teacher. Every year I comment "what a nice class we have". Great families, fun classes. Then I decided to become a teacher there. And this is the year that we have a very challenging class. (Of course!) I was slapped in the face by a 3 year old on Monday. This child also bit another child so hard, he bled. He pulled the other teachers hair and kicked her. All the while his Dad was yelling out obscenities like "Jesus Christ, behave!" (Most of the parents stayed the first day, which was part of the problem). WHEW! I have my work cut out for me! Welcome back to work...
*Update* Today was somewhat better,but still hard. One of us has to "shadow" him all day,which is hard on the other children (and us). It will get better. I think what he needs is to try and hurt Gracie,because she will kick his @ss!


Connie said...

That's gotta be an eye-opener.

Hmmm...wonder where the kid gets it? Sounds like a may be a chip off the daddy block. That has got to be frustrating.

M3 (Mary-Mia) said...

Wow, I can't believe he didn't get kicked out. Most schools and daycares I know have a zero tolerance policy on biting that breaks the skin (because of the health risks).

Ninotchka said...

I think what he needs is to try and hurt Gracie,because she will kick his @ss!

That made me laugh so hard. Go get him, Gracie! lol

The boy sounds charming. No, really. (grin)

Shelley said...

Jeez Louise! Good timing.


Old Lush said...

Gracie is a tough cookie...I laughed at that, too. I remember!

I remember a boy like that in Ian's class, too. I always tried to feel something for him and engage him when I went in and talk to him because I knew there must have been things going on at home that caused some of that "negative attention getting behavior". (But I wasn't teaching either...frustrating!)