I think Gerry posed this way because he wanted to make me laugh and smile this first week of school.
Look at this goof ball, being sleepy on the couch! I L0vE it so much. Gerry has been a reluctant eater lately, but for some reason WILL eat the same bowl of food if I hand feed it to him. His bathroom habits keep changing (no surprise…he’s eating “what he wants too” which is not consistent with his old diet of Canidea kibble.
My new students (23 so far) are not TOO challenging, but I have 4-5 boys that are going to give me a run for my money, and at least two girls I’m not too sure about. Now, keep in mind folks that I’m talking about third graders here! Thank goodness I loved and got to teach fifth grade in the same district, for over 15 years.
This economic crisis and current election have had a HUGE impact on my very mixed teaching community. These third graders are little toughy-toughertins! Little do they know I handled second graders in Bed Sty, NY back in the early 90’s, in Spike Lee’s neighborhood….and I came from Rhode Island! PLUS! I have been taking care of a special dog that they haven’t learned about yet. We’ll see how much I tell them about him this fall…I’m just not sure. They too need to view me as ‘strong’.