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At least she didn't bolt out of the building
Old 11-14-2018, 08:24 PM
 
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This is the second time I've subbed in this particular 3rd grade class. I was the float sub for PLC meetings and was assigned to the toughest of the 3rd grade classes. The first time, two months ago, a new student decided she didn't want to come in after recess. The lunch/playground aides just left her outside and came in. I finally got hold of the principal who went out and hauled her in. She was horrible the rest of the time I was in the room.
Apparently she continues to bolt from the room and has left the building on occasion. Today it was just too cold for her and she had lunch detention. She just got back from a 5 day suspension for bolting from the room/building. That didn't work. I took over the class for the last hour and a half of school. She went missing again, but this time she was out with the bathroom pass and was hiding around a corner. I walked out and escorted her back to class where she laid on the floor and made a fool of herself. I had the students working on a math project and was walking around the room to help them. Well, she took advantage and bolted. Another student came in and told me she was in the library picking up stuff off of the floor. Luckily another float sub came in and asked if I needed help. She was assigned to tutor in classrooms during that time. So, she stayed and I went on the hunt. The child was not in the library. I went to the office and told the principal. He just rolled his eyes. He's getting sick of it, too. I went back to the classroom and there she was. I told her I needed to talk to her in private and to wait for me to get the rest of the student onto the next math activity, which she did. I took her out to talk with her. She told me she has an anger issue and runs away so she doesn't blow up and hurt someone. Lovely. I told her that leaving class and getting kicked out of school wasn't going help her make a living when she was older. Her eyes got wide. I then asked what a good solution would be. She answered that she should talk with an adult instead of running away. She was good the rest of the afternoon. She did have to go down and talk with the principal, but was fine when she got back. Sometimes teaching in a large urban district is heart-breaking. I hope I had some impact on her life. She did give me a huge smile, a thank you, and a hug on her way out at the end of the day. I hope it sticks.
Kathy


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