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1st day was TORTURE!
Old 08-25-2009, 05:17 PM
 
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Today was my first day with the kids and I really think it was the worst yet! It is my first year in 5th and I have some very challenging kids. 3 boys gave me the devil today. I just don't even know where to start. I would love any words of wisdom and prayer. I just really hope tomorrow is better.


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Old 08-25-2009, 05:35 PM
 
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Don't let them get to you! Put your foot down and let them know who is in charge. Tomorrow is a new day just relax tonight and try not to think about it. And if they keep giving you trouble just call home. They will learn. I will pray that you have a wonderful day tomorrow! (Think positive)
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You can do this
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It's the first day and they are probably testing you. Follow through with your management plan. It's so important to be consistent. And I agree with PP: call home. If you have a moment, jot a few notes before you call.
You can do this. Take a deep breath. Take care of yourself tonight
My prayers are with you.
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Old 08-25-2009, 05:50 PM
 
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Aww! Sorry to hear about your day. My DD is teaching 5th in an inner city school and had an awful first day yesterday. She was discussing and modeling examples of respect/disrespect when one of the kids said an example of disrespect is "when you tell the teacher to shut the F up".
The good news is-today was much better so hopefully tomorrow will be better for you, too! Good luck and (((hugs))).
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Old 08-25-2009, 06:11 PM
 
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Do you have a discipline plan with a cooperative action plan to go along with it?

I do the name on the board w/ checks deal...been through two days and not even had to threaten (only jokingly) about putting names on the board.


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A few thoughts...
Old 08-26-2009, 07:10 AM
 
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"Do not get tired of doing what is good. Don't get discouraged and give up, for you will reap a harvest of blessing at the appropriate time." Galations 6:9

"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted." Aesop

Hang in there...remain calm. Smile when you feel like screaming. You can teach these kids wonders by your example. I am not making excuses for their behavior, but they are a product of their environment. That behavior has probably been taught and tolerated in their own homes. Teach them a new way. You will begin to see a change. BE the change you want to see! Let us know how you're doin'!
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Discipline those kids!
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I Agree with MrTall. Drive in those management plans- with consequences too.
I keep my kids in for recess after having to count to 3 for misbehavior/acting out. Teachers always say I'm punishing myself, but in the long run, there are less and less students to keep in, because it stinks for them to miss out on recess. They'll think twice before letting me count to 3!
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