Monday, February 02, 2009

That Magical Day

And then a week goes by....

How does it happen?

Today is my favorite minor holiday. I decorated the teachers' office area with pictures of groundhogs, and the names of famous (and not so famous) marmots, like Octara Orphie, of Quarryville, PA; French Creek Freddy, of Buckhannon, WV; Gen. Beauregard Lee, PhD, of Atlanta, GA; and Shubenacadie Sam, of Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia, Canada. Unfortunately, the grandaddy of them all, the "seer of seers and prognosticator of all prognosticators" Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow this morning, leaving us with the six more weeks of winter the calendar has promised us.

As happy as I am for that little tidbit, I am just as (actually more) disappointed with a run in I had with a student today that resulted in his being sent to the office. He was suspended later in the day, but I don't know if that was because of the misunderstanding we had had. I can't imagine that is the case, since our issue was merely a test of wills, but, it's possible that his choosing to go to the office over compliance eventually led to his suspension-inducing behavior. Whatever the case, any time a student is referred to the office, I feel like I couldn't handle my business. But, I gave the student a choice. The student made the choice. It always feels like a failure on my part, though. That's just my mentality.

And, the Steelers won yesterday....

1 comment:

La Fashionista said...

Happy Groundhog Day, Reda! I like both the day and the movie, even with what's-her-name-can't-act-her-way-out-of-a-paper-bag.

Time passes. We all make choices. Sometimes the Steelers win it all. What we do with it all is what counts.

Just watched some Joseph Campbell + Bill Moyers so I = blissfully reflective.

And on that note, Ima go to bed.