Remember how happy I was yesterday? I still feel that, but I can't imagine why.
At the end of today I had to call four parents for various events involving lying, stealing, grabbing, etc. For the love of Mary, don't they realize how much work has gone into my fabulously engaging unit on Dragons. They are engaged, but this hasn't stopped them from returning to the same shape and size of the children I met on the first day of school. This cannot go on.
So in the manner of a knight during the time of dragons, I am throwing down the gauntlet! Tomorrow I am introducing a seating chart, a behavior program, and Mrs. Stern Moran who is nothing like Mrs. Hang Out and Laugh Moran to whom they have grown accustomed.
I am a little sad to have to go back to retro-world, but I am hopeful that my sanity will be saved.