Wednesday, October 26, 2005
I've been studying and reading the "Seven Steps to Effective Instructional Leadership". I've been making notes in preparation for the next session of the principal's academy tomorrow. I think I'm ready to discuss the book after I make a few more notes tonight.
An angry parent called me a "motherfucker" after I suspended her daughter. Separated from the girl she was having a conflict with, she went after her again in my presence and I had to physically restrain her. That earned her a suspension. Mom didn't agree. She threw a hissy fit, called me the name, and stormed out of my office, leaving her daughter there with me. The girl looked at me wide eyed. I just shrugged. So did the girl. After a couple of minutes mom came storming back in to take her.
My vice principal friend who always teased me about moms giving me hugs last year now had a new reason to tease me. He said, "the honeymoon's over baby. Welcome to my world!"
One of the things the mom chewed on me was that her daughter got elbowed in the face during the basketball game the night before. She said, "she got elbowed in the face. What do you call that?" I said questioningly, "basketball?" Getting elbowed is part of the game. She'd better hang it up now if that is going to be an issue.
Patrick has decided to be a vampire for Halloween. We have the vampire makeup kit ready to go. He loves the blood red amulet that came with it. He's also been threatening to suck all my blood and steal my soul. I told him I'd rather keep both. Aubree is going to be Tinkerbelle or some kind of little fairy.
Its Red Ribbon Week at school with a different them every day. Today was "crazy hair day". That leaves me out, right? Not quite. The people I work with wouldn't allow me to get out of it that easy. This guy got loose in the building to everyone's amusement.
So how is YOUR week going?