Today was a very challenging day! My students were beyond excited about Valentine's Day and therefore my morning was a little off schedule. The students kept coming in one by one and showing me the valentines or treats that they brought in to share. Now, I sent home a note explicitly stating that I ONLY wanted individually wrapped treats that could be placed in bags and sent home. I had TWO students bring in cupcakes! These parents can't follow directions any better than their children! Aside from cards and treats, I also got some treats! My students brought me candy, cards, and a coffee mug with a bear. Another exciting thing about today was the introduction of our two goldfish George and Gloria. My students were oober excited and wanted to check on the fish all day long. I had to warn the students that sometimes fish don't live long. This was an important conversation because I had just killed four guppies in a matter of two days! Hopefully I am a better teacher than fish owner! As the day went on it continued to be very hectic. I think it was worse than Christmas! I was a patient as possible and we made it through. My students gave me tons of hugs and kind words all day long. One students said "Mrs. Hainey, I just love you. You have beautiful eyes." I just smiled and told him thanks! I love those kids more than I ever would have imagined.
I do have one student we'll call ZS who I am having a very hard time falling in love with. He is the newest student in my room and he is a big pain in my rear. I actually didn't allow him to participate in our festivities and he didn't really seem to care...UNTIL he realized that I was not going to give him his valentines bag of treats. He cried and cried. I did not feel the least bit bad for him. Hopefully he will have a better day tomorrow and I will give him his bag.