Oh Mo--I remember how stressed you were during that time, too, but I had no idea.
I've been listening to stories about working conditions, and nod, teachers always snag my heart--and it's nearly always about the administrators!!!
(My friend maintains that it's about expectations--she said she was emotionally prepared for difficult children, but held different standards for her adult "superiors."
You do know that I would have gotten canned for adding a behavior chart of my own that the kids could control, right?
Yep. I wouldn't have lasted long.
Hope you're doing much better these days.
(In case anybody's wondering, lately I've been hearing some hilarious stories of mishaps, along with some real heartbreakers as well.)
Thanks for sharing with me.
Hmmm...maybe I'll put a behavior chart in the livingroom...