Friday, finally! It’s been a bit of a rough week. I had to take a half day yesterday to take my son to the orthodontist, and let’s just say my class was less than stellar for the sub. My teaching partner sent me her note, along with a note from two female students complaining about a boy who sits near them.
I was NOT in a great mood this morning. Feeling a bit under the weather + tired + frustrated. Knew I was writing behavior referrals for at least four students, trying to contact the parent of a particularly difficult student has been virtually impossible, plus I was meeting with the principal after school about that very same difficult student.
BUT — As I walked into the building, on my way to drop off my lunch in the fridge, a colleague asked me (in that knowing, sympathetic voice), “How are you doing Mrs. Van Horn?” “Not great,” I had to admit. She then proceeded to tell me that on Election Day, when lunch has to be in the classrooms, SHE would be supervising my class, so I could get out of the room and have a quiet lunch. I practically cried! Thank you, M.! You have no idea how much that made my day!
THEN — barely a minute later, another colleague walks by and says, “Oh good, there you are. Here.” She then handed me a can of Bubbl’r water. Oh my goodness! The happiness! Two simple acts of kindness – much needed today. Here’s to the little things that make such a big difference!