When things have a history of going wrong, even a little improvement can make me giddy with excitement.
5th period gave me that little boost of excitement today. I suppose I had myself set up to expect nothing better than what they started giving me. Of course, I didn’t want to come to the end of my day worn out and worry about what tomorrow might bring. I did not want to constantly have to think and rethink my plans because it probably wouldn’t work with 5th period.
I can see the light at the end of the tunnel now.
When I asked them to be quiet they got quiet. Granted, I had to ask them 2 or 3 times as much as my other periods. Still, we got through the notes quicker with that period than any other. I told them that and started handing out reward tickets because they had done so well. Of course, this was the end of the period and they started talking.
I didn’t let it get to me. I still plan to follow through. For once I did not have to advance anyone on one of the steps. I have to stay consistent or I will lose them. I will not let that happen. I want what’s best for those kids. I have to keep that in mind or I will fall back to the surviving mode.