Monday, January 12, 2009

Welcome Back (part 1)

I came back from Christmas break to have four of my students suspended. They'd gotten in trouble with alcohol and drugs over break. Later in the week another two were suspended for drugs, one was suspended for fighting, and one is no longer coming to my class because she's pregnant and struggling with morning sickness.

They started coming back today. It's the same old game of catch up, but with the added pressure of grades due on Thursday.

I know these problems are everywhere. I know I sheltered myself from them at my high school. I wish my students could hide from them too.

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