Bridget, how frustrating that he wouldn't back you up. He must have at least somewhat agreed with you at the time or he would have said something about it? He seems to be really be swayed by his emotions.
And happy birthday Savana!
Stacy, how frustrating that you're working, even from home. You need some time to just enjoy Gus before you have to deal with all that again. I don't know your situation but try to carve out some space for yourself as best you can.
I confess some of the kids were wired at school today. Most of them were fine but one in particular was literally twitching from sugar overload. He was happy to come with me but so wound up he was literally shouting. I made some comment about how he wasn't usually this loud and another student (the one who told me "flush pineapple cake") said "that's not normal." Which totally cracked me up as it was completely appropriate to the setting and grammatical, which is almost never the case with things that child says!
We also saw a hurt bird just outside our classroom door. My door opens onto a courtyard and there is a bird feeder on a tree outside. One poor bird was standing in a very odd position and flapping his wings but couldn't seem to fly. Eventually he flew a few yards but didn't get more than 6 inches off the ground and later I saw him hanging out under the bird feeder while the rest of the birds were up there eating. I asked the principal if there was something we could do and she told me if I called the custodian he would just put the bird in a box and throw the box away ... I wanted to call in someone from the desert museum as they do wild animal rescues but I wasn't able to make that happen. The principal and I both decided it was better off to just leave the bird than have the custodian throw him away ... but it really bothered me. Apparently the school district doesn't have a "policy" on wounded birds.
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