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I am a 4th grade teacher

I am a 4th grade teacher….

25 minutes of group reading

30 minutes of constant discipline

20 minutes of intense writing

25 minutes of trying to keep the class quiet

yet the scores are of the utmost importance….

I am a 4th grade teacher….

45 minutes meeting with a disrespectful parent whose child disrupts my class, daily

15 minutes of a principal conference regarding the parent and my decision to cease dialogue at

that moment, a person can only take so much disrespect

yet the child remains and the problem is unsolved….

I am a 4th grade teacher….

40 minutes sharing my tuna salad with a student while working one on one to improve his reading

36 minutes calming a child after a violent outburst

yet I must accomplish some teaching, today….

I am a 4th grade teacher….

2 minute review of my paycheck

30 minutes before the end of the day

60 minutes and I will be home….

home….2 kids awaiting dinner and homework….a husband not eager to speak with me….(it was a bad day for him too)….2 dogs ready for playtime….and a live in mother-in-law with dementia….

I am a 4th grade teacher….

420 minutes until tomorrow….

Tomorrow, I will have a better class day….

Tomorrow, I will accomplish more….

Tomorrow, I will have no student disciplinary issues….

Tomorrow, I will be a better 4th grade teacher….

420 minutes until tomorrow….