I can't believe it is almost over (my first school year that is). Interesting events this week:
Two girls under the influence of multiple pills from an unknown origin.
Mother came crying to school because her daughter was taken away from her ( the same one who swallowed too many pills)
My microwave was bashed in by a skateboard
My bike was picked on by an angry student (Do they really hate me?)
I am afraid of what the summer holds for many of my students. There are too many kids that I feel like are close to hitting rock bottom but aren't quite there and have the consistency and safety of school to keep them away. Summer means less structure, less rules, less responsibility, less supervision, more drugs, more alcohol, more danger, more freedom.
I am crossing my fingers.
but on to more interesting things: I found this beautiful cover of an old song by two of my favorite singer-songwriters, Ray Lamontagne and Damien Rice. Please listen and be moved.