Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Almost there

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.


  1. Oh my dear, all you can do is have faith that these kids will find their own way. Yes, the pill popping, destructive, and sometimes hateful behavior is worrisome; but all you can do is hope and have faith in them.
    And when they come back to you next September, let them know that you have missed them and you are excited to see who they have become over the summer. They may not all have becomes someone better, but some will have grown. The others may need your persistence to help them get to where they need to be. But just remember... they might not know that they need that help or want it. But all you can do is be there for them and try.
    You have done a great job this year. I am so proud of you and I have feeling that next year will bring new challenges, but you will be a little more ready for them. I love you. You should be proud of yourself. -M

  2. I love the new header on your page, it looks great!

  3. Love the song. Always has been a favorite of mine but this new cover of it is the best. Listening to it was the bright spot in my day. Have a safe trip and please take care of my Mego. -The Aunt