Some of our second graders were involved in a violent incident that was broadcast on the news last night. And, as much as I am usually able to find some childish element in their bad behavior that keeps it from seeing completely cold, I just don't even have the energy to make excuses for it this time. It was bad. It was premeditated and disgusting and bad. It's hard to even imagine looking at these students with any kind of human empathy from now on. Which I realize is not a very teacherly thing to say, but it's the truth.
Anyway, the whole school is in a state and our schedule is all bungled up, because we're having to have meetings with each class to explain to the students why acting like a fucking menace to society is not okay. These second graders may be the worst I've ever seen. And they're getting bigger by the day.
I don't know. I'm basically more than ready for vacation at this point. Two more days.