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Good Day –
Everybody has to have a good day once in a while to make them feel good. I had one yesterday.
We had a student that was angry. He was throwing chairs, using profanity, slamming doors and running from staff. We got him in a corner and talked him into going to the office. He broke down twice on his way to the office. In the office he cried and wanted his mother. He spent over thirty minutes in the office crying. Nothing anybody said could get him to stop. He was unable to say what was wrong.
I looked around his classroom and everywhere there were signs it was Valentine’s Day. There were cards and empty candy wrappers on the desks and it hit what the problem was. I went down to talk to him. I asked him what was wrong. He did not know. I told him I suspected it was because it was Valentine’s Day and everybody in the class had handed out Valentines and he was not able too. He said yeah. We looked around the office and found some miniature candy bars. One of the parents of our students was finishing up art projects for Valentine’s Day. We got some stick on foam Valentines from her. I got a list of all the students in the school and he started writing out Valentines.
Later in the day he showed up in my room and started handing out Valentines. Before he handed out the Valentines he would give each student a hug and tell them what a gentleman they were. My students took the foam Valentines off the candy bars and wore them as name tags for the rest of the day.
This morning when he came to school he greeted me with a smile and a hand shake. Normally he might acknowledge my presence, but he would just rush to class. To day he took the time to shake my hand. I cannot begin to tell you how much that means to me.
What is a good day to you?