True colors are beginning to pop, as I had a couple of kids end up with their first steps toward an office referral today, but both were in my afternoon class, meaning that my morning remains stubbornly angelic. They all beat me to the classroom this morning (this will be a regular thing, as my morning duty means that I follow the last group of kids upstairs) and they were all in one quiet line outside my classroom when I got there. I don’t know what to do with them. They’re too good, and I’ve never said that about a class before.
Also had my first lice check today. The girl wanted me to look through her hair, an opportunity I declined, but at least she was honest enough to admit it had been an issue in the past. The nurse was unable to find anything and diagnosed her with mild psoriasis, which I assume she prefers to the lice. I spent most of my afternoon sitting with my paraprofessional and figuring out IEPs so that I can stop breaking the law every afternoon, which so far has been happening just about every day so far.
I need to have all of their names down cold by tomorrow. I’ve got my homeroom 90% locked, at least when they’re in the room with me, but because of how our schedule works right now I have an extra hour with them every day which makes it a lot easier. So far I don’t have a lot of specific stories but I’m sure those are coming. Pretty soon I need to get back on the horse about the books, both of which have been languishing for several weeks. I’d like to have Searching for Malumba out in October, which means it needs to be ready to go within a month or so. (And, dammit! I had a subtitle for it last night and it’s gone. I knew I should have written it down.)