I have a kid in my class that really just kills me. I knew her from last year, and let’s just say she is one of those kids that everyone is aware of. She was retained and someone volunteered me to teach her this year! It was fine- I knew her and I knew what kinds of things to just ignore.
Cut to the beginning of this year. We weren’t sure if she was even coming back to our school. I happened to see her in the office in the morning and she was smiling. Great first sign! We had one good day, then another, then another. A few rough patches came, but they always quickly went.
Until now. I have no idea what happened. I have no idea what I cold have done differently. She’s angry and disrespectful. She stole from me. It’s just not fun having her around. Luckily the other kids are kind of just ignoring most of this behavior and not feeding into it.
I have a feeling it is only going to get worse, and I have absolutely no idea how to make it better. I try to just be there for her, but it gets frustrating to work to keep my cool and have someone be so nasty to me. Hopefully we can end the year on a positive note.