We had our first fight of the school year on Friday. I have been worried about a fight breaking out for the last month or so. Us teachers have been trying to have more of a presence in the hallways and have been keeping a closer eye on a few individuals. The weird thing is that the fight wasn’t between any of the boys that we were worried about fighting. It was between two fairly calm and pleasant girls. Our principal handled the situation pretty well and the hallways were more heavily patrolled on Saturday. I have a feeling that his method of handling the situation will do a better job of squelching future fights than the methods of our previous principal. (Last year, two fighting girls were given a “slap on the hand” and sent back to class. Of course, within minutes we had another fight on our hands and a third fight just weeks later.)
I don’t really feel like I can end a post with talk of a fight, so I better include something more positive. Saturday night, Tim and I tried to squeeze in all our weekend rituals into one evening. We did household chores, relaxed, and had Heather over to watch a movie. Although, we never even got around to picking a movie since we were too busy just talking and laughing with one another. It felt really weird that it was already Saturday night and we had just finished our work week hours earlier, but we made the most of it by enjoying hot chocolate and chocolate chewies.