You are all very kind to be concerned (and some – Sonny, Minelle, Terps – were getting down right bossy) and I did listen to everyone. I went to the doctor today during my planning. It’s very convenient to have the doctor right across the street from my school.
She did an EKG and there are no sigh of heart problems. No problems with my ears, my sinuses, no signs of TMJ – in other words she says there is nothing wrong either. Except that my jaw hurt. Of course, today it really hasn’t hurt much. So confusing. She gave me Naproxen to take for a couple of weeks to take care of any inflammation and suggested that if there is pain after that to have the dentist do some x-rays. I’m going to try Sensodyne as Kathy suggested. Hopefully all this will get a handle on this problem.
Now moving from the pain in my jaw to the pain in my ass – my boss. He avoided me like the plague today, which suited me find. Meanwhile the angry mama continues her attack on Mr. K by going to the superintendent. I’ll give the woman credit – she surely is energetic. I feel sure boss is letting this go on hoping she will be the catalyst for pushing Mr. K out. I wrote the following email to the boss, I mean, if age doesn’t give you the opportunity to speak your mind what good is it?
I know this is your situation to handle and you will handle it the way you feel best, but I have a suggestion I feel you should consider. Johnny’s mother is not happy with Mr. K. She never will be. She has made it clear she will never be satisfied with anything Mr. K does. My recommendation would be to move Johnny to another math class. I’m sure you are hesitant to make this change, however by moving Johnny you can reduce the stress and opportunity for conflict for the student, the parent, Mr. K, our team and the administration. I worry that leaving this situation as it is, with her being so unhappy with Mr. K, will set both Mr. K and Johnny up for failure.
Although moving a child to another classroom is not something we would ever do on a whim, I think we all realize that there are times when the move is best for everyone involved.
I feel sure he won’t make the move because he want’s Mr. K to fail and would be willing to sacrifice the child to allow this to happen. He’s a control freak and would feel like he ‘lost’ if the move was made.
I don’t expect him to respond to my email, but I feel better having made the recommendation and by doing it on email there is a record. I'll try to hush my fussing now and get back to the fun stuff.