I am so upset and disheartened. I found out yesterday that I was to be observed today during my third block. No big deal, they are a pretty good class and I have my plans ready. Well today my kids were late and they didn't come to class prepared with pencils and paper but I tried to work past it. I fussed a bit asking one of them what classes he had before this one implying "Don't you need a pencil for your other classes?" but of course he said he lost it. It's a split class so after lunch, as soon as the bell rings, one student who has already told me he's probably going to be sent off because he broke into another school and did damage askes to go the restroom. I tell him he will have to wait. He says he cannot wait but sits down and continues mouthing saying "I'll go in the [trash] can if I have to, just watch me." So I let him go to the bathroom even though he just got back from lunch and had an opportunity then. Then a girl busts out with "Kris has a ketchup packet that he's going to bust and I don't want it on me." Of course Kris begins to loudly deny the accusation so I have to go back there and take the ketchup packet from Kris. Then we finally can begin class. I was so embarressed. I haven't had anything like that happen in this class and honestly don't know where this is coming from. I am so angry and upset and I just don't know what to do and I'm not seeing any silver lining here. The worst part is this it's my tenure year and the vote is about one wek away. Is there any way to do damage control here?