I feel bad that I almost never come to this site anymore unless I need to vent. Honestly, I just don't have the time. But sometimes, spare time or not, I need to vent to other teachers. This has just been one of those days, in one of those weeks, in one of those months. At the end of the school day today, I was attempting to restrain one child who was scratching the skin off her own arms, not to mention ours. This is a child who has had no problem at all for months, who is suddenly having meltdowns in every aspect of her life. Meanwhile another child was in tears because she didn't want to go home after a physical fight with a parent over the weekend. A third was roaming the building after NOT being picked up where and when she's always picked up. And two others were absent because of circumstances I'm not comfortable posting about, but of the sort that makes your blood run cold. I'm pretty sure one of those will not be returning and we won't be seeing the other for quite some time. It's just one of those weeks where I want to take them all home with me, every single one. Or wrap them in bubble wrap or something. We just can't handle any more upsetting news in our class!