This is the week before our spring break, which is ALLLLLLL next week :o). Needless to say, myself and my kiddos are in desperate need of a break. Since they know it's almost time to have a week vacation, they're getting a little testy, and it's really working on my nerves. Today, one of my little lovelies decided that he wasn't going to shut up at all. I gave him warning after warning, and it still didn't work. Finally, he broke me to the point that I looked at him and said, "if you open your mouth one more time, you have no recess tomorrow, silent lunch, AND you don't get to do our special activity that I was planning". So, he looks at me, grins, and then OPENS HIS MOUTH... like wide open, and just sits there... he was being a defiant little brat. I laid in to him so bad that I embarrassed him (usually I don't yell at my kids cuz I hate it when teachers yell at their students), and I called him a smart aleck. I almost slipped and said smart ass, but thank goodness I caught myself. I was so irritated and irate with him THEN when I got back to my room with his referral... guess whose mother had come to get him to take him home??? GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR~! Break definitely can't come soon enough.