I must report of the success I had today: I actually walked out of my 6th grade science class smiling!
Okay, so it's not like I had this huge breakthrough or anything. And it's not like today was even a remotely typical class. Half of them were missing and we played jeopardy to help them review for the BIG TEST they have coming up on Monday and the owner of the school sat in on half of it, basically forcing them to behave.
But at least I didn't walk out of there crying or dreading Monday. So I count it as a success. Just let me have this, okay?