I'm tired of students hitting me. For real. If you're thinking, "Why are you letting them hit you?" come down here and try to stop them. I'm not LETTING them do anything. This year's kindergarteners are DIFFERENT and I have never in ten years of teaching seen so much outrageous behavior. Some parents want to scream that it's because of masks or because the big bad teachers union kept the schools closed during a GLOBAL PANDEMIC- I swear some of these children are such a mess because they spent more time with THEIR PARENTS last year. I never say this but some of these folks need to PARENT THEIR CHILDREN. There are kids who will straight up say, "I don't want to!" if you ask them to participate in learning. Where did they get this idea that this is an acceptable way to speak to adults? I love kids. I just need to vent. I got punched, kicked, and slapped in the face today. If you know a teacher, hug a teacher! We are not okay!