Saturday, March 7, 2009

To my beautiful, brilliant and fabulous students ~

I just wanted to apologize if I have seemed cranky lately. Some of it stems from watching some of you not live up to your academic potential. You all have no idea the immense ability you have, and when you squander your ability, I get a little nuts.

Some of it also results from the FCAT. I so badly want you all to pass! EVERY student of mine has the skills to pass. With all my heart, I believe this. I just worry you will fall asleep, leave questions blank, and not give it the effort it deserves. You all
not putting forth your maximum effort this week, and leaving questions blank in your packets, just got me down. The fear in me takes over and then I worry that you will do the same thing on the FCAT (even though I have WAY more faith in you than that). Even still, worry leads to crankiness. :o)

Not to mention, all the boo-hooing about the research paper. Listen, you CAN do it! I know it seems a little foreign right now, but YOU WILL GET IT! All I am asking is that you look at this challenge as an opportunity for growth. If you can look at life's obstacles this way, you will be just fine.

The course selection situation got to me, too. For this, I am most apologetic. Much of my frustration came from that, which you had no control over. I also apologize for the missed class time. You deserved my FULL attention, and I could not deliver it.

Basically, I could have handled all of these situations better. You deserve the best of me, and I could not give it to you this week. I promise, promise, promise to be better next time . . . all because you mean so much to me!



Anonymous said...

It's ok C-Rod. I understand(: I know how much pressure is being put on you because of the FCAT. But don't worry, we will ALL pass. You have prepared us enough and we'll make it. Thanks for being such a great teacher(: I'm thankful to have you.

Period 1

Johana Phelps 29 said...

Johana and Christian Love you !!!1
do not worry you are amazing and we love every second we spend in your class room.
Volcano hot sauce is the best ! so we forgive you even though we have no idea why the heck you feel guilty trying to make us better when you already have!!!!
We love you and we will try our best this tuesday because we have all worked hard. WE WILL PASS NO DOUBT ABOUT IT!!!!!!!!!!!!

maite said...

C-Rod you are way too hard on yourself, you are amazing and i am sure all of your students appreciate it as much as i do. there is no need to apologize, you push us because you care, and i understand it. as esther said, you are a great teacher. you have been an inspiration for me and i thank you so much for that.

its time for you to SMILE

C-Rod said...

Esther, Johana, Christian, and Maite~

I love you guys!


Meryl. Period 3! said...

It's Ok. We all know how stressing this all can be. Trust me, I need time in a bottle or something. I'm never home anymore. But we'll all do our best and I'm sure we'll do good.
You worry because this is what great teachers do :)

Period 3!

Meryl. Period 3! said...

Oh and I've very cranky too. You know why. Things aren't getting any better and it's just driving me crazy. D:

C-Rod said...


Hang in there. Things will get better!


john said...

Hey miss it's cool we all understand that the FCAT puts alot of pressure on you. But remeber that because of you pushing so hard we are all going to do marvolous on the FCAT.

P.S. Don't worry I am going to answer every question on the fcat, because I was one of the people who left some blank in the packet.

Miss we still Love You no matter how cranky you get. LOL

John arteaga per.3

C-Rod said...

Thanks, John. I know you will do well!

♠naomi♠ said...

itz all good Mrs. sometimes we do push your buttons.

Naomi Rivas
Period 1

Anonymous said...

Hey Mrs. Rodriguez

I think everyone has been off those past weeks pressure and stress has made everyone cranky and emotions are flying but I am sure all your students understand you, including me. I know its really hard to apply time to everything and I'm trying my hardest to make you proud of me.....I'm ready!!!


Angela_Fantasy said...

Author Unknown

"Whose child is this?" I asked one day
Seeing a little one out at play
"Mine", said the parent with a tender smile
"Mine to keep a little while
To bathe his hands and comb his hair
To tell him what he is to wear
To prepare him that he may always be good
And each day do the things he should"

"Whose child is this?" I asked again
As the door opened and someone came in
"Mine", said the teacher with the same tender smile
"Mine, to keep just for a little while
To teach him how to be gentle and kind
To train and direct his dear little mind
To help him live by every rule
And get the best he can from school"

"Whose child is this?" I ask once more
Just as the little one entered the door
"Ours" said the parent and the teacher as they smiled
And each took the hand of the little child
"Ours to love and train together
Ours this blessed task forever."

Mrs.Rodriguez, we are all doing great on the Fcat since you have prepared us well. Thank you for writing on the blog, no other teacher that i know would ever do this thats why i found this poem and i thought of you. Since im terrible with poems sorry but i could not make one from my own thoughts but you always say that we are your children and you trust us, and tell us things as if we were yours then i found this poem for you =)
hope you like it and im so happy the doctor said it was an oversized vain, i was praying every night

-->Elizabeth P.1<--

C-Rod said...

Thanks Yoanet and Elizabeth!

You all, I'm sure, are doing GREAT!

Elizabeth - I LOVED THAT POEM! Thanks for that!

Love you, girls!

Anonymous said...

Oh miss your so adorable.
You are utterly incredible and for that the crankeness is absolutely understanable.

You go above and beyond for all of your students and i cant say I've ever felt so much love from a teacher as i do from you.
You have made me believe that i can do better,i write and write and i find myself always trying to write just a little more or add and change words.I am in love with writing,I would be nothing without it and you have made it more a part of my life.Thank you!

I love you C-Rod!

kristy (:

Giggles said...

I read this a little late, but it's ok and I forgive you,you stress out a lot and there are always going to be times that you get a little upset.
I've barely seen you this week and I MISS YOU!

I hope to see you tomorrow,
Jessica, Period 3 :)

Dr. L said...

You are a fantastic department chair!!!! Keep up the great work. Love you lots!!!

C-Rod said...

Kristy! I am so blessed to have you in class. You are an amazing writer and you get better with each and every assignment! Keep up the good work! Love you!