This time I am not talking about my personal summer. I know, TMI.
But I have had my blog held hostage for almost a week. It was lost in a redirect loop. Every time I tried to log in, it said it was redirecting.
I let it redirect for 3 and a half hours at one point before I finally put it out of its misery.
I Googled the problem (isn't it amazing that we can verbify a noun - see, I did it again there!) and found a Google products forum. I tried everything they suggested, and it was a long list. I finally left my blog address - along with a couple hundred other unhappy folks - and finally, we are back in business!
I don't have a ton to report.
Blurt Boy is making major progress with his sticker chart. He has earned his comedy time pretty consistently. He did finally realize, though, the kids weren't laughing much, and I had to break it to him that he wasn't really all that funny. He reported to me the next day that he went home and he and mom watched some You Tube comedy videos. The show was better. (It almost had to be.)
Other Kid is making no progress. He said that the sticker chart "just isn't working for me." I told him it was still working for me and this was his second reminder to get busy writing. He didn't like that much.
My morning class is a dream, even with Other Kid. My homeroom, however, can't seem to shut up. I want to ask them if they have sore throats when they get home from talking so much. The clip chart is working for the good kids and I am sure the talkers will get tired of having to record a "bad" color in their planner every day. We'll see what happens when parent conferences take place next week.
I do have a new kid to introduce, Attitude Girl. Give her directions, and she sasses back right away, conveniently ignoring said instructions. I emailed her mom today to set up a conference next week. Mom emailed back within 10 minutes, saying she'd be there tomorrow right after school, don't bother to put Attitude Girl on the bus as she is sure she needs to be in the conference, too. Methinks Attitude Girl might have a name change after that meeting. I wish all parents were so supportive, don't you?