A number of students deviated from the rules and protocols today. Why? It's been building up, and students will test the boundaries of acceptable behavior from time to time. Redirection and reminders are not my favorite part of the job, but on the other hand, we have to work as a team in a classroom. Everyone needs to do their part. Thankfully I work in an environment where families and colleagues are there to support me and the children. No one's perfect and we all fall away from expected norms from time to time. Typically a pep talk is all that's needed in this regard. Onward.