Wednesday, September 1, 2010


I have only been teaching for a week and a half. But I think that I am already feeling what teachers feel and have experienced a lot in the past week.

I have been accidently spit on, talked to parents, gotten notes (excuses) on why a student couldn't do their homework, have a student cry, been told I am the best teacher, have a student tell me they don't want to be in my class, had to address bad language...

There is probably more. I am still getting used to everything. I am so exhausted; I didn't know I could feel like this.

But mostly I really hope I can teach these children life lessons. Don't tell them, but they won't use expanded notation in the real world. They won't need to know different periods of numbers.

But they do need to know that you shouldn't expect to be rewarded for good behavior, it something you should just do it. They should know to take responsibility for their actions and not say "It wasn't me." Or "What did I do?"

I know they are only 10-11 years old. But now is as good of time as ever to start learning.

I am so ready for Labor Day.