This was my first full week of teaching all 6 classes. The ability to keep students hovering on the edge of well behaved little devils is emotionally exhausting! I have students who are amazing and I have student who make me want to pull my hair out, but I need to not let bad ones ruin learning for everyone. Right?
We read short stories, discussed settings and characters, and I even threw in a little art class for fun. Then wrapped up the week with vocabulary bingo. But by Friday, I was fried. This week I have 2 days of gerunds and infinitives and 2 days of literature circles wrapping up with a vocab test. Yeesh! This teaching stuff is tiring. I have the utmost respect for all my teachers. I just hope I'm cut out for this, it's kinda late to turn back now.
In my personal life...
I attended roller derby practice, but I don't have all my gear yet to be able to participate and those of us missing our gear skated around the rink getting comfortable on wheels. I was a little shaky at first but have now gained a little confidence. My skates came in on Friday, but I have a feeling these are just my beginner skates. They are kinda cheap but until I know I'm cut out for this, they will have to do.
I'm still without a name, so any ideas would be helpful. Something literary maybe, with a hint of intimidation.
The rodeo is in town here, so I will soon have pictures of fried food on a stick and farm animals! Yeah!
I would like to thank everyone who is still reading this little blog. I know my posts have been few and far between since I started student teaching. I love the blogging community and all the amazing people I have met through blogging. So, THANKS to all of you who have stuck it out with me while my life has been thrown in a blender and sprinkled with a little havoc!