He just gets it.
First, today was my first 'official' day back at work WITH kids (yesterday we had a "work day" and in case any of my bosses are reading this, I'll just leave it at that) after a two week break. It was also the starting day for my Student Teacher. I was scared for her. A two week Christmas break is great for a teacher's mind, but terrible for a child's mind. They can lose so much in that short period when they are out of their normal routine and not being fed all of that awesome knowledge that I feed them daily. I was certain they were going to be batshit crazy and scare this poor girl off, making her change her mind about teaching and head to McDonald's to fill out an application. Luckily for her, they were all excited to be back and all but one of them were on their very best behavior. I could be that great of a teacher, or they could just still be on Santa overload and not care what's going on. Either way, it was a pleasant first day back.
Thanks, I worked hard on that.
I have been nervous about the whole Student Teacher thing for many reasons. 1) Is because I'm really not a "people" person. *How can she say that and be a teacher you may be wondering.* And the answer is...I have no effing clue. I can deal with kids with no problem, but it's adults that I have a hard time with. Not all adults, just the ones that piss me off. 2) I'm used to having my own "space" and being able to shoo away 4 and 5 year olds who like to invade it. They are easily distracted so besides the usual hug or kiss I can get rid of them quickly. But having another adult (and female at that) in my space ALL DAY, EVERY DAY, well...that's a different story. She may not enjoy my form of shooing her away. 3) Let's just face it, women are crazy and can have so many different personalities it's unreal. I'm a nutcase, no need to lie here. Put a bunch of crazies in a classroom together and you never know what's going to happen.
Thank you for noticing, Adam!
BUT, this girl seems *normal* (although that may not be saying much considering my standards idk) and we get along really great
Who else is excited I now get to go pee
whenever I need to, and don't have to hold
it for 3+ hours?? No one? Screw you.
On a side note, I have been thinking about reaching out to some of my co-workers about forming a little "work out group" that meets up a couple of times a week after work. We have a nice track a few streets over from our School and it would be the perfect place for us to get our sweat on. I am getting bored just doing Jillian