"Oh whoa...I wish it was Sunday...Oh whoa...'Cause that's my fun day...Oh whoa...My I don't have to run day..."
Is anyone else ever afraid to type out the lyrics to a song because you have a feeling what you "think" the words are...may not quite be on point? I do that all the time. I just recently figured out my man Adam wasn't saying something about, "Kiss me on the junk and I'll show you," in the song Moves Like Jagger. He's actually saying, "Kiss me 'til you're drunk and I'll show you". I like my version way better. Just sayin'...Speaking of Adam...did you SEE him last night on the Grammy's? Let me go ahead and wipe the drool off my keyboard. I love the song he did, and I love the Alicia Keys song (it's one of my faves on my workout playlist), but the two of them TOGETHER? Hotness. I hope that version is available to download because it was amazing.
Moving on, yeah today's Monday. I usually hate Mondays, but today, I don't. You may be wondering why I am not ready to punch someone in the face already, so let me tell you. Today is the first day of my student teacher's "Full Responsibility". In case you can't read between the quotations, that means she is now in charge and doing EVERYTHING. It's time for the little birdie to spread her wings and use all of the wonderful knowledge I have given her. What does that mean for me? Well it means for the next two weeks...I'm a free woman! Well not really. I still have to come to work everyday. I still have to do my "official" duties, but homegirl gets to deal with the kiddies and lesson plans and all of the other day to day stuff us teachers be doin'.
I have a list of things I'd "like" to get done over the next two weeks...we'll see how that goes. Right now I'm hiding out in a cubicle in the library. I'm not ready to deal with adults, which is what would happen if I were to be in the teacher's lounge. I'd rather go back to my class and deal with the kids.
I have to admit, it was hard for me to let go of "control" of my classroom. I had an entire semester with this group of kids by myself (not to mention the other four years I have been by myself in the classroom). We had our routines down and had a good flow going. To have someone new come in and totally disrupt that and possibly not do things EXACTLY like me...well that was terrifying (because I'm the perfect teacher and do everything right, don't ya know?
i kid i kid). I have had to continuously remind myself that I too was once a student teacher, imposing on someone else's routines and daily life and being afraid of messing things up. I think I've done my best at not being too overprotective and allowing her to fit in, bring new ideas, and also adapt to my way of teaching and running my classroom, all while letting her find her own stride.
I'm not planning to vacate the room every day that she has full responsibility. But for these first few days I don't want to be in there, making her feel like I'm watching her every move or judging her. I also know that the kids act differently when I am in there, and I don't want to interrupt her or step on her toes if I have an urge to correct a child or address a behavior. Hopefully everything
and everyone is in tact when I go back in later. Cross your fingers!
That's just basic math right there.
In other urgent news...we went and saw "Identity Thief" this weekend and it was everything I hoped it would be, and more. I always hate when the funniest parts of the movies are what they show in the previews, and then you go see it and everything else is lame. I love Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman and I loved the movie. Super funny, but also had a good storyline. And there was a meaningful ending, which is always a plus. Somtimes comedies just end and leave you wondering wtf the point was. Not this one. It gets all fingers and toes up from me. Go see it!
Happy Manic Monday!