Friday, March 21, 2008

I Woke Up Cursing the Snow

Today has been a lot of hard work. There was a noon-release at the high school, which meant we might as well not have been there at all, since none of us were in the mood.

After 5th period, Rachel told me, she’d overheard my embarrassing intro to class that hour, which was, “Okay, everybody! Sit down and try to act like normal human beings!” which I shouted cavalierly with the door half-open.

I’ve also been stressed over the lesson I’m supposed to do at Shef’s school this afternoon. When I signed up to “visit,” I didn’t know I’d have to actually teach something, but then the teacher was all, “What do you want to do when you come?” What? I said. “Well,” she said, “Abbi’s mom is doing a craft.” A CRAFT? And then, apparently, Abbi's mom gave all the kids suckers.

Of course, I don’t do crafts, so I came up with something that involves showing off Shef’s large collection of knights and castles books. It seems like it’s going to be very hard, to tell you the truth. Four-year-olds are a whole different thing than sophs. I have eaten six girl- scout cookies in preparation for the experience.


Undomestic said...

I had to do a craft one time with Cameron's 1st graders...a strong reminder as to why I never became an elementary teacher.

mi said...

That does sound hard. Good luck!