Thursday, May 08, 2008
Saturday, May 03, 2008
Happy almost two year anniversary to me!
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
1. . .2. . .3. . .The Math of Handwashing
This evening I thought I would try and count while washing instead of letting my mind wander while I played in the warm soapy water. I got to about 9 or maybe 12 when I had to start struggling to keep my mind on counting. At about 15 seconds I almost forgot what I was counting for and then I made it to 20 seconds, did not think my hands were quite done and stayed there a few more without the botherment of counting.
Washing hands should be something everyone, especially distractible people and kids, should be allowed to do without counting. How far can your mind wander if you are trying to keep track of 20 numbers?
Friday, April 11, 2008
My six-year-old was having a tough time adjusting to first grade. At least twice a week, I received a note from his teacher outlining his latest infraction. Finally, I sat him down and laid it on the line. "I don't want any more notes from your teacher!" "All right, Mom," he said. "Are you going to tell her, or do you want me to?"
Thursday, March 27, 2008
One year noniversary
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
To begin, my supervising teacher switched me out for another student to save on driving time and to stay out of her control group (for her doctorate work). Therefore, whether I like it or not, I am stuck. I loved my first supervising teacher. She made me comfortable, didn't give homework, and was as flexible as an overcooked green bean. I get switched to a supervising teacher who gives four assignments a week and has deadlines like "Midnight Saturday" instead of sometime before your first placement ends. Supposedly my new supervising teacher picked me, but...I was so happy where I was...soooo very happy. *world crashes* *sigh*
Some of my students seem to have it out for me and have decided that they want to get away with murder. I have had a student respond to my request with a "make me" and then a "no" until the other teacher punished him once for what I said, and then again for not listening to me. She said that if students did not do as I asked exactly WHEN I ask it, they will automatically get the worst punishment available to us as teachers. The boys decided to play in the bathroom and too many went in at a time. So, one of the urinals got totally messed up and when I sent a student for a custodian, she walked over looked in the bathroom and yelled, "You boys better stop taking advantage of this nice teacher. You know there are too many of you in here, and that this behavior is not allowed. Get out NOW." All this as I am standing out in the hall dying from embarrassment...telling my students they are getting away with taking advantage of me.
Well, that is enough for now. . . hopefully more to come.