Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Three weeks of teaching and I'm already pooped. Teaching can be an exhausting job. It's not just teaching lessons, but it's also organizing forms, money, getting help from parents, responding to parents when they write notes in agendas. And before you know it, the school day's over and you haven't had time to plan for the next day or prep for it. So you stay after school an extra three hours or more to get marking done, setting up the class, and a bunch of other little things.

And teaching grade 1 and 2s isn't that easy too. Just cause they're young doesn't mean teaching them is going to be a breeze. It just means more work cause they're soooo dependent and need the extra guidance every step of the way.

So the next person that tells me that I have it easy because I have summers off and long holidays, I'm going to punch them!

We, teachers, deserve those holidays. We make up for it by all the extra prep work and long hours at the school.

Thanks for listening to my little rant. The End.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

On Vacay for now....

My first week of school went pretty well. I met my little darlings who are starting to grow on me. Met some of the parents and staff of the school. They all seem very welcoming and nice. I wasn't too stressed out about teaching at the beginning of the week but now that I have to do the diagnostic testing in reading, writing, etc. it's getting to be really busy. So, as expected, I won't be making any more jewellery until I get more free time (probably this summer). But I may be blogging from time to time about my life at school. So ta ta to my little summer "job". :(

P.S. All items in my shop are still for sale until they expire.
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