Soo… I’ve been a little absent from my blog this week.
It’s been a little hectic.
Okay. It’s been a lot hectic.
First things first: I started teaching the grade 12’s. It was a huuuge jump from Grade 7 where I could say anything and sound smart. In Grade 12 I actually have to know what I’m talking about. Kinda. (it’s a grade 12 university course, so they actually know some stuff. ha) I’m in the middle of a Hamlet unit which has been a huuuuge struggle for me. Even though I am an English major, I haaaaaate Shakespeare. I can appreciate it, but I don’t like it. Nope. So having to teach it was not easy for me, but I made it through. I found my groove today and connected with the class.
Tomorrow is also my very last day of this placement. Let us reflect on how I feel about that…
Seriously. TEN WEEKS. Waaaay to long for a placement, even though I loved my class and my AT. You might be thinking–“waitaminute… the school year is way more than 10 weeks, if you can’t handle 10 weeks how can you do a whole year?“
Ahem. Having your own classroom is very, very different from being a student teacher (which I experienced on the days when my AT was away and there was a supply in) as as a student teacher in someone else’s room and I am limited in my freedom. I am being watched allll the time, I’m playing by someone else’s rules, and I am constantly thinking, “Well, I think Mrs. X would have done it this way… ” rather than, “Screw it. Let’s do THIS“. It’s fine, but I am SO ready to do this on my own.
Anyway. Tomorrow is the LAST day. I feel like I’ve already said my goodbyes as my wonderful little Grade 7’s threw me a party 2 weeks ago, so I feel as though I’ve just been filling in time these past 2 weeks. But whatevs… the end is here now! Tomorrow I shall be a very, very happy Shop Girl.
I was going to add on this post I’ve been working on about all my ridiculous irrational fears… buuuuuut you’ll get’er tomorrow. Then I can think of more.