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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Those who can't do...

TEACH! That's right, today was my first day teaching Joy School, and right off I have a few mysteries I intend to solve. 1) Why do kids only like cheap jellybeans? You give them a Jelly Belly jellybean, and they will spit it out on your driveway. Thanks by the way for that one kid! (just for reference, it wasn't Noah) 2) Why does nobody in the room want a nap, except the adult? I would LOVE a nap, but the people who can take one can't even be bribed into it. And finally 3) Why do the kids seem to multiply when you are at your most frazzled? I had moments where I couldn't even remember how many there were supposed to be, and counting past 3 (my usual number to have at home) was way beyond my capabilities. To sum up, my first day was... interesting, but seemingly successful, and it makes me happy for when this week is over, and I don't have to teach again for a month. Just like I've heard: "Joy School is great... when it's not your week."

4 comments:

Aubrey said...

From what I heard from Noah you did great! He hasn't stopped talking about how "all the garbage was everywhere." Yeah that Jelly Bean Kid is special, s/he doesn't really like anything. It's been my experience that the only kids who eat anything new are Noah and Andi. The first week is the worst, you'll feel much more in control next time. Though you should know that Thursday tends to be a bit harder than Tuesday-I think the kids are just tired. Just take it one thing at a time and remember that soon it will all be a distant memory and you'll be sending her to someone else's house again.

Sami said...

Thanks for the vote of confidence Aubrey! At least I know that after tomorrow, I don't have to worry about it for a few weeks.

Cam said...

"take it one thing at a time and remember that soon it will all be a distant memory"

That's the same advice that I got when I was going to get a root canal.

aubrey said...

You should take a bash at teaching five "spirited" preschoolers anything in four hours and you would discover that the two are alarmingly similar...