Saturday, August 28, 2010

School Daze

Yes, that is a play on words. I feel like I am still in a daze--all last week I was at the school all day, every day--and even a few early mornings and a few late nights. I have only had 2 teaching days (Thurs and Fri) but I still feel like I am in a daze--my schedule changed back and forth so that I didn't even know what I was teaching fro sure until Tuesday, I think. Then, the IB program is so focused on certain aspects of the language that I am still not sure in which direction I need tot ake those 6 students. The class of French 3 students are upset because they have a new teacher who speaks faster than any of their other teachers and she spoke almost the whole period in French (I told her she should--they can handle it--it just measn they have to work harder.) So, I have told several of them who have spoken to me, all panicked and worried, that they will do just fine--and if they just stick with it, they will have me next year for French 4. And then I have one period that is so full, they are going to try my patience. When there are that many students in a language class, they forget when they should and should not speak. So, I have my work cut out for me. Having Billy in class has been fun, too. What a treat! And Amelie is loving 1st grade, too. So school daze should turn into school days soon :)


Rachel said...

I am so amazed at how you juggle everything! I have always been secretly impressed and grateful for all that Autumn's teachers do everyday. GO UNSUNG HEROS!!!

Allen Family said...

You are so sweet! You know, as a teacher, I may not feel quite as connected to my students as I do to my children, but it is a very special and dear relationship--Since I have to work, at least it is doing something I thoroughly love doing and am so thankful that I get to play a minute part in the lives of some very extraordinary youth.