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What. A. Day.
Who knew I was so loved until I’m about to leave? The kids today were, not perfect, great and I’ll miss them even if they are turds. In 1st period I gave them crackers and we watched Master & Commander which most of them really seemed to love. At the end I thanked them and they actually gave me a round of applause. Wow. I gave them all a knuckle punch on their way out. The next period we watched Anastasia (which totally has historical ties). Then third we watched M&C again and the kids were just all talking about how they’ll miss me and they gave me some papers/notes. Those sweet kids.
And now it’s time to leave! (when I finish packing tomorrow morning)
I brought home a stack of papers that is 4 inches thick. I’m not even kidding.
Now I’m starting to get a bit scared. Not because I’ll be teaching in China but because I’m not sure that I’m smart enough for these kids. I got an e-mail from a teacher telling me about his classes and his freshmen are doing things that are tougher then some stuff I’ve done at college much less what my freshmen are up to! I’m honestly a pretty intuitive, flexible, natural teacher but I’m going to have such a rough patch in the next month I’m just hoping to survive. I might just be crazy here but the expectations for me and the students are as tall as the SWFC.
Am I making the right decision? I almost feel as though I’m not because I hold to the status quo instead of trying to change and address things, particularly my feelings. It’s as if I’m a complete n00b to this all and don’t even know how to feel or act or any part of it and I sometimes think that I’m just deluding myself into saying that I’ll change if I act differently but I’m also very uncomfortable changing. I want to address things on the front end instead of making it painful but I also know that moving too fast can be a bad thing. Basically I need to figure my intentions for life out. Fun stuff huh?
I went ice skating today!
I’ve never done so before but Gibs, Lauren, Hannah and I went up to Mahoney State Park and went skating and were the first ones there on the pristine ice. I was definitely keeping close to the wall initially but it only took about 20 minutes before I was really pretty comfortable skating all over which is odd since the last time was a roller rink in Denver 2 years ago. It was great just to glide on the ice and have great fun with friends. Allie, Rachelle and Rianne came by after a while and joined us. Hannah and I skated together and I realized that I’m a bit more adventurous when it comes to physics while she is more in need of physical affection then I would normally provide. It’s a process though right?