« Home | Day 74: You learn something new every day » | December 6th, 1989: I still miss her after 16 year... » | Day 72: Curves report card » | Days 70 & 71: The red pen parade (Santa is out, Bi... » | Day 69: Looking for weapons of mass destruction (o... » | Days 67 & 68: Understanding by teaching » | Frustration mounts... » | Day 66: it went well » | Days 64 and 65: He committed suicide... and other... » | Day 63: Outing - and the bus driver from HELL!!!! » 

Thursday, December 08, 2005 

Day 75: Are we there yet?

I'm looking forward to Christmas break. The first part of the school year, ie until now, is apparently the worse part. It's an uphill battle getting the girls in gear, getting their brain juices flowing in the right direction, getting them used to our routine.

Then, it's an easy roll down the hill until June.

Unfortunately, I can't see that happening in my case.

In my vast (75 days) of teaching experience, I've come to realize that no 2 days are the same, new challenges, new problems (mostly) seem to arise at every sound of the bell. Someone forgot their homework, someone had family problems last night and couldn't study for the test, someone this, someone that...

I often think I'm trapped in a bad Dr. Seuss book. In this one, the Grinch is not stealing Christmas, it's running away with my SANITY!!!

I'm heading to the couch now, with a nice hot green tea. I need to start catching up on some of the TV shows on our TiVo because we're going to run out of space, and my hubby is TRHEATENING to give me a bigger hard disk for Christmas. (How boooooring is that?)

A bigger hard disk for Christmas? My, my....

Sounds Kinky!

Hi there,

I came across your blog recently and couldn’t but help notice how you use your blog to comment on work-related experiences, etc.

I’m currently trying to do some recent into work-related blogs (work needs to be a main part of the blog, but can cover other things as well) and would like you to help out at this preliminary stage by filling in a quick questionnaire for me. You can get to the questionnaire at:

http://www.my3q.com/home2/62/apr2112/87894.phtml

For more details about my research and links to nearly 500 work-related blogs then please visit my own blog at:

http://workblogging.blogspot.com

Thank you for helping me and feel free to contact me if you have an queries on the matter.

James

Post a Comment
My Photo

About me

  • I'm Lolita
  • From Canada
  • Challenges... don't we all love a good challenge? University, married life, a mortgage, kids, keeping my sanity while we cruise through life at 100 MPH... why not try my hand at teaching for a year. After all, a school year is only 180 days - anyone should be able to survive 180 days, right? Well, I'm about to find out - follow my journey and enjoy my trials and tribulations as I embark in this 180 day rollercoaster ride of teenage hormones and drama, spiked with discipline, homework, exams and surprises I'm sure...
My profile

Check this out

Powered by Blogger
and Blogger Templates