So far, I enjoy teaching, but there is so much to learn. I'm just now beginning to see how I want to do things and then there's getting the kids to do things! I've never said "Stop talking" so many times in my entire life as I do each day. It's all figuring out what works and what doesn't with them. Sometimes it's just so frustrating and I feel so out of control in the classroom. BUT I have to keep telling myself that it'll only get better the more I do it.
Tony has been a great support. He always tells me that I get so upset when the kids don't do well or don't do what I want them to do because I care so much and that's not a bad thing. I've only cried once after I got home from school, so that's not too bad. Well, and then there's the time I cried before school in my classroom. (No kids were there) Haha. It can only get better...It can only get better! Janet told me that one of her middle school teachers cried in front of her class because the kids were being so mean to her. At least I didn't do that! I can honestly say that my kids have not been mean to me yet, they're just REALLY talkative and have a hard time paying attention 80% of the time.
This has been my life so far though. Even though I'm so tired after school, Tony makes me go running which is a good thing. Makes me feel like I'm doing something for me still. Plus it's a good time for us to chat about our days. Probably by the time I get used to this new schedule, school will be over!