Monday, August 27, 2012

It's Official-- I'm Official!

I can finally say that I am real teacher because I have had ONE official day of school. And I still want to go back tomorrow. Which has to be a good sign.
Due to Civic Hour and specials, I didn't actually have a lot of instructional time with my kiddos, but I know that's all coming up soon.
The first day was interesting. I'm not sure what I was expecting, I don't even know if I had expectations, but the whole day FLEW by. The next thing I knew the day was over and I had one day of teaching under my belt.
The kids are wonderful. CRAZY, but wonderful. I'm still re-adjusting to the fact that kids in this culture are chatty while I'm giving instruction, much like my kids in Brazil. Luckily here I know that I can, and will, adjust to it.
It's still SO strange to me that I am the one in charge here. The students switch classes on my schedule, they look to me as the example. I'm still waiting for a mentor teacher to come in and tell me what to do or what's coming up next in the school day. It's all a little weird still.
I decided to search for my school on YouTube. Because there isn't anything else that I could possibly be working on, right? Here's a nice little video of what I'm working with on a daily basis. And by "working with", I mean living and working.
And these are my roommates and fellow teachers. I can't say that any of us are going to take up acting anytime soon.

1 comment:

  1. I'm so proud of you. So cool to realize this is the first day of your career!!!! Like the videos, too. Great idea! Love,Dad