Monday, October 8, 2012

halfway :)

Friday marked the halfway point of my math teaching career. Well, hopefully not career, but of my long-term sub job. After 4 weeks, a lot has happened! Had a lot of ups and downs, good days and bad days, but as of right now I'm loving it. I've gotten a lot more comfy with the students and I think they have gotten a lot more comfy with me. I definitely have a different teaching style than the regular teacher, which took them a bit to get used to, but it's all going good. :)

All my classes are so different... I have my group of hard workers that wants to do 2-3 lessons a day and wiz through it. I have my class of lazy bums that doesn't want to do anything but play games. I have my class of kids that aren't the sharpest pencils in the box - and no matter how many times I explain something it just takes awhile to sink in. I have a class of kids that compliments me on everything all the time to try and gain extra credit. Every day they tell me "Miss India! I love your shoes!" or "your dress is so pretty" " I have to do today's assignment?" with a huge grin on their face. Makes me laugh. Then I have those students who tell me they want me to be the teacher for the rest of the year.... and that gives me warm fuzzies times twenty.

You know how you never know where you'll be a year from now? Well, a year ago, if you had told me I was going to be the high school math teacher at a school of 200 kids, I would have said you were crazy! It's cool where God can take you. :)


  1. That's so awesome! :D
    Just so you know, you are really pretty and you do wear awesome shoes and clothes. :) :) :) <3

  2. Yay for milestones!! You're amazing to have gone this far already! And ditto Essie, you're beautiful and have a great sense of style!

    And just as an encouragement, keep working with the students that just don't seem to "get it". Those are the ones will TRULY get it for the rest of the lives once the lightbulb shines. And remember, the different ways that you explain the concepts to the students are logical and critical thinking processes that you are indirectly teaching them! Perhaps, the reason they don't understand is because they've never been taught to think the right way. Your many explanations give them many avenues to learn what they need to learn AND learn to think for themselves!
    Keep at it, girl and you will conquer! You are such a blessing to those children!

    Love you!