The April Fool’s Day jokes went over well. The students really are pretty willing to do whatever I say, and they were just about to write 5 lines either in the present or future tense (depending on the class level). I didn’t let the joke go on too far. I was more concerned about them wasting the time and the paper than about them hating me.
I am just wayyyyy too busy. I don’t know how I’m doing it, surviving on 4 hours of sleep a night for the past three days, and it only looks like it’s going to get more busy.
Luckily my coop is a gem. She is kind, receptive, and understanding of the time and effort I’m making. She encouraged me to plan the end wisely so I am not grading and grading the last weekend and so I can have a few fun things for my last two days.
Another thought I’m having is, even if I was making $1 an hour for all the work I do, I would be making over 200 dollars a month more than I am (I’m not making much…get it in where I can). I wonder how many other student teachers out there feel the same way. Luckily I don’t have time to eat, so I don’t spend my money on food. Ha.
I think that’s a reason why you don’t see a lot of young Masters students student teaching. The older guys had the chance to save some money, and maybe they have a solid spouse thing going for them. That said, my boyfriend has been wonderfully supportive and helpful to me throughout this challenging time. I barely see my other friends and thusly have become accustomed to talking to animals about my day at school mostly. Oh boy. Many a lesson plan more to go and no sleep in sight for a few more hours tonight.
This blog should shape up…probably not until after I’m done student teaching, but I will publish some of my journal entries that I do “each day”.