Well so far teaching hasn't been what it is all cracked up to be. I mean since when did 8th graders get so mean?? I know I wasn't like that in 8th grade... at least I hope I wasn't! Today I taught at East Jessamine Middle School, Theatre classes. The problem is, it is a required class here and so 99% of the students don't want to be in it. I had no idea so many people had such little interest in Theatre. I mean it's great, right? OK so maybe people don't care about it, but wouldn't any kid rather be acting out a scene or doing a character analysis than sitting in Math class?? It seems like an easy A to me! So as I am going around helping these noisy 8th graders with their analysis I find them asking me questions like, "What is a character flaw?, or "What does moral beliefs mean?" As they ask me these questions they also give me an answer and ask me if it is right. For example, I had several different students ask me if moral belief meant Christian. One girl who was analysing the character of Alice in Wonderland, decided, "Sure Alice is a Christian." I then had to explain to her that moral beliefs expanded beyond what religion we claim. I tried using descriptive words like trustworthy, honest, or sneaky. I think they finally got the gist.
Whether or not teaching is for me, I am still not sure. It just seems like it is so hard in the classroom setting. At least as a sub you don't get to build a real relationship with them. Sasha, there regular teacher, told me she use to go home crying all the time because they were so horrible! Though I can no longer postpone getting a "real" job. And I must make a decision.
I will be applying for a couple different teaching positions over at the Elementary School. I am hoping to set up an interview for next week. Also the Drama Coach position at the High School opened up. I guess that means Ben is moving on. (The former drama teacher.) Though it is not full time and I think they are hoping another full time teacher will pick it up as an extra activity. I will keep you posted on how that goes! (Oh and I am not sure I will ever get use to being called Mrs. Johnson by the students, I forget that's me sometimes.)
Today makes 10 days until my one year Anniversary! Then we can no longer be officially called newlyweds. And 13 days until we head back to VA for Josh and Ashley's wedding. I look forward to spending more time with friends. Our trip up there last week made me miss having a close gang of friends to hang out with all the time. But no doubt there will be more hanging out time with them to come! (Tori you and Shawn better make time for a Pizza Hut Mom's Night Out!)
Alright, I shall finish my day here at the school. Then it's back to the house for some major cleaning. Brian's allergies are killing him and we must get rid of any dust! Take care for now!