Monday, September 10, 2007

Teaching: A Great Career

Well everyone, I have survived three weeks of teaching and am on my fourth week. So far it has been great! I feel very fulfilled already. I like the feeling that I am actually contributing to society. I love teaching a lesson and watch the light go on. Some days are better than others, but for the most part it is a blast.
I have to admit I have never had so many headaches, or been as sick as I was, or as tired as I’ve been. I work at least 10 hours a day and I always feel like there is another 5 hours of work to be done each day. It’s wonderful when the kids are there, it’s when they leave and I am tired and have to plan everything that gets me so run down. And it’s not as though I can just plan a lesson and be done, because everyone is at a different level. Some kids are at a kindergarten level while others are at a six-grade level with the rest in between somewhere. And yet I absolutely love it, and I feel it is so worth it. I actually like going to work. It’s the perfect job for me, because I can be really weird and everyone thinks I am really funny. Third grade is the perfect age because they don’t have too much attitude yet, they get jokes, they still say hilarious things and are just so cute.
I love each of them so much; I know the end of the year is already going to be hard.
I am a little worried about being sick all year, but I am going to fight it (don’t worry Mickey I will use airborne)…. maybe.
All I can say is it’s not an easy job, my mind goes a million miles a minute, but that it’s definitely worth every minute.