One of the things you might see at school, besides children, are our little (or not so little)
Sometimes it rains and everything gets covered in water.
I have to be careful not to slip, as the water often slides down the edges of the overhand in sheets, or dribbles between separations in the roof. I pick up my feet when I walk, careful not to slip.
One of the images I see daily.
If you’re going to flush this thing, be ready with the door open, sometimes it will splash your feet! I always stand with one hand on the door, ready to leap out of the stall when I push the lever down with the other foot. It takes serious skill that I have taken time to develop. Overshare?
It’s strange. Some days my students seem quite keen on learning and others….well….today for example. No one wanted to learn a thing except what it feels like to be reprimanded in English.
In terms of discipline, I’m not sure where to begin. I suppose I ought not to mention it, but it seems akin to teaching in an inner city school where most of the students don’t seem that tuned into learning at all and would rather goof off and not pay attention. There has to be some way to get into their heads and make them interested. BUT if I am honest, I wouldn’t be interested in the textbook either.
It’s hard to tell whether the sky looks foreboding here because the sky nearby to the mountains always looks cloudy and brooding.
Here are some images from fun times with the first graders. I only get to see them once a week, but they always stop by my window and giggle at me, pointing and laughing until I come over. Then they squeal and run away screaming. I’m not sure why they have this reaction to me, but I’d honestly prefer hugs! I’m not scary….am I?
This must have been posed…
Ellen and the most adorable first grader. I want to eat her up or cuddle her. I can’t decide which.
In the background you can see our interactive textbook on the whiteboard. I always lean against it and change the page or make it talk at me.
These pictures aren’t from today. We all agreed that today was though in terms of behavior. Kids didn’t want to listen or seem to care. I got a lot of apathetic looks and ignoring me. Maybe American Public School IS doing something right…I take back everything I said and add grains of salt to it. Resubmit for further evaluation.