I am starting the middle school teaching credential program in a few days to become – call me crazy – a middle school science teacher. Why such crazy decision?
1/ I think I will really like it
2/They need more bodies
Seriously, as I found out, nobody wants to teach middle school! Everyone wants to deal with the cutsie little elementary kiddos or the ‘wise’, cool high school crowd. But those awkward ‘middle’ kids – ‘all they do is drip with hormones!'(as one of my teachers once said).
I mean, I don’t know anything about them but my thinking is that they are old enough not to be told what to do every 5 seconds but at the same time still young enough to have some silly fun. We will see how it goes, hopefully I will survive.
On another note, over the summer I was really working hard on my girls’ Czech abilities. I came up with a really fun game called the Czech Olympics. Every time we were alone we made made this dramatic ‘Beep’ sound which made us – robots – switch back into Czech with NO lazy English words mixed in! Hahna, because she is older, had 3 allowed mistakes per day and Ava, the younger, had 4 chances. If they succeeded they got an extra star (our kids work on the star system, which means if they are pretty good all day they get a star. Seven stars gets them a little present or a treat). [click to continue…]If you liked this post buy me a coffee! (Suggested:$3 a latte $8 for a pound) Thanks!