Today was my first lesson I really prepared on my own and taught on my own. It went for about 2 hours this morning. My class is a grade 1/ SK split, so their attention spans are a little hard to hold. After my lesson, my associate teacher did something today that brought me to tears.
I had a meeting that afternoon so I had to sneak out early but she shook her head when I tried to leave during a song. She quieted the children and whispered “when someone does something really good, and worked really hard, we give them something called a round of applause. Ms Lanthier has done a wonderful job this morning on her lesson, two thumbs up kind of work. I think we should give her a round of applause.” After the children gave me a range of applause and thumbs up, she gave me a sticker that said “YOU ROCK” and the children all hugged me. I was so emotional.
As I left for my meeting, she told me again “You Rock”. I’m pretty sure I’ve never been happier.
An update: tonight, I got an email entitled “Rock Star” and all it said was “I think I’m going to need more stickers”.
does it shock anyone else (to tears, perhaps) that we’re NEVER GOING TO FLIRT, COURT, DATE, FALL IN LOVE, PASSIONATELY KISS, HAVE A WEDDING DAY, GROW OLD OR EVEN POSSIBLY JUST MEET celebrities we love?
So, starting tomorrow, I’m embarking on a weight loss journey that I’m hoping to continue until at least christmas. I want to be 100% honest with this and do this day by day- which is really the only way I can do this, being so busy. I have decided to do blog/tumblr page devoted to my day by day progress. Just a simple good day/ bad day comment even. What did I do wrong? what can I change? What will motivate me today? The point of it is that I will be honest with myself and with the world- since once it’s on the internet, it’s pretty much public. Will you support me? I need followers, so I can have someone to be honest TO and feel like I have people who listen and care. I will post daily updates on what I did that day, if I was good or bad, what I can do better and hopefully motivation tips and tricks for myself. I can only conquer this day by day… I cannot do a long term plan as my life is so crazy.
I promise not to lie! I will be honest honest honest!
Please help me. You all mean the world to me and your support would be the thing that would push me over the edge and get me going :)
I found out I’m teaching in a SK/Grade one split class this term. I am sooooo excited, but also very nervous. I need to make a good impression. This is my future guys… I’m prepping officially for my future….
i was called in to work tonight and i had the BEST shift.
my favourite table was a little boy and his parents. i could be wrong, but I think they were dutch. they kept laughing at me and I kept trying to get the little boy to talk to me and interact. he had trouble even looking at me when i spoke to him.
at the end of the night, i got his dessert (didn’t tell him i was) and asked him what drink he wanted me to make him before he left. he asked for lemonade with real lemons, to which his mother said “he’s never eaten lemons before- you got him asking for lemons!” and i laughed.
then, a wonderful thing happened. the boy got our of his chair and followed me around my rounds of the other tables, talking to me, asking to share his treats. his mother and father ordered drinks so they could stay longer.
when i brought the bill, the mother put out her hand and shook mine while saying “you have been wonderful. thank you” and the father asked if his son could stay with me “for the week” and laughed. i have worked in service for about 6 months and no one has ever shaken my hand.
the hostess came up to me after and said the boy gave her his address so his “favourite waitress could visit him at home”.
i really really think i’ll be a teacher. in the end, it makes me feel the best.
at work this guy had a really big bill and wanted change but i didnt have a calculator so i did it on the spot and i was like “fuck yeah look at me, my math teacher is gonna hear about how i gave him perfect change” and what did the fucker do? left the rest as a tip anyways.
did he want me to do math on the spot to make me look stupid or did he just want me to know exactly how much he was tipping me?