Tuesday, October 31, 2006

8 heart-warming comments!

Cheers to all of you fantastic commenters out there! You guys really are swell and I hope that you keep it up. And to those of you who have not yet commented, it's not too late. You'll have new opportunities every week to, in the words of the Germans, give you mustard. That's just a nice Deutschie way of saying "to give your opinion about a certain topic". So keep the mustard coming everyone!

As for me, I've made it through two days of the 7th and 8th graders. The first day was rough, the second a considerable improvement, yet I still have no plans of persuing any kind of career involving pre-teens ever. Ever ever ever. I was terribly worried about teaching this class, although I always had this hope in the back of my mind that they wouldn't be as horrible as I thought, that they would secretly be well adjusted and lamb-like. No cigar. They confirmed all of my stereotypes about that age group. However, it should be taken into account that they are paying for me to spend New Year's in Spain with Maria and thus I can't really complain.

Well, it's about time for me to fall into bed and pass out after two of the hardest days I've had in a long time.


Tink said...

I`m thinking about becoming a teacher, but for year 1-7 I think. Why you say? Because teenagers are SCARY!!! They`re like wild animals or something...you never know what they might do!

Anonymous said...

These children are my friends. Usually the boys will be pacified by the presence of a hot older woman, once they stop trying to show off. If they do.

Grandma said...

Getting a kick out of your relationship with these kids who are going through one of the toughest times in their lives, Claire! Your comments are bringing back many memories! Hope you manage to survive them!