Finals are here. I think (I know) I am more stressed about them than my students are. Finals were much easier when I was a student then they are now as a teacher. When I was a student I just had to make sure that I knew the material.
When I was 6 years old I was in first grade. Much like I am today, I was a very talkative boy and this tended to get me in trouble in class. I must have a had a bad string of days in the first grade because I was bringing home a bunch of yellow lights. Good students stayed on green.
Monday was tough. I arrived at school at school at 6:45am to print out all of my worksheets for my day and the school printer wasn’t working (note- this is a common occurrence here. Technology has a very short life due to the heat, humidity and dust). I had 3 lesson plans to print and two worksheets. Panic… a bit of anger.
On Friday, we celebrated “Teacher’s Day” in Honduras. It was pretty special that the first “Teacher’s Day” that I have experienced in my life is as a teacher.
Steph and I have had a lot of funny things happen in our prepa/kinder classes so we decided to start a list so that we can have something to look back on when we need a good laugh.
Some ‘instances’ that have made the cut include: