kate5kiwis: i might have to start using capital letters now.


“If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth.” — Mitsugi Saotome

Sunday, April 25, 2010

i might have to start using capital letters now.

three days ago, i find out i have a half-time job of four tweenage classes, which might last two weeks, and might last a term. i blink. i run around in circles. i find helpful teachers. i plan, i sort. i find term plans and objectives and odd bits of instructions. i freak out, i print out paper and file in folders. i wonder, soft materials technology and information technology, how hard can you be? i can sew. i can use the word processor. i can write html code. but uh, hello katie? it's not just making stuffs or blogging or uploading photos to facebook, it's design technology. i freak out again. i trawl through curriculum documents. i locate maths notes, i grab the egg timer and two brainy puzzles books and think, algebra, i am so thankful i'm starting with you. but science, science? i freak out again, again. i gather folders, texts, ideas, more folders, highlighter pens and more planning. i read around and around in circles. i talk to myself, i photocopy stuffs, i borrow books, i start to mesh new theory with old practice, i take notes, i make notes, i write notes to self. i start work tomorrow.


Blogger Cally said...

go katie - the main thing is to have fun - then the kids will have fun - everybody happy - remember the homeschooling way xox

12:05 PM  
Blogger Sarah (Chez Lee) said...

Good luck and hope all goes fabulously well x

12:13 PM  
Blogger Sharonnz said...

Awesome! Go well:-)

1:08 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

hope it goes well and is enjoyable

2:53 PM  
Blogger Steve said...

Katie, you are so up to the challenge. Best of luck for tomorrow. Those kids don't know how lucky they are... but they will.

7:52 PM  
Anonymous BeachMama said...

Congratulations Katie, if anyone can do this, I know you can. The biggest question out there of course is, what will you wear for your first day?? ;)

11:24 PM  
Blogger Antipo Déesse said...

You can do it Babe! Don't forget to have fun at the same time!

2:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations! You are going to be utterly fabulous! :)

6:49 AM  
Blogger debra said...

remember that your name is k☆te :-)
You'll be swell! Have a bit of maple syrup and b.r.e.a.t.h.e. xo

1:00 PM  
Blogger Ginaagain said...

Congratulations Katie! Those kids will be lucky to have you for a teacher.

3:36 PM  

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