kate5kiwis: i had a great day today. 'twas a bit blonde, but great.

kate5kiwis

“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

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

i had a great day today. 'twas a bit blonde, but great.

oh frabjous day! the mathsy kiddos are getting used to my primary skool "if you'd like me to explain that again, bring your books and sit on the mat with me" ways. and i had a good peek-ski in their maths books last night and woohoo, they ALL understand the twicky squicky gradient graph stuffs. AND most homeworks are complete and going so WELL! go us. today's little post-it note moment: i popped in to a class today to drop off some bits, and i overheard one wee poppet telling her friend: "that's mrs g. she's my favourite maths teacher." (uh, she's your only maths teacher, kiddo!) but yeah, not bad for an unmathematician. (yes, Sir and i go over the next day's lesson the night before and he gives me a few extra clues. which must be working, hmm?) seriously, though, i am so relieved that i am not faffing these kids' mathsy-ness up. cos there are some bwainy kids in this class and the jedi mind whammy sometimes blondes me out.


and uh, don't tell anyone: this afternoon i had a massive brain f*rt and got seven peeps to sew and overlock the wrong seams in their boxer shorts. egads! the side seams are now the unside seams and the front seams are in danger of becoming the back seams. oops. don't try this at home, kids. i'm gonna attempt to perform a rescue on the secret. invisibility cape and all that.

6 Comments:

Anonymous Erin said...

Just wanted to say I am loving reading about your real gen-u-ine profeshunal teacher days :)

8:31 PM  
Blogger Steve said...

I was so baaaad at maths at school. Wish you'd been my teacher. I could've done with a couple of sessions on the "let's explain it again" mat.

8:39 PM  
Blogger SoozNooz said...

Kaite! You are my hero. Someone who takes the time to make sure the kids actually understand the stuff and not just go through the motions! I bow at your feet.
As for the blonde moment, pffffft. Now the art of unpicking is taught and it was all meant to be!
xx

10:09 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Calooh! Callay!

1:32 AM  
Blogger Barb the Evil Genius said...

A second-grade teacher at the Equestrienne's school was open about not caring so much for math. Think that attitude might rub off on the students? Kids have different aptitudes for different things. A good teacher tries to work with all of them.

As you sew, so shall you rip. ;)

9:19 AM  
Blogger Kevin said...

I wish every child could have a teacher who cares so deeply about each and every one of them. You are so awesome, Kate!

Hugs,
Liesl

4:25 PM  

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