kate5kiwis: i learned how to light a bunsen burner today. which is good cos i'm teaching it on froiday.


“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

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

i learned how to light a bunsen burner today. which is good cos i'm teaching it on froiday.

pfft, yeah, still just "one step ahead of you..." and wondering when i'm gonna be found out. but boo yah. rocking it. well, the forty hours preparation for the ten hours teaching are actually paying off - my soft materials techno kids (aka sewing class) did beautifully today with my re-written (and colour-photocopied - hush) re-instructions and the sticky pink post-it notes that i laboriously stuck to each of their stuffs. the maths kids are on target for finishing algebra 2 weeks late, and science lesson was halved today cos we had a visiting group doing a rev up. i have decided to go as kinaesthetic as poss with the science kids - multiple intelligences make life crazy learning easy, ya know. and my other techno kids are actually commenting at our class blog - love that so much!

uh, confession is: i'm still spaced out about connecting with thirty kids in one room every hour - juggling subject knowledge with management and did i mention admin?
woah, i completely forgot about the admin, baby.
cos skool reports are coming up in a week and hello? i just met your children. but i've managed to see all their books (twice) and gonna copy'n'paste comments i think. katie works well in class. pffft.
*brain freeze*

but tonight's Bulldog's and my annual date night at the cinema. yeah, it's been about a year since we hit the screen. nice one, stuey X


Blogger Steve said...

Enjoy the cinema - I reckon you've earnt a break and a half!

7:06 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

going kinaesthetic sounds good
and i hope and your hubby enjoy your night

9:00 PM  
Blogger Barb the Evil Genius said...

Your students are blessed to have such a dedicated teacher. I always made my lab partner light the bunsen burner in chemistry class because I am afraid of matches, lol.

3:58 AM  
Blogger nova_j said...

m'dear i got a brain freeze by your 3rd sentence! teaching multiple subjects is true brain addling stuff! we're in report season too, but it's more along the lines of "johnny is learning to keep his hands to himself" "sophie is beginning to use finger spaces in her writing" etc :P

2:40 PM  
Blogger SoozNooz said...

Naughty things you need to go more often than that! Whatcha see??

4:13 PM  
Blogger Sandra - too heavy to stand on a soapbox, but undeterred said...

I love love love your stories Katie. It's totally wonderful that I get to read them even though I've never met you in what we once called 'real life'.

Lucky kids. They will remember you for decades.

8:44 PM  
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enjoy the movie..

7:00 PM  

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