Saturday, November 29, 2008

I'm terrible

Sometimes I have to realise that the mentality of 5 year old's can be random at best.

So, only make jokes with the older kids.

Don't tell one student to tell another student to come see me because they are in "big" trouble.

Especially when it is not true.

Especially when the student told is 5 years old.

Because your going to make the 5 year old cry.

And you will feel really stink afterward.

Monday, November 17, 2008


This is sometimes what I think my job is about. Feinting my emotions. I can't be the teacher that swears, the teacher them seems to get annoyed, the teacher who thinks that swear words and toilet jokes are all the rave.

I have to not laugh at things I find funny because it was rude or dangerous or stupid.

Sometimes though I just want to feint a sneak attack.


Thursday, November 06, 2008

Ready or not, here I come!

Children are so funny, it is amazing how much they think they know and an instant just freeze up when asked a simple question. Words like naive and ignorance are not part of their vocabulary and even if they were would not associate those words to themselves. However, that is a little unfair as how often do people put negative connotations to themselves?

What I find amusing is how kids try to lie or hide things from you and think they do such a great job of it. Suddenly putting things behind their back when I come around the corner. Say thing is happening when 2 seconds ago I heard shouting and running.

Not here to say if I think kids are stupid, they are very intelligent in their own way, however, they would be a lot smarter if they could see their own fallibility and when they grow up we wouldn't have a society of people in denial.