Aw, today was one of those days that I think that I needed a reminder or refresher on patience levels…
Today while teaching, the morning part went okay(which is from 7:00-10:30, then 10:30 on I wanted to bang my head against the wall. I swear, I told the kids to turn to page 4(I even said cuatro). I think about 4 or 5 of them did page 5 instead. I gave directions, showed them the page, put an example on the board.
I will give them this, the maintenance staff decided that today would be a good day to try to fix/repair the air conditioner. So it was shut off at the hottest part of the day. This did not help things and it didn’t help my patience either. I went from feeling normal to just sweating like crazy just walking around the classroom. I felt like “Crabby Corinne.” ha!
I tried to make a joke to myself(it’s a coping mechanism, that can work wonders for me). I told the class that English, Spanish…they probably would’ve listened the same if I spoke Chinese. Yes, I’m a little sarcastic. 🙂 So one of the students says, “My dad is Chinese.” Yeah, one of those days.
I got home and ate and took a long nap, then went for a run. Thank God I feel better now. I need to run more anyway, I just might have to do it for my sanity! haha
I’m teasing…the kids are very cute and mostly very sweet. They are VERY CHATTY!! Sometimes I wonder what they could have to say 24 hours a day. I do love them, it will take me awhile to get used to things. This is definitely a challenge and that’s what I wanted/needed!!