So it is almost the end of 1st quarter, and the traveling isn’t getting any easier. Besides being on the cart and in four classrooms for four periods, I also have to deal with getting back and forth to the elementary to teach the 4th and 5th graders. I think that traveling wouldn’t have been so bad, except that I was so used to having my own classroom. To go from having my own space and my own room, to sharing 3 different classrooms is driving me insane! I am extremely organized, yet I can’t seem to get it together. Maybe my system just isn’t good?
The other issue is the problem of the elementary school. While I think the kids are totally cute and we do have a decently good time together (as they find just about EVERYTHING amusing), it is very trying. I walk into another teacher’s classroom and the kids all of a sudden believe that they don’t have to follow classroom rules. Besides, I see them for 25 min, 2 times a week. Not much I can do with that. In fact, many of them call me the name of last year’s teacher. Oh well. I just don’t even know how to deal with them.
I love the middle schoolers – I can be sarcastic and joke with them and we can create a relationship. I don’t get that with the elementary. It is just a burden and takes me away from the more important things in my life – the middle schoolers. I hope that this is not a permanent thing…or I may have to find a new job 😦