teaching, learning and living around the world
A kid got sassy with me today because he wanted different colored crayons.
Then all the kids tried to hide their notebooks so they wouldn’t have to write down our list of everything that makes us happy. (It was a big list.)
Then another kid peed all over the floor.
Then I had to awkwardly carry the pee-er to recess because she has a cast on both legs, connected by a beam between them. Not only was she heavy, but I got pee all over my sweater. Then I had to go back to the school, clean up the pee on the floor, go back to recess, and pretend like I wanted to play majiwe.
Then we went back to class for a reasonable post-recess session minus the end when it was time to go and they thought it would be funny to “hide” under the benches (I can clearly see them all) instead of just leaving.
I ended up having to really yell and say NINACHOKA SANA KABISAAAAAAAAAA!!!! UWENDE!!!!!!! NIKUPENDA LAKINA TUTAONANA KESHO!! (I AM SO TIRED REALLY!! GET OUT!! I LOVE YOU BUT WE’LL SEE EACH OTHER TOMORROW!)
After school the mamas said, “Sara what’s wrong?” I told them, “I am so tired, the kids were so bad today!” They laughed so hard and said, “Well… you’re a teacher. It’s your job to deal with bad kids everyday, so how is today any different?!” Laugh laugh laugh.
God bless the elementary teachers of the world.
I honestly don’t know how you do it.