Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Barely Staying Afloat...
So I am a pretty positive person and people can come to me for just about anything but, lately I feel like I am at the end of my rope. I have been at the same school for 8 years. Its a charter school so they do things a bit differently than other schools. For one thing I like it cause I can teach to my kids abilities. I have a K class but my kids are super smart! I have some students who read at a 4th grade level! I mean really understand what is being read and everything! So I am able to teach them the basics they need but still help them grow.
So last week we are told that we are changing the way we teach and we are going to start departmentalizing.I am not sure why but someone came up with the idea but for a K class I am not sure how it will work. So I teach ELAR and SS to my kids in the am and another class in the PM(our K is full day). In the am I feel like it works, my kids know exactly what do t, groups get done and its wonderful. Then noon hits and it's a totally different story. This other class is a basic K class and I am having a really hard time going from one extreme to the next. Plus I am a VERY organized person and to try and move ALL my items from one class to the next is HARD! Plus the other class barely knows me and they do NOT have the structure that I do.I have been treating that class likes its the beginning of the year. I am SO mentally exhausted by 3:30.
Every night this week I have been in bed my 8pm! My poor family has not had a hot cooked meal in quite awhile, I barely have time to do ANYTHING. I know it won't stay like this forever but, its HARD to take away structure and organization and transfer it to a new place.
To anyone out there who reads this thanks for letting me vent. If anyone has any words of wisdom I would really appreciate it.
Counting the weeks til Thanksgiving break ;)