well, I really am doing myself in. I’m feeling, well, like…
But, more and more, I’ve realized… 1. Philosophically, I reeeeallly don’t belong here. 2. I’m still helping kids…despite my utter inability to follow the ‘painstakingly-concocted-but-unrealistic-to-many-learners’-needs’ schedule. 3. I’m not just juggling lessons and activities, I’m juggling emotions and suspicions…and baking chores. [After all, Mr. Taylor and Mrs. Helm do need the occasional dose of
As crazy as things are, I’m almost scared to take the whole class into a grocery store.
Bee image by Roland Mey from Pixabay
Baked goods image created from Canva collage tool.
So, this is different.
Someone told me about a teacher who printed out an image of a big red button and posting the words,
“Press the button below and get ready to create!” above that image.
He posted it at the entrance to the classroom and kids were expected to press the image every morning and any time they needed a jolt of inspiration.
So I figured, why not go one better?
I ordered a pressable button with my own message.
It even lets me record a message, but while that sounded cool, the thought of hearing it 27 times every morning…and the extreme likelihood that the kids would treat it as a source of teacher annoyance…well, I’ll keep batteries miles away from that thing. Still, though, looking forward to it. [Can’t help wondering if our principal will take the bait on her next visit.]