Sunday, January 23, 2011
I worked last week in a second grade room and they were so noisy and out of control I lost my voice by the end of the day. That hasn't happened in a while! The only way they would listen to a word I said was if I made them sit in their desks and put their heads down. Otherwise it was like I was talking and nobody could hear me. I had a microphone and had it turned up as high as it would go without giving feedback. You know what, School District? Thirty three 7 year olds is too many kids for one small, echo chamber of a classroom. I don't know how the regular teacher can stand it. I'm still recovering. This week I have to do a day and a half of kindergarten, half a day of 1st grade and a day of third grade. I'm not looking forward to it. This is the same kindergarten class that I taught last time when the kid stuck his hand in his mouth and puked down his arm. YUCK.