Monday, August 28, 2006

"I'm not dead yet!"

Brownie points if you know what movie that line is from, and DOUBLE brownie points to those who can tell me what animal is being struck against a wall in the background when that line is being said.

...but here is what has been going on in the last two weeks:

  • I started my first French-teaching job ever, at a junior high.
  • My sister got married on Friday.

And I think that is enough to 'splain my absence from the blogging world during that time period. :)

So now I am prepping for tomorrow's classes and gathering names of people who have offered to help me move this weekend. Good times, good times.

It's kind of crazy to have started as a "real teacher." I have been studying, talking about, reading about, and teaching about language teaching for the past, oh, six or seven years, but to be actually DOING it is a little different. I know, shocker. :) It's funny - I know and have so many different theories about how to prepare lessons for language teaching, and yet here I am, struggling to come up with what I'll do tomorrow. My mom, who also taught French, says that you "pay your dues" your first year or two, and then it gets REALLY fun after that. I don't think she means that the first year will be completely DEVOID of fun ("zero fun, sir"), but as I am designing my curriculum, and establishing my patterns and my style, this year will be a lot of work. Ready, set, GO!

5 comments:

Janell said...

"I feel happy! I think I'll go out for a walk!" I'll take the brownie points for "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," but pass on the double brownie points.

Yup, I'd believe you've been busy. Rah rah rah! You can do it! Hurray you!

Jenn said...

Any brownie points for "zero fun sir"? Cuz I L-O-V-E love "Remember the Titans"! And you looked beautiful at the reception!

NoSurfGirl said...

I saw some good pictures of that wedding. I liked the one of you holding your brother in law with a surprised expression on your face ;)

I think I would have lOVED to have you as a french teacher in high school. My own highschool french teacher threw chalk at people.

Margaret said...

I do not throw chalk. ;)

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