For the past 2 weeks my classes have been reading The absolutely true diary of a part time Indian by Sherman Alexie. Most of my students love the book, but I have quite a few who haven’t been paying attention at all. I inform them everyday that their final exam will be over this novel, but they don’t care. I tell them that they will fail, but they don’t listen. I was so fed up today that I kept saying it over and over again. You will fail my final!! Some of my students told me to just let them fail because they aren’t trying to help themselves. However, I jut can’t seem to wash my hands of these students. I won’t stop trying to get them to listen and participate. I’m one exhausted teacher!!! 23 more days of school.
My anticipation guide for The absolutely true diary of a part time Indian killed today!!! The kids were so engaged once we got to the discussion part!! It got a little heated with 1 of my classes, but it turned out fine. I’m on cloud nine and a half right now!!
I’m getting kind of tired of coming home to my lonely apartment.
How I feel at this very moment
Me: we’re going to watch the hunger games as a post staar treat.
Student 1:that movie is stupid!
Student 2: hush we never watch movies. We are watching 1 today!
Me: okay. Lol here we go
Student 1 then precedes to watch the movie. After about 20 minutes his eyes are locked on the screen and he gets upset every time someone moves a chair, shuffles some paper, or opens the door.
Thank you Suzanne Collins!
Life of a teacher.
I hate early dismissal days because the entire afternoon is spent in boring pd meetings!!