19 school days left.
Holy crap.. I have so much stuff to do.
Full-time teaching is exhausting.. I have absolutely no time to do anything else except worry about what I am going to teach the next day. I cannot wait till my co-op starts taking back the classes. I realize that when I get my own teaching contract, I will have to do everything myself.. but at least I will have the summer to prepare. This internship I'm just planning as the days progress.. I'm not even a week a head. I used to be when it wasn't full time. Now my plate is overfulling with stuff to do.
So Monday, I officially started my full time teaching. And it started with a major bomb. Accounting10, I was scrambling all over the place last minute. I knew what I was going to do but I didn't organize it very well. I wanted an overhead of the worksheet example. So I had to figure out how to do that. Had a problem with the overhead being stuck in the machine. Then got that fixed. Realized that the worksheet for the overhead was the wrong one. So I went back and tried again. Turned it the wrong way. Than I had to go get another overhead thingy.. and finally got it to work. Realized another thing.. I didn't photocopy any of their assignment sheets or example sheets. So I had to run back and photocopy those. So I didn't even have time to do up my own answer key. Which lied the problem. So I started with my lesson, presenting them the monthly statement balances example. Told them we were going to do it on the overhead. So I started doing that.. so far so great. At this point I had the answer key from the book infront of me rather than my own because I ran out of time to make one. So when I get to the point of adding up my DR and CR totals.. they totally don't balance.. Something majorly has happened. The frickin answer key was wrong!!! So that's when I started to lose some of them.. Especially one student who kept asking question after question.. in which I didn't realize to tell him to shut up .. because I was so flustered with dealing with the major error on the overhead.. So I continued anyways.. telling them to just write the balance that is on the screen. As I get to the end of the totalling.. Another balancing error.. they stil don't add up.. when the freakin answers says they do.. Oh my god.. could this get any worse?? So I just gave up and said.. here try the assignment.. it should work out better for you.. So most of them got it.. some were still confused.. then the bell rang.. thank god..
Math10 - P4 - They had their exam. They had alot of questions.. I felt like I was being too nice though.. and helping them alot too.. They were also allowed to bring in a cheat sheet.
CCA9 - P6 - I taught them how to use Prezi.. I thought I was much better with my presenting this time.. I'm not very good at following through instructions when it comes to computers.. I tend to zoom right through.. This time I paced myself.. Told them to be patient so I could get everyone on the same page before moving on.. So they got the gist of Prezi.. I gave them their assignment of which they had to make a prezi presentation on Aboriginal content.. which I tried to incorporate into my lessons.. Are you happy College of Education?? Do I feel good about it?? Of course not.. it feels so forced.. So they all worked very good in my opinion.. none of them were playing games or anything.. All working.. with some low level chatter.
Math10 - P7 - covered angles and measuring angles. They were good. A little bit chatty.. but overall good class..
Btw, my co-op was observing me today.. he wanted to feel like he's doing something... so that made it even more nervous.. he says he's just there to watch.. but I still feel like he's watching me do things wrong.. more than right.. I know he's looking for areas of improvement.. but I really prefer him not being there most of the time.. no offence.. if he's reading this.. lol
Anyways.. my bomb was really Acct10. It was a'ight.. another day.. is a new day..
Accting10 - Paired up students with students who didn't understand what was going on. Had them complete an assignment and peer-teach one another.. I think that helped.. They seemed to understand what to do..
Math10 - P4 - Started the new section.. Lines & Angles , measuring angles and terms.. covered two sections so I could catch them up to the other class.. They were chatty again.. but good.. Didn't finish marking thier exams yet..
CCA9 - P6 - continued to work on their Prezi presentation.. 2 of them were finished.. so they had free time.. I really hate free time sometimes.. because I can't assign them more work because the people who aren't done will have to complete extra work than.. so it sucks..
Math10 - P7 - covered properties of parallel lines.. There were alot of notes.. I gave them the assignment.. most of them worked well.. Told them they had a quiz the next day..
Acct10 - Tried to teach them "correcting errors".. I thought it would be easy.. I lost it somewhere down the road.. dividng by 9.. it's irrelevant here.. but I know what it means.. "why do we divide by 9?".. haha.. I have absolutely no idea.. I should have figured that out first.. one of the kids figured it out I think.. but she was talking so quiet.. I didn't quite hear what she said.. I gave them the assignment.. told them they would have tomorrow to work on it.. so they could ask me questions..
Math10 - P4 - covered properties of parallel lines.. they complained about how there was so much notes.. I had their exams marked.. told them I would post their marks at the end of the class.. they were so anxious to know their mark.. it was really funny.. lol..
CCA9 - P6 - last day to work on prezi presentation.. chatty again.. but not to an extreme level.. Had to tell them to be quiet about 3 times.. not sure how to approach on handling chatter.. telling them to be quiet.. certainly doesn't seem to be working.. I'll get better.. i know it..
Math10 - P7 - Gave them a quiz.. marked that.. it was about 2:35.. so I had 40 minutes left.. I told them to add some notes to their previous notes.. cause I want them to know it for the final.. Told them there was no assignment.. previous day.. I reminded them that on their course outline that they will have to do a project worth 15%.. Well project day has arrived.. It was a project about city planning that had to deal with parallel lines, transversals, different angles.. etc.. They are to design a city plan with certain criteria for streets and building locations. They are to include pictures for their buildings.. Complete two drafts.. Then make a poster from their drafts.. They seemed excited.. It was really loud though.. Also.. I should note.. my co-op wasn't here in the afternoon.. so he asked another teacher to pop in the last 20 minutes.. that made me nervous.. I was afraid he was judging me.. So I didn't say anything about the noise level.. and neither did he.. I figured since their brainstorming for their project.. it's appropriate.. I guess I could have told them to work quieter.. but I didn't because there was another teacher sitting there.. Anyways... as I walked around.. every single group was working on this.. brainstorming names.. and plans.. none of them were off topic.. I was amazed.. There is one student who isn't sure if he wants to do this project.. I gave him a choice of writing an exam or doing this.. or joining another group.. he was hesitant.. he still hasn't given me a straight answer.. so I don't know about him.. I booked two days in the computer lab.. for them to look up pictures and maps.. but yeah.. i hope this goes well.. we will see..
Later that night.. we had our frosh volleyball wind up.. so i stayed from 3:00 to 7:00.. managed to get a ton of work done.. it was awesome.. i should stay at school later more often.. anyways at the windup we.. watched the OC.. and had pizza, dessert, and chips.. it was fun.. it seemed like the girls just wanted to talk rather than do anything else.. it was quick.. definitely a long day though.. glad to be done with volleyball for good.. lol..