May 4th, 2006

KITH (Sex Girl Patrol)

The teachinator...

Well, today was interesting. There was lots of crying. Some from one of the new students, some from me.

Yes, me. Oh GOD, it was so embarrassing. At Marion there are two subjects students go off to, Spanish and Science. On accompanying the aforementioned crying new student, I discovered that the Science teacher at the school was instructing my students on Healthy Eating. Ahuh. Remember? My Unit Plan? On Healthy Eating? The one I specifically planned to teach? For my prac?

I basically had a panic attack. I kept thinking about how there would be an overlap, and how unfair it was, and before I knew it, I found that tightness in my chest and stinging in my eyes. Yeah, I cried in front of my supervising teacher for about 30 seconds. Or perhaps it was more like one minute. It's about as bad as that time I started bawling in Autobiographical Fictions because of Dad. Seriously. I cannot control my emotions the way I would wish.

Anyway, I was freaking out for absolutely no reason anyway. I taught my first Healthy Eating lesson after lunch, and the kids still have a lot they don't understand or know. I guess that after I'm done with them, and the Science teacher is done with them, the little guys are going to be the most knowledgeable young students on Healthy Eating possible. The lesson went really well. My supervising teacher was impressed. I don't think she's going to hold my crying against me.

Still. It isn't fair. As if you do Healthy Eating in Science?! It's classified under Health in the SACSA Frameworks.