May 31st, 2006

Loz Rambles

For the price of a cup of tea...

Today wasn't the best day, really. It was tiring. It was gruelling. The kids were being less than agreeable. My fitness lesson didn't go very well. I'm shattered. And a miscellany of other things. It's June tomorrow. Winter here.

I have 3 weeks of practicum after this week. I am, actually, looking forward to it. I love my kids, and I do often enjoy teaching them, but as I have mentioned - I really think I'm better with older year levels. Sue (my supervising teacher) asked me which I preferred and was really surprised when I said that I preferred older students. She said I was very nurturing and connected with the kids very well, and I agree, I think that's probably true. The little ones respond to me just as well as the older ones did. For the most part, they do what I ask them to do. I appear to have enormous vats of patience (I have never thought of myself as a patient person, yet it appears I am?)

But at the end of the day I feel less than stellar. I just want to crawl into a hole in the wall. Perhaps it's more of a fitness issue than a personality one? I have the skills and abilities to teach younger students, but not the body? Yeah. That sounds about right. Well, you know what that means don't you? Yes, you're soon going to be getting to hear all about me attempting to improve the nutritional value of my diet, my adventures in losing weight, and my activities geared towards increasing my cardio-vascular abilities. You lucky things.

I took this from hermioneluna. I'd appreciate answers, but naturally I'm not forcing anyone to do it. -- Why am I on your friends list? Answer and post this in your journal. I want to tell you about you, too.