*pats it's wee head*
*soothes it's fevered brow*
There there poor negle cted baby.
Ok, so. I'm still knocked up and I'm still a teacher. WHEW.
So, did you guys know that here in Mexico every Monday morning at school the kids go out and march like Nazi's and salute (EXACTLY LIKE NAZIS) to the Mexican flag? Cuz I didn't, and it was surreal. They even have pop and crackle music on a gigantic radio player that sounds eeeerrriiillyy like it's playing strait out of somewhere back 50 years ago. I swear to God when they flung their arms out to the flag from their chest I about peed my pants!
As a teacher I am required to be out there and watch over the kids but as an American citizen they respect my right to stand aside and merely watch - I shall not be saluting the Mexican flag or singing their anthem any time soon. Five years from now when I become a legal (dual) citizen of Mexico I imagine it will be my duty to do so - and won't THAT be a weird day. But for now, I stand respectfully to the side and go home and eat macaroni and cheese every Monday night.
It's my 4th week at school and I've successfully scoured the Internet for things to teach my kids and even started coming up with my own stuff. Having no curriculum, books, materials or even IDEAS sure does make a beotch get creative QUICK. :D
I'm glad I didn't write last week. It was my first ever week of teaching and I hated 1st graders with such a passion that I would have wahh waaa'd and boo-hoo'd all over my blog and offended a couple hundred people. This week I merely dislike 1st graders (and 2nd too) and have the sinking feeling that if I had a proper curriculum it wouldn't be half as bad. The thing is it's difficult coming up with ideas to keep them busy for a 50 minute block of time. It seems I've got to change activities every 10 minutes or so but holy hell - how am I supposed to make up 5 different activities two times a week?? Plus, my class is conversation - AND THEY DON'T SPEAK.
*calm deep breath*
*hands over ears*
*pretends first graders do not exist*
I sort of love 4th, 5th and 6 graders.
They are fun as hell!!
LMAO and they say some funny shit!
My very first day I had a boy ask me if I like to eat "Machitos" (beef balls)
NIICCEE. LOL though, it's something they truly DO eat here and not a bad word. The kids regular teacher was in the room and heard him and got pissed that he would ask me such a thing and tried to make the boy EXPLAIN to me exactly what Machitos meant. (I had no clue!) The boy clammed up and freaked out because his teacher was yelling at him and he didn't want to say BALLS to me - so she let the little girl sitting next to him tell me.
LMAO! I cracked up and informed the boy that for the rest of the year his name will be Machitos. Two weeks later and I sure as hell don't forget his name! :D Little punk!
I was playing "telephone" with a group of 3rd graders and after giving the two teams the same word - orange - they BOTH came up with the final result of "borracho," which means "drunk" in Spanish. That cracked me the hell up. :) Great kids.
Anyhoo, I've only got a minute, but things are going well. The school is making me get my residency here in Mexico so that I won't be an illegal any longer - THEY DON'T LIKE ILLEGALS????? - and I'm looking forward to this screwy Mexican trip.
See yall in a tad!
And P.S. - Daisy can CRAWL!!!