I started at Peet Jr. High on Monday, August 11th at 7:30am sharp. I am not typically and early riser--it has been a serious adjustment for me! The first three days were dedicated to training, so I spent a lot of time listening and not really participating, since I didn't really have a clue what was going on. It reminded me a lot of RA training! Spending time around teachers prepping for their students to come on the first day of school is about equivalent to prepping for my residents to move in for the past two years.
|First day of school outfit!|
The students are awesome too! We have five sections of Spanish 1, all 9th graders. They are hilarious. I forgot what it was like to be fourteen--and I am reminded every day. Obviously I have some sections that I like more than others, but overall they are great. I've even gotten compliments on my outfits and accessories, so they know how to win my affection. I try to relate to the students (like when I bonded with a girl over how we both play the Kim Kardashian Hollywood game) but also keep a boundary of professionalism and gain their respect so they listen to me when I give directions. So far, so good. It's amazing how large the difference is between a six-year-old and a freshman. I'm just happy I don't have to tie their shoes.