Thursday, August 09, 2007

Hospital Bahagia here I come!

Dear all,
It's almost the school holidays. YAY!!! Whoever said that teaching is the easiest job one can do has definitely never been around more than 10 children at any one time! Year One kids...I do not know how our teachers stayed sane! I remember vaguely that I would sometimes do what the kids do these days...cry, seek the teacher's attention 24/7, run around in class, talk etc. But I don't think kids in those days were as active as kids these days. Future parents, don't la give your kids all those high-tech milk solution thing...drink breast milk la...they might not turn out to be so hyper...makes your life and the teachers' lives easier!
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I can't tell you how much I dislike going into the Year One class. I lost hope in the class last week when a Year One kid ignored my repeated instructions for her to stop doing her other work in the class. It's not just because of that one girl that I lost it. It's just that that was IT. I couldn't take the class anymore after that. Weeks spent to drill into their thick heads the concept of subtraction and they can still give me nonsense like 8-9=1. GRRRRRRRRRrrrrrr.... Whatever la...my efforts to make them understand were repaid by insolence and high blood pressure. Should I still take it smiling? Of course not! No more nice Miss Tee for them these days (except for a few pupils OUTSIDE the classroom)!
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It has been real tiring the past few weeks. We would have to return to school again this Saturday for some nonsense. 5 days week? Half-day job? Maybe. If you want sane teachers to teach the kids, then let it remain so. And half-day isn't half day when you think about it. We start work at 730 a.m. and our work has to be completed daily. So if you have many classes to teach and many books to mark, your day often only ends at 5 or 6 p.m.
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Am I sure that I want to take this path? I'm beginning to question myself... Life is hard...

2 comments:

melwin said...

keep a place for me in hospital bahagia too...
i think what we thought of kids hv totally changed...
they r monsters...
hmmm
yes we will go mad soon or we might just sleep off standing..cause i am very sleepy nowadays..... we hv to find a way to solve this...
but i am also clueless...
but cheer up lah..try thinking of fun things,,,like me..
hehehe
bye

~ RoSLizA ~ said...

this is only the beginning for new teacher like u and me. Welcome to the real world of teaching. Wait until u really really in "the world".