Wednesday, October 15, 2008

First Night!

Tonight was the first actual rehearsal of the play. The play asks for a choir. Well, because of lack of interest in the older kids, I have 10 girls to be the 15-20 member mixed-gender choir! lol
However, I will say that they are really good! Tonight went really well. We made it through the first 2 songs pretty well. ("A noun is a person, place, or thing", and "3 is a magic number") I feel that the kids (if they will practice A LOT) will have this ready to go in the next three weeks.

School went well until the last 20 minutes. Right at the end of the day I had a fight break out in my room. That wasn't my favorite. My new thing with the kids is "Is that building up or putting down?" I hope that they really start to see that I want them to be supportive of each other and build each other up. If what they are doing doesn't do that, then they need to stop and correct the behavior. I am excited for Monday and the new plan of attack I was able to start putting together with help from our school counselor.

I also need to start writing the talk that I am going to give on Sunday with my father in Moab. The topic is Repentance. That is HUGE! I have some thought floating around in my head. We'll see how it flows forth. :)

I am so thankful that I get the next two days off. I need some time to recharge my emotional batteries. The last few days have been a challenge, but very rewarding to me. Just when
I think that I have failed as a teacher, and start feeling that I need to find some other profession, I have a really good day and it makes all the garbage a teacher goes through worth it. Nothing beats a student or parent telling you, as a teacher, "Thank-you for your hard work with my (or my student). I appreciate it." That is worth more than any gift a student could ever give me.

Well, tomorrow is going to be a full day. That way I can focus on relaxing. I have a tutoring session at 9am, clean the garden starting at 10am, voice lesson at 4pm and then possible to the school to get things done and I can enjoy the next few days after that.

Later...

1 comment:

  1. Happy Fall Break John! You are such a great teacher and don't ever forget it no matter how bad some days get! (And no thinking about 34 more years of teaching...that is not a good thought!) :)

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