1NewMessages: FYI, I deliberately spelled it that way. Don't you dare go around saying I don't even know how to spell even though I teach English.
Yes (See? I told you), I am a teacher. A relief teacher. Teaching primary 1 and 2 students English subject. Do I hear people say "Eee~ so cute..." ? Save your breath. And saliva. And your brain neurons from having such deceitful thoughts.
Most of the time, reality is FUGLY *Note: This is not an English word* When somebody tells you that you will receive a special prize, mark my words, there's always terms and conditions applied. That is why we must always read the small prints.
Kids today and kids yesterday are totally different. I can't believe I'm quoting my parents! *Gasp*
But then again, kids today are the product of kids yesterday. Hmm... who is to blame now? I wonder.
This is my first experience in teaching primary school and boy, did I get my hands full. I've said it and I'll say it again. I would rather do ten assignments than teach my Primary 2 class. So, you can just imagine how I dread going to that class.
I am short of ideas already on how to manage the pupils. You tell me, how would you feel/act if you have prepared a lot of stuff for a lesson but the students not only fail to appreciate it but they did not even care to look at it. And there are forty-two of them! Ugh.
To be fair, not the whole class is like that; the pupils can be divided into two categories: those who want to learn and the I-couldn't-care-less group. I have tried to ignore the latter group but they just keep getting louder. And with a voice so weak, I could never be heard above the noise. It's really unfair to those who really came to learn. I felt like walking away but then how about the few who wanted to learn? *Sigh* I can never win.
I have tried using rewards as a motivation to get them to behave themselves before. For a while, it was quite effective but now, I'm back in square one. Thinking about going to their class makes me wanna puke. And now I can't wait to finish my contract. It's almost up and I'm going to gain my freedom back.
But I'm surely gonna miss my Primary 1 classes. Some are naughty and most are boot-lickers but they are still very innocent and gullible. I love teaching them. It's a good thing that I have three Primary 1 classes and only one Primary 2. Or else, I would be dead before the two months are up. Fuh~
2NewMessages: This is a cry for help. Any ideas/suggestions/advices are very much welcomed.