It's funny to me that I've developed this mild terror of small children. I'm talking like really little children.
The kind that you could break by poking them.
It doesn't take long for me to get over it and just start playing with them, but every time I get around super little kids, I get a little freaked out.
That multiplies by a million when they can barely understand me because they don't speak very much English. Then again, they're also the easiest to gauge how much their learning.
I mean, when you go from zero to spelling and reading, that's just awesome.
That said, I had a demo in one of my classes today. They started in the summer and Tess was their first teacher. She had them for two months over the summer in which I subbed twice. Then after the summer was over, I ended up with the class.
So I've been teaching them for about four months.
They're super smart kids and I love showing that off.
I like that we were able to just have fun in the demo. I honestly wasn't stressed out about it in the least bit.
I remember my very first demo I was freaking out because there were only 10 kids in the class and that makes it so hard to fill up 75 minutes.
Today, we were perfect. Our timing was awesome. We had just enough fun, but not too much fun. I know what you're thinking, "What the heck is 'too much fun.'"
Well, there is a level between "having fun and learning" and "just having fun."
Something tells me parents like to see that we're learning.
Anyway, I'm waking up early every day this week. Friday and Saturday we don't have to work at Gloria so I'll have two chill days off before heading out to Hualien.
I swear it's like that last week before the end of the semester. All I want to do is play games and nothing else!
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