Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Each week the different grades are assigned different "enrichment activities". The first graders are doing a program called Peacebuilders.
We were discussing the importance of peace and how our actions can increase or decrease it.
A sample discussion from Monday:
Me: What are things we do that decrease the peace?
Kid 1: pushing other people.
Me: Yes, what else?
Kid 2: not sharing
Kid 3: hitting other people
Awesome Kid: giving girls titty twisters
Me: Wait..... what?
Awesome Kid: titty twisters?
Awesome kid had a serious look on his face. He was not joking around. I looked over at my aide as we both started laughing. I was so proud that 6 year old kids were catching onto to the idea. With tears in my eyes I replied:
Me: Yeah, titty twisters definitely decrease the peace.
Then I made them color because I couldn't stop giggling.
Friday, September 17, 2010
The Marpac Sound Conditioner SleepMate 580A Sound Machine.
It provides white noise while you sleep and it is awesome. All the annoying things that wake you up are masked by the sound.
- Jared's sporadic snoring
- Jared waking up at 5:15 am every day
- Chirping Birds
It is a little bit like crack. I am so addicted to this thing. I take it with me on every trip. I feel so alone and scared without it.
I expect to find this especially useful once I have kids. amen.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
I cant get enough of Jared so I obviously chose the schedule that would accommodate the most make-out sessions.
AND I get to wear awful staff t-shirts to work everyday! I can still wear jeans and flip flops..... a fair exchange.
I have a even more respect for elementary teachers now.
(I don't know who's kid this is, but she's nasty)
But overall, a pretty awesome job.
Sunday, September 12, 2010
- I must be able to wear my normal clothes......I hate uniforms
- My supervisor must not be a power tripping 20-something year old
- I have to be able to use the job as a "paid internship" for my last class this semester, there is now way I'm volunteering when I can get paid
- Schedules must be flexible
- The work itself must help the community so I can earn karma points (while getting paid)
The next day I was offered the job. I'm sure that the guy could tell that I could totally take a kick in the face from a 14 year old. I was stoked about this job and couldn't wait to brag to my class that I would be getting paid for my internship.
A few days later The Boys and Girls Club called me. I interviewed with them about a month ago and hadn't heard anything back. They offered me a job as an after school program coordinator.
Now I'm in a bind. Which one should I accept?
7 min from home
By the beach
Can use for Intership
24-hour fitness gym pass
Get kicked in face
Crazy hours – have to work until 10pm every night
Will only see Jared on Sunday and Monday night
Have to witness effects of child abuse without hunting the perpetrator down and breaking their kneecaps.
Will learn more Spanish
Can use for internship
Plan all activities
Use lessons plans to teach kids that drugs and gang banging are bad, mmmmkay.
No kicks to the face
Can see Jared every night
Supervisor looks like Telemundo Soap Opera Star
25 min from home
Doesn’t look as good on Resume
Have to wear a club t-shirt
I bet this guy has some good advice.