Wednesday, September 2

4th Grade

I have been waiting to have a semi-good day to write on this blog. Because to be honest I don't think anyone wants to hear a pity party on sharing time! Right?

Well today was my first good day in a while and I like it a lot.
Why I had bad days?
Because I had/have a mental block against 4th grade. I was the girl everyone made fun of and didn't want to be partnered up with in 4th grade. Everytime I would try and play with others they would say "You're too hyper." I made friends by 5th grade and I've been ok ever since, but there is something about 4th grade kids that I just don't like very much...even a decade later. 4th grade is the last grade I would want to teach. I have more reasons but I want to forget about them so I can be a good teacher.
Today I taught math and instead of being intimidated by the students and by the content of the lesson I took charge and I had fun. It was a good day.

5 comments:

Em Rob said...

YAY HALLIE! I'm so sorry about 4th grade though. It's amazing how some of those grades get to you. The past really haunts you doesn't it? Haha, I am sure they LOVE you though and your hyperness is probably a bonus now ;) Live it up! Keep the stories coming!

Emily said...

Go you! I think 4th grade wasn't good for many of us. Better than middle school, though right? That was a mess.

Veronica said...

Good job! Fourth grade sucks!

Mark and Mal said...

Good for you Hallie. Stick in there. I'm sure teaching high school is way different from elementary but I know that feeling of intimidation can be overwhelming at times. It got way better for me as I got to know the students. Good luck!! Those kids are lucky!

Elissa Stewart said...

Hallie- I like when I can read your blog and listen to you while you are cooking in the kitchen. I love your yellow shirt.