Shannon Falls, August 2012

Monday, August 17, 2009

"I wish I could end my day with you!"

This is what one student told me recently. Just that simple remark made me feel good. No, English is not the most fun subject, but my students seem to enjoy coming to class. I'm trying to be stricter with discipline, and maybe the 54 minute period does make a big difference. I can relate to my students and I like forming relationships (you know, strictly teacher-student, nothing funny) with them. I'll never forget, though, one student telling me last year that I was the oldest young person he knew! Think about that. I use phrases like "peachy-keen" and others that suddenly escape me. Most have never heard this sort of "old-fashioned" language! Beats most of what I hear during the day.

Update on the Hayden sleep schedule: last night we went from 9ish to 2:30! That's a huge stretch for us! We tried the same little difference tonight that we used last night and we'll see the results in a few hours (hopefully). I plan to celebrate somehow the night he sleeps through! I honestly can't remember the last time I had a solid night's sleep; it has definitely been over 6 months. Probably closer to 8 or 9, come to think of it! I should capitalize on this time. Sweet dreams!


tpillstrom said...

I think English IS the most exciting thing to learn about!!!!!!! :) And you are a cool old person...oh wait...I'm older than you!