This year has been a whirlwind. I have learned so many things, improved my Spanish and made great friends.
I am looking forward to teaching at International House San Diego again this Summer, though I hope I can be a more successful teacher than last year.
I will miss...
- The blank stares of stduents followed by , "Profe, que quapa hoy" (Teacher how beautiful you are today)
- The random little one who runs up to me in the hall to tell me, "Profe, te quiero" (Teacher I love you)
- Having them mix English in the most adorable way "I am my name is Marina" (Yes my college students may do this, but let´s face it it is cuter at 4)
- Their excitement, "Profe, ayer you store cheese!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" (Roughly Teacher, yesterday I saw you at the store buying cheese)
- Towering above my stduents
- The hugs
- Singing and coloring about 80% of my class
- "Baby Beluuuuuuuuuuuuuuga" (Really they are just adorable)
I will not miss...
- "Profe Me hago piss" (Teacher I need to pee)
- Little Ivan (3 years old) taking his penis out in the middle of class (though I will miss his honest to goodness face of, "what???")
- Them complaining they are tired and can´t color (really, the hardest part of your day is staying within the lines...stop whining!)
- That high pitched noise that comes from their mouth when they whine
- Telling everyone to stop kissing each other during class
- Never doing anything more complex than The Little Red Hen
- The commute
I am very glad that this year gave me more patience, the ability to break things down, to really really learn my students level before giving an assignment, and some practical differentiation.I know that because of this Masters and my year at the Colegio I should be a better teacher, now let´s see if I am.