I am about half way through placement and I wonder what the future holds. Will I be a teacher? I love kindergarten - I don't think I love school. I love kids on the spectrum. The Autism spectrum that is for any new readers. Maybe I should just be an assistant somewhere - but I will keep going - I am thinking long term. I am a young mum, Miss G may have flown my coop in a good 10 years and I will only be 43 then.
Next semester with one subject, some time in my own children's classrooms and keeping my kids home maybe a day each week for some extra time to explore and do a bit of home-school is on the cards.
It feels very much like crowd control in my Grade 1 class of 6 and 7 year olds. This is meant to be one of the better schools too. It is really a bit sad and disheartening. The more I think of it and see the wonderful supervisor I have who works so hard, to maintain children whose parents are going through separation, children who aren't getting enough sleep, children who are not even taught basic manners... it feels like I should spend more time with my kids.
What have you been up to today? Any creating happening? My weekend was spent knitting a skirt for my darling Miss H (my besties daughter who has not worn any type of frock for a good few years). Miss H spotted a knitted skirt at my favourite yarn shop and stated if Aunty Rach knitted it she would wear it! So - how privileged do I feel? I am awaiting time to purchase the second skein to finish it off, but it looks great and I can't wait to photograph Miss H modelling it! Here is a pic of the yarn Miss H chose.
Much Love Rach xx