20 March 2008

Blogging at Work

You might be asking yourself... Why is Kris blogging at work? Isn't she supposed to be watching a room full of two year olds? What's going on?!

Well, I'm on a state mandated 1 hour break... and I felt like posting something. I really don't have anything in particular in mind, but we'll see where this goes.

I realize I haven't written about my classroom in a while. Well, I now have 12 two year olds. 12! :o It's more than a little insane, all the time! Luckily my co-teacher is there! I no longer believe "The Terrible Twos" as a myth... It is very much a reality of my everyday life! Now imagine that times 12! I seriously wonder how I come home sane most nights...

Although, they aren't "Terrible" all the time. And it is well worth the work we put into it to see how far they have come since they first came into our room. I just wish we could get past the biting, slapping, hitting and utter freak-outs over the lack of communication and social skills... Eventually all of our kids will be more verbal, and potty trained! But that's also the time they leave our room and we end up getting more... who are younger and lacking all the skills we just finished teaching the ones who left our room. It seems to be a neverending cycle.

Randomly, nothing having to do with work. I just started reading No Country for Old Men. I wanted to read the book before I see the movie. I already one of Cormac McCarthy's books called The Road, and I loved it. I've looked into some of his other books, but none caught my interest until I heard about this one. So far the story has been fast paced and adventurous!

Some other books on my docket at this time are:
PS I Love You
Change of Heart
Pillars of the Earth

Those are the only ones I can remember at this point... but I know there are more. If you have a book suggestion I would love to hear it!

Some books I have read recently:
Germ: If You Breathe It, It Will Find You
Dexter in the Dark
The Road
I Am Legend
A Thousand Splendid Suns

Anyway, I better get back to work. My break is nearly over and I still need to go and fetch snack from the kitchen. Hope everyone has a nice day... and beware of that nasty snow we're supposed to be getting. :( NO SNOW!