Currently, I am a French V student. I love the language and the bragging rights that go along with the title of being bilingual. In our unit that we are doing right now, we are cadet teaching to a 3rd grade class. Let me tell you- after these three weeks, I have a new found respect for teachers. Preparing lessons to children and having them engaged is one battle, but then you have to juggle different personality types, make sure that they learn, and that they stay under control. While teaching the kids about foods and drinks and how to say them in french, a group of trouble making boys thought that it would be funny to say they were drinking beer. Needless to say, my wonderful partner went over and talked to them, meanwhile I prayed that the other students and teacher didn't hear of us teaching the kids how to say an alcoholic drink!
All in all, I love the kids. They are so smart and kind, and the best feeling in the world that I have discovered recently is being hugged by a student. It planted a smile on my face the rest of the day!
My words to the wise are this- enjoy every moment. While wishing for the future of summer, focus instead on the moment that you are in. As the great Ferris once said, "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and take the time to look around, you'll miss it."