I choose to do it, and I really love the kids, even the ones that turned my hair gray. But there are things that I do get tired of.
There are too many kids. Kindergarten isn’t mandatory in my state, so even though they have mandated class size reduction in first, second and third, they don’t in kindergarten. It’s even half day in all but Title One schools. I couldn’t do it if I had two half day classes with 60 kids total. I’m not that young anymore. That’s what I did the first 4 years I taught, but the curriculum was different back then, it was still kind of kindergarten, now it’s more like first grade.
I get tired of going to required staff meetings where they spend the whole time talking about things that don’t apply to my grade level….
I get tired of all the staff developments that don’t address kindergarten – that they make us go to anyway……..
I get tired of memos and announcements given to the staff at large, that only apply to part of the staff……….
They expect US to differentiate our instruction, but they can’t be bothered to differentiate the training they give us………
I get REALLY tired of them getting offended when we point out that we are offended when they are waste our time.