August 10, 2010
Turn the dial to the right...no, your other right...
Okay, you have to pass the zero twice. No, TWICE.
Now turn to the first number of your combination. No, the first number. Not the last number.
OK, now turn the dial to the left. But you have to pass the first number before you stop at the second number.
Oh, for God's sake, just let me do it!
My poor co-teacher, Kelly, did this during the entire class period for two hours. I did it just one class period and I was begging for some Valium or Xanax or something at lunchtime. (No one had any. Several asked me to let them know if I found someone with some...No luck.)
There are many things I like about 6th graders, but this is one experience I could pass on. I am so grateful for the 6th grade teachers who were there before me...As a 7th grade teacher I didn't have to do this nearly as much, so I need to go back and say THANK YOU to the ones who taught them this stuff so I didn't have to deal with it. Thing is, I know they are going to have the same problem tomorrow. Its going to take 45 minutes to get them to class because they will lose their combinations, forget which way to turn...And by Friday they might get better at it, but after the weekend? Yeah, we'll be starting all over.
Pray for me.
Ramblings by Anna at 7:43 PM