These are newest additions to our six year olds, Tigers class. Sean and Jayden, Fraternal twins. It’s been fun watching these two interact with my kids I have been with since the beginning of the year. And we have so far in the last three weeks together.
It’s moments like this on a Saturday that I realize how much my original tigers have come in their English skills from the very first day in February.
I often kick myself because it’s hard to see just how much you’re making a difference not only as a teacher, but as a person to these young children. And just like that, two new students who don’t know their ABC’s walk in and your children you’ve spent the last couple of months trying to teach English seems so advanced than the new students! It really hits you hard just how much they’ve learned in the short amount of time.
My students now start every morning saying “good morning Ms. Katie” and we do “catch up time” which consists of me asking each student how they are, what day of the week it is, how they are feeling, how they think (insert another students’ name here) is feeling and what the weather is like. Once we’re through with that exercise, we’ve have a few minute of free talking, which doesn’t consist of much sense, but they string along all of the English words they know and tell me stories and what they did the night before.
It’s rewarding. Although it seems like sometimes I have slightly more difficult days, I can say with absolute certainty, it is rewarding to know that I have not only bonded with these kids, but in the purest way possible, they love me and well, I’ve grown to really love them too. Kids who aren’t my kids..certainly puts a lot into perspective when you’re 30.