I have 102 students right now. Actually I have 101 students right now. I found out one of my students withdrew yesterday. It made me sad when I found out why. There are definitely a handful of those 101 students that I have trouble enjoying having as students. There are times when some of them just really annoy me. But I still love them, which is odd. I love all 101 of my students.
I love that student that I have to write referrals on because of behavior issues and when he skips my class. I love that student I have who started out being hardworking in class and now skips class occasionally with her boyfriend. I love that student that sometimes cannot control her temper and starts yelling at another student in class making me remove the student and write a referral. I love the student who almost everyday comes into my room after school just to walk in and laugh a little and then leaves. I love the student who doesn't know how to sit quietly during notes, making me write multiple detentions. I love the student that asks if they can go to the restroom EVERYDAY, even when all of their restroom passes are used up.
I am going to miss these students. I am going to miss each class and how each class has a totally different personality because of the variety of personalities of my students. Especially my 7th period. Boy, does 7th period have A LOT of personality! Recently, I have noticed that at the beginning of some of my classes I will just sit and watch them and enjoy who they are.
It's scary thinking that in a little over three months I have to start all over again with new students. I know eventually I will get to know them and like them. But the beginning of the year is just hard. I wish I could follow the students I have no and have them next year too. And watch them grow.
Yay for teaching! My job really isn't teaching. I mean I teach them Algebra. But my job really is to work with young teenagers. I like it, as tiring as it is...