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beautiful things..

Posted by hema on July 13, 2008

things i’m grateful for..

a positive attitude- i’ve learnt that it’s not what you’ve got or what you haven’t got that makes you happy, its making the most of what you have got instead of always thinking the grass is greener. everyone has problems, it’s your attitude and how you deal with things that count. it’s amazing how the way you think can affect the way you deal with things and react to them.

a job i love- i would hate to get out of bed in the morning and dread going to work. i would hate to have a pointless desk job, doing the same thing every day. no amount of money is worth that. i’ve learnt to stop focusing on all my failings as a teacher and focus on the little things that make it worthwhile, like the teddy one of the students gave me which has become the class mascot(don’t ask actually), or the sweet note i now use as a bookmark:)

simple pleasures- like having a cup of tea and a chat with an old friend, running around and playing tig with a toddler, buying a new outfit, reading in the park in the summer, making up new recipes like coffee flavoured icecream*, waking up at midday simply because you can, the way high heels make you really tall, daydreaming in boring meetings and still looking like you’re absolutely intrigued and last but not least… the Internet:)

*coffee milkshake-

simply blend together milk, vanilla icecream, sugar and coffee. it’s the best way to get your caffeine hit in the middle of summer:)

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because there is only one way to deal with writer’s block..

Posted by hema on July 10, 2008

right, ymiss and i were complaining abouit the rather pathetic state of our blogs and lack of updating, and then we both figured we’d quit complaining and just get on with it! check out hers, she should hopefully be updating right now too if the plan is going right:)

so seeing as this post is for her, i figured i’d start with my views on primary school teaching..

for a teacher who gives out lollipop to her students, pinches their cheeks, plays games in class and puts stickers on their work, it may come as a surprise (even to me) that i have never considered primary school teaching, and probably never will. i think primary school teachers do an amazing job and you’d need a lot of energy and patience. not to mention all that subject knoweldge because you have to teach bits of everything.

but i like the age my kids are at(16-19). i like the fact that they are at an important transistion in their lives, and i can help them through that. and i think these days, children are growing up too fast. i like making them slow down and just be kids for a while.

and besides, one ive given them a bingo chart or let them loose with paint, it feels like im teaching in a primary school!

ok, im done. i think this is enough writing for a comeback post. i hope ymiss hasn’t written more than me! i’m going to do her “things to be thankful for” tag soon!

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