This week and next, the boys in Mat 4 through 6 are at military camp leaving my Mat 4 classes half full. Teaching to just the girls can make for a quieter class. Unfortunately, I can't present any new material as I would have to do it all over again in two weeks. We have also has random special events that takes away my morning classes or my afternoon classes for a day or two. Trying to keep all the classes on the same lesson plan has become impossible. I now keep a spreadsheet of what I have done in each class. It helps.
An all class event makes sense, but what is the logic of taking away half the class for two weeks?
You're complaining because the school has done you the favor of removing M4-M6 boys from your classes for two weeks? Play Justin Bieber songs, buy some playing cards and teach them '21,' or sit in a circle and share feelings. You'll be just fine.
Yeah. We watched Tom and Jerry and Mr. Bean. Nice way to end the day, actually.
Generally, the classes are 50/50 and it was a pleasant class for once. I appreciate the idea of planning for disruptions. Occasionally I get blessed with the cancellation of some of my worst classes. I will breathe deep and do my meditation and stop worrying about the thought of actually accomplishing much.
They are nice girls, btw.
As the semester grinds on, I see the back row getting emptier each time allowing me to do something with the ones remaining who actually want to learn something.
This all brings me back to my years as an auditor, always thinking I was making a difference and then finding the same problems the next year. I guess this is where it all begins.
I occasionally have dreams of teaching them the tango, but those I keep to myself.