Tuesday, February 10, 2009
So far in my student teaching experience, I usually am a recluse and decide to eat lunch in classroom. I mean, why not? It has 3 refridgerators, 6 stoves, 6 microwaves, etc. I think you see where im going here. When your classroom is the foods room, no need to roam.
Well, today I didn't bring leftovers or anything else to eat so I decided to brave the lunchroom. I made my way there and I was hoping I would have some sort of 'Mr. Holland's Opus' experience where the gym coach would come up to me and tell me that teachers don't wait and that I could proceed to the front of the line. WRONG. I continue to wait for about 20 minutes to get my lunch and, as I did this, I started to feel like such a loser. It is amazing how when i'm 5 years out of high school and this time on the other side, that it it still had such an effect on me. Who knew?
I did have a good time people watching and seeing where my students fit it. One of them saw me standing there and waved at me. I took this as a good sign that im 'cool' enough and even now at 23, I felt good to be waved at in the lunchroom.
Till next time!