Day 20: What are your concerns/questions/fears about observing in the elementary schools? Be honest!
My only real concern is that I don't really think I can handle being around first graders for a long period of time and stay completely sane, plus I'm just not used to that age group. I love toddlers and younger kids, but once they're about 6, I don't really have any experience to go off of. I guess I just struggle to understand how to act around elementary kids, so I'll work on that. I was fine with the fourth and fifth graders in previous years, I just don't know how I'll do around first graders. I would also prefer to avoid the common younger-grade incidences like throwing up in class and meltdowns over a paper cut, but I'm sure I'll have to learn to put up with that. After all, I feel like when I'm older I'd be completely fine with it from my own kids when they're 5, 6, 7-ish. I just think a classroom of kids that age is insane. So I'll find out Tuesday...