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FML - The follow-up

Today, not even 10 minutes into my job as a student teacher, I've had one student wipe boogers on me, another pee their pants, and a third won't stop crying for his mother. This is my first day. FML

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Hi OP here! I'm going to explain a few things since 300 characters isn't enough to get the whole story down. I really appreciate all the nice comments, and I loved how many of you wanted it to be high school or early college students! But first to all the people who say I deserve it and I should have expected this because I'm going into a teaching profession, fuck off. I'm talking to you #30, 36, 39, 40, and 42 and anyone else who comments on this at a later time. Just because I'm going to be a teacher doesn't mean I deserve it. I also never said I didn't expect it, I knew what I was getting into when I decided I wanted to be a teacher and learn in a a younger age group setting. Okay! Now to other things! To answer the most comment question, no these aren't high school kids, these were 5 and 6 year olds. This was a kindergarten level class and it was the first day of the year, so I knew that there were going to be tears and some icky things were going to happen. I fortunately brought an extra pair of pants with me I changed into them so I wouldn't have boogers on me all day. The kid who peed their pants was sent to the nurses office so their mommy could come bring them new pants and underwear. And the kid who was crying for his mommy cried so hard that he threw up a little bit so he got to be nurse buddies with the kid who peed their pants. His mom brought him back to class and luckily he had calmed down enough and didn't cry when she left again. He was just going through a little separation anxiety but once he saw that the day was going to end at 12, and he would get to play games and be told stories he was super chill and ended up loving being in class. The worst thing about this whole situation was that the teacher was outside with all the parents when it all went down, so I had to deal with the debacle by myself. Admittedly though, this was a great learning experience that I'll be sure to learn from when I have to run a classroom by myself. However, I will not be teaching little kids at this young an age, I'm aiming for 7 and 8 year olds or high school student. Hopefully, with high school kids I won't run into a similar situation!
By crazy_bananas - / Monday 22 August 2016 15:53 / United States
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By  dougschoonmaker  |  18

You can do this. All kids have their sets of problems and once you get emotionally connected with these kids, they'll love you whenever you walk into class screaming your name with excitement and joy. Stay content at this moment because the future is what holds the truth

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By  dougschoonmaker  |  18

You can do this. All kids have their sets of problems and once you get emotionally connected with these kids, they'll love you whenever you walk into class screaming your name with excitement and joy. Stay content at this moment because the future is what holds the truth

By  Zehir_fml  |  10

This all depends on the age group. Under 7, this would make sense and would be something that OP should be prepared to deal with. 10+ this would be a huge FML unless it was the special education class.

By  Emyka  |  25

Assuming you are teacher kindergarden, this is your life now. From one fellow teacher to another, not all days are going to be like this but a lot of them well. It is a tough job and it is exhausting. But if you are made for it, it's the best job ever and worth every second. You'll soon love every one of your little shits from the very bottom of your heart and miss them forever when they leave kindergarden. Hang in there, you got this.

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  Emyka  |  25

#12, what can I say, they are little shits sometimes. Doesn't mean I don't love my job and certainly doesn't mean I don't love them as if they were my own.

By  cootiequeen4444  |  11

Pretend all the chillens are puppies. That will make them more tolerable. And if you keep strong and channel your inner puppy (read: kid), who knows, maybe you will become the Cesar Milan of children. Only... don't make loud noises at then or tap then in the ribs with your foot to make them behave. Maybe be a mixture of Cesar Milan and Shaggy from Scooby-Doo.

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  oodnanref  |  8

This made me laugh more than it should have.

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