Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Tuesday #2 - This blows

I had a good all out tantrum at my teacher today. She pissed me off. So here's how it went:
We were supposed to be creating sentences such as Is Maria going to buy tortillas at the store? and rephrase it to say - Is Maria going to buy them at the store? - a simple substitution for the object and make it them/that/it/its, etc. So I didn't get the concept very well, and neither did Kate. SO our teacher goes- make up 10 sentences and rephrase them. So I go...uhhhh...ok... so I proceed to ask where is the dog? He is there. And I made a whole bunch of those sentences cause really, I didn't understand that I had to have a subject, verb, and direct object BUTTTTT the verb couldn't be the ESTAR verb - NO ONE TOLD ME. So instead of my teacher fixing my mistake on the first question I made, she waited for half an hour and I was "done" she says to me, "These are good, but they don't make sense" so I said, WHY!? and she just kept going, cause they don't make sense. So I told her to F*CK it, threw my pen down and sat there fuming. She proceeded to blab out her mouth about something or other and I was so pissed that I just got up and left. I came back about 10 minutes later after a good burst of anger, and about 5 minutes after I came back, we had our first break. I complained to Drew and he told me that everyone in his class has a difficult time with that concept as well. So then after the bell rang to go back to class, a lady from the office came to me to ask if I wanted to switch teachers, and I said no, I hate it here, all these teachers suck, so I might as well stay where I am. I asked if the teacher wanted me to leave and she said no, she's fine, she just thought you might want to? I said no, I'll be fine, the concept was just presented extremely poorly. So at least I have an out, but at the same time, I think it's ridiculous to not stop me to begin with and say, wait, no, you can't do it that way instead of making me feel like an idiot. Assholes.

So after she finally explained that you can do the replacement words (lo,los, la, los) just not with estar, I understood it. Freakin a, it wasn't THAT hard and I don't know why she didn't say that to begin with.

So then we had our lunch break and this stupid girl Briyana kept complaining that she wasn't in book 2 yet, but from what i've heard and understand, there's no way she should even be as far as she is. I keep trying to figure out who she's trying to impress and her only excuse is that her mom paid all this money for her to be down here, and she should get as far as she can. whatever. Just because you're in book 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 doesn't mean that you should be there if you don't get it. What an idiot. I'm proud to say I don't know Spanish, and I'm happy to get as much help as a foundation as I can rather than pretending to understand crap. I'm not trying to impress anyone - and instead, I just have tantrums. No wonder my 1st graders flip out! Maybe I push them too hard... ?

So anyway, Drew is in our pronunciation class while I sit here and type. I didn't want to go to class. In all honesty, I'm not sure how I'm going to be able to do this for 6.5 more weeks. Too bad I don't have anything else to do here, and I'm pretty much stranded. :/

I have some movie clips I took, I'm going to try to upload them here.

Tonight, after comida (which translates to food), Drew is going to come back to do an intercambion thing where he speaks spanish with the spanish students and the english students speak english to him. I told him I won't do it, so I'm going to sit here and upload pictures instead.

\---nevermind about the movie clips, they'are ~40megs. It's going to take a lifetime down here to upload them. I'll try again tonight, but you guys just might have to wait for 46 more days and then see them.


Shell & Rick said...

Man you make me laugh. I think it is good you stand up for youself. YOu don't have to take that type of crap. You are there volunetarily or however that word is spelled. It isn't like high school where you have to do what they want.

Shannon&Eli said...

oh man, i don't know what to tell you...actually i will trade you places! I would love to be down there...however i might present myself the same way as you...i don't catch on to that stuff very fast...bummer for you!!!

Shell & Rick said...

I changed my blog so I hope that helps.
I loved your photos. That is awesome you were able to go to the top of the pyramid. How were your thighs after? Keep the photos coming!

Rachael said...

You = win

<3! That's all I can say!