I am currently studying for my Texas EC-4 test. This will certify me to teach Pre-k through 4th grade.
The English/reading section was a breeze. I enjoyed everything that I reviewed and saw it as just that, a review.
Now I am in the math section. If you have been reading my blog for awhile, you will know that math is my weakest, weakest, weakest...... I can't think of the word. I am just TERRIBLE at math.
I was always in advanced placement classes. In 2nd grade, I was at such a high reading level, that I got to go to a special class (with Ms.Dukes, our librarian)to read material at my super smart level.
This was not the case in math. In fact, I was in remedial math with special needs kids. And I barely passed.
At Tech, I had a remedial Algebra with a bunch of football players. And I barely passed.
SO, the math section of my studying isn't going that well.
My eyes are glazing over, my palms are getting sweaty, my heart is racing. I even threw up in my mouth a little as soon as I saw the word, "fractions."
I am terrified my math "problem" is going to cause me to fail the test. Or even worse, what if I do pass and the only teaching job I can get is like, 2nd or 3rd grade? I am not even close to being at the 2nd and 3rd grade level in math.
These kids will be screwed. Big time.
Oh, the pressure is too much! Maybe I should stick to this stay at home mom gig, where the only kids I can screw up are my own.