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Category Archives: On Becoming a Teacher
Dear Students, Good morning and welcome to Second Grade! This is going to be one very amazing year and I am glad that as your teacher, I get to share it with you. I have been thinking of what to … Continue reading
After the commencement ceremony we had dinner and drinks with some friends at a local restaurant. Cody wanted to try on my cap. I think it is a perfect fit!
Tomorrow I walk. Tomorrow I don a cap, gown, and hood and will walk. In retrospect it has been both a short and a long year. I have learned a lot and feel, for the most part, prepared to move … Continue reading
The ball drops. It bounces halfheartedly in an attempt to guilt the faltering hands that juggle the remaining balls, balls that are moving so fast they are a liquid blur in the air, to reach for it and scoop it … Continue reading
Tomorrow I start my last week of full time student teaching. I can’t believe how quickly it has gone by. I am trying not to panic as I job search, fill out very time consuming on-line applications to districts without … Continue reading
This weekend was a weekend of writing lesson plans. Not the fun and exciting lesson plans that I worked on last weekend for Dr. Seuss Day: Lacing ten beads (or “Truffula seeds”) onto a pipe cleaner with a colorful pom-pom … Continue reading
This weekend I spend most of my time writing lesson plans and completing coursework in preparation for the coming week. This week, while I am still three weeks away from taking over as lead teacher for a period of eight … Continue reading
Yesterday was Friday. On a typical Friday I am in my practicum class in the morning then I leave after lunch to go home and cram in as much of my own schoolwork as I can in the 2.5 hours … Continue reading
Today my field supervisor came into the first grade classroom I am interning in to observe me officially for the first time. It was during a time in which I was running a small reading group. I had known she … Continue reading
It is a running joke in my Master’s with Certificate cohort that we reflect upon our reflections and then we reflect some more. A lot of our coursework requires us to reflect; we reflect on lesson plans, curriculum, behavior management, … Continue reading