Thursday, October 28, 2010

lock down drills and flu season

today was our first lock down drill and of course that means flu season needs to hit full speed. Of course 3 minutes before the scheduled lock down my little miss red (each child has a color assigned to them.) decided that she was thinking she might puke so we made a trip to the office and of course ended up having to spend the lock down in the nurses office sitting on the floor during cold and flu season. Doesn't that sound like fun? Then as the day went on I had several students say they were no feeling good. But the kicker was at about 2 when the little boy across from me looked up and you could just see that he was going to barf any time, you know the look. So we made like cheetahs and walked as fast as his little legs would go with the bucket in front of us to the nurses office and thankfully I didn't have to sit on the floor with the nasty germs.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

I know I picked the right profession.

I know that I picked the right profession from the very beginning. I chose to be a teacher when I was in first grade. I have never wavered from this because every time I looked at another career I could find something about it that I wouldn't be able to deal with...
Well this year has so far just solidified that I picked the right profession. My classes are stressful this term but I get to see my little super bees on Tuesdays and Thursdays to take some of that stress away (and add some other types) but I LOVE it! Well today in class I got to make a sack puppet. When you get to go to class (college classes especially) and have a good time with a great group of future teachers, the only thing better is getting to teach little ones. Well here is a picture of s couple of the puppets from class. We had too much fun!
Tomorrow it is back to my Super Bees!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

first observed lesson

So I finally got to write and teach a lesson. it went GREAT! I have been teaching here and there since the beginning of the year. But today was the first time I actually wrote out the lesson I taught. The lesson fit perfectly in the time slot I had and I think the students really enjoyed the lesson. Listening to the students talk today while they were doing a couple of different projects provided plenty of entertaining. FOr instance I learned via one of our super bees that my mentor teach does all of her planning on the first day of school. I found this to be hilarious because the first day is so completely insane especially in the first grade. My mentor is organized but I don't think anyone could do that if they can then they are my hero.

I will try to update this blog as I go through my student teaching and as I hopefully start my first year of teaching in the fall.