Wednesday, October 20, 2010

My First Week of TeaCHInG

I am currently in my cohort during school. What this means is that the first half of the semester I went to classes Tuesday - Friday. I had all my classes with the same group of girls (love them) and in the same classroom, lovely. NOW we have moved forward (hooray) and I am at a school for Monday - Wednesday and I am loving it!!

I got assigned to teach third grade which I was a little nervous about because I have been imagining teaching Kindergartners!! Talk about a big jump. Yes, they are older and bigger and definitely a different kind of cute, but still cute!!!

My first two days I mostly just observed and would walk around the classroom helping the students out individually. I am really grateful to be in the classroom and think it is worthwhile even if this is all that I ever did. Kids benefit so much from the one-on-one scaffolding and a teacher cannot make it around to all of them. I definitely feel more prepared to be in a classroom and remember things that I have been taught and apply them which is SUPER

I taught my first lesson today. It went pretty good and I'm not sure if that is because I did a good job or because my teacher threatened them that if they misbehaved they would miss their recess. Sadly, a couple of boys still had to miss their recess, poor kids.

I love all of the students and really love seeing all their different personalities and how all of them are unique. I'll tell you about a few, but I won't use their names, just their initials, cuz that's probably illegal or something to use their names (now a days it's all illegal!!)

S- this boy is a Polynesian and this is exactly what I imagine as what Heather and Jordan's son would be like.
-He wears board shorts and then a t-shirt usually from GAP. And he does the whole long sleeve under short sleeve. cool, but not skater cool
- And then there are these twisties that EVERYONE has and he wears so many of them that they go up to the middle of his forearm.
- He befriended the new kid
- Basically he the epitome of cool, chill you know
- He goofs around but he's not a trouble maker and not a bad kid, I'm willing to bet Jordan acted like him in school

B- he is the new kid
- shy but smart
- looks tuff with his baggy sweater and his earrings :) but he is SUPER sweet

v- This little girl looks exactly like Dakota Fanning and she has a quirky personality which for some reason I tag along with Dakota Fanning also

P- This little girl looks like she's twelve and kind of acts like it too

J- This is my smallest boy and he's soo cute he always comes and tells me stories and has a little bit of a lisp I just love him.

Z&K- These two little boys are very smart and quiet. They are always so well behaved and just perfect little citizens I love it. Z gets vegetables with his lunch and this is how he ate them today: he drank his green beans in his chocolate milk, ate his cucumber on top of his cookie and then put like his carrots and stuff on top of his pizza. I'm thinking his mom makes him get the vegetables and he tries to disguise their taste by eating them with the other food... smart kid!

OK I suppose I'll stop I'm betting anyone who started to read this stopped a long time ago except for my mom cuz she loves me and Shani cuz she's a teacher, but I'm willing to bet not even Heather will make it to the end :)


  1. I bet everyone makes it to the end! You are a fun writer, no lulling only pouncing!

  2. I made it to the end, Amy! Maybe because I was once a teacher too, or maybe because you're an interesting writer. Good luck with your teaching this semester!