Monday, August 13, 2012

1st day of 2nd grade... for Mommy!

Today was a first for me... I began my final journey in obtaining my teaching degree -- Student teaching! I had a great day and think I'm going to really enjoy this group of kids.

I was a little scared when I first walked in Mrs. Allgood, the classroom teacher, told me to come into the hall. She went on to explain that this class was a little rowdy and that their first week of school was rough. She said that she'd sent home more parent notes last week than in her previous 10 years of teaching. She wanted me to be aware of what might happen. To say that I was double nervous was an understatement, but as the day began the kids were great. It ended up being a WONDERFUL day; personally I thought the kids behaved very well.

The 2nd grade teachers are still working out the details of daily life and how they will administer their material, but I enjoyed getting to assist some of the students with their work today. I can't wait to see what the next 16 weeks hold and how the kids will develop and grow.

I hope day 2 is as wonderful as today!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Several Firsts!

This has been a busy, exciting and exhausting week. We have several first this week!

#1 ~ Eli started school. He started attending Social Circle Christian School which is the school at our church. He looked so cute in his uniform, book bag, and carrying his lunchbox. His first day was Tuesday; I walked him in and got him settled and he didn’t even care that I left. He had a great day and earned smiley faces all 3 days. We are so proud of him and hope that he continues to enjoy each and every day.

#2 ~ On Wednesday Eli attended Cubbies for the first time. I taught Cubbies last year, but this was Eli’s first time. It went well for the most part. I did have to take him out once and “talk” about why he had to follow the rules. Overall, it was a great experience. He’s already learned his Bible verse for this week. Again, he’s made one happy Mommy & Daddy.

#3 ~ Today was my last day at Liberty for 16 weeks. I will begin my student teaching on Monday and can’t wait. I will be teaching in Social Circle in a 2nd grade class. I’m excited and nervous all at the same time. I can’t wait to experience teaching students and being in a classroom all day.

I’m exhausted from the activities of the week. My body hasn’t adjusted to the getting up earlier and being active all day! Funny how our bodies forget over the summer. I’m sure that next week will be just as tiring, but it will be so fun.