Today, I got a practicum student!
[[Flash back to last year. I got a practicum student for the first time. He was over six feet tall.
He scared me.
He sat at my small group table and did his homework instead of listen, observe, and learn. I did nothing about it, because honestly, I didn't even feel confident enough. But it irked me. A lot.]]
But this girl! SO super sweet. Willing to learn. And I told her about my
And then, not one hour after she arrived, she asked if I wanted her to grade my spelling tests
Our local university has sent me an angel! I only have her on Wednesdays for the next month or so. I hope to be a great model and help her in any way that I can. She's only a junior, so she just has to observe, then do a lesson or activity for her professor to observe. Since we're creeping up to the DCAS test, we're in spiral review mode! I asked her what her favorite subject to teach was, and she said math. So I gave her some topics that we're going to be reviewing like crazy-- 3d shapes, area/perimeter, division.
I saw a linky party going on for upper elementary teachers! So I joined, obviously! Go link up at Fabulous 4th Grade Froggies! Just when I got my google reader down to a managable number, I'm going to add more blogs to my feed. Great idea, Meg. But I can't help myself! I don't want to miss any of the ideas you all have to offer!
One last note. Teachers are special people. We are multitaskers. We get more done in an hour than most get done in a day. But there's one special group of people who deserve even more recognition.
Honestly-- I don't know how you all do it, teaching all day then having a family to take care of. Last night, I passed out on my couch at 8pm. I have no one to worry about but myself [besides my boyfriend. And my foster cat who is currently hiding from me], so I have that luxury. So this last tidbit should serve as a KUDOS! to all of you teachers who deal with what we have to deal with ALL day, then go home and lead a family. You are admired!