Today my student with down syndrome wanted me to lay on the black top to be traced with chalk. As she traced my hand she bent down and kissed it. She is such a sweetheart!
I’ve adopted storytime and any free moment as our science time (since I’m not teaching anything anymore I cherish these moments). The kids LOVE talking about animals!! We watched the panda cam again, looked at facts on Nat Geo, and read more of a “How Things Move” book ($1 from Target). Then I let the kids tell me what they wanted to know more about so I could research it tonight and get back to them. I reiterated how it’s good to have questions and that’s what is fun about science. They are genuinely interested in animals, so I love that.
Alsooooooooo I am getting really sad about leaving. These kids mean everything to me and so does teaching. Student teaching has made me a happier person because I feel like I have more of a purpose in life. The kids have given me strength, confidence, and joy. I am way too excited to have my own classroom, but I wish these kids could stay with me for years and years!!
Today was a great day. Kids were well behaved and I was calm and cheery. A handful of kids decorated their frames today and they LOVED doing crafts. Some of them put about every trinket on their frame. There was glitter everywhere. Glitter=fun.
Another new thing we did was watch the panda cam on the San Diego Zoo’s website. I could watch the panda eating bamboo all day long and the kids got a kick out of it too. Our mascot is a panda and we have our class puppet Pablo Picasso the panda. I am trying to fit in little science lessons during morning group time and storytime because they love science and don’t get enough of it.
Survived my screening interview and was told what steps to take next which means I didn’t fail the interview :) When I got back to school at noon the kids were so excited to see me and gave me hugs. One student also said, “We are doing something for you, but it’s a surprise!” Kindergartners can never keep that secret!!
Kindergartners should not cuss/know cuss words :( :( :(
Tomorrow is my last day of full-time teaching. Technically Wednesday was my 30th day, but we had to finish out the week. Then I am releasing subjects, observing other classrooms and schools, going to a job fair, and doing a million papers for Taskstream. I am so burnt out and ready for a break.
For the classroom!! I didn’t put this on cardstock or get it laminated and I will regret that later.
I kind of love it and it’s nothing like I thought it would be. I’m barely even stressed! I love working and planning with the Kindergarten team. The hardest part is handling the students (tattling and not listening). I do spend all my time thinking about my kids and planning on the weekends, but I love it. I finally have a hobby that I’m so passionate about. I love my students so much!!
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