Category Archives: On Becoming a Teacher

Dear Students

Dear Students, Good morning and welcome to Second Grade!? This is going to be one very amazing year and I am glad that as your teacher, I get to share it with you. I have been thinking of what to … Continue reading

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Simple Sunday – A Perfect Fit

After the commencement ceremony we had dinner and drinks with some friends at a local restaurant.? Cody wanted to try on my cap.? I think it is a perfect fit!

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Walking

Tomorrow I walk. Tomorrow I don a cap, gown, and hood and will walk. In retrospect it has been both a short and a long year.? I have learned a lot and feel, for the most part, prepared to move … Continue reading

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From There to Now

The ball drops.? It bounces halfheartedly in an attempt to guilt the faltering hands that juggle the remaining balls, balls that are moving so fast they are a liquid blur in the air, to reach for it and scoop it … Continue reading

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Simple Sunday – Seizures, Student Teaching, and Searching

Tomorrow I start my last week of full time student teaching.? I can’t believe how quickly it has gone by.? I am trying not to panic as I job search, fill out very time consuming on-line applications to districts without … Continue reading

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Simple Sunday – Workspaces

This weekend was a weekend of writing lesson plans.? Not the fun and exciting lesson plans that I worked on last weekend for Dr. Seuss Day: Lacing ten beads (or “Truffula seeds”) onto a pipe cleaner with a colorful pom-pom … Continue reading

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Simple Sunday – Preparation

This weekend I spend most of my time writing lesson plans and completing coursework in preparation for the coming week.? This week, while I am still three weeks away from taking over as lead teacher for a period of eight … Continue reading

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Reflections in the Classroom – 2

Yesterday was Friday.? On a typical Friday I am in my practicum class in the morning then I leave after lunch to go home and cram in as much of my own schoolwork as I can in the 2.5 hours … Continue reading

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Reflections on Becoming a Teacher – 1

Today my field supervisor came into the first grade classroom I am interning in to observe me officially for the first time.? It was during a time in which I was running a small reading group.? I had known she … Continue reading

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Weekly Reflections (or Killing Two Birds with One Stone)

It is a running joke in my Master’s with Certificate cohort that we reflect upon our reflections and then we reflect some more.? A lot of our coursework requires us to reflect; we reflect on lesson plans, curriculum, behavior management, … Continue reading

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