Friday, February 26, 2010

I Gotta Get My, Get My Head in the Game

I have a lot going through my head right now. So I'm just going to spill it all out. Here it goes...

The Teacher Work Sample is awful. It is the most time-consuming assignment ever created, yet I don't have very much motivation to do it. I can't get myself to realize that it is due in three days, and I still have lots to do on it. I love being with my family, cousins, aunts, and uncles. I have the greatest family in the entire world, and I would love to spend every second with them. It also makes me miss my grandma and grandpa. A lot. I wish I was a little bit more outgoing, and that I would go out on more dates. I'm tired of not getting asked out, yet I don't really know how to change that. I am who I am, and hopefully someday I'll find a guy who appreciates that. I am so happy to be done with 6th grade, but I'm going to miss my kids so much. I love good hugs. I'm really nervous to go to a new class, but it feels refreshing to be able to just start all over. I'm scared not knowing where I'm going to be next year. Finding a job is not going to be easy, and I'm not looking forward to going through the job-hunting process. I wish I had time to read more. Sometimes I wish I could stay in college another two years. I love college. I love being on campus, the huge crowds, going to class, even... dare I say it... the testing center and the anxiety you feel as you're walking down the stairs to look at your grade on the screen.

Oh, and did I mention I hate the Teacher Work Sample?

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

I'm So Excited. I Just Can't Hide It.

Tomorrow is my last day in 6th grade.

Seriously, I never thought this day would come. At the beginning of January, this day seemed like it was light years away. I would look through my planner and daydream about this day.

Now that I look back, it really has gone by quickly... but that is not saying that it was easy. These past two months have probably been the hardest, most challenging, energy-draining months of my life so far. I want to say that I've learned so much from them, and even though they were awful to go through, and that I grew so much.

But I can't.

I'm still energy-drained, completely exhausted, and I have no desire to even think about the past two months.

So maybe, in the coming months I'll realize how this experience has helped me grow, but as for right now all I can say is... I'm almost done.


Saturday, February 20, 2010

Saturday is a Special Day...

Everyone have that song stuck in their head now?


I have a love/hate relationship with Saturdays. I absolutely love them because it means no getting up early, staying in pj's as long as you want, and not having to go to school for 8 1/2 hours. So you think I would be able to just relax, but no, I can't. When I try to read a book or watch a TV show, I always have this pit in my stomach, because I know I should be planning lessons or working on my Teacher Work Sample.

It sucks.

But on the up side, I only have four days left.

As Donald Zinkoff would say it... "YAHOO!"

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Ooh Child, Things Are Gonna Get Easier

Sorry about talking about student teaching in every post, but this is my life at the present, and so it's all I have to talk about. I talked with my CFA (a mentor teacher of sorts, who is in charge of placing me with my cooperating teacher (the mentor teacher who shares their classroom with me)) and I have my new placement for next block. Now, this is just tentative, but I'm 95% sure it will work out. I am going to be in third grade, which I am so excited about.
I was really nervous about my teacher, just because I haven't had the greatest experience this block. I have reason to be anxious, right? Anyway, so I talked with my CFA, and she told me that my new teacher is super nice, way easy-going, and very up-to-date on her teaching technique and style.

Basically, this is exactly what I was hoping for.

After being in this classroom with a teacher who is a little stuck in her rut, and a little hard to work with, it feels great that I am going to be with a teacher who incorporates new ideas into her classroom, and is super nice. I hope she really is as nice as my CFA says.

Anywho, I'm just really excited, and hopefully I'll be getting a better experience this next time.

Au Revior