Student teaching has been great! The 1st grade class makes each day fun, exciting and unpredictable! I just love seeing all my students everyday, and I am learning tons! Student teaching is helping me grow as a teacher in many ways that sitting a college classroom could never do. I just finished my second week of teaching every subject on my own. I am loving it :)
A few things that make me smile....
1. My first gift from a student.
This cookie was adorable AND didn't contain any of my forbidden allergens!
2. Being Ms. Parsons
Another sweet gift from a student :) I am thrilled to hear my students call me Ms. Parsons. It makes it all the more real that I made it through all my college classes to this point--I am actually teaching these children!
Last week, few of my students found the idea that I have a first name most interesting and hard to wrap their minds around :)
For an art activity, the students made their favorite animals from play-dough. I sculpted a turtle and suddenly there were 16 more turtles to join him!
This sight made me smile. One day after everyone turned in their finished artwork. :)
4. These little ones.
By far the best thing about student teaching has been to watch each child grow and learn. I love each of their personalities and the way their little minds think! They teach me so much :)