I have something to say. I expect J to open doors for me. I expect him to walk me to my car at the end of a date. I expect him to help me with my coat and offer to carry my shopping bags (which, no joke, are usually his shopping bags). Now, I don't … Continue reading Let men be men by letting boys be boys.
So here we are, friends. 11 classes, 275 students, and 79 batches of GAK later, and I’m finally staring down the last week of my student teaching experience. After the first week, I wrote some tips for survival. They were all true and exceedingly helpful. But oh, how much I’ve learned in the last few … Continue reading The End of the Road | Internship Recap
I have to wear an ID badge at work. I must have it on at all times while I'm in the building or at a school function. It allows me to be identified as a "staff" member (sort of...I don't get paid to be there) instead of a threat to National Security. In a constant effort … Continue reading Wildly Identifiable | Easy ID Lanyard DIY
I'm two full days into my student teaching and I feel as though I've learned more so far than in any single graduate course I took. It's incredible how much there is to know, and how important it is to learn quickly. And school hasn't even started yet. Oy. If you are a student intern … Continue reading Student Teaching | An insider’s guide to the first week
I'm baaaaaaaaack! Did you miss me? I'm back from a lovely week in San Diego where I did not end up in the hospital or with a truly spectacular case of the hives, so I'm calling it a success. In the past, California and I haven't really gotten along all that well, but we seem to … Continue reading And now…back to our show!
Oh, sweet friends, it's been a rough week. I'm feeling quite worn. Yesterday, I took my last final exam. It's a strange and beautiful thing to finally be free of the classes that have, for so long, kept me from my dream. The final wasn't too bad, except that it was at 8 am. Never … Continue reading day 16 | My final Final, Finally!
Oh, interwebs. How I love thee. There are literally thousands of teacher resources on the internet, and as I look forward to starting my teaching career, I've been stockpiling (hoarding) good advice, lesson plan ideas, and classroom organization tips. Enabled by Pinterest, I've kept a running log of all things teacher-y. Here's what I'm obsessed … Continue reading day 15 | Favorite Things Friday: Education Edition
I get deeply invested in (read: obsessed with) Vacation Bible School. 2015 marks my 5th consecutive year as the Pre-Primary Director (3-5 year olds). During my tenure, I've learned more than a few things about coordinating a week's worth of lessons, crafts, and activities. To get through the week without pulling my hair out, organization is the key. … Continue reading day 14 | Climbing Kilimanjaro
My mom didn't teach me normal "Mom" things. She didn't teach me how to cook, or impart secret family recipes for her great grandmother's chocolate cake. She didn't teach me how to tell when a vegetable was ready to pick or what kinds of flowers would attract butterflies but repel deer. My mom wasn't one of those … Continue reading day 10 – My First Teacher
1) I've officially fulfilled all my requirements for my teaching internship (what most people call Student Teaching). Pause for excitement: Oh, Chandler. But seriously, it has been an INCREDIBLY long road. With the wedding, funeral, boyfriend, breakup, pounds lost, students gained, full-time job, new niece, 37,400 miles driven, and 77 blog posts, there were times I thought … Continue reading Monday Musings: of milestones, sickness, and spring break…