Wow! I have neglected this blog for a while. I don't know why because I have plenty to share and to say. I did finish student teaching and got a job with my county. The whole getting a job thing is a post in itself. God really showed up for that one. I will share it soon.
We are in the middle of vacation bible school and getting ready for the beach. We will not be having a resort beach trip because I have not been working this year, but we will have fun! Everyone is bringing a friend and we are all going to meet up, even the newlywed couple. I am so excited for some family time.
I am going shopping for some of the groceries today. The island is so expensive. I can't take enough for 10 people for the week in my van, but I will get stuff for breakfast and lunches and we will make ahead a few dishes and bring that. I do not want to spend all week in the kitchen, but I really don't mind cooking on vacation. It beats eating out and I get everyone to help with the dishes.
Well, I have to take Emma to babysit and go shopping. I will show what I got and what we are making when I get back.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Well it is my fourth day of student teaching. I am student teaching kindergarten. I wanted to write on here every day or so just to document what student teaching is like. I feel like this is a time in my life that I will want to remember and that I will not be able to redo. I don't want a redo, but my life is so busy and so full right now that I want to be able to look back and remember what went on during student teaching. The good, the bad and the ugly.
I was very nervous starting Kindergarten in a new school. I am not one for change, even though I have always gotten along with people. The first day the teacher or I neither one knew what do with me. I haven't had any instruction from my college, I just observed the first two days and I hated it. I like to be doing something, but I knew that I needed to observe and discover what the class was doing. I also needed to learn the students name and their procedures for doing everything.
This week has been much better so far. I have done a few small groups and written the morning message. I have also gotten to see a few people that I know from the other school, so that is helpful in my transition to this school.
The two biggies for me right now are working on my edTPA and studying for the GACE. EdTPA is this big project that I have to do for the state that includes videos of me teaching. I am going to try to video in the next two weeks. After that it will be doing the commentary. I need to figure out what I am going to teach. After watching today I think I will do beginning sounds. It shouldn't be difficult to teach and everyone except for a few need practice.
So, we are off to church tonight. Oh, yes I am planning a wedding during all of this crazy mess in my life. We have gotten some decorations and we have the dress being fitted We have found a florist that is not too much and the kids are paying for the photographer. We just mostly have to iron out the details and work on food. That won't be until two weeks before the wedding, and I won't be student teaching by then.