Today, I wrote my first lesson plan for my Reading course to teach in my fall placement. It really made me think about how close I am to actually being an elementary school teacher, which is pretty scary BUT exciting! I also started envisioning myself teaching a class, and altering things for my students. We will be teaching a full math lesson in a few weeks, which is a great way to end this term before we start part-time teaching in the Winter – 😮 I can’t believe we will be doing that so soon! For the writing class this term, we reminisced on our drafts and pieces that we wrote throughout the course. There was a part about creating goals for the next few years, and it made me excited to start teaching and implementing my teacher’s curriculum.
At the beginning of my Master’s, I was intimidated to start teaching my own class and overwhelmed with all the things to get done. But, since the setup is a gradual increase to actually teaching, it makes it an easier trip. I have also stepped in and led read-alouds, taught a mini math lesson, and hopefully will observe a science lesson. I am feeling more confident about my passion and experience for teaching youngsters in the future! Thanksgiving Break is right around the corner, and I can’t wait to have time with my family 🙂 This year is going to fly by, so I plan to document as much of it as I can!