SOL day 8
At the fifth grade team meeting this week, it hit me that the term is almost over! There is only one more week and a few days until I will be on a break to relax with my family 🙂 I am nervous for full-time teaching and beyond, but also excited to be done with the term and catch up on sleep. I met with the Kindergarten teacher that I am completing my last practicum with, and it was surreal. Teaching almost every week of next term is coming up! I met some of my new CT’s students and they were very sweet – she explained how she lets her student teachers slowly start taking over. Since Kindergarten is still half day, she has the graduate students observe in the morning and teach it in the afternoon. It helped calm me down, which was nice, because I am always on edge when meeting new students who I will be teaching. Even though I am not the official teacher yet, what I do still makes an impact on the children and it is an intense situation to wrap my head around! As this program moves forward with the field placements, I am learning so much about teaching and how to manage a class. It is great that I get to practice teaching before having to do it in my own classroom! I have been thinking a lot about how I will be doing this as a real teacher, and the intensity of setting up my classroom as well as a new apartment in the city I end up in. I am trying to keep thinking about one day at a time because it stresses me out to think to far into the future, but it is somewhat soothing to think about. I look forward to full-time teaching next term, and definitely having the break in about a week and a half!