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Testing out the teaching waters

I have been a substitute teacher for a little over two weeks now. I had my ups and downs, but am getting the hang of the management needed to have a successful day as a guest teacher! I have been in Pre-K, Kindergarten, 4th grade (a number of times with different schools), 5th grade, and 1st grade. The upper grades have been more challenging for me to keep the students from getting disruptive, but I am coming up with systems that work such as points for losing or gaining some recess, etc. I have also found that I like seeing all the varying schools and teaching styles – it is eye-opening to observe the huge differences based on where a school is or the principal’s techniques. I look forward to subbing until the end of the school year, and CAN’T WAIT til it is my turn to be the head teacher!

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Coming up on the Close

Sorry I did not do a post every day like I said in July! I kept forgetting and was overwhelmed with changes at work. I am about to start my last week and a half at Kindercare – it is all happening so fast!!

Here are some pictures of what we have been up to the past unit on Water – I’ll post some of the August unit (Dinosaurs) in the next week. 

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Back on track!

Hello blogging world 🙂

It’s been a while since I posted on here (January to be exact) – I have done some blogging on one of my other sites for a bit, but want to update and post some pictures from my Discovery Preschool class. I will be leaving in August to finish up my teaching license then on to substitute teaching, and hopefully, a full-time elementary job!

I have loved my experiences at Kindercare and will miss all the kiddos and my teacher friends dearly – which is why I must document my last month through postings and pictures! I’ll start doing every day blurbs on Monday 😀  I also want to steal “my week in pictures” from Craft Mummy

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Kindness in kindergarten (reblog of Life is baeutiful from kindness blog)

I really enjoyed this post! Even though spelling and grammar are big pet peeves of mine, I think it is important for children to learn to be themselves in writing and have confidence before spelling is important. As they become better readers, it will be something they notice on their own.

Do you remember the name of your kindergarten teacher? I do, mine. Her name was Mrs White. And I remember thinking she must be some older relation of Walt Disney’s Snow White, because she had the same bright blue eyes, short dark hair, red lips and fair skin. I don’t remember much about what we […]

http://kindnessblog.com/2016/01/19/life-is-baeutiful-by-singlestep/

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Rain drops keep falling on my head 

It was odd not putting #blogaday and the number of posts! 

I came up with a fun activity for the weather unit, and it turned out so well:) We made rain with beads and glitter glue – I put them on the wall today after drying, and only a few beads fell off! 

There are some changes arriving soon with management and my classroom, but I really feel like things are coming together.

meant to be teacher post2

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Snow and school (361 out of 365) #blogaday

FOUR MORE DAYS! 😮
Today I experienced my first somewhat snow day – we weren’t able to drive in the morning due to ice on the road so we came in the afternoon. There were very few teachers, and we sent most of the ones who were in rooms home. It was an interesting day! Driving back was rough though because the parking lot had iced over but I lived through my first “snow day” with school. We’ll see how the rest of the week goes with the icy roads!

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Secret Santa Starts (340 out of 365) #blogaday

This week begins Secret Santa, and it is exciting to be included in this while at work! I’ve seen many posts about holiday parties on Facebook, and I am glad that I signed up for it. I plan to get my person a few little gifts each day and am wondering what my “Santa” will do for me – I didn’t get a gift today but at the same time, I didn’t give one either. Ill give more tomorrow to make up for it 😮 It is a very relaxed setting but its fun!