I can't believe it's here... Student Teaching. I feel like this has been an exciting thing lingering in the future that I would never reach. Now, I have to tell y'all it was a scary leap. I had to quit my job in order to do this and being in charge of 24 first graders is scary! But, I couldn't have imagined anything more amazing. I have the greatest mentor teacher and after two weeks, it feels like we've been working together for years. The students are a blast and I am slowly taking over the class. I promise not to turn this blog into a blog just about how amazing my students are and forget to post about cooking, running, and life. But I hope yall enjoy some additions to the blog. First grade is a whole new world for me. Watching their eyes get excited as you read them a new story and listening to them come up with the most creative things...its amazing. I swear, if you are ever having one of those why me days, spend a day with a first grader. They show you a whole new look on the world again. I am also trying to take pleasure in the little things in teaching, things that I know someday will seem boring and a hastle: putting together my first book order (which I check several times a day to see what the kids are picking) and grading papers with my smiley faces, stars, and stickers. I hope to be able to look back at these moments and treasure them. Teaching is not the easiest job out there, nor the best paying job. I know I will get frustrated. I will take those gloomy moments and remember what I wrote the first few weeks of teaching. Ok, enough of my rambling... I wanted to share a few pictures from our first few weeks together.
Arizona turned 100 years old on Valentines Day and we all sang happy birthday!