Saturday, February 5, 2011

A (no longer) White Blank Page

Tell me now where was my fault, in loving you with my whole heart?

This past week was sooo much better than the last. My classroom management strategies were (mostly) successful and I spent a much smaller chunk of time lesson planning. I feel like I am actually getting the hang of this. Does it make sense that it's easier teaching the full day than it was just teaching mornings?? My mentor teacher said she noticed that I seemed much more at ease and comfortable this week. Thankfully I have found a mentor teacher that loves communicating just as much as I do. I taught a lesson this past week on Fact and Fiction. When I returned to my desk I found a white piece of printer paper that was completely filled with feedback from my teacher. I am so thankful that I am in her classroom. I was initially supposed to be in a different classroom, but this mentor teacher said she wanted a student teacher SO bad. I am glad that she fought for me because this is exactly the type of setting that I needed.

This semester has been amazing. I am crazy about every single student in my placement, even the more "difficult" ones. I am officially half way done with this placement. It is bittersweet because I am dreading the day when I saw goodbye to this 2nd grade class, but also know that it makes me one step closer to getting my degree and my own classroom :)


  1. You are so amazing and that is why I absolutely adore you. Love the quote! We are both in love it seems. I really want to make it my fb status but think everyone else but you is sick of the mumford and sons! I agree that I am starting to feel so much more comfortable. My teacher actually told me the same thing today :). I also wierdly I agree teaching more this week is easier than less last week. Who knows why that is true? Good luck with your observation. I know you will be simply perfect in everything you do!You always remind me why we are doing this. Because we LOVE the kids!

  2. Mrs. B you are the best. The mentor teacher & those kids are lucky to have you! I am so happy for you sis. :)