This week in 3rd Grade…
-taught a lesson about slides, flips, and turns… I let them trace and cut out their hands then glue them on a sheet to demonstrate each move. I had no idea how long it takes third graders to do such a thing! They loved it. They took a test today and they got it! I can’t tell you how happy that made me…I was sitting in the back grading papers just smiling because I taught them this and it WORKED!
-hung up art work for parent/teacher conference
-wrote lesson plans
-taught the cursive “I” and “J”…and incorporated “Jimmer” into it. It was awesome.
-taught “DOL” (Daily Oral Language)
-graded a lot of papers
-gave a spelling test (for the first time) …I made up funny sentences. They loved it.
-reflected…us El Ed majors like to kid around that this is 95% of our life.
-witnessed a parent/teacher conference
-wore a badge with my name and fingerprint on it…yep, still feeling official.
-planned in my lesson schedule book
-laughed a lot in the car with the girls I carpool with
-ate in the faculty room with all the “real teachers”–I remember being so excited to do this when I shadowed a teacher my senior year of high school.
-was the “duty” at recess
–felt the rewards of being a teacher… and let me tell you, that is a good feeling.
just a random picture of us bess kids…It may look like we are torturing Mitchell. But he seriously asks us to this to him. He loves to wrestle and mess around…and that is an understatement. HE’S GOING TO BE IN 7th GRADE NEXT YEAR….when did that happen????