“Last Week of School” Tuesday May 31, 2016

OMG! My students were so rowdy today. I think it’s because the school year’s ending and I’ll be leaving. I’m worried that maybe Mrs. Dario will be upset that I’ve let them get away with so much.

I’m not very good about punishing students.

1schools_out1Most of them are really sweet so it hasn’t been too bad. I suppose they tested me a little bit when I started. Fortunately, Mrs. Dario is an excellent teacher and the kids straighten right up whenever she walks in.

I was able to read to them a lot more today. I love reading to kids. I like it when it’s really quiet and they’re all paying attention. It doesn’t happen very often.

I’m trying to finish Charlotte’s Web before I have to go. It’s one of my favorite books. My 3rd grade teacher read it to us, so I feel like I’m completing the circle by reading it to my students. (I’m hoping to make some of the tougher kids cry ;-))

I’m pretty tired. Only 3 more days to go!

“Applying for Jobs” Monday May 30, 2016

I spent the WHOLE holiday weekend applying to jobs. These applications TAKE FOREVER! I must have applied for like 30 positions. There aren’t a whole lot of jobs posted near my parent’s house (where I live). chewFortunately, I think I can move out on my own if I find a job so I’ve been casting my net far and wide. My boyfriend, Johnny, also lives with his parents. I haven’t talked to him about moving in together, but right now he’s just working at Menards. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and has been looking for a job since he graduated in December. I think if we lived together it’d make things much easier financially.

Anyway, these applications suck buttholes! There’re so many essay questions and I feel like there’s no way any person doing the hiring can read all of these.

A lot of people say I won’t be able to find a job being a fresh grad.

They say I’ll have to be an aide or something and work my up. So I applied for some paraprofessional positions in some good school districts, too.

Mrs. Dario wrote me a very nice letter of recommendation. She asked if I would be applying to her school. I told her yes, but there’s only one position available and it’s to be an aide in the special needs classroom. I’d be working with kids who are in wheel chairs and wear diapers. I don’t really want to do that. I really want to have MY OWN classroom.

I’ll let you know if I get any calls for interview! Fingers-crossed!

 

“Why I Want to Be a Teacher” Sunday May 29, 2016

I’ve want to be a teacher because of my 3rd grade teacher, Mrs. Michaels. I have little memory of my other elementary school teachers, but I remember everything from Mrs. Michaels room.

Mrs. Michaels had way of making learning fun.

teacherShe turned everything into a game and she was so funny! I know a lot of kids in elementary school say they want to be teachers. I think that’s because they have a limited imagination and their other choices are usually between a firefighter, a policeman, and a doctor.

But I never changed my mind. I used go home and reteach Mrs. Michaels lessons to my stuffed animals. I think that’s why I remember so much.

Mrs. Michaels  is the reason I’m going to become a teacher. Also, now that I’ve spent time student-teaching, I know that this is what I want to do!

“Welcome to My Blog” Saturday May 28, 2016

Welcome to my blog! My teacher name is Miss Sinclair and this is my blog about my career as a teacher. My college professor recommended I keep a “teaching diary” so I can reflect on my teaching experiences, and I thought it would be nice to share my experiences with the world!

I’m 23 and I have about one week left of my student teaching experience! I’m very excited to finally be graduating and earning my teaching certificate!

I’ve wanted to be a teacher since 3rd grade and seeing my dream about to come true is a remarkable feeling!

I feel like my student teaching experience went really well! I have such a great mentor-teacher, and I’ve learned so much! I also love my students! I have 4th graders, whom I’ve never worked with before. I was super nervous that they wouldn’t like me, but I’m happy to say that it looks like I’ll be finishing the year strong.

20-Least-complicated-AS-WELL-AS-Worst-Habits-Involving-New-BloggerBut, it wasn’t all great. I have a handful of students that gave me some behavioral issues. Fortunately, my mentor-teacher helped me out by working with those kids individually. I think a lot of their behaviors were caused because they were reading WAY below grade level. I think after I’ve been teaching for a while I’d like to take on a student teacher. It’ll be my way of paying-it-forward for all the things Mrs. Dario has done for me.

Anyway, I’ll write more later. I just wanted to make sure this website is up and running!