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I'm a mid twenties girl. Who has the cutest two boys ever. I'm married to the best hubby ever (aka the Man). I'm also a teacher of sixth grade with a masters degree in Education. I'd rather be busy than bored. I love things bright and beautiful and my family means the world to me.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Teacher Week!

I love that Abby over at Babbling Abby is dedicating a week to teachers. Being a teacher is one of the greatest opportunities I've ever received. I love what I do and love meeting others with the same passion. Without further ado, let the week begin (yes I know its Tuesday I might end up a day behind or double up one day.)

10 Things About Me
1. I graduated from Winona State University with a degree in K-8 Elementary Education. Throughout my schooling I completed over 150+ hours in different classrooms. Because of this experience I hope to teach at least a full year in all of these grades. Each level had such an amazing difference, from content to maturity. I student taught in kindergarten and fifth grade and I LOVED both so much.

2. I continued on to get my Master's Degree in Elementary Ed. I went to school for two summers and taught fifth grade in between. It was my first year teaching and I can't believe how much I learned. An adviser recommended a journal and I'm so glad I did it, I've looked back on it a lot and it wasn't even that long ago. 

3. I am currently teaching sixth grade at a high school building. Which reminds me often why I love, love elementary. High school is just a different breed. 

4. I attended a seminar this summer on teaching science through inquiry with a team mate and by the second day we wanted to change the entire year of science. The technique is so awesome and with the right planning you can get students thoughts more incorporated in daily lessons and state standards. 

5. I don't think parents or people outside the school system have any idea about how much it takes to plan a day, week, or unit. They don't understand that teachers don't get a day to hide out at their desk if they're in a bad mood. I love how people will tell you that they appreciate teachers but when it comes to actually supporting them, they're no where to be found.

6. Tucker will be in kindergarten next year which excites me and scares me at the same time. I will most likely never get to go on a field trip with him or be a "room mom". I'm worried about him being a "teacher's son" and what that brings with it. I wonder how he'll feel as he gets older.

7. I truly have a passion for learning. I love when my students teach me something that they've learned or know. I know every child is capable of learning and that every child learns uniquely. Planning for those differences can take a lot of time but in the end its about the students and their needs.

8. I LOVE MATH! LOVE IT! I could teach it ALL day long. It kills me that students hate math sometimes. You can have so, so much fun with it. I love teaching it and doing it. I still avoid using a calculator if I don't have to- which drives the Man crazy!

9. I also have a secret addiction to children's lit. I think our librarian loves that I take all these books home to Tucker when really I love to read them over and over as much as he does. They end happily and the illustrations are so fun to look at. 

10. As of right now the only things ready for the school year are my students name tags. I haven't been out to my room ( I teach 20 minutes away) since I left it at the end of the year. Next week is my official "go time". We don't start workshops until the last week of August so please don't think I'm not doing anything until the last minute. This summer I focused more on curriculum and finding outside sources that my students would enjoy more. 

Happy Teacher's Week!!

1 comment:

Abby said...

I so agree that high schoolers are a dif breed! I had to get my flu vaccine at my alma mater in the fall and about died at how *scary* it was! Ha!