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10 January 2013 @ 08:50 pm
Student teaching  
The first full week of student teaching is almost over. Its going well so far. We came back to school last Thursday but last Thursday and Friday were crazy and not normal. So far I'm doing Scholastic News and the read aloud. Next week I add on Paragraph Editing and spelling. I was pretty anxious last week but once my cooperating teacher and I went through the schedule and decided what I was taking over each week I felt a lot better.

My cooperating teacher is awesome. He has really good classroom management, he's been teaching for like 22 years and pretty much he's the go to guy for the other teachers at the school. I'm his first student teacher so we're both kinda like what do we do now? We're getting the hang of it.

In 2 weeks I take over writing so I've been looking at the unit trying to figure out what its actually saying I have to do each lesson. Its written in a workshop format which is usually like an hour long each time. But we don't really do workshop so first, I have to figure out the procedure from their weird suggested dialogue and odd formatting and then figure out what I'm going to do each do where we do writing for about half an hour. I like workshop model but 1) we do so much stuff each day that we don't have an hour to spend on writing and 2) the kids wouldn't be able to stay on task for that long.

After writing, I think the trickiest will be Social Studies. I feel like he has a lot of knowledge to add into the student text and I don't. So I'll have to figure that out.

We have a meeting tomorrow afternoon - he's on a committee and I'm supposed to go to teacher meetings. Idt committee meetings are required but I'm going to see what its like and at the break, I can go back to the classroom if I want to help out the sub. We'll see.

Basic summary - student teaching started with anxiety. Now there is just a lot to know, less anxiety. YAY.

M, one of my students, looooves One Direction. I made the mistake of mentioning Harry Styles because he's the only one I know the name of. Today she was like "do you want to daaate Harry?" and I was like uh, I don't even know how old he is. So I looked it up and I was like "oh he's 18. I don't think so." and N, one of the boys, was like "YOU'RE TOO OLD FOR HIM!!" LOL
Ashley: oth - haley jacketsweetone41185 on January 11th, 2013 02:32 am (UTC)
Lol. Learning togetherrrr. Excited for you Aly!
Alyalygator on January 11th, 2013 11:51 pm (UTC)
thaaankkssss :D
Anywhere_But_NJ: teacheranywhere_but_nj on January 11th, 2013 08:14 am (UTC)
After writing, I think the trickiest will be Social Studies. I feel like he has a lot of knowledge to add into the student text and I don't.

In that case, he's the perfect person to talk to :)

It's good that you're able to get to the meetings so soon!

:) Go you, and go your coop teacher!
Alyalygator on January 11th, 2013 11:51 pm (UTC)
My cooperating teacher is like the best ever.