After a long summer of waiting to find out where I was going to be placed, I got my placement. I am super excited to be in the third grade! I am in a different system than my kids so I'm a little stressed about that, but I'm sure it will be fine. My Mentor Teacher is amazing! She just completed the Ironman Competition in Louisville a few weeks ago. (Say What?????) She is a workhorse...which I LOVE!! That is the kind of teacher that I want to be so I'm pumped to learn from her. I've met the class and they are super awesome!! Here I am the day I met the class. (Photography by my wonderful 7 year old photographer who was not up for taking a re-take.)
The first thing she asked me to do was to write a "Meet the Student Teacher" letter. I had fun writing it! I downloaded a few new fonts for it. I love new fonts!
One of the first dates she asked me to write down was Parent/Teacher conference night. I loved going and meeting so many of the parents. They were all wonderful! When I got there that night she had set me up a desk. Her room is decorated with a Rock Star theme so the front of my desk says "Our ROCKIN' Student Teacher". LOVE IT!!!
I am transitioning into her classroom over the next month. I am going to my college classroom for the first part of the semester. We are knee-deep in the Common Core right now. My college classes will transition online and then I will be in my student teaching classroom for two days a week until Christmas. After Christmas I will be student teaching full-time. I love my classmates, but am ready to be in my elementary school full-time!
I have been in the corporate world since 2001. At times this life change is easy, and there are times when this is super hard! I have been with the same employer since 2003 (10 years..wow!) and she thinks I hung the moon. It is very nerve-wracking to start at the bottom again. I pray that God will put me where I am needed (which he did with my student teaching position). Please pray for me this year. Pray that I will do a good job and that a principal will see me as an asset to their team next year.
Thank you all for following me on my journey. 246 days until Graduation!