Wednesday, January 19, 2011
I honestly love my major! Teaching little children somehow gives me the greatest joy! It's amazing to watch a concept all of a sudden click with a student and to know that I helped them understand it! I get teased a lot by a lot of people about how easy my major is, and they wished they had my homework. I don't think anyone realizes the amount of work that goes into teaching! But it's ok, cause I love what I do. I just can't wait to graduate and get a real job! I wish I could post pictures of my class up here! But alas, that is against the law and I would get into major trouble. But know that they are just the cutest 5 and 6 year olds! It is way neat to see how innocent they can be and watch them just figure out the world. Elementary Education is what I was cut out for.
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Well, I am two weeks down of my first block of student teaching! Five weeks left and then I'm off to New Zealand! For about the past hour I have been looking at pictures and regularities of New Zealand, and needless to say, I am SUPER excited:) I will be teaching there for 7 weeks and touring for 1 1/2 weeks. I am nervous to be on my own, but mostly anxious and excited! I am in a kindergarten class right now and I am loving every second of it! Every day I have one of my kindergartners say something quite clever and just plain funny. However the last couple of days I have had two little boys say something quite funny to me. We were talking about teen numbers and the turns to me and asks, "Hey Miss Chelsea, are you a teenager or a Mom?" I answered saying that I was neither, and he looked at me in a confused way and then asks, "then what are you?" I just said that I was somewhere in between and I was a college student. He just was like, "ok!" and then we went on with the lesson. Then the next day, at centers, a little girl told someone that I was the teacher, and someone else says..."NO....she is a STUDENT teacher." and then this little boy sitting right next to me corrects them all by looking at me and saying, "no, she is somewhere in between a teenager and......hmm....a woman. Right?" I had to stifle my laughter and just say, "something like that...." Oh the life of teaching. I do love what I do! I just can't wait to have my OWN classroom. I am looking forward to graduating May of 2011! I wish I could put pictures on here, but I am without any of my pictures! all of my pictures are on my laptop and my laptop is getting fixed at the moment. But for sure when I go to New Zealand I will be putting lots of pictures up here!