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Hello Loves !
I’m having a GREAT first week of 2018, mostly because the past ten years of my life are finally coming to fruition. As I married, grew my family, and worked full time, I worked on continuing my education. I received my Associate’s Degree, and then my Bachelor’s Degree, and now I am just months from completing my Master’s Degree. Yesterday, I began student teaching, and I can honestly say that this is something I am excited to get out of bed to do everyday. I’m not a morning person, I never have been, but getting up at 5:30 AM to do something I love, really, really love, is an incredible thing.
This semester, I am working in an eighth grade English Language Arts classroom in a local school. I have been lucky enough to be able to remain in the classroom I did field experience in last semester. This means that I already have a relationship with my cooperating teacher and my students, which is so valuable.
I will be in the classroom for sixteen weeks and spend at least four of them as the full time teacher. The rest of the time will be spent gearing up to prepare for full time teaching and then gearing down to prepare for my departure. One benefit of knowing about my placement early has been that I am already well into planning my intensive unit.
During my intensive time, I will be teaching a novel unit on The Giver by Lois Lowry. The unit is currently designed to cover four weeks. I will be sharing information about my Giver unit as the semester goes on, as well as how I use my Bullet Journal to help organize as a teacher. The unit will culminate in a Character Analysis assignment. I am very passionate about writing, so I am very excited to work on this project with my students.
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