ITS ME!!!! Holy cow I know I live, I’m sure you were AWFULLY worried!!! If you didn’t know, I’m a student teacher and it’s basically eating my life. This semester has been exhausting and exhilarating all at once and I’m still trying to decide how that’s even possible.
I work with 6th graders 3 days a week (and cram 15 hours of class in on thurs/fri…whoever designed the schedule is a little deranged) and in just 1 short week I do my first week of solo teaching – exciting, but also means I’m in a for a very long week of lesson planning. Despite all of the work I can’t help but feel a little heartbroken that my time at my phase I placement is almost over. It will definitely be more than a little saddening to walk away from my class of 18 fantastic learners.
They are truly some of the most unique and talented young people I’ve ever met. I suppose they’ll never know (unless they go on to be teachers someday I suppose…) just how much they’ve impacted who I am and shaped the teacher I am becoming. I owe them a lot – especially for they’re ceaseless patience while I muddle through poorly paced, half-thought, “out-of-the-box” lesson ideas.
So that should explain my err..disappearance! However, I took Thanksgiving break as an opportunity to catch up on some crafting! No pictures of new colors yet, but they’ll be up soon! I’ve also got some big things planned for the upcoming holiday season! Stay tuned!