No more “Good Morning Miss Roberts!” followed by a big hug each morning. Now I am worried that I will be faced with an “Oh hey” or a weak smile. At the beginning of the term I was devastated to learn that I was placed in a sixth grade classroom for my Winter Practicum as a teaching program student. I was in a first grade classroom the term before and absolutely loved it! The students loved going to school and had so much enthusiasm. Honestly I was nervous about my placement in the sixth grade classroom.
My first day went much better than I thought, however, and the crazy sixth graders are starting to grow on me. They are funny, understand my jokes and sarcasm, and they are independent. Last Friday, one of the students led a craft for the class. They made the most adorable little reindeer out of wine corks. I even got to make one! The class is a little rough, and I know I will have my work cut out for me when I teach my practice lessons, but it will be worth it!
This week’s lesson:Don’t be afraid to try something new!