Friday, January 14, 2011

my first week student teaching

This week has been a whirlwind. A good one though. Very good.
Monday was my first day of interning, followed by a girl's night dinner (with sushi, noodles, and bubble tea).

My first day on the job went awesomely. I came home with tons of books to read so I can catch up on new strategies.

I also got to use my new lunchbox that I got from my former boss for Christmas.

Plus I also got to wear some new clothes my sister helped me pick out (and my mom payed for) from Forever 21!!! *love*


(above) Monday:
top: Forever 21
Skirt: anamoly
Boots: kohls

(above) Tuesday:
plaid shirt: Forever 21
undershirt (red): target
shoes (not pictured): urban outfitters

(above) Wednesday:
gray undershirt: target
white overshirt: old navy
sweater: Forever 21
pants: (don't remember)
shoes (not pictured): urban outfitters

My awesome friend Erica also wrote me a sweet note (on apple paper) and gave me an apple. Toooooo sweet!

This is me working through lunch:

And this is my favorite part of our classroom. It's the reading nook....I love the lights, beanbag chairs, and of course its surrounded by tons of books!

Friday we went on a field trip to the marine center in Mayport Village (founded in 1562).
It was fun, but oh so cold outside!!
Oh and if you're reading this Leigh...... we also got to go to Hannah Park, which is located right next to Finnegan Elementary!!

There, we got to experience the wet lab, where they had tons of different animals....

And the kids got to put their hands in tanks so that they could feel some of the water animals.

The kids also got a kick out of Nemo, Nemo's Dad and Dori (above photo). The best was when "Nemo's Dad" went searching for "Nemo" who was hiding.... "Ms. Stapleton, Nemo's dad is literally trying to find Nemo."

Then they got to go on the beach and collect shells. Of course, it was also windy and in the 30's......

All in all, such a good week. My directing teacher (and her co-teacher) are amazing and so great to work with. I'm learning so much and the students are really a great bunch.
Hope all you other interns and new teachers also had a great first week. Can't wait to hear more about it!!!!!



Melany said...

What a fabulous start.

alovelylittleworld said...

How exciting. I love the reading nook in your classroom!
I'm so glad everything is going well and that you are loving it. Congratulations pretty girl (and your clothes look so stellar too) :D

Tiffany said...

Oh what an incredible sounding week!! The classroom looks awesome~ Love your outfits!
You are the greatest! :)

brittni said...

Congrats! I'm glad you're having fun and enjoying yourself. Your teacher's classroom looks really fun and inviting!

jenkakio said...

Congrats! It looks like you are off to a good start!

I am Danielle and you are? said...

My fellow teacher has a reading nook in her classroom as well. She is conducting an experiment where if her classroom is more like a home, the students will learn. So far it is working out.