Monday, January 24, 2011

student teaching update


I've been so bad about updating my blog lately....I feel like I just said this. Oh wait, I did.....
My life as of late has consisted of tons of lesson planning, perfecting my poker skills (thanks boyfriend!), catching up on movies, having some mom-daughter time, and trying to plan stuff for my youth group too. Life is hectic, that's for sure. I do enjoy all that's going on, although the lack of sleep and tons of germs has gotten me a bit sick. :( Eww.
Right now I'm starting on my third week of interning. It feels like it's been longer.... I also am now teaching both writing and social studies. I don't even want to count all the hours I've spent planning, haha. But the truth is, I am loving it. My directing teacher is amazing. She is so sweet and helpful and let's me teach how I want. She is a great model for me as well, I've already learned so much from her. The co-teacher (who is in another room and teaches math and science) is an awesome teacher as well, along with being a sweet lady. I feel so blessed. My students are also pretty good. We have 41 total and while there are some behavior issues at times, for the most part, they are a great bunch to work with! I really have been enjoying my time.
I also gotta share that this past weekend was great. I had a rough couple days Thursday and Friday, but things started to really looking up shortly after. I am truly blessed with some great friends and an amazing mom (who took me to lunch, get books at the library for my classes, and got pedis with me....all to celebrate 2 successful weeks of interning!!!)
I am so grateful for a great beginning in this new chapter and for such an amazing support system. And to all of you great blogger pals that read my blog and have sent me some sweet and thoughtful pick-me-ups and inspiring comments, THANK YOU!!! Yall rock. For real!

much love,
kellie

ps. sorry for the lack of pictures.....I will do my best to include more for my interning updates! :)

6 comments:

Brooke Ann Dove said...

I'm student teaching as well! I'm glad you are having such a wonderful experience! I'm jealous of you only having 41 students. I have 140 students and I'm still trying to learn names.

Jessica Jolly said...

You're an inspiration! I want to student teach one day. Gotta get to college first xD

Courtney said...

Ugh! I am so happy for you! I love when people love what they are doing and it seems like you really love and are amazing and your endeavor! Hooray for Kelz!

little j. said...

Yay! Glad to hear you're doing (mostly) well. I've heard from my teacher friends that the rough days are so worth the great ones! ;)

haze said...

Oh I'm so jealous! I would like to become a teacher as well!!! Really wrong decisions. . . wrong wrong wrong. . .

Congrats dear! I can sense that you're happy with what you are doing :)

Leigh said...

so glad its going well!!! you're gonna be the best teacher! plus, tell ur mommy I love her and thank her again for a ll the warm stuff she sent too.