Wednesday, August 7, 2013

A Tale of Student Teaching & What I'm Loving Wednesday

So-- here I am at school updating my blog. Do any of you have those sensors in your classroom that turn the lights off when there is no movement for a while? WELL I have been sitting in this little corner in my classroom and the lights have gone off 4 times now. I have to get up for them to turn back on. That's not annoying or anything?!

Today I am linking up with Tales of A Polished Teacher to share my experience of Student Teaching. It was only a year ago that I was starting my internship. It is pretty vivid in my mind, and I am glad I have the chance to share it with you!

It may be hard to read my answers, so I copied them starting with the left box, going clockwise
(Best Times)
My student teaching was AMAZING! I had the perfect group
Of kids (with the exception of two classes). A year ago
(when I was student teaching) the state came out with a
New Civics curriculum for 7th grade Civics. I had to plan from
Scratch. My directing teacher did not have any lessons for
This subject. It was kind of nice, because we were learning
From each other. I also was lucky enough to be a part of
A very supportive team of teachers. They were SO helpful
And supportive!
(Not so good times)
Life still goes on when you are student teaching. It is not :
“Hang on life, don’t do anything until I get this internship
Done with!” My car decided to die in the midst of all the
Craziness—SUCH an inopportune time! Also, I had to take
the Social Studies 6-12 Cert. test twice. Believe me when
I tell you—when you prepare to take those tests.. Make sure
Your environment is as stress free as possible!
If there are other student teachers at the same school as you, Become BFFs with them! It will help (even if they are not teaching the same grade. They will likely have the same assignments/projects due. It helps having a friend to do this with! If you don’t know something, ask! Finally, make a friend of the principal or admin early! These are the people you are going to want to write your Recommendation letters.
It is also Wednesday (Woot, WOot) and it is time for Covered in Glitter & Glue's What I am Loving Wednesday Linky!
From Left to Right:
{one. }
I got my nails done today! I'd have to admit, I have been feeling a little bit daring lately with my
nail colors. I have always been the one to have pink and white ALL the time.
I just got sick of the same ol', same ol'!
So I am wearing (OFF GO THE LIGHTS AGAIN) Cajun Shrimp with a splash of gold glitter!
I LOVE the combination!
{two. }
This is a picture of my new desk calendar. I am a calendar FREAK! I like that it has
chevron on it. It fits perfectly to my very colorful room! I got it at Target. I couldn't find
the original link on Target's website, but I did find Poketo's blog! There are
cuter ones on there! (I totes just bummed myself out when I saw cuter ones.. hmph)
{three. }
I am loving my new exit slip poster. It says "Tweet what you know"
I thought of it on my own, but I am sure there are others floating around.
I used sticky pockets from the school supply store and printed the letters.
I got the poster laminated and used an Xacto knife to open the pockets.
I hope all of you who don't go back until September (Lucky!) are enjoying your summer! To those of you who go back in the next two weeks, like me, I hope your classrooms are coming
along smoothly! I can't wait to see pictures!


  1. Thank you so much for linking up! Your advice is wonderful! Luckily there are 5 of us student teaching at the same school so I will be able to collaborate with other student teachers and cooperating teachers during grade level meetings. I definitely will be making close relationships with the principal as well! That is something that I have not done in the past and I definitely regret not doing so! Let me know if you want my font or border pack and I will send it your way!

    The Polished Teacher

  2. I happened upon your blog from the link-up with Covered in Glitter and Glue - I enjoyed reading your advice for the student teacher! :) ~Deb
    Crafting Connections

  3. I love the Twitter boards as exit tickets I've been seeing all over Pinterest. I just can't imagine having room for 90+ responses (for all my classes) OR having to take them down after each class. There are some things that are just easier in elementary school when you have the same kiddos all day!

  4. Your What ya know board is really cute! I'm glad I found your blog. I love reading about other country girls!

    Sixth Grade Tales
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    1. You are so sweet! Thank you! I love YOUR blog! I have been a follower for quite some time! I got a teacher bag today that I wish I could have included today on my WILW. Maybe next week!

  5. I found your blog through the linky and it is adorable!! I am your newest follower. I am also fairly new to blogging as well. I would love for you to come on over and check out my blog if you get a chance. I can't wait to read more post!!!



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