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Jun 17 2013

Lesson planning up the Wha-zoo

Wow my brain is tired. After a long day of planning I have completed 3 mini-lesson plans on class culture, a final draft for my math objective 1, a rough draft of math objective 3, numerous class decorations/posters, our final outline of our groups class culture plan, and…. idk what else!? I’m done for the…

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Jun 15 2013

Meetin’ the Kids

And so begins my teaching experience. Today was the first day of summer school. I wasn’t really sure what to expect as I took my post at the office near the bus overhang. Students trickled in, some looked happy and replied “mornin” as I said good morning… but most looked down and kept walking. Maybe…

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Jun 14 2013

It’s official, I am a real teacher y’all

Yah just look at the picture below… Like I said its official!!!! Tomorrow I get to meet my darling class of 11 students! We will be administering some diagnostic reading assessments so that we can track each students progress over the next month of summer school. I must say seeing my classroom was the most…

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Jun 12 2013

Missing home just a lil

Day 3 of institute over and done. Today was the first time we did concrete work. We learned to do lesson vision and plans and worked with out co-lab to draft a class vision as well. It was a lot of information but it seems really doable at this point, and even fun to some…

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Jun 11 2013

First day of summer school

Goodness, I have already been too busy to update this thing. So let me tell you how my past 2 days have been in like 10 minutes (Currently 7am, sitting in the diner at breakfast doing lesson planning) So move it was easy as pie, I am living in these really nice suite style rooms…

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Jun 09 2013

Sweet home Alabama

You heard it, I’m stationed in ALABAMA! Never thought I’d leave the east coast, who knew! After a fun night out last night, we had a morning closing session then packed up and began our 12hr drive to Tuscaloosa! There was traffic in NC We made a pit stop in SC I went to my…

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Jun 08 2013

Last full day of induction!

The title says it all… last day of induction! May I be writing this post slightly buzzed, yes… but was today awesome, of course! A hurricane decided to hit us this morning so all the sessions involving us visiting our communities were cancelled. Instead we heard a speech from a senator, found our strengths, and…

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Jun 07 2013

Visit to my new school/community!

Let me preface this by saying i am EXHAUSTED, sorry if I sound not so spunky. Today was amazing though, we started off the day talking about a rural community is, our preconceptions of the rural ENC, and how we are excited about working here. But after so much talking I got bored… I just…

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Jun 05 2013

“Valued” to death

Officially finished the first full day of induction. Yay! But I do have to say I am pretty exhausted mentally. Today we began with sharing our “stories of self” which are our own life stories that we read to the group, explaining how we have become the people we are today. I must say some…

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Jun 05 2013

Day one and done

Today I finished my¬† first day at induction. Leaving my grandparents was tough, but I was able to snap a picture before I left   It was just lovely! I got here at 1pm (move in was 10-2p) with plenty of time to unpack, read the intro materials and relax.They gave us each a goodie…

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