Saturday, March 28, 2009

My first day teaching!

Friday, March 27, was my first day as a teacher (student teacher). I have lost a lot of sleep over this, and am so glad that first day has come and gone! For everyone who, like Senator Butters, think teaching is easy-- I am here to tell you it is so NOT! I have been preparing lessons like crazy, then doubting if they will work, and later re-writing the whole unit. I have never been more busy!
Although I was very nervous, wondering how my first day would turn out, I was relieved when the class was engaged and interested in my lesson. After all was said and done, I felt pretty darn good! Although making all the preparations was hard and stressful, teaching is really fun... I think I am going to love being a teacher (not all the time of course, that would be too good to be true).
Anyway, I still have a LONG way to go before I am licensed- summer and fall semesters of classes, and then student teaching-- woohoo! At least I can see the light at the end of the tunnel!