This week I got to experience a small taste of what it will be like to be a real teacher...and I loved it! I got to teach a lesson of some sort every day except today, which meant a lesson plan or some sort of preparation before hand so that I could communicate in the most simple way possible.
For one of my classes this semester I get to go to Central Elementary School in Sugar City, Idaho. I help in a first grade classroom for two hours every Tuesday and Thursday morning. I got to teach science lessons on electricity this week! We learned about static electricity on Tuesday and then circuits/flashlights on Thursday! I love my first grade class and it's always good to see their faces light up and hear them say "Hi Miss Foote!" when I walk into the classroom. They love to show me their work when they are finished and they LOVE that my last name is Foote.
**side note: the first week I started helping in their class 'foot' was one of their spelling words. Needless to say, I was the star that Thursday when I got to introduce myself**
Anyway, this week was awesome. I can't say enough how blessed I feel to be at a school that allows Sophomores/Juniors to go out into the field so early on and develop their ideas and knowledge about teaching. I already know, after just three weeks, that if it weren't for these few short weeks being in the classroom, I would have been in for a BIG surprise when I went to student teach.
I love school. I love teaching. I can't wait to have a classroom of my own. :)
My camera refused to take a clear picture, but this is my name tag. :)