Monday, April 25, 2011

Student Teaching...The First Weeks

So, sometimes I believe that my students think I am an alien. Communicating with six year old children is hard. They don't understand my vocabulary and I don't know how to break the words I am using down to mean anything simpler. However, I have had some gratifying moments. Here they are:

Student: What grade is Miss Eaton teaching next year?
Teacher: I don't know.
Student: I hope she teaches second grade so she can be my teacher.

Teacher: What time do you wake up in the morning?
Student: Whenever I hear a noise?

Student looking at a book about the solar system
Teacher: Do you enjoy looking at the planets?
Student: I am just looking for heaven. Is it on this map?

Teacher dismisses girls and then boys
Boy One (disgruntled): Why are the boys always last?
Boy Two: Because ladies go first.

These are just a few stories from the top of my head. I am continuously learning new things about six year old children and hope I can figure them out before the end of the semester comes. My evaluation scores are not where I would like them to be but I am still learning. My teacher tells me that I am where I need to be as a student teacher but low scores for an over achiever are hard. I know that I am still growing as a teacher and I have already started to work out some of my kinks.

4 comments:

Danielle said...

I am so proud of you. You are amazing. My friend works in the student teaching office and she said before midterms scores are always low. You will ROCK IT!!!!!

zue said...

hey girl !
so great ! you've been teaching student . :)
it's hard right how to teach mostly child . urgkhhh ... and me too ,i feel the same way you do . :)
but , i teach people in my company , more hard to do . neway . nice to know you girl . :)

Sandra and Brent said...

Kids are ridiculous and teaching is way hard! I'm pretty sure people have no idea how hard it is.

samyyyr said...

I hope you will soon learn a lot of things about six year old kids... All the best with teaching profession.
The article was awesome, loved reading it :)