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.