First Week

It’s been a great first week in the classroom, and my classes are going well.

But it’s crazy how time seems to just fly by so fast. Now I am afraid this year is going to go by too fast.

That’s a valuable lesson everyone needs to learn: Life is too short to not enjoy every moment you have. Whether they are good or bad moments, you never know what can happen next.

So there is my little piece of advice for the day.

Now I am going turn on Netflix, and rest for the night hoping that this case of Bronchitis clears up soon.

Day 1 in the Classroom

Today was my first day in the classroom for my senior practicum. My placement is in a fifth grade classroom. I have only been in a first and second so far so to say I was a little nervous was a little bit of an understatement!! I didn’t sleep a wink last night!! I was excited too!!

I just didn’t know what to expect with an older group of kids! But today went absolutely great!! I could have not asked for a better Clinical Instructor to have to teach me this year! She is so nice, and the students and other teacher absolutely love her!!!

I had no need to be nervous, but I think that is just inevitable.

Now I can’t wait for next week to get back into the classroom!!!

One day at a time

So school has officially started back for me, and the work is starting to become a little overwhelming. Sometimes working a job during the day, school at night, and homework on top of that is a lot to take on. But I know that in the end everything I do now will be for my benefit later in life.

Working at my job the last couple of years has been wonderful! I have made so many lifetime friends, and learned a lot about myself in the process.

Now to prioritize. Wednesday will be my first day in the classroom, and with each moment that gets closer I get more excited/nervous. I keep wondering.. Will the kids like me? Will I impact them?

I guess I’ll find out Wednesday!! =)

Hello world!

Hi everyone!

My name is Robin. I am a senior in college majoring in Elementary Education. I believe that this year is going to be one of many triumphs and trials for me. I want to share my experiences with y’all.

It wasn’t always my dream to become a teacher. While growing up my plan was to become a pharmacist. I did start to pursue that, but over time I started to realize that I wasn’t happy with that choice anymore. I didn’t want to do something that wouldn’t make me happy for the rest of my life. It took a lot of brainstorming, and picturing what my life would be like if I chose this or that job. One day my mom suggested that since I enjoyed school so much, and working with kids that maybe I should look into becoming a teacher.

I must say that this is the best decision that I ever made. I love the time that I have already got to spend in the classroom.

Now for senior year, student teaching. Let this journey begin!