Today was the first day of my last practicum, and I must say that getting back into the swing of things wasn't that much "fun". It's hard at this point in my schooling to be still working under someone and going by someone else's "rules". I have a lot of freedom, but it isn't my class, they aren't really my students.
However, there are lots of exciting things coming in this practicum. For those who do not know I teach twenty two, usually good, Grade 1 students. They have a lot of energy and are good at communicating (yes, that means talking when they're supposed to be listening). But they are also really excited about learning most of the time. Today I was doing a Social Studies lesson and we were talking about where everyone in our class is from, well that world map was the most exciting thing I could have ever brought into the classroom. They were looking for different countries, and sounding out the names of some of them. It was great excitement!
Another wonderful thing about teaching Grade 1 is the AWESOME books I get to read to them. There are so many great kids books, and today I read them "Pigeon Find's a Hotdog", a great read . It is in the Pigeon series which includes; "Don't let the Pigeon Drive the Bus"(One of Pam's favourites), and "Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late". All by the fabulous Mo Willems.
And to think tomorrow I get to go back!