Wednesday, August 7, 2013

A Tale of Student Teaching Linky

Happy hump day!  I've had a very busy and exhausting week attending trainings and orientations but I've LOVED every minute of it!  I am just beyond thrilled to be starting my first year of teaching!  And I am totally IN LOVE with my school!!  I thought I loved it when I subbed there a few times, but I had no idea I would feel so at home there!  Everyone has been so nice and helpful!  Just like they were when I subbed there.  If you've ever subbed, you know that going into an unfamiliar school is the most awkward experience ever.  Sometimes it's great and sometimes it's a nightmare.  I've had my share of both.  And when I say nightmare, I don't necessarily mean the students.  A few times when I subbed at new schools, I didn't feel very welcomed but I did feel totally lost...literally and figuratively.  Anyway, my school was the complete opposite!  Today all of our staff members went to a training and walking in that room by myself was so intimidating.  I had only met a handful of the teachers on my hall and a few from when I subbed in January and May.  Right when I walked in, a teacher that helped me when I subbed for one of her grade level teammates back in January waved for me to come to her.  She recognized me and told me how she remembered when I subbed for some teachers on her hall.  A few others were sitting around her and they all said hi and they remembered me too.  She went on to tell me how excited she is that I'm a part of their staff and they thought I was great while subbing and so happy I'll be working with them!  I felt so honored!  I couldn't believe they remembered me!  And believe it or not, those teachers today were not the only ones that have come up to me to say they remembered me subbing and are so happy I'm working there now!  Y' makes me want to cry!!  All of the interviews I had at other schools and emails that told me I was not chosen for the position were so devastating, but that was all part of God's plan to put me in this school.  I feel so blessed!

Sorry for that little detour!  I just can't express how happy I am to have this amazing opportunity!  Back to what my post was supposed to be about!  I'm linking up with The Polished Teacher to talk about my student teaching experience!  If you're not following her, you need to!  She has the cutest blog and tons of resources!  She's about to begin her student teaching and she's asked everyone to share the good and bad things about their student teaching experience along with any advice you think she needs before beginning her journey.  She'd also love to hear from cooperating teachers!  Here's my Tale of Student Teaching!

This is a fun linky party and it would be so helpful to The Polished Teacher!  I'd also love to hear about your experiences too!  If you link up, be sure to email her because she's giving away your choice of a font or frames pack as a thank you!  She's also having a fabulous giveaway to celebrate her bloggy birthday!  You can enter every day to win some great prizes from other awesome bloggers!

I hope everyone had a happy hump day!  (My training started out with us watching the Geico camel commercial!)



  1. Thanks so much for linking up! Sounds like you had an amazing student teaching experience! I will have friends student teaching along side me as well which I am looking forward to! 26 kids seems like a lot! They upped the class size to 25 kinders which is going to be a daunting task! Classroom management will be key! You provided such wonderful advice! I will be making more of an effort to attend meetings and after school events. Connecting with parents is another crucial part and I love your idea of sending a letter home! Thanks for the tips!

    The Polished Teacher

  2. No problem! I hope everything goes great for you!! I can't wait to hear all about it!!