Yesterday was my last day with my 3rd grade class. There is a huge void in my heart right now! To say I became attached to my class is an understatement. I felt as if they were my own children, all 25 of them. I am so thankful that I had a wonderful class and an amazing supervising teacher! I learned more in 8 weeks than in 3 years of education courses!
Yesterday, the class earned a movie/popcorn day. I am not going to lie when we kind of planned it that way so we could get grades finished for end of the quarter! HA! While I was out popping popcorn, my class was working hard on putting a book together for me. I had no clue. Then the office called and asked if I could come and pick something up. Little did I know that this was a set up!! I came back to the room and the door was locked. I knocked and one of my students ran and opened the door and I heard SURPRISE!! The tears began to roll down my face. At the front of the class, was a box full of goodies for my future classroom. Little did I know that the kids had been brining in things all week! I always catch on to surprises and I had no clue!
I did good for the most part of the day until the kids started packing up at the end of the day. I LOST IT! Several of the students were tearing up too! It was so hard to leave, but I refused to say goodbye to them. I plan on subbing in the Spring and my teacher is going to request me every time she is out.
I will never forget my time with my class. They taught me so much about teaching and myself! They even made me a better parent!! I am tearing up as I write this post! I would give anything to erase yesterday, and go back to my 3rd grade class on Monday.
This Monday, I start my second placement in Title 1 PreSchool at a different school district. I am not going to lie, I am very nervous about going into a PreK classroom after being in 3rd grade! I am hoping for a smooth transition! I know that I will learn just as much from those little kiddos and become an even stronger teacher. This also means that I am half way done and will be certified in 8 weeks! YIKES!!
Sorry for the lack of posts! Student teaching has consumed my life and I love it! David, Tyler, and Landon keep me pretty busy too!! We are very excited that fall is here. Tyler has a Halloween carnival tonight at the Youth Center. She is super excited! We are enjoying the cooler temperatures and college football on Saturdays!
I hope everyone is doing well! I am sorry I am a horrible blog reader right now!
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