How can 1/4 of the school year be over? I'll be honest, sometimes the past 45 days have whizzed by and on other days it feels more like 450 days. But, still, wow how has 45 days gone by!?
And I'm loving it. I love my students. I love the school I am teaching at. And I love the opportunity to work with and learn from the other educators at the school.
I have taken on many teaching responsibilities. I teach math once or twice a week, I lead my reading group three times a week, and I teach phonics a few times a week. I am also planning for and leading my student's session in the Learning Center. Just writing all that out, makes me amazed at how far I've come since September!
I've sat in and participated in our students' conferences and I am a part of our weekly team consult meetings where I bring my insights and ideas to the table regarding a few of our students with special learning needs. I've even spoken up about what I have seen in a certain student and that insight has been valued! I really feel valued, even as an intern!
I really am loving me experience as an intern. To me, I know I am loving it when I don't mind (99% of the time) getting up at 5:30am. I am excited to get to school and see what the day holds for all of 1L.
I really feel like I am coming into my role as a teacher. I can't wait to see what the next 135 days of school hold for me and the class!