This week was a good week. It was really interesting to see how they handled a situation with a student who could not handle being about others and was dangerous to herself. I also enjoyed trying out some new classrooms. Overall, this week I felt very useful and I had a good time.
Thursday 2/6 was a very good day for me, everything flowed very smoothly, and I felt very useful. Today, Friday 2/7 was a bit hectic because next week is only a two day week for them and they we're doing a lot of movie rewards and catching up on Dreambox and Lexia. So today I was thrown around a lot just to try and make myself useful. I did feel very flattered about how much the teacher have been talking about me and how they would like my help in their classrooms too. One of the ESL teachers there even offered to talk to the Principal about me doing my student teaching next spring at Washington.
My experience this week was fun! I believe that I am finally getting into the swing of things and becoming more comfortable with helping. I have realized that I cannot to fifth grade math and that I really wish to improve my Spanish skills in order to be more helpful. Overall, my experience this week was good. I do believe that on Friday's there is a lot less work to do because a lot of teachers work on catch up work on Fridays.
This week was a very hectic week for me, so I forgot to log my hours. But from what I remember, that Thursday was a good day for me, I was beginning to understand my schedule and how my day would flow.
This Thursday was the first day of my experience at Washington Elementary School assisting their ESL program. My first day was a little interesting because their was an assembly all morning called Safety Town. But, once the morning was over I had a good time rotating between classrooms and helping where needed. I also went in on Friday realizing that one day a week wouldn't help me reach my hours. So, this morning I went in for a few hours and one of the ESL teachers let me watch her give a running record to 5 of her ESL students in 5th grade.