teach me | week 1

This semester.
These next 16ish weeks are the ones I’ve been dreading.
The ones that give me knots in my stomach.
Not that I’m not excited to learn, or excited to interact with the kids and other teachers.
I’m just nervous.
That’s all.
I’ve never done anything like this before.
And for a while I couldn’t think of it without having a meltdown.
Remember this shining moment?
Student teaching.
Should be a breeze, right?
I’ve been to school for 3 1/2 years for this.
Yet how do I still feel so unprepared?
I mean completely unprepared. 
But apparently, that’s normal.
I mean, I’ve sat in the classroom at MSU and I’ve even sat in a few weeks at other classrooms before.
But nothing as intense as this.
Not nearly as many lessons.
Not nearly as many people watching.
{parents, administrators, students, other teachers}
But.
I can do it.
{I knew your comment would say so, so I’ll go ahead and just fess up. I can do it.}
I’m a fast learner.
I love children.
And am passionate about curating their curiosity.

So here {under the heading “teach me”} I will journal thoughts, emotions, moments of laughter {and tears}, about my journey through student teaching.

These first eight weeks will be spent in a local Preschool.
I was able to attend Parent Orientation and “Meet the Teacher” this week and I can already tell that it is going to be an exciting adventure.
And as I heard, “See you next week, Mrs. Morris.” from a prompted five year old,
I couldn’t help but do flips on the inside.
I get to spend 8 whole weeks with these kiddos.

I am thankful.
Still nervous.
But thankful.

Ok, and a little excited.
🙂

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2 thoughts on “teach me | week 1

  1. A preschool? That sounds like so much fun! I never got to do student teaching in an elementary school classroom, but got to do an internship at a preschool and loved every single minute of it. I definitely relate and vividly remember the excitement, the jitters, and the sweet words from kids. Enjoy it, girl! It'll be a blast. 🙂

    I can't wait to read more of your teach me posts! As a fellow future teacher, I always love hearing about other people's teaching experiences!

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