Officially part of
The rest of the week, I was able to be in Mrs. Fry's and Mr. Swineford's classrooms and start to get a feel for the kids and their teaching styles. This week was a bit crazy though. There was Keystone testing everyday, which meant that the students were on a modified schedule for the rest of the day. The nice part about that was that each day, the students who weren't testing were sent to their assigned classroom for about 2 hours in the morning.
This was a great time for me to really get to know and connect with the classes that I will be starting to teach this week. I was able to sit down, get to know the students on a personal level, and see them in their natural state. I really don't want student to act any different just because I am now teaching. So I think this time will be very beneficial in the long run.
With it being the end of the marking period, all of Mrs. Fry's classes are working on finishing up their projects and presentations. I have been able to see so many cool things with the Vet Science class like how to give a ferret a bath, how to trim a hamster's toenails and how to tattoo a rabbit. Each of the students in this class had to either record and show a video of a skill demonstration or they have the option to bring their pet in and showcase the skill live.
One of the live demonstrations;
tattooing a rabbit.
I am curious to see if the week will go as fast as this past one did. I am super excited to start the week as I will be starting two different classes. On Wednesday, I start with the Ag Foundations classes which are all freshman. I get to teach 3 different groups of students in this class and we will be starting the Animal Science Unit.
Then on Thursday, I will start the with the new class of Building Construction Students. I get to start with this group on their very first day of the class and I will teach them everyday while the Ag Foundations class is every other day. I am nervous but anxious all at the same time and can't wait to tell you how it goes! Look for my next blog to hear how my first day of teaching goes!!!