TEP Blog Takeover (Week 1 Day 1)
I’m so excited I get the opportunity to start the College of the Holy Cross Teacher Education Program (TEP) blog takeover series for the week. Today, I spent three hours at Sullivan Middle School in Worcester where I work with 7th grade history students. I am only spending three hours a week this semester there, but in the Spring I will be there full-time. For today’s post, I really wanted to focus on giving a little tour of what Sullivan Middle is like— hopefully the pictures below bring it to life!
Break down of today:
Here’s a little run down of how my schedule went today:
8 AM: Wake up, shower, breakfast, pack lunch, some homework
10 AM: Class (20th Century America I)– We learned about the Gilded Age and what makes a corporation unique.
11 AM-2 PM: Sullivan Middle School– I observed and assisted with small tasks and one-on-one help in class. I get to carpool and spend lunch with my two friends Ally (Math) and Hannah (English), who are also in the TEP. We are all part of the 7th grade team.
2 PM: Office hours– Went over a few questions for a history paper due Wednesday with my professor.
3 PM: SGA Meeting– Since I am Treasurer of the senior class, I met with the class president, Brandon, and our advisor, Simone, to plan more Senior Ball details.
4 PM: Writer’s Workshop Appointment— I met with a trained student worker to make some edits for my paper (the same one I went to office hours for earlier!).
5 PM: Gym and dinner– Even a short run on the treadmill helps 🙂
6-9:30 PM: Work– I work 10 hours a week in Dinand Library as a Student Reference Assistant.
10 PM: Manic Monday– My roommate, Lexi, is an amazing singer and my friends and I always go to cheer her on at the Monday night Delilah’s performances in Hogan Campus Center.
Overall thoughts on the day:
Today was a great day! It was super busy and scheduled down to the minute but I really enjoyed spending most of it with my students at Sullivan Middle. I’m still getting to know their names and personalities, but I’m getting better each week. Stay tuned for tomorrow’s post where I talk about what I eat in a day as an “almost” student teacher!