Started my day off again with a run outside this morning 🙂
Through an unfortunate series of events, my coffee spilled ALL OVER my kitchen this morning and I did not have time to fully clean it up. Sent my roommates a nice “I’m so sorry our house smells like coffee and our kitchen floor is so sticky” text this morning 🙂
Day 2 of ELA MCAS today at Sullivan Middle School. I was on bathroom duty again this morning, but luckily me and Ally were paired together today.
After school, I had one session in the Writer’s Workshop, working on a history paper. Then, I headed up to Hogan to meet with my 20 volunteers for SPUD. My SPUD site is the Nativity School of Worcester. Every Thursday night from 5:30-6:30, I go to Nativity’s evening study to help Alvin with his homework. This week he finished all his homework, so we spent the rest of the time trying to save a rubik’s cube…we never got it.
After SPUD, I headed home for dinner and to watch “A Million Little Things” with my roommates!
Started my day off today with a morning run outside. I am training for a half marathon, so running is part of my normal routine these days. I had some extra time this morning, so I actually made myself eggs for breakfast instead of my normal granola bar.
Today at Sullivan was the first day of ELA MCAS, so I was on bathroom duty while the students were testing. If a student wanted to go to the bathroom or get a drink during testing, their teacher would have to flag me down so I could escort the student to and from the bathroom….definitely got my steps in today!! When there were no students using the bathroom, I worked on making a “Classroom Behavior/Participation Tracking” poster. This is a new classroom management incentive Mrs. Foley and I are going to start to use next quarter to make sure students are ending the year strong.
Once MCAS were over, I read aloud “Percy Jackson: Lightening Theft” to my afternoon classes. From school, I headed straight to our Seminar in Teaching class. Today’s class was focused on teacher self care. After class, I gave a course evaluation form (CEF) to another education class and then headed to meet Kate and Kat at the pub for our weekly dinners after class.
From dinner, I went to work at the Writer’s Workshop. I had one session and we brainstormed an outline for her paper on Dante’s Inferno. Now I am doing some work in the library with my roommates until I am ready to go watch some Netflix…my teacher self care!!
I am excited to be back blogging this week about my life as a student teacher at Sullivan Middle School. Sullivan starts an hour later than all of the other Worcester Public Schools, so I usually wake up around 6:15am every morning to work out before a day of teaching. Great way to start the day!
After I worked out, I drove home to quickly shower and eat breakfast before heading to school. Today, I needed to leave an extra 10 minutes early to get gas (and make a stop at Starbucks).
Today is Autism Awareness Day, so the Life Skills Program at Sullivan asked everyone to wear BLUE in support of Autism Awareness. I wore my HC Autism Awareness shirt (as seen in my selfie). I am a member of this club at HC and during the summer, I am a camp director for kids with Autism, so this day is extremely important to me!!
The ELA MCAS are Wednesday and Thursday this week, so today we played a MCAS Jeopardy review with my three classes. There were 6 different categories- Open Response, Reading Strategies, Poetry&Genres, Grammar&Writing, Terms to Know, and Testing Tips- with multiple questions in each category.
To keep them fully engaged, the winning team would get to pick a prize of their choice. Each team created a team name and had to complete the graphic organizer that went along with the game to not lose points. I was even asking the question on a microphone…the real deal!!
Winning teams: M&K, Foley’s Favorites, and Cookie Choir
Chosen Prize: Flaming Hot Cheetos
(yes, all three teams chose Flaming Hot Cheetos as their prize…these are the middle school craze these days)
Normally after school on Tuesdays I lifeguard at the Hart pool, but today I got coverage for my shift because I had a phone interview with a school for next year (fingers crossed)!! After my interview, I worked on my “dilemma” paper for our Seminar class tomorrow, made some dinner, and prepared for the most exciting part of my day…This is Us season finale!!
My roommates and I are so excited for this episode we made an event of it…whole cheese and cracker tray. Not sure I’m emotionally ready for this finale…