Thursday, November 5, 2009


So lets just say I am ready for this semester of student teaching to be over. I'm done. Today was a Field trip to downtown . We went to the Library, the Historical Society, and the town's Museum. I thought it was going well, I was telling students not to be jumping off of things when we were walking, to be quiet and stay with their buddy. At our destinations I made sure they were not doing things they were not supposed to do, and was making sure they were doing what they were supposed to do. I got back the kids left and I was left with the cooperating teacher. She said she didn't really feel like I was "present" and that I didn't do things with out her prompting me, and blah blah I'm a bad teacher is what I heard come out of her mouth. So I guess I can't do anything right. Here I was thinking I was doing a pretty good job with not really knowing what we were doing on the Field trip, and never being on a Field trip from that perspective. The only thing I have trouble with is like harsh discipline. Which i told her, and i thought she would be pretty impressed. Yeah I'm supposed to be the "main" teacher right now, but i didn't plan this trip, i didn't know what was going on, so i thought it was apparent that she would be taking the "reins" on this one. Another thing happened and i got talked to and i didn't think it was a big deal but I guess i kid saying math is boring is a bad thing, hello its her opinion, she has the right to express it, not yelling it out but she has a right to her opinion.

So to make a long story short, I can't wait for it to be over. I love the kids I love teaching the content, i guess i just hate the "rules" and i guess i feel like i shouldn't be doing too much of the stuff that will impact them for the year, because I'm not going to be there for the whole year, but i guess in her eyes i should be doing everything. Whatever. I don't think I will be teaching AT ALL in my near future.

On another note, I did the Fabric Necklace found on Amy Butlers website, I'm not going to post pictures because i might have to use it tomorrow for Sew-n-tell because i don't know if I'm going to finish the other thing i have been working on. I guess you will just have to wait and see till tomorrow!

Sorry for my rant

Peace & Love J-me

1 comment:

Kristin said...

Don't let that teacher get to you. Hell, you're main focus is on math, not supervising field trips. You're almost done, you can do it!