Blackout Poetry

I am about to introduce Blackout poetry to my class for student teaching. Personally, I have been meaning to do this for a while. So when I decided I wanted to teach a lesson on poetry, this was one of the first things that came to mind as I was coming up with activities. This…

Day 1

It feels weird not waking up at 6:30 in the morning and getting ready for the day. I woke up at 8:55 am and thought to myself…’Mrs. Goldberg is out there on the black pavement getting them right now…oh wait…it’s raining. They are probably in the gym waiting for her to come pick them up.’…

An End for New Beginnings 

Well…it’s over. I’ve said my goodbyes. The kids were crying so much. I was trying not to but it was so hard. They pleaded over and over, “Please don’t go. Why do you have to go today? Can’t you go on Monday? I don’t want you to leave. Just one more day.” And all this…

The other day, my mentor teacher accidentally let out that I have a month left of student teaching. The whole class is devastated. Especially this one little guy who thinks everyday is my last day. He is constantly hugging me, holding my hand, staying close to me. Yesterday, he followed me halfway back before I…

Observing a Preschool Classroom 

This doesn’t necessarily belong under student teaching but because it’s similar to gaining experience being in a classroom, I’m putting it under this category. I’m taking three courses this summer and one of these courses is Instructional Strategies in Early Childhood where we are exploring the concepts of play amongst children in the classroom setting….

May 16, 2016

Rocket Launching day🚀. The rockets the class had worked on and made last week will be launched today since they were unable to on Friday due to the weather. It was pretty nice day minus the cold. We were outside for a whole hour and even though I was wearing a sweater, I was freezing….

May 9, 2016

There wasn’t a Language Arts lesson today but I’m prepared for next week. Stem projects are this week where the class is going to build and launch rockets. They’re supposed to launch it Friday but it is supposed to Thunderstom on Friday so the rain date is on Monday. If that happens, then my LA…

May 2, 2016

My lesson, on the Northern Lights, went much better today 😌. I did get stuck on a few words but I was able to recover from it. And this class is a nice group of kids. They didn’t make anything of it. For this lesson, I worked with a smaller group (nine students- advanced level)…

April 25th, 2016

Long story short… I did horribly. Just horribly. Not that it’s a surprise. Public speaking was never my strong suit. I was just a bundle of nerves, fidgeting in my seat, waiting for all of it to be over. I just couldn’t get rid of this feeling of anxiousness. It was there when I left…

April 11, 2016

Part 1 Mrs. Smith isn’t here today as she has gone on vacation to California. There isn’t a LA lesson today and next Monday AA Academy is closed. The following Monday, I am going to be observed teaching the class a lesson on Public Office by Ms. Agnew from Arcadia. Last week, I volunteered to…