April 30, 2011


“God left the world unfinished for man to work his skill upon. He left the electricity in the cloud, the oil in the earth. He left the rivers unbridged and the forests unfelled and the cities unbuilt. God gives to man the challenge of raw materials, not the ease of finished things. He leaves the pictures unpainted and the music unsung and the problems unsolved, that man might know the joys and glories of creation.”
I should probably find out who said this. Although I think it's fairly legit. 
Also, I'm sick so you can't expect too much out of me.

April 28, 2011


Some days I feel like a seal in a circus; my only purpose in life is to jump through hoops, or balance on the tip of my nose, all on the command of others.  AKA: Professors. 

Alas, the semester is done. I’m officially a 2nd semester Senior that only has to complete her student teaching. 

Thank you to my wonderful cohort, for stickin' through the circus and some of the best times! I will miss you.
BEST COHORT EVER!! Spring 2011- Seniors

This circus will end; then I will be the Ring Master!


Focus, sh-pocus!

I’m going to start a blog.  A blog that describes my voyage to becoming a teacher.  I will have short anecdotes, thoughts, reflections, observations, resources, etc.  Hopefully this will go over well. 

I think it is very poignant to not constantly redirect children when they are day dreaming during a quiet task.  As I am sitting here observing the students I also am supposed to be working on a future lesson plan I have, but I find myself constantly staring out the door, watching the students, or at the blank nothingness.  I realized that five minutes ago I was constantly pointing students back to their work the second they looked up from their cursive book, but it could hinder them in the future.  Often times our brain needs a short break and we need to be self-motivated enough to end our break and get back to our task.  When you are a college age student you will not always have a teacher there to say “Teach, get back to your research paper.”  So as a teacher, in third grade you need to give students the chance to pull themselves back to their task or gently tap them on the shoulder and pull them from their reverie.  Just a thought from a volunteer in the classroom. 

April 27, 2011