In case you haven't noticed, there is an additional child in our family photo. I would like you all to meet the newest member of our family. She is the pretty little 7 year old in the purple dress. "Eloise" now has a little sister. We have decided to call her, "Amelia Bedelia".

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Almost to the end of this tunnel....

Next week is the last week of this semester. I have had a wonderful time working with the students from various schools in the New Orleans area, but the schedule has been grueling for this full time mommy and wife. I will be able to breath a little easier after finals.

Out of the three groups that I had to teach (P.E., Math, Language Arts) this was my favorite, because I love to engage children in good literature.
We did a whole unit on the fable about the six blind men who wanted to find out what an elephant was. One man grabbed the tail and said an elephant was like a rope. One man grabbed the leg and said that an elephant was like a tree etc...
During this clinical we read, discussed, did activities, wrote newspaper articles, and completed some worksheets. I have compiled all of this, some photos, and a copy of the story into books for the students to take home and share with their families.
I am glad that my work is almost finished, but I am going to miss the children.
It's ok though, because now I'll be able to spend more time with the child that I have been missing all semester.
***The parents of these students have all signed waivers concerning the use of their photos for non-commercial use***


JeanSkirtGirl said...

Can't wait either to school over love carmencita

The B's said...

My, what a busy girl you are! Hope everything is smooth sailing for Christmas. Have you had a chance to decorate yet? Take comfort and joy in this wonderful season!


Egghead said...

You are one busy lady but you will get through this and make a wonderful teacher.