Today I am a very proud teacher.
It's weird to say that. Because I was raised to not brag, and when I say that I am proud, I feel like I may be bragging.
Maybe today I am bragging.
My student teacher has been practicing her craft a lot this week in preparation for next week when she will teach EVERYTHING. And she is growing so much.
As a motivator.
As a classroom manager.
As an advocate for the students.
Today she had the class all by herself because I was at a meeting and our school was short staffed.
Her report at the end of the day:
"It was a pretty good day! I beat the kids at the score board...But not bad!"
So, why am I proud? Because she has watched and learned and can teach 7 hours of lessons to first graders and come out smiling!
At least, I think she was smiling.
Usually I tell my husband and friends about the great thing that one of the first graders did.
Today the student I want to talk about is a college senior who is getting ready to graduate and find a classroom of her own.