My mentor emailed me today! She seems so friendly and eager to help, I cannot wait to meet her! It is funny, because she could have been from anywhere in the state and she ended up being from Pekin. Pekin is only 5-10 minutes from my house!
I really hope I get a positive relationship with my mentor, it would be a great resource and a great experience to have.
Just another reason I am SO excited I got involved with Illinois Education Association: Student Program!
Many of my classmates, women being over 99% of the early educators in my area, have asked me why there are not more men in early education and my response is always two-fold: men have always been considered the bread or bacon earners, the ones required by society to make the money or have the…
I turned in a lesson plan with a partner (actually, it was almost all done by me)today, and when the teacher discussed it with us she told us it was the best one out of the entire class. I am just now starting my methods classes, so lesson plan writing is not quite a mastered skill yet. I was really proud that the work I had done paid off, and that I am at least on the right track with something.
One positive out of this very negative Monday!
Any other positives from anyone else for their Mondays?
I absolutely love volunteering. If any of you don’t get involved with it, I would highly recommend it.
This year, I’m volunteering with an outdoor team building place called Horn Field Campus. We do a lot of behind the scenes grounds work to keep the place looking great. I have door landscaping things I never would have before, and it is such a good feeling to know we are helping out such a good place.
I am sore, dirty, and I already have blisters but I wouldn’t trade it for the world.
I hope to stay involved with volunteering for the rest of my life.
So, does anyone else freak out about the idea of not getting a job? I find myself more and more afraid as I am realizing how unstable teaching jobs are in my area.
I am also talking to people about their ECE programs at their school, and I just am afraid of competing against them in the job market. Yeah, I have an amazing program too, but are other people becoming more qualified than me? Will schools even look at this and compare colleges when they are hiring people?
I want to do everything possible to further myself as a future professional, and try and promise myself a job. I just don’t know where to start. I do so much, but I still feel like it is not enough.
BAH. I apologize for this dramatic, unnecessary rant. I am reaching a point where the real world is about ready to slap me in the face, and it honestly scares me. I have always been a person to be so ready for the future, but for once I am afraid to face it.
For the EC classroom, the students are still learning their letters which can be a lot of hard work! For each letter covered have the parents (if you’ve got super supportive parents) or you bring in a fun food to go with each letter. Here are some ideas.