Best Day of the Week!

01.20.2012For me, Thursdays are about to be the best day of the week, because I do not have class on Fridays. Needless to say, after class on Thursdays, I know that I can relax for three whole days! Yay! Today, I had a new class about literacy. I really like my teacher, as she is constantly relating material from the course to future teaching experiences. She also mentions “teaching moment” whenever something different happens than what she planned or if someone has a question, which I think is a cute way to demonstrate how many times we need to be flexible as teachers. In class, we had to bring our favorite childhood book and make a little bag full of items that relate to the story. Then, other students had to guess our book based on the items in our bag. This was a fun ice breaker that also provided us with some ideas to implement into our future classroom. I think I am really going to enjoy this course! Then, I had my children’s literature and literacy course. This is in the same classroom, so I’m sitting in the same spot for a while...like a little over four hours. But, I have my snack and then move to another seat, so at least I’m not in the same chair that long. One thing I liked about this class today, was that we each went around and shared one of our favorite memories. It was interesting to hear all of the different things that people have done and was a good way to get to know each other a little better. Then, I had my preschool practicum course. We started off the course by singing “Five Little Ducks” and doing all of the hand motions. Then, we were read a story about feelings. My professor always provides us with snacks, so we had pretzels and animal crackers in little Dixie cups today. I always laugh during this class, because it kind of feels like you are back in kindergarten for an hour and fifteen minutes. But, hey, I’m not complaining!