First of all, I have my own little desk! Like a real teacher! But second of all, and most importantly, the little Valentine's package and card are from the Kindergarteners I taught in my first placement! My first associate teacher really knows how to make a Teacher Candidate feel like a real teacher that did make an impact :) I hope I can one day do this for an aspiring teacher! It's one more thing that reminds me that I am in the right profession and that I CAN do this.
In other news, I absolutely adore my new placement - the Grade 4s are so sweet and have shown a genuine interest in having me in their classroom. My new associate teacher is phenomenal. She's so nice, organized, and really cares about her students and helping me become a better teacher. She's already offered me the chance to teach my first lesson next Friday and I can't wait! We'll be doing an art activity of some sort, not exactly sure of what yet but I'm excited to figure it out and give it a try.
Every day I'm reminded that through learning about teaching and learning to become a teacher, I'm becoming a better student as well. So, let the learning begin!