Thursday, March 22, 2007

Kick off your Sunday shoes!

Sorry if I have been AWOL lately. For the past three days I have been doing my field work assignment for one of my teaching classes. It has been so wonderful - I never want to go back to work fact I am home today because I have a raging cold which I probably caught from one of the little guys I have been observing.

For the last 3 days I have had the privilege of observing Mrs. McCabe's 3rd grade class at Caley Elementary in Upper Merion. There are 21 adorable little monkeys in her class. She really is one of the best teachers I think I have ever seen. Her classroom management skills are unbelievable. She is able to observe the movements of all of her students at all times and redirect them when they are not paying attention without disturbing the lesson. Amazing really.

I have been lucky enough to be at Caley while the 3rd grade is practicing for their play "On the Radio." It is about music throughout the decades. The cuteness meter is off the charts on this one. My class is in charge of the 80's and is doing a choreographed dance to "Footloose."

Very appropriate, I know! They have been practicing every day and are making tremendous progress. It's not easy getting twenty-one nine year olds to move in sync.

I go back tomorrow for my last five hours of field work and I am so glad that I made the decision to make a career change. I only wish that I had done this sooner - it will be a while before I graduate and who knows how long before I get an assignment. However as a reading specialist I may have more marketability - hopefully - seeing as so many kids need help with their reading,

Ok, back to bed - my head is aching and my nose running. Ewww! I am so glad I am going to have a bright red nose when I get my engagement pictures taken on Saturday. Awesome.

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