Why SMU? I just fell in love with the campus, the volleyball team, and Winona. Something cool I’ve already done? Observing in two kindergarten classrooms to prep for student teaching second through fourth grades. Where I’m headed? To becoming an unforgettable teacher, coach, and mentor.
For those who are just joining the blog now, as well as being an Elementary Education major, I am also a Senior on the volleyball team at Saint Mary’s, and the president of the Cardinal Athletic Council (CAC) on campus. Today the CAC put on the SMU Olympics, where student-athletes from each of the teams … More >
The time has finally come that I am student teaching!!!! I have been placed in a 5th grade classroom in the Winona Middle School. My cooperating teacher is pretty young, very energetic, and relates very well with the students. I always had pictured myself with a younger classroom, but my 5th graders already have my … More >
If you are interested in going into the education field, it is very important to start working with kids. A lot of my classmates have had nanny jobs over the summers, babysit, or work at summer camps. This past summer, I wanted to get more practice with teaching, so I thought it would be beneficial … More >
On the Wednesday and Thursday right after coming home from break, I spent some time in my old elementary school observing and helping out in a fourth-grade classroom. My mother was actually long-term subbing in that classroom, and it was fun teaching with her. Because it was right before break, the students were very antsy … More >
Oh my gosh I cannot believe it is already Finals Week, and that we will all be going home on Tuesday! Where did the time go? I have six finals this semester, which is more than I have ever had any other semester here at Saint Mary’s. I have had one on Friday, two on … More >
So one of the organizations I am a part of on campus is called CAC, or the Cardinal Athletic Council. It is comprised of at least two student-athlete representatives from each of the D III collegiate teams on campus. We meet every other week to discuss items that are pertinent to the student-athlete, how we … More >
With only a couple days left of school before finals, it is crunch time! So many professors have projects or papers due. This means that for the next week or so, all I will be doing is homework and studying! BUT, once this is all over, we have our Christmas Break and we will be … More >
I found this passage from online from Jeff Foxworthy. I got a kick out of it and I hope you do too. If this characterizes you, chances are that teaching is right for you! You get a secret thrill out of laminating things. You can hear 25 voices behind you and know exactly which one … More >
One of most awesome experiences from this Latvian camp was how “at home” our students and the staff at our school made us feel. Their hospitality began as soon as we left the airport. We actually landed in Vilnius, Lithuania and then drove to Daugavpils, Latvia because it was a shorter drive than to fly … More >
I was one of ten teachers on the trip as well as three high school students from Somerset, WI to help out throughout the camp. What made our group so much fun is that we all got along so well and went on a lot of adventures on the weekend or after class was done … More >
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