Friday, March 13, 2015

Slice of Life Day 13~ Watching, Listening and Stepping In

Yesterday I sat back in my classroom I watched, I listened and I wondered as my student teacher taught. I watched, I made notes, I noted kids who need to work with on specific skills, kids who might need more support than I can do alone, kids who might need more encouragement, kids who need to know they are doing a great job and kids who are ready for enrichment. 

So today, I stepped in ~

I grabbed books on odd and even numbers for 3 boys who were exploring odd and even yesterday in meth.

Started a book group

Called a parent

Emailed 2 parents

Reassessed a few readers 

Commented on several blogs

Conferred with support staff 

Conferred with a few students 

Read with a couple of readers

And started "Mystery Blog Commenting" between all three 1st grade classes. 

What a busy kid based day!  Today, I hoped balanced  my involvement and my student teachers freedom.  Imagine what we could do with two teachers in the classroom all the time! 


  1. I love how the form of your writing sets the pace. At first, it is reflective, observant. Focused. Then, just like so many of our days, the need to "do" takes over and you've captured the contrast beautifully.

  2. I love that you make a list of all of the things you did. Makes it tangible about all of the things that go into this profession.

  3. I'm exhausted just reading about all that you got done! It's so great when we can end a day with such a feeling of accomplishment.

  4. Oh! How I would love to have two teachers at the same time!