Friday, November 4, 2011

Elementary, my dear Watson.

So, my dear reader.
Elementary education.

Sure, I've thought about teaching in the past, but I rode it off, thinking I was going to home-school.

I'm not sure about homeschooling anymore. Sure, I like the idea of it, love it even. But I think . . . I think I'd rather teach my babies about life and morals than of details in mathematics (like I could do that anyway. Ha. Math). Certainly, I could do both, but . . . I'm realizing more and more as I go on that there is more often than not a social lacking that comes with homeschooling. And I don't like that.

I certainly won't put them in public school (I got through it alright, but I could have been so much more successful, you know?), but maybe I can find a happy medium in private or charter schools.

I've been so graciously offered a position as an instructor at American Preparatory Academy (APA). I've been training for the last three days with Mrs. Cohen's second grade reading class. And yesterday, I taught part of the lesson. It was so nerve-wracking!! But as nervous as I was, Mrs. Cohen and the students were so patient and understanding with me. :)

I loved the quiet time when they were writing in their workbooks, and Mrs. Cohen was passing off timed reading with individual students. I was able to walk around and help them with their problems. They are such sweet little kids! And one cute little girl even came up to me as they were cleaning up and said,
"Are you going to be our real teacher someday?"
I smiled and said, "Nope, I'm just going to be an instructor and a substitute."
"Aw man! Cause that would be awesome!"
I was so surprised! It made me so happy. :) Especially because I was so dang nervous!

So I was thinking . . . maybe this is why I stayed home from school in stead of leaving right away. Maybe I had to find out that I love teaching . . . ?

I'm not sure, though. I'm going to pray a lot about it first.

(Lots and lots.)


alyssa kaylee

p.s. Christmas.
I know, it's barely November!
But . . . Christmas music! Josh Groban, Michael Bublé, MoTab . . .
I love Christmas.
So much.
It's not even funny.

p.p.s. Little BYU families are SO. FLIPPIN. ADORABLE. Newlyweds-ish, with little babies?! They are so cute! It kills me!

1 comment:

  1. Well, I don't think I was ever lacking in sociality... You just know the Utah home-schoolers. You should meet the ones out east! I've never known such social kids in my life!

    But I love Christmas too, and think you'd be an adorable teacher. :)


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