This morning I met my cooperating teachers for student teaching. I have a lead teacher with whom I will primarily work, and a second teacher for whom I will teach one section of general biology. They have very different personalities and classroom styles, but I think I will work well with both of them. The experience is going to cover everything from special education team teaching to AP biology at the end of the semester. I am looking forward to it, although the time I will have to get up in the morning is horrendous!
It will be much as I predicted. The school is about 30 minutes from my house. Teachers must be at school by 7:15, but I will want to be there by 7 AM at the absolute latest, and preferably by 6:45. I don’t like to get up at 6:45, and I have to be out of the house by then!
Oh well, I’ll have to adjust one way or another. When I visited Andy last week (good grief, was it really just last week? It seems like way too long ago for it to be just a week!), he commented that he couldn’t figure out what was taking me so long to get ready in the morning…
That’s funny, because I can’t figure out what takes me so long either. Except that I lose track of what I’m doing in the middle of things.
Like washing my hair. My mind starts to wander, and I think I just stand there sometimes. I’m not entirely sure, because I am so out of it in the morning.
I can go into my closet to find something to wear and stand there wondering what I am doing. It’s pathetic, really.
My short term memory is not terrific at the best of times, but nonexistent in the morning. I spend more time looking for things I have set down than I actually do getting ready. It’s probably funny to others, as long as they aren’t waiting for me. I can imagine that it’s pretty frustrating if you are waiting for me. You’re safer just not seeing me in action in the morning.
Or not in action, as the case may be.
I am going to take an idea from Alicia at Pedals and Pencils and continue thankful posts once a week. She calls it Thankful Thursday, and since it’s Thursday today, well, why not? Today I am thankful for:
- cooperating teachers who are enthusiastic about having me as their student teacher
- really awesome song lyrics (this will be a whole post eventually)
- friends who love me even though I’m weird
- poetry, especially like Alicia’s!
- my boys. I don’t tell them often enough that I would be lost without them.
- good health and improving fitness
- a renewed interest in knitting after several years
- Mr. Buck, who taught me to write many years ago!