I have been keeping busy, even though I am not taking any classes during the first summer session here at Warner. I have been substitute teaching more often. Last week, I was in for a first grade teacher that I co-taught with during my practicum placement. On Monday, I subbed for my cooperating teacher from the fall. It was really great to be back with those students. They’ve all learned so much this year; it was great to see how they’ve grown! I was also in kindergarten classes for a few days. I really enjoy working with students in the primary grades. I still don’t know what grade I will be teaching next year, but I really hope that it will be with younger students. I feel like I could be an effective teacher with any elementary grade level, but I think my literacy background would be most beneficial with younger students. The excitement and interest of younger students makes them a really enjoyable age group to teach!
I have also been working on my thesis. I am still doing a lot of reading, note taking, and digesting what I am learning. I am hoping that in the next couple of weeks I can really start putting my thoughts on paper, because I would like to have my thesis handed in before the second summer session starts.