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Jul 12 2013

It’s All said and Done

Welp, I made it.
Institute is officially over and at 4am I will be making the 16hr drive back to MD. Boy do I miss it, who would’ve thought. You know what I may miss more though? My kiddos… they really touched my life in ways I did not think was possible in the course of 4 weeks. They have taught me so much about myself, about my patience, my public speaking, my charisma, my attitude, my preconceptions. I cried at the end of the day as they lined up to hop on their buses. At that same moment I also realized for some crazy reason that I forgot to tell them my age like I promised. So a tearful Ms.Kahn shouted to the classroom “oh my goodness, Ms.Kahn forgot to tell you how old she was was, I’m 21!!!!” They all gasped haha. (P.s. I learned this summer how weird…

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Jul 06 2013

1 week to go!

Wow, time sure has flown. I am wrapping up my institute experience which is so crazy. Since my last post I was able to celebrate the 4th of July with my lovely TFA comrades. TFA threw a big community pork BBQ shindig, complete with $1 beer and wine coolers, volleyball, cornhole, and a live band.…

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Jul 02 2013

I’m still alive :)

This institute thing isn’t as bad as its cracked out to be. I made the switch to reading this week. Yah I don’t like it as much but the kids are SOOOOOOO much better behaved in the mornings. Not only that but making a reading lesson plan is 5billion times easier for me (for some…

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Jun 28 2013

Another week down

Goodness, it’s been a week since I posted last!? Time sure does fly…. when youre having a GREAT TIME!!!! This week was awesome. I finally feel good about teaching and I can tell my quirky personality is starting to come out in my lessons. My students are really vibing off of it and I feel…

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Jun 21 2013

High and Mighty

On top of the world. It’s Friday and I just finished my first week of actual teaching. I have 8 brilliant students all with so much potential and the drive to succeed. On the first day I asked all of them if they wanted to go to college; every single one of them not only…

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Jun 17 2013


Mental overload. Crunch time has never been so…. crunchy? My brain is fried and I still have a lot of lesson plans/ worksheets/ grading/ intervention mini lessons/ EVERYTHING IN THE WORLD to do. Now I understand why people drop out of TFA during institute. But i will stick it out because i am passionate and…

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Jun 16 2013

Lesson planning up the Wha-zoo

Wow my brain is tired. After a long day of planning I have completed 3 mini-lesson plans on class culture, a final draft for my math objective 1, a rough draft of math objective 3, numerous class decorations/posters, our final outline of our groups class culture plan, and…. idk what else!? I’m done for the…

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Jun 14 2013

Meetin’ the Kids

And so begins my teaching experience. Today was the first day of summer school. I wasn’t really sure what to expect as I took my post at the office near the bus overhang. Students trickled in, some looked happy and replied “mornin” as I said good morning… but most looked down and kept walking. Maybe…

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Jun 13 2013

It’s official, I am a real teacher y’all

Yah just look at the picture below… Like I said its official!!!! Tomorrow I get to meet my darling class of 11 students! We will be administering some diagnostic reading assessments so that we can track each students progress over the next month of summer school. I must say seeing my classroom was the most…

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Jun 11 2013

Missing home just a lil

Day 3 of institute over and done. Today was the first time we did concrete work. We learned to do lesson vision and plans and worked with out co-lab to draft a class vision as well. It was a lot of information but it seems really doable at this point, and even fun to some…

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