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 it is to be called ms.Kahn so I often refer to myself in the 3rd person during class.
Anyways I am so honored to have been accepted into TFA and to have completed this transformational institute experience. Honestly I was about 10% as bad as I thought it would be. I never stayed up past midnight, I never sent a kid to the office, all my kids grew academically and socially, I never cried (except when saying goodbye), and I had the perfect co-lab of fellow teachers. Institute was made out to be this big bad lion that eats up vulnerable TFAers…. personally I think its more like a kitten. Cute, fluffy, but when you go to pet it it gives you a nice little swat every now and then (or if they are the DElta state cats that roam this campus it gives TFAers fleas…. yes it actually happened hahahaha).
Some things I will miss:
1) My co-lab and amazing CMA & CMA group
2) My students, they are each so unique, so quirky, so bad, so good, and so loveable
3) My school, I fell in love with Sander’s Elementary
4) They amazing people in TFA from other states
Some things I won’t miss:
1) Having to walk 10 minutes to print, copy, etc
2) Hours on hours of lesson planning
3) Riding the bus 2+ hours EVERY DAY
4) The TERRIBLE packed lunches
5) MISQUITOSSSSSSSSS >:(
It’s been real delta. Time to take everything I have learned here and put it all into my middle school science classroom.
Look out Sampson Middle, Ms.Kahn is coming for ya!
This blog shall be continued in 2 weeks upon my arrival to strong start in ENC <3
And I thought orgo was hard….