Wednesday, September 15, 2010

First Day of Field Placement

I am in a seventh and eighth grade special ed science class this semester and my first day was yesterday. First day I was there they had a sub-- Not exactly a good thing. I was nervous, but ended up sitting in on a history class, and 2 study halls. the study halls were supervised by the substitute teacher for my regular teacher. I had to reprimand a student so many times the other teacher gave him a demarotte. I also yelled at some students for yelling and not going to seats. They were standing in the doorway screaming and I don't know what else, but I feel bad now because they didn't even know my name yet. I helped a student with a question on a worksheet, and I hope that shows them that I'm not mean. I don't like being mean, but I guess I have too sometimes... Then I was in a science class, because my teacher apparently helps out there in the afternoons. That teacher gets her kids focused by question-of the-day. I'm not exactly sure how she works it, but it seems to work. She also explained why they were learning what they were which is always awesome to see. The teacher was allergic to dogs, so I don't know how this will work. She said that it should be fine for once a week as long as Bilko doesn't touch her. I have to keep far far away from her then since he looooves people!

When I was on the bus, for some reason a friend and I started talking about my fake eye. I went to show her, (not take it out, just show her with it in), and keep in mind I've done this a million times before, and of course, this time it fell out. Lucky me! My friend wouldn't touch it, so she just took my hand to show me where it was at, and I put it in my pocket. I went home, cleaned it, and put it back in but it is facing up so it looks like I'm rolling my eye. I don't have my suction-cup to fix it either! Grrr! The day started out with me not being able to access my online exam, (which I needed to take at 7:00 am because of placement), then I forgot my lunch, Bilko's food for the evening since I didn't think I could go home before class, and my name tag. Not exactly a good day. I'm kinda worried that the kids don't like me now since I reprimanded them, but I can't do anything about it now, and hopefully can show them that I'm not a biotch next week.


Anonymous said...

Hey you know what? I'd just let it go, because when students need reprimanding, they've done something to deserve it as far as I'm concerned. If they want to think you're a bitch then that's their problem, because you seem like a nice lady from what you write in your blog. I know writing doesn't always show who the person is in real life, but then I've read your blog last year and you do take the time to think of your actions and responsibilities in your life, because well, I read about them in here of course. It took me a long time to come to the point of not worrying about what people think of me when I get mad at them, believe me.



Anonymous said...

Hey it sounds like you did the right thing! Hope it went well this week.

Take care!

Jen said...

Thought I was following your blog but didn't get the updates, so obviously I'm not :)
Don't worry what the kids think. I'm sure your doing a great job!