Sunday, February 28, 2010

My New Idea

I've decided that, because I am failing at being a student teacher AND an everyday blogger at the same time, that my goal is to post at least once a week. My outfits are becoming variations of the same basic idea so I feel like they are kind of uninspiring. However, I will try to post at least one or two of my outfits at the end of every week. These are my two favorites from last week:

Cardigan: LC Lauren Conrad (similar here)
Tee shirt: Merona Target
Tank: Banana Republic (not-so-similar here)
Pants: Anthropologie (similar here)
Necklace: American Eagle (similar here)

Cardigan: LC Lauren Conrad (similar here)
Shirt: Gap
Dress: Ann Taylor Loft (kind of similar here)
Tights: Apt. 9 (Kohls)

In student teaching news, it is my first week of full time soloing and it has been quite the adventure. The kids were very high energy this week so we had a lot of talks about when a good time to talk was and when they needed to just listen and treat me just like they would their regular teacher. We will see how next week goes ....

Friday, February 12, 2010

My Students Rock!

Today was my first real attempt at casual Friday. I wore my school shirt (with the letters blurred out) and a pink sweater, my nod to the Valentine's Day party. Here's my outfit of the day:

One of the student's moms told me that her daughter, who I guess has never really cared much about clothes, comments every day on my outfits when she gets home. That was exciting to hear. Even if it's bad, it makes an impression.

Anyways, today my kids were total rock stars! We have been working on making quiet transitions - to our desks, in line, while we wait on the carpet. So I started a point system where, as a class, they get a piece of a picture. When the picture is done, they get 10 extra minutes of recess. Today was the craziest day - lots of changes in schedule, a party and an assembly. They were quieter than the older students. They were quieter than the other classes. They were loud when it was a good time to be loud. I just think they are the best.

I got some great Valentines - including one that told me my future students are very lucky to have me as a teacher. I left feeling so energized and ready to come back on Tuesday!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Weather Proofed and Ready for Work

Anyone that knows me even a little knows that I have been obsessed with the Wright dress from Anthropologie. I finally bought it last weekend and have spent a week trying different ways to wear it in the winter and to work. Today, I think I pulled it off.
I got a lot of compliments about how cute my skirt was today - which made me feel great!

Other than the outfit, I am exhausted. And today, as I left the school, I realized that I have an after school obligation that I had completely forgotten about. I love love student teaching though. All I think about all day is how great my students are. And how lucky I am to have been placed where I am.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Weekend Catch-Up

Today, my MT took a personal day so, even though I am not technically solo teaching just yet, I took over for almost the entire day. (I had the sub do read alouds so she didn't have to just sit all day.) For the most part, it was a smooth day. There were three kids that cried - higher than the normal number, but with a missing teacher, emotions are high.

I had one child who, when I told him he needed to clean up his work space and line up for recess, looked at me straight - faced and said, "you're the boss". (Have I mentioned that this is the best job in the whole wide world?!)

All in all, not a bad week for my first full time week. Next week is the doozy that I have to get through. Next Monday, I have the principal coming in to observe me teach. Wednesday, I have my supervisor coming in. I am already starting to feel sick with anxiety. Hopefully, tomorrow's bootcamp for Haiti will work off some of the jitters.

Here are my OOTDs for the week. As I said, my Monday and Wednesday outfits were pretty uninspired so I didn't take pictures. What I wore Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday were much better. Here goes:

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

A Be Right Back Message

Hi readers!

I just wanted to apologize for the lack of posting in these last couple of weeks. This week, I started my full-time student teaching and I also started teaching my work sample (which, basically, is an entire unit designed by me - as opposed to the rest of the term, when I will be designing my mentor teacher's plans). So, I've been getting up in the morning, teaching and then spending the afternoon and evening trying to put together lessons for the next day. This weekend, I will put together an update with some of the outfits I wore - both Monday's and Wednesday's outfits were uninspired so I didn't even bother taking a picture) - and, fingers crossed, the Anthro Wright dress that I am hoping to try on this weekend.

Thanks for continuing to follow! Sorry for being such an awful blogger.