Saturday, September 24, 2011

Halfway Through

I am almost half way through my student teaching! I cannot believe it; it feels like I just started. This Monday will be week 6 in my 13 week stint. Just last week I started teaching the full 90-minute period for three classes. They never said teaching would be easy, but it is by far one of the most rewarding things I have done. I suppose this partly has to do with the school district I am in. The kids are hardly any trouble and so polite--they say "Thank you, Mrs. Virgin" when they leave the class! I know, it sounds unreal. It's like I'm in a dream school! I can only imagine how different it is in other schools throughout the country. I also think it's rewarding because I am still a student teaching students. I'm learning right along with them in the classroom, but in many other aspects than English. More posts to come on teaching because currently it is my secret to happiness.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Catching Up

It's been awhile since I have written a blog. My last post was when Carl and I were still in Idaho I believe. It feels like my life has changed drastically since that time... or perhaps Idaho and Maryland are really that different ;) As mentioned before, Carl and I felt impressed to come do our internships in this area. There have been many challenges we've had to face since arriving August 13 (namely being homeless and having to live with Carl's parents) but if the Lord wants us here, we will do the best we can the most of those challenges.

I am in the middle of my third week of student teaching. I absolutely love working at Thomas Pyle Middle School; the administration and staff have a great system going, and I adore my cooperating teacher. She has been teaching for 43 years and this is her last year of teaching. It has a huge blessing to be working with this school and with my teacher; the Lord has truly been looking out for me. I am so grateful I followed an instinct at such a young age to become a teacher for I feel it is the perfect fit for me. I am nowhere near perfect and get frustrated easily, but I know with time this career will be a blessing.