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By Autumn Mundy — November 29, 2005 1 min read

So I had my first full day of teaching today. Yeah, I’ve taught before but Mrs. C was still “in control” of the room. She could pick up on a subject and go with it. Today it was all me. She didn’t say much and worked on a lot of stuff she needed to get done. I had a feeling last night that things were not going to go the best. It was kind of weird. When I got here (on time for me!) this morning I ran off the rest of my papers and got the blending words ready for reading. We were doing fine until a couple boys showed up who were going crazy. I tuned the one in to what we were doing but the other one was still out there in his own world. He stayed there most of the day.

I have a habit of speaking one word at a time when I get really stressed or when I’m trying my best to not yell. It gives me a chance to regroup and calm down. The students have figured out when and what I say when I do that. I noticed today a couple of them finishing the sentence for me. I guess I’ve become predictable. Need to work on changing that.

They are sooooooooooooooooo close to the prize line but I couldn’t bear to give them a prize after all the talking and disruption this afternoon. So maybe tomorrow they can do better. During intervention, Mrs. C told me to go and decompress. I think that was her way of saying get out of here and unwind.

The only work I have left for classes is my unit plan, which I’m almost done with, and a math observation. I have to do my EDEL reflection but I have to find Dr. M first! The semester is almost over and I am looking forward to returning to campus. I miss my roommate and the socialization of campus. It’s kind of like I’ve not been in school this semester. I know that I will miss being in the classroom as much as I have.

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