Education Opinion

Last Full Week

By Autumn Mundy — December 09, 2005 1 min read

What an interesting week! Monday we had class as usual, Tuesday was normal, as was Wednesday. Thursday we had our pitch-in snacks for the teachers but no class and Friday it snowed, no class! I have been helping people get their portfolios for class up and running, so I have been in and out of the classroom all week. We are finished with Science for the semester and have one more of the rest of the classes next week!

I shadowed the Special Education teacher for the upper grades on Tuesday. I enjoyed being in the room with the students because it put me back in touch with my other major. Many of my classes in the spring are Special Education classes. The students in that class are just like the rest of the students in the building! They have to learn their alphabet, personal information and phonics. These subjects were addressed while I was in the classroom.

On Wednesday, I shadowed in the office. I do not understand how they get anything done in that place! The phone rings, and rings, and rings, and did I say the phone rings? Parents were calling in to let the school know that their child was sick and would not be there, parents were bringing in their students late and I was writing late passes out. I left the excused question unanswered because I didn’t know if they were or not! Then things calmed down and I answered the door the rest of the time. Many teachers would come in asking the secretary questions or just to talk. I don’t know how the secretary gets anything done all day long!

Two more days of classes left and then we get to go home for Winter Break! I can’t say that I am not happy to be going home but at the same time I know I will miss the environment when I am back on campus sitting in the classroom with my peers.

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