Third year university student, second year education
BACKGROUND I grew up with my parents and my younger sister. My family has always encouraged me to pursue my dreams and become who I want to be. I have always taken an interest in children and careers focusing around that. So, I applied for nursing in the 2018 fall semester. I completed one semester of nursing and realized that it was not what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. I took second semester off to work, and think about where my journey was taking me. I started considering education, so I spent some time volunteering at a local elementary school in Moose Jaw. I immediately felt a connection to the idea of becoming a teacher and I bonded with the students there. I applied to the pre-k-5 program and got accepted!
Goals and Growth
To have an engaging classroom
An open environment where students know they can ask for help
A classroom that incorporates movement
A diverse classroom
Building relationships with students
To never be afraid to try something new in the classroom
Building relationships with parents as well
Growth I have grown so much over the coarse of this semester. When I found out I was accepted into the education program, I was extatic. I knew education was right for me and I really feel like I belong in this program. Being out in the field at Dr. Hanna elementary school has been an amazing opportunity for me to see how the classroom functions. My field is strictly students who are either refugees or immigrants and english is not their first language. I am with grades 3 all the way to grade 8. All of the kids in my field are very sweet and eager to learn the language. It has been amazing watching them progress over the coarse of my time there. I feel like I am making genuine connections with the students and my cooperating teacher Mrs. Henderson. I am going to be sad when my time is up at my school. It is amazing watching Mrs. Henderson interact with the kids and see what strategies she uses for teaching. Because they are just learning English, Mrs. Henderson is very patient with them and makes sure they are sounding out their words so they can learn efficiently, instead of giving them the answer. I cannot wait to see what the future holds for me.