Done my first week of classes for this semester! Which means I have 3 weeks to go and then my first two classes for my Masters will be over!! The two classes I am currently taking are about reading and assessing literacy. I absolutely LOVE them! Which I didn't say much in my undergrad classes, haha! But I really am enjoying them. My two professors are really nice and engaging. In one class, my professor does a "book blessing" at the beginning of each class where she brings in about 10-12 books that are great for classrooms. The class loves this because we are all waiting to see if a favorite childhood book will be blessed that day! She blesses all genres too but a lot of them are children's books and it is so much fun!
Do you remember your favorite childhood book? Mine was the Jolly Postman which was about a mail carrier and each page was an envelope and you could take the contents out and read them! I loved it and its probably why I love getting the mail nowadays!! Sooo many good children's books!
I also received my placement for student teaching in the fall! I will be at Elkridge Elementary School with Kristin Stansbury who is a 2nd grade teacher. This was the exact school and grade I wanted so I am super excited for it to start! I went in on Thursday and spent a good portion of the day with Kristin. She's great and a fun fact for the day, she and I got married on the same day last summer! We have the same anniversary! It was meant to be. I must say, it was quite weird to be called Mrs. Alvarez! Guess I will have to get used to that.
After 1 week, I am still enjoying grad school! 1 down, many to go!