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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

You are the Beast, Ms. Conner

Once upon an April 4th, I woke up, got dressed, and went to school, just like on any other day. Only it was not any other day. In fact, April 4th was the last day of my practicum in 4th grade.

Here's how my day went:

7:45 Raylee, Jessica and I arrive at the school. We deliver muffins and thank you cards to the office staff and our wonderful facilitator, Sherri.

8:25 Hi 4th graders!

9:00 I teach a math lesson on circles. We learn about the angles in a circle. We draw imaginary circles around ourselves and point to the important angles in the circle. We play a superhero game.

10:00 Science

11:00 Lunch

11:45 Read-Aloud

12:00 Paper-mitt puppet performances. I taught a unit on fractured fairytales this semester, and it has been such a success! The kids have loved it, I have loved it, and it has been super-simple for me to plan and teach. After weeks of hard work, they all had completed paper mitt puppets that they could be proud of.

12:35 Balloon game! Each student tied a balloon on each ankle. We all went outside and the balloon-popping commenced! The goal was to be the last one left with balloons. Thinking back, it was kind of like the Hunger Games. Except much less brutal. And far fewer tears were shed.

1:20 Time to go! I gave each student a lollipop, a handwritten note, and a hug. They gave me a book that everyone had written notes in. I also got an Easter egg, two lotions, a pack of teacher pens, a sign celebrating my awesomeness, and a cookie. These students are so sweet and I'm not going to say I cried as I said goodbye to them, but let's just look at my track record.

Last day of teaching piano: Cried.
Last day at Club Libby Lu: Cried.
Last day of high school orchestra: Cried.
Last day of Kindergarten internship: Cried.
Last day of church in my freshman ward: Cried.
Last day of nannying: Cried.
Last day of church in my ward before Disney: Cried.
Last day at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique: Cri-i-ied!
Last day of 4th grade: What went down is anyone's guess.

Anyway, here were some of my favorite notes:

"Miss Conner I give you good luck for next year. I hope you like these notes. We loved your teaching. You made this last year the best year. You have a good time. I'm going to end by saying. Good Bye."

"Dear miss Conner, thank you for givving us all the things you have done if you Do get a job in this school or any school Pleas write Bake sincerely, Emilee"

"Dear Miss Conner, I love student teachers and you are one of my favorites. Good luck"

"Dear Miss Connor, I loved learning about circles and I also liked it when you were my adult supervisor at the field trip, flower power forever"

"Dear Miss Connor, I'm glad your teaching in this school for 2nd graders I will stop by every day after school :)"

"Dear Miss Connor, You are awsome. You taught us alot of stuf like: facherd ferry tales and cirkles THANK YOU MISS CONNOR!!!"

"Dear Miss Conor, It has been AWSOWME haveing you this year I hope you do good teaching 2ND grade! I will REALLY miss you good luck hope you have a good time on spring break! -LOVE Noah"

"Dear Miss Conner, Thx for giving me the note and helping me and here is a Joke: a old lady fell off a ship and a whail came over and said we are family even though your fatter than me from Aleigha"

"You are the Beast Ms Conner."

"Dear Ms. Conor I hope you go and teach 5th grade becaus I would want to be in your class because you are really really nice Peace out!!!"

They are SO CUTE and I'm so glad I will get to see some of them next year!

2 comments:

  1. I love this post so much! I wanted to cry when I read that you cried at the end of the Bibbity Bobbity Boutique! I'll be honest, when the first 3 student notes spelled your name "Conner" I questioned myself and had to go on facebook and double-check. I am glad that I was not misspelling your last name all these....times. Great Blog! Keep Writing!

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  2. Haha yeah, they had trouble with my name sometimes. I just wanted to keep it accurate. And where is your blog??

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