After weeks of obsessively checking the mail waiting for my internship package and placement, it has finally arrived containing great news! I’m so glad that I have been placed at a great school in Regina (also conveniently close to my house). For the first time in my life, I can’t wait for summer to be over! I am beyond excited for my teaching internship in the Fall. I will be in a Grade 1/2 classroom at St. Francis. Over the years, I have spent quite a bit of time in St. Francis for various reasons and have gotten to know some of the staff already. It’s a great school and an awesome community. I’m really looking forward to becoming immersed in the school culture. I am so thrilled to have been placed in Grade 1/2-that’s exactly what I was hoping for. This will be the first time I’ve been in a classroom at the start of the year. I’m curious to see how establishing classroom procedures is done and help establish the classroom environment from the beginning. It will be so rewarding to see how much the little ones grow and change.
I don’t want to get too for ahead of myself and over plan/plan too early, but I am definitely starting to think about things I want to do. I’ll be meeting with my co-operating teacher soon to begin pre-planning together. She is also a young, energetic teacher and I can’t wait to collaborate with her!
I’m going to try to enjoy my last summer as a student. I know that after this, my summers will certainly be full of more intense planning and prepping. It’s bittersweet, but this is sort of my last summer of ‘freedom’ before I enter the ‘real world’. I have a summer reading list as ‘teacher books’ waiting for me. My summer days will be spent soaking up some sun in backyard hammock, a book in my hand, anxiously awaiting internship.