Thursday, October 20, 2011

LESSON PLANS, lesson plans, AND MORE LESSON plans!!!

Based on the title I will give you one guess as to what my life has consisted of the last few weeks.....
I am currently in my last semester of college and teaching in a 5th grade classroom and I couldn't ask for a better group of kids! Working til midnight and waking up at 5 to get to school early with a 40
min commute is not my favorite since I am a Wilson and love my sleep... but by the end of the day it is all worth it!!
Although there is so much preparation and time and critique (points getting docked for either writing with a faded whiteboard marker or letting kids talk while doing an "activity"..i thought an activity was supposed to be fun) that goes into teaching... I can't help but be happy when I am in th
e classroom. I always have students hugging (hanging) on me, complimenting me, making hilarious comments their parents would not be happy with me sharing, and my favorite... eating hot lunch with the same old school lunch trays and chocolate milk in a carton (I still struggle opening) and playing four square at recess! I think I look forward to recess just as much if not more then they do.. I cannot wait til the day I have a class of my own!!
so now that I have a few min and since my sisters are so fabulous at posting tips about cool things (eyebrows, hair, nails, clothes) I thought it would only be fair for me to give some tips on some recent lessons Ive prepared :)
If you are ever in a bind and have nothing to do.. how about write an autobiography aka..journal??, or observe objects for fun and decide what kind of polygon they are.. Don't know what one is?? Don't worry.. I got ya

This Sunday while my roommates and I were at church, someone(s) came in our apartment and thought they would be funny by putting all of our beds in the living room. Little did they know they did me a favor..I decided to keep my room empty this week so I would not be tempted to take a nap and now have a spacey work room!

The fun part is trying to figure out how everything will fit in my big red bag each day... I am sometimes tempted to bring my suitcase so I'm not having to haul everything around in my arms!
Welp...this is me and where I am at in my life right now!!! I love it and can't wait to see where the next step takes me!


  1. I LOVE THIS ALYSSA!!!! That is sooo funny you haven't put your bed back in your room yet...all this make me miss you! Love ya!

  2. Yay!!! Love this. And I love you. And I love being in the same town as you. Let's never separate ok?!

  3. Ooooh lesson planning i know exactly how you feel! It's all i do too!! I'm in my last interning block and i start student teaching in the spring eeeek!! nervous yes, excited YUP!! =) I can't wait to have my own classroom too, i'm an english secondary ed college student and i love it!! junior high and high school is sooo sooo much fun!! <3

  4. You get marked down for using a faded dry erase marker?! That is insanity. Luckily, no one cares about your lesson plans after you land a position, so you'll be able to laugh at the petty critiques soon enough :)