Hey you all, I thought I’d update anyone who reads me on what ‘s going on. First order of business, I was observed teaching this past Monday, which is always nerve-racking no matter how good of a teacher you are or how long you’ve been doing it. It’s scary. But thankfully, my professor was happy with my performance and enjoyed seeing me in the classroom. My lesson was a discussion of a short story by Sherman Alexie entitled, This Is What It Means To Say Phoenix, Arizona. A good read if you’re into short fiction. So I’m glad that’s out of the way.
Also, in a few days I’ll find out my arrangements for teaching in South Africa. I’m going to be paired with another student and we’ll be co-teaching, which is a relief for me because it’s much easier to teach with another person, especially in a foreign country. I’m going to be in charge of English and language art lessons, which will be good because it’s my major field. I’m kind of worried about how to plan my lessons because I’ll be working with fifth graders, and my area is high school. I don’t have a lot of experience with children, so it will be very new for me.
Today was a school wide party, so classes were all cancelled. It’s been a fun day so far, despite the fact that I have the worst sunburn ever.