Today was a sad day... Today was the last day that my senior intern was in class with us!
Here was the first day we met and we have had so many adventures together!!
Frog and Toad!!
Meeting Jack Hartmann!!!
It has been so wonderful to share in the learning experience with her. Have you ever taken on an intern?
I know that some teachers are scared or feel that it is a big responsibility! It is! Don't get me wrong but it's also a good experience for you as a teacher because you get to reflect upon your own teaching practices-- not that you don't-- but you tend to look at them differently when someone is looking to you to help build their own. It's a challenge because you do give up your sweeties; yet you do look on with loving care and guide when needed. You feel a sense of pride when you see him or her starting to build that confidence in the classroom and really take ownership of the lessons, tears, and laughter!!! They become you-- in a sense. I loved watching her teach and seeing her grow into her own and am so excited for her to have her own classroom one day-- maybe in my school!!!
I wanted to give her a little something from the kids to remember. So I turned to my favourite-- Pinterest! I do not know the original creator of this so if it's you-- please let me know!! We made a tree for her
I think the orginal had some washi tape and some flowers-- I kept it simple! I love their prints on there. I also had the kids write a book on some advice for her new classroom. They were so stinkin' cute!
I loved how most of them put "Love your class!" Isn't that so true!!!!
Do you have a senior intern? I'd love to hear about your experience!
If you'd like to make a book for your intern, you can download it for FREE! Click on the pic!