Day 9: 1st Day of Teaching

Summary of Day: Got to school Spent the morning talking with group about how post-lesson assessments would go Went upstairs to practice in my classroom - practiced with Promethean board (a wall-screen you can hook your computer up to and interact with). Other team...

Day 8: Preparing for Class

I did not sleep quite as long today. (I woke up at 8:30 am, and then went back to bed until 11:00 am.) I went to brunch for the first time today, and though I didn't find that much appealing, I did have some eggs and a biscuit. At 12:30 pm, I met with my teaching...

Day 7: Soapbox Races

Day 7: Soapbox Races

I had my first real Atlanta experience today when I attended the Soapbox Races. It was a blast! People built go-cart-like cars (one looked like the Flintstones’) […]

Day 6: Practice Teaching

Day 6: Practice Teaching

Once again, I am writing this blog post well after the fact. (I got only 45 minutes of sleep on Thursday, so I was in no shape to write anything by Friday.) Today was actually a pretty neat day. I forget what we did in the early morning, but we spent the mid-morning...

Day 5: High Expectations

Day 5: High Expectations

Today we began our school day in our CMA (Corps Member Advisor) groups. My group consisted of myself, seven other corps members, and our corps member advisors. We went in a round-robin sharing our "vision" for our summer school classroom, with the others commenting on...

Day 4: Lesson Plans

Day 4: Lesson Plans

I'm going to start writing about this day in the middle, since it's actually been four days since all this occurred, and I no longer remember the details. Today was the first time we saw our kids. My teaching group (myself and three other corps members) filed into our...

Day 3: Classroom Vision

Day 3: Classroom Vision

The morning began much like yesterday's, except that I didn't fall out of bed this time around when my alarm went off. Breakfast today was Special K, and once again I managed to board the bus before it was time to go. At the school, we signed in and then immediately...

Day 2: B.E.S.T. Academy

Day 2: B.E.S.T. Academy

I am so tired, but I am going to tell you about my day instead of going to sleep. You should feel very important, because you are! 5:00 am didn't dawn (it was still dark), but I got up anyway. Rather, I fell down, as my bed was about four feet off the ground. I ended...

Day 1: Welcome to Atlanta Institute

Day 1: Welcome to Atlanta Institute

It hurt to wake up at 6:30 am. Not really, but kind of. My comfort was the knowledge that I would get to sleep in the car on the way down to Atlanta. I packed my morning stuff, loaded my bags into the car I would be riding in, and went to turn in my key. My driver got...

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