Today was challenging but I had some very sweet moments which really helped me focus on the big picture. In the morning when we did journals again and when they came to check in with the teacher, one of the students asked me if I could check her book… for this particular day they had to say what inspired them and this young lady wrote, “Miss Fedak inspires me”. I felt like I was already making a difference in these kids lives and that is so amazing because they definitely need that love and care from someone. In Carina’s lesson some of the more challenging kids were refusing to work so I put my charm on and somehow was able to get them involved and I felt really accomplished from that. I found that the more I was able to joke with them and open up about my life, the more I could get out of these students. I think it has to do with the relationships that I am building and by opening up, they trust me more with what I am trying to do.
We then went outside for Phys ed and again I had some awesome moments with the students and getting them involved. I played basketball with them and it was super fun. After lunch when it was time for my lesson, I was quite nervous but I thought it went okay. I taught a lesson on healthy eating and how to fuel our bodies right. We have an hour to teach a lesson which is a lot for these students so I learned that I will have to focus more on my classroom management and having more flexibility and movement throughout my lessons. They have a hard time staying focused for a long period of time so I want to work on changing things up often for them. Overall things went fairly well and I look forward to building on my lessons with these students and learning more from them each week.