Friday, March 18, 2011


I know I know...I said I would be better about blogging and then I got worse about it. I'm averaging 4 hours of sleep and I look like a walking dead person half the time. But let's be honest, I expected this right? Right.

Student teaching is a ton of work, but a ton of fun! I officially took over classes and grades last week. I'm teaching Child Development, Early Childhood Education, and Life Management at Cottonwood High School. Next week I will add Interior Design. Yes, I get to teach the best subjects in the school and yes I am loving it!

I probably sound more confident than I should. My very first lecture, I was to teach...wait for it....dun dun dun...Human Reproduction and Sexuality! Yep...awesome. Basically I was like, "Hi, my name is Miss Harris and now I am going to teach you about". Speaking of parts, this Children's book actually saved me and served as a nice segue to the lesson. I read the book to the class and then began with my Power Point. LOVE LOVE LOVE Power Point. Couldn't teach without it. Well, I could but you get my drift. So anyway, earlier that morning my good friend challenged me with a $5 wager to use the word "junk" in my lesson. Done and Done! My first slide to the power point had a picture of "The Birds and the Bees". I asked the students why we use that phrase to talk about, well you know...(in an effort to not come up in Google searches for that word I am opting to leave it out of this post). None of my students knew. Straight faced, I added..."So sometimes we use other phrases like junk to describe our reproductive parts"...enter smirking and snickering from students. I went on to  ask, "If you were from another country and were trying to learn American English, what would the word "Junk" say in your dictionary?"...Needless to say, my students got the point. Four days later, a box with my $5 and three box's of Samoa's arrived in the mail. Thank You friend, you know who you are!

Now I realize all of this probably means more to Miss Harris (Me), than any of you, but I figured a small update and funny story wouldn't hurt. I feel really lucky to teach what I love and to have such amazing opportunities.

Have a fun rest of March! More soon!