Friday, August 26, 2011

Going Single

I'm sitting in my single subject methods class pre professor entrance. Wow, the conversations are sooo different from the kind you hear in a multiple subject (elementary credential) class. In general I'm getting the vibe that the students in the room prefer the older kids and I hear things like "At least you have seniors!" and "the freshmen are such kids!"
Bahahaha I want to bring them along on MY student teaching in first grade! Though, I admit it's refreshing to hear so much "grown up talk" and not quite so many "awwws."
Also interesting is that the pre class din includes a low pitch grumble as maybe half the class is male. In multiple subject it's a little more...shrill.

Post Class: Ah! It got even better! My professor was a hoot! She was so bright and funny And she spoke truths. Truths about the system. Truths about people. It was a relief because more often than not my multiple studies professors have been off on a cloud.
Another great thing: she referred to them as "pee breaks" not "potty breaks." Don't get me wrong I've been known to use that potty word a time or to myself but tonight, even pee sounded great!

Other things I thought were funny as we went through the syllabus:
In reference to a project "Some people will be awesome, and some people will literally crack. It's fascinating."

Re essay font:
"12 point. Don't do 9 point, I am old."

Re segment on cheating in syllabus. "Cheating is wrong. Like go to bad history hell wrong."

Also, a kid in the back of the class made a historical funny and EVERYone laughed. Enthusiastically. There are only a few of us that cool in my Multiple Subject credential classes.

All in all I forgot how much I like history classes. And grown ups. And how nerdy I am.

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Tanya said...

Haha...Like a refreshing culture shock!

Anonymous said...

As a multiple subject, in a single subject classroom, there is a time & place for everything! I love my single subject classroom, I might never go back, but I would not trade my multiple subject classroom for anything either! I guess it just depends where you are life! Glad to hear you are doing well.

Jenn L

The Luedtke Family said...

One costume a teacher did, was be a fall yard waste bag. She cut out arm and neck holes to wear as a dress. Taped fall leaves around, and there she was. Around here we either have to purchase yard waste bags to put the leaves in for pick up, or purchase village stickers to put on handles of our own outside garbage cans for leaf pick up.

Plenty of costume ideas. I am sure you could think of one, Miss Smarty pants (literally, tape/pin smarties to your pants).

Let me know what you decide!

a ball of yard could be fun, with your arms being knitting needles. Somehow figure out how to be sphere,. Or just get thin foam for a circle, make it sandwich board style. Yarn, obviously, on your sleeves, just attach real knitting needles, or something to represent them. The blunter the better. You could be the next best project!

The Luedtke Family said...

Oh and imagine supporting all speech and language needs in all multiple subjects for multiple grade levels. Ha - so much fun! Ha!

Little Spouse in the Old House said...

I'll be praying for good grades!
I would like to buy a set of A.G. clothes for one of my grandkids. Remind me how. You can call Jamie and get my phone #, or give your # to Jamie. Thanks! Janice