Well I officially survived my first week of my student teaching internship.
In case you need to be caught up, I am spending everyday this semester student teaching in a Kindergarten classroom. It is the same classroom I was in one day a week this past Spring.
At first I was a little upset I was placed in a Kindergarten classroom because I didn’t think that Kindergarten was the particular grade I wanted to teach, and while I am still pretty sure that Kindergarten isn’t the grade I plan to teach after graduation, I have grown to actually enjoy my Kindergarten classroom. It also doesn’t hurt that my teacher is nothing short of awesome and always willing to help me out. I sure got lucky.
Any how, as I mentioned this past week was my first official week of being in the classroom all day everyday Mon- Fri with my precious group of brand new Kindergarteners! They are so fricken adorable it is unreal. I don’t think I have ever had to tie so many shoes, or have ever received so many hugs.
Whew, it was definitely a transition week, I had forgotten how tough it was to wake up so early everyday but I think I am getting the hang of it. This semester is definitely going to be stressful, but I think It is really important for me to try my best and balance my exercise and healthy eating along with this internship in order for me to do my best, and I tried my best to start that off right away.
Monday we had meetings all day, so Tuesday was our official first day. My alarm went off bright and early at 6 am and I hopped right out of bed, I actually woke up earlier than that because of my nerves. Luckily I had done some prep work the night before so my breakfast and lunch were sitting in the fridge waiting for me.
Breakfast was overnight oats with berries added in the morning.
My lunch for day one was an egg salad sandwich thin with tomato, grapes, and a Babybell cheese wedge. My after school snack was an apple and almonds. And the Bai was a mid afternoon pick me up to energize me through the afternoon.
Another goal I have for this entire semester is to try and make use of all the clothes in my closet that are teaching appropriate and not to repeat an outfit. This is definitely going to be difficult, but I am up for the challenge! I even made a new instagram (Milesofmolly) to help hold me accountable by posting a picture of my outfits each day of the internship.
The dress and shoes are from Target and it was the first time wearing my new dress, I got a lot of compliments on it, so I think it was a great choice for day one.
The first day was awesome, I already knew I loved my clinical teacher from my experience with her last semester, but my thoughts were even more solidified when I found out she read The Kissing Hand on the day before which was the first day of school, and was reading the sequel this day. The Kissing Hand is my favorite children’s book ever (I have a slight obsession with raccoons, strange I know).
When I got home I waited for our cable guy to come and install our cable and internet, ate my after school snack, and then took a quick trip to the gym where I ran 3.10 miles on the treadmill and did a quick arm w/o.
I made a healthy stir fry dinner with veggies, tofu, and an egg on top.
Wednesday was another seamless morning because I prepped my lunch and picked out my outfit the night before.
Lunch was a tuna salad sandwich thin with grapes and pea crisps. Since my Bai worked out so well the day before I brought another one for day two.
My outfit for the day was a new Express shirt, mint pants, and jack rogers.
I didn’t have a workout on this day because I had to get stitches taken out, and was having trouble with the stitches on my back and decided it probably wouldn’t be smart to workout.
I brought an apple and pb with me to the doctor, and ended up eating it after my appointment at the library.
Dinner was a delicious mix of veggies and chicken.
Steamed cauliflower & snap peas, chicken, quinoa, and sautéed kale.
For dessert I had a coconut greek yogurt with berries.
On Thursday I started my morning with a pre made breakfast of overnight oats once again.
Lunch was un-pictured but it was tuna wrap & grapes, the tuna was made from the leftover tuna I had from the can I used the day before.
I wore one of my roommate/ best friend’s dresses for day three. The sweater is mine from Express, and the shoes are my favorite pair that I got custom made last year when I visited Athens, Greece.
Oh, and I obviously took a classy mirror picture in the student’s bathroom :).
On my way home I downed some almonds and a That’s It
bar so that I could be fueled for my quick run when I got back.
I knew I had to be fast so I ran 3 quick miles and did this short circuit, before showering and getting ready for Makenzie’s birthday dinner at one of our favorite sushi places Wasabi 88
, they have buy one get one free speciality rolls during the weekdays.
Friday started with a new breakfast… jk it was overnight oats again, this time in a jar.
And my outfit for the day was a shirt from Target I had bought a couple of years ago but hadn’t yet worn, a necklace from Nordstrom’s, and pants from Express.
I guess I was super excited it was Friday because I completely forgot to take any food pictures, oops. Lunch was another tuna sandwich, grapes, and pea crisps, and my after school snack was almonds and golden raisins.
When I got home I went straight to the gym for 30 minutes of cardio and came home for a dumbbell arm workout. Right after my lifting I quickly took a shower and ate dinner (a buffalo chicken wrap) because I had a very important top secret mission to attend to. Like I said it was Makenzie’s 22nd birthday, so her boyfriend and best friend decided to surprise her at our house, they wanted to sneak in while we were out so I had to lure her out of the house and sneakily leave our back door open… When we got back I made sure she was the one who opened the door, and they were just hanging on the couch waiting for her :). She was so surprised, she cried, mission accomplished!
That night called for more celebrating for Mak, so the we had a great night downtown.
It was the perfect way to celebrate the end of our first week (Makenzie is also student teaching), and her birthday!
Thoughts on Week One:
– Prepping my breakfasts and lunches the night before definitely helped me have smooth mornings and it is something I plan to keep up for the entire semester.
– So far I really like having another instagram for blog type posts! I feel like now I can post as many food/running/clothes pictures without overflowing my personal instagram followers with tons and tons of posts. I haven’t told many of my friends or family about it yet, but I think slowly I will tell the people important to me. Amy is the only one in on it so far ;).
– Waking up for early morning gym sessions is going to be harder than I originally thought, but I know it will be best to get used to it now even if I still have time to work out in the evenings now, because I know that soon I will be so busy with my licensure project, writing resumes, and lesson planning that the mornings are the only time I will be able to squeeze in a workout.