Alright, so I retaught a lesson. They retook a test. Fail. I've never heard of teachers having to reteach twice. My professors had said something about having to reteach and reteach and reteach (using different approaches every time), but I had never pictured having to do it twice, let alone more than that. I just thought that if the students didn't get it the first time, the second would do the trick. Hahaha... good one. So I am onto my second reteach and this time, the format of the test will be changed. One of the other teachers on the 3rd grade team had said that the way the test was set up did not benefit the students in any way, so she made another one. Thank goodness because I am now desperate for the students to understand!
About this 3rd grade team, they are awesome! Every time we meet to plan... (ahem) every day, it's always fun. They get work done (they really do!), but they are great to get help from as well as talk to. There is another student teacher (who graduated with me) in the same grade and we both agree they are awesome!
My mentor teacher, Mrs. R, took these pictures of me reteaching (the first time). We broke the kids up into small groups so when I teach a lesson, they get more attention from me and stay focused a lot easier.
Tomorrow's test should be better :)
In other news, tonight was my last night of coaching soccer. I had been driving down south (2 hrs there and back) once a week to coach 4-6 and 7-10 year olds the beautiful game of soccer. I had to resign because even though it was a blast coaching and teaching them, it was also a big time commitment for me. Therefore, I sent in my two weeks notice a couple of weeks ago. It feels great to have done that, but I'm also thankful for calling it quits. Now I have more time to study for my content teacher certification test as well as plan for the upcoming lessons. Soon, I'll be taking over all of the lessons so I need the time as well as the energy. The Texas State Fair is also in town!! I've never been; this should be fun! :D