My husband and I were fortunate enough to be able to head down to South Africa for the first half of the World Cup. We saw some amazing football games and some even better history and nature. (Check out our family blog if you want to hear more about this adventure and see the amazing photos that go with it).
This adventure took up the first part of our summer vacation and so when that was done, I headed straight back to Syracuse, NY to do my Elementary practicum. This was an amazing experience and had the privilege of working with Monica Minion at Bellevue Elementary as part of the Say Yes summer school program. During the program I got a chance to both see Mrs. Minion in action as a teacher as well as a teacher librarian, but I worked with several several different grade levels doing research. We created Glog's about Spain, learned how pasta is made, and researched rain forest animals. Some of these things you can see evidence of in the portfolio section of my website as well.
As an overall reflection, I would say I learned an amazing amount in the month I was there. From teacher to library administration. It also gave me more confidence to work with younger students, who I have less experience with than older students. I now feel like I would really enjoy working with any grade level.