Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
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Tonight, I am dealing with a lot of nerves. As an education major, I complete three semesters of fieldwork and a semester of student teaching. I have already completed two semesters of fieldwork in my junior year of college. Tomorrow, I begin my third fieldwork placement. For the first time in my life, I will be working in a middle school. I’ve been placed with a sixth grade teacher, not too far from my home, and I’ll be joining him in his English & Social Studies classes once a week for the semester.
I’m pretty nervous about working with sixth graders. For one thing, I’m pretty short, and I know that everyone will be taller than me. Secondly, my own brother is in sixth grade, so I don’t quite feel as though I’m old enough to work with this age group. I’m hoping that the teacher will be really nice, and I’ll be able to participate in a lot in order to better learn about sixth grade. I’ll be able to teach anyone from birth through sixth grade because of the program for my major at my school, so I know that it’s possible for me to get a job in a sixth grade room eventually, but I’m still worried about it.
Here’s hoping that I’ll have a good report after fieldwork is over tomorrow!! We’ll see how it goes!
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My family has been doing foster care since I was three years old. I'm the only biological child in my family, though I now have five permanent siblings. Having nineteen siblings over the course of my lifetime has been an incredible experience, and I'm hoping that by sharing some of the ups and downs of being the only bio kid in a foster family, other foster families or people looking into doing foster care will be able to learn a bit of what life can be like. I also like to share what life is like on my journey to becoming a published author, as well as where my schooling and career choice are taking me.