Welcome back to Taylor Talks!
Well I'm just heading to bed in preparation for tomorrow: my first day of my second student teaching placement. I'm really excited, but a little bit nervous at the same time.
With this placement, I have the unique advantage of having worked with the teacher and the students before. I volunteered in the classroom a few times back in the fall semester so that I could get to know the children a little before this placement began. I also worked with the teacher for my one-half-day-per-week fieldwork placement in fall of my junior year, and I've known her for a really long time. She was actually one of my foster sister's teachers back when I was in second grade!
I'm extremely fortunate in the fact that I'll be student teaching right in my own elementary school... I'm so ready for this to happen! I've been dreaming about teaching at this school since I was in first grade, and my dream is finally coming true! I can't wait!
Since I won't ever be a real teacher at the school (since we're moving all the way down the east coast after I graduate college), this is the closest I will ever get to teaching there. I can't wait to work with all of the familiar faces and be amongst family again. The faculty and staff at this school have made me feel special for as long as I can remember and have always greeted me with open arms when I've come back to volunteer. I can't wait to work with them every day!
I'd better get to sleep now... Can't be late on my first day (or ever... my mom will go crazy if I'm ever late at a school where she knows everyone haha)! Wish me luck!
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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.