Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
Welcome back to Taylor Talks!
I had my weekly fieldwork today, in which I work in a sixth grade classroom to observe an English/Social Studies teacher throughout the day. While I spend a good majority of the time observing or asking students if they need help with the work that they are doing, I am given the opportunity to help with some different projects once in a while.
Today, I was actually able to go to another classroom and observe another teacher for a period. I observed in a math classroom, and I could not believe how little I remembered about sixth grade math. It was really informative to sit and watch how math is taught, instead of being on the receiving end of the lesson. It was a good opportunity for me to be able to see another teacher working during my fieldwork hours.
I was also able to help out with the changing of some bulletin boards today. I don’t know if I’ve talked about how much I love crafty things, but I love decorating and making new things, whether it’s in the classroom, for a party, or just doing things at home. Since tomorrow is the first day of October, today we changed all of the September and “Back to School” boards around the classroom and turned them into October and “Halloween” themed boards. I got to switch over the calendar pieces, help with putting up new backgrounds and boarders, and put up some informational pieces that were needed for a Social Studies lesson. I never realized how difficult it can be to put up a bulletin board; it’s not all fun and carefree… you actually have to re-do the board a bunch of times to make sure that every piece you need fits on the board and can be read nicely. I have a new level of respect for teachers that change their bulletin boards all of the time.
I’m looking forward to the rest of my fieldwork, and hope that I get the chance to take part in other teacher duties like I did today!
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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.