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But by the second day, it was almost the opposite. We made masks. They couldn’t finish the lesson because they were rowdy, but they had so much fun and I almost felt like a big sister. ” It was fun. I was surprised the first day took so long, and the second day was so fast. Having the time go by fast is much better. I learned I’m very interested in assessment. I did my own marking for the two-day project that I did. I had a criteria that was ten marks for creativity, ten marks for group work, ten for use of material because it was earth art, and ten for a written paragraph that each student had to write.

So I wonder how much I’m going to change now. I love art and I believe this comes through in my teaching and I’ll benefit from teaching this subject as will my students. I will learn new things every day. I teach to the kid’s freedom of expression. The teacher education program has stretched and moulded me in ways I could not have imagined. I have walked, crawled, and run over many bridges in the process of learning what it means to be a teacher. As a 37 CHAPTER 1 teacher, I am building my own bridge of student and personal success.

My husband is extremely positive and supportive about my experiences and often offered helpful suggestions or read over my ideas. When I stayed late, or had homework prep for the next day, he understood and helped where he could. m. every night so we could have time together. Although hard to do at first, this helped me learn how to time manage quite effectively. I was motivated to finish before that time. It helped me stay on task, to get done what was necessary for the next day, not necessarily the next week.

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