Sunday, March 23, 2014

1,000,000...Wow!

Hi friends,
I can't believe this....


I can't believe that I have had that many page views.  It's humbling to say the least.  Thank you for stopping by when you do and for supporting me for the last 2 years.

I've said it a million times if I've said it once:  Blogging has changed me for the better.  It has helped me grow professionally in ways that I can't even begin to measure.  Thank you for helping me grow...it is because of the interaction with all of my "blog friends" that I strive to be better each and every day. This is BY FAR the best professional development!  You are my Professional Learning Network!

I'm sorry that I haven't blogged as frequently as I did last year.  This year has been a doozie for some reason.  Some years are like that.

One more thing I can't believe is that this sweetie is getting ready to come to my room tomorrow as my teacher cadet!  How does time fly by so fast??



This picture is from a scrapbook that we put together the year she was in my 2nd grade class!  Now, she's a senior...waaaahhhhh!  Each student created a page once or twice a month with different pictures, journal writing, etc. and at the end of the year, I put one last page inside it with a letter to my student.  I'm happy to say that she's kept her scrapbook and I hope to share it with my class this week when she joins us!

Have you ever had a teacher cadet?  If so, how did you best utilize his or her assistance?  I want this experience to be the best possible experience for her because she is very special to me :)  Let me know your thoughts and suggestions!

10 comments :

  1. What exactly is a teacher cadet!?! I've never heard this term. Congrats on all the page views!!!

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    1. It is a high school senior who comes and helps out in a class for about 20 hours in the spring. It's a high school class and they earn an "elective" credit for it. During the year, they work with their high school teacher learning about education and about becoming a teacher. This gives them a little "taste" while still in high school so they can decide if they want to pursue education when they get into college. It's a great program!

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  2. Congrats on your page views:) That's just awesome!!!! I don't know what a teacher cadet is but any extra helpers are awesome:) She will thrive in your room:))

    4th Grade Frolics

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    1. Thanks, Tara. I know it's not a lot to some people, but it was pretty big to me ;) A teacher cadet is like a student intern, but in high school. Just a little snippet of what teaching is all about and they can decide if they want to pursue education once they get into college.

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  3. Congrats on your pageviews!! That's awesome! I've never had a teacher cadet so I don't have any advice. Best of luck! I'm sure she'll love anything you have her do!
    Rachel
    A Tall Drink of Water

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  4. Sounds like a win-win ... and I LOVE that she's following in her mama's footsteps! Clearly you are leaving footprints worth following!!

    Congrats and best wishes for a million more hearts and lives to change!

    Barbara

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    1. Thank, Barbara! Although I'd gladly claim this sweetie as my own, she's not mine. She's just a former student (but the daughter of a dear friend). Thanks for stopping by and always sending me a virtual hug!!

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  5. Congratulations on 1,000,000 page views! That is awesome! Enjoy your teacher cadet! I am always amazed at how quickly my fourth graders grow up! Not too long ago, one of my former students was my substitute.

    Have a great week!
    Mary

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  6. We used to have them for the whole year, but lost teacher cadets when the state graduation requirements changed. We now have a program that allows some lucky teachers to get them through our Vo-Tech program. They have a two year "Careers in Education' program that allows students interested in teaching to gain valuable classroom experience. I miss having one. Congrats on your milestone!

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    1. Sure wish the rest of the world would value these programs as much as teachers do :)

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