My experience at Tri County was unbelievable! There aren't enough positive adjectives to express the joys I experienced teaching those wonderful students. And the students really were the best part! After this semester, I know I want to be a teacher. I have no doubt in my mind that I want to be a teacher! I loved every second of it (almost)! I also had the opportunity to work with the fall play and One Act-- which were totally different experiences, but good nonetheless!
I tried to narrow down my time at Tri County into a few pictures...there are more on my facebook page.
The One Act, in their costumes, before our state performance
My first period of 8th graders, they're a small bunch, but we had so much fun together! They were always so eager to learn and very patient with me...they were the first class of the day, so I wasn't always at the top of my game!
My second period of 8th graders. Quite a bit more...rambunctious, but they were also a blast. Apart from the fact that every time I gave them an assignment grumbling started, they were awesome!
My senior boys! I had these guys for a few weeks during their War Literature unit. They were hilarious. Not only did two of these gents change my tire, but mostly all of them never ceased to flatter me. And of course they had to put up with me telling them about my super weird dreams!
This is Ryan. He's the first student to ever ask me out on a date...continuously...every single day. I also witnessed him fill an entire Gatorade bottle with spit in order to cut weight for wrestling. Seriously the grossest thing I have EVER seen, but you have to love him!
Ryan might be the first one to ask me on a date, but Taylor was the first one to ask me to marry him. As he often quoted from The Notebook, "If you're a bird, I'm a bird."
These two, Sam and Kyle, are the tallest people I know. Obviously! I seriously love these two boys. Kyle is the nicest, most genuine student I've ever had. And Sambo and I bonded while I did his make-up for One-Act. They are two great students and their character is as tall as they are! :)
Almost all of the senior class. This is Senior English I. I had a great time getting to know all of them. I can't wait to see what this group of students does as they move onto college and careers next year.
My second class of Juniors (I forgot to get a picture with the first class). They are wild and absolutely hilarious. They kept me laughing everyday! Earlier in the semester, they had to do a book report that was Halloween themed and 3D. A student named Travis showed up with a paper grocery sack full of pictures of potatoes. On each potato, he wrote things about the book (characters, plot, setting, etc.). He did a great job presenting, but when he was done I asked him why in the heck he used potatoes for his Halloween theme! He said that Charlie Brown got potatoes in his candy bag one year. So. Funny.
Then there's Senior English II. This was the first class that I was given complete control of. I feel as though I have a special bond with this class because of that. I will miss them each SO much. (Travis, Austin, Doug, Bryce, Jakey, Austin N., Taylor, Shelby, and Pietro)
Krystal--not only did she make us all little cheesecakes today, but she also seemed to catch me doing really embarrassing things! (pouring Dr. Pepper down the side of my face, adjusting my tights, and uh..."picking" my nose with my hankie) You're the best, Krystal! I know you're reading this because you're SO obsessed with my blog! :)
So there it is! I am so blessed that God has given me such an amazing experience to start off my career as a teacher. I have learned so much about education, the importance of organization and sleep, and the amazing, rewarding feeling of being loved by an extremely bright group of students. I am so thankful to have been apart of Tri County this semester!
It's going to be so strange not to be called Miss Wolfe everyday.
grace and peace,