Friday was my last day at West Perry High School! I can't imagine my student teaching experience being any better. I have had so many great times and bad with the students that have molded me into the wannabe teacher I am today. Just about every student didn't want me to leave and I'll admit I was sad and not wanting to leave the classroom. Looking back I wouldn't change one thing about the experience.
There were several reasons I wanted to be placed at West Perry High School. The first being it was a two teacher program and I wanted to learn how both teachers ran their classes, the FFA, and managed the department overall. The second reason was the school was a little larger then the high school I attended and had a large at department. The third was that is was a general agricultural science department. I didn't want to be placed somewhere that had classes I was confident and comfortable in. I was a giant sponge ready to soak up and learn all the information I could! I taught everything from wildlife, plant and animal science, to mechanics….and I enjoyed learning so many new things that I didn't know! My cooperating teachers were awesome in the fact that they were willing to stay after school or help me prepare for whatever I wanted to do in class. I can say overall I defiantly mad the most of this experience. Staying at school every evening late and then waking up early to be at parli pro practice the next day is defiantly worth it for seeing the students excited is so rewarding.
some of the highlights of this semester include:
Steam study with my Wildlife class
Making floral design arrangements for the banquet (Mr. Hines had to be talked into this one!)
Attending the banquet and watching all the students receive awards
Planting in the greenhouse
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