read alouds

Getting Acquainted*

I am linking up on this chilly Ohio Sunday for a Linky Party!
I love the topic this week!!
 Here are the three questions I get to answer!
1.  What made you decide to become a teacher?
I decided to become a teacher when I was in third grade. I had an absolutely amazing and goofy teacher who made learning so much fun! I remember thinking to myself that being a teacher looks like so much fun. This teacher would literally laugh with us, run around the room and she was just plain hilarious... it may sound like a crazy place but guess what... I learned a LOT and I still remember some of her lessons. I cannot say that for many of the other teachers that I had.
2. What has been your most rewarding experience as a teacher?
I have only been teaching one year but my most rewarding experience so far is when I gave  student an assignment to complete. This particular student really struggles with writing and this assignment asked her to write with detail. She was so frustrated and I was trying my best to ease her into the assignment... she got so frustrated that on her way out of the room that day she said, "Ms. Williams, I am not ask smart as the other kids." This literally BROKE my heart. I talked with her and told her that she was really smart (which she is... she is a creative little one and some things are just tough). I talked her through this and told her that I want her to come in tomorrow thinking that she is the smartest girl in the world and we are going to try this writing activity again and I will help her through it. Well she came in that day and before she entered the door I said, "who are you today?" and she goes, "The smartest girl in the whole wide world!" She sat down, I did not have her do her literacy station that day because she needed to do this particular assignment... anyway... she sat down, I sat down next to her.. re-explained everything and began to walk her through it. She began writing...beautifully.. with detail!... Now, this little girl can WRITE! She has her days where she doesn't think she can and I remind her of who she is... and it works for her. She has by far had the most growth in my room this year and she has taught me more than she will ever know!
3. If you were not a teacher, what would you be?
... I have been asked this question before and... I don't want to be anything other than a teacher... I love it... it is only my first year and I have had my fair share of struggles but I made it through and I still LOVE it!!
love; I love to teach!
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  1. Sweet, sweet story about the girl who didn't believe in herself! Love how you mentored her and helped her to believe in herself!
    Conversations in Literacy

  2. Congrats on surviving your first year and staying positive!


  3. Congrats on finishing your first year! I loved reading about your little first grade we was able to listen and learn and is now a beautiful writer-how wonderful!

    I am your newest follower!

    Learning to the Core

  4. What a great story! I'm so happy for your little writer. I'm your newest follower :)
    Over the 1st Grade Rainbow