As I mentioned in my “About Me” page, this is my first semester back at school in quite a while. I have not had the pleasure, yet, of doing any field experience. I have, however, raised three children and along the way have had many opportunities to interact with them and their classmates. Certainly this interaction came from chaperoning field trips from the time my 25 year old daughter was a toddler in day care, meandering around the pumpkin patch, until recently when I had the pleasure of chaperoning a 7th grade field trip to Liberty Island and the Statue of Liberty (of course, this was before Hurricane Sandy).
In between my
commute of 100 miles a day and my job, I did manage to volunteer
some time at the elementary schools in my district. Most recently, I had
the honor of helping the
art teacher guide a class of first graders in the art of clay
drawing; I have read the children’s book I wrote for my creative
writing class to a class of kindergarteners. I enjoyed this
experience immensely. I
am looking forward to the time I will be able to spend in the
class room in the coming months.
You can view an adapted lesson plan I created for another class, here.
You can view my resume, here.