|this is how my brain feels at the end of the day--jumbled up and most importantly, tired!|
That's a question I ask myself every now and then. I typically describe myself as a preschool teacher, spending my days with two sessions of 3-5 year olds (one in the morning, one in the afternoon).
But it's actually a little bit more than that. When I was a senior in college, I student-taught in a university lab preschool. And looooved it. I loved the atmosphere so much that I volunteered for a second term and then was hired the summer after I graduated as an Assistant Teacher.
From there, I worked under two teachers and learned so much about how to teach preschoolers, children with special needs, HeadStart, and how to work with a totally different population of people as well.
This past summer, I was given the opportunity to take on the Head Teacher and Instructor role. So now I have two populations of people that I work with. I still spend all day with preschoolers, but I'm also now responsible for the grading and guiding of the college students as they work with, play with, and teach the preschoolers, too.
It's a really unique job that is way more than any blog post could ever describe. My evenings are spent grading my college students' lesson plans, my mornings are spent encouraging preschoolers to use the bathroom. And while it's something that I'm still learning (especially as a young teacher--but that's another story for another day), it's something that I'm learning to enjoy more and more, too. I have one of the best Assistant Teachers I could ever ask for and the support of my co-teachers is something I couldn't be more grateful for.
So in a nutshell, that's what I do all day. And as stressful as it is (balancing my role as preschool teacher and college instructor all day is tough!!!), it's also an opportunity I know that God's got me in for a reason.
So what do YOU do all day?