Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Teaching Stories

Too many stories to tell from my student teaching experience.

But yesterday, a student had a seizure in the middle of 1st period and collapsed from her desk. My mentor teacher tells her kids to run down to the office and call 9-1-1. About half of them go.
She then asks for something to put in the seized student's mouth and someone passes her a random stuffed animal from off the shelf.

For second period, I change classrooms and teach an entirely different grade. So how is it that I get asked from several different students at the beginning of class if I was in Keyboarding 1st period when the seizure happened? By 6th period, every soul in the school knows what happened.

This morning, an adorable resource student asks if the student who had the seizure was coming to school today. When I asked her why, she said, "I made her this picture and bought her this magnet". Then, the student who had the seizure comes in with a plate of cookies she made for my mentor teacher and leaves it on her desk.

So at the beginning of class, my mentor teacher says, "I just want to thank everyone for their help yesterday, and, I guess, just going down to the office. So I guess, just thanks for leaving."


Anonymous said...

That is hilarious.

Nothing is funnier than a kid who has siezed who also had the almost threat of having a random stuffed animal shoved in their mouth.

I love it.

The Haslam Family said...

Sounds like you've been shoved into the heat of things. Just when you think you've seen it all...

Trust me,

You'll see more.

dave, catie, and baby "b" said...

what dave failed to mention
is that while all the commotion
was going on, he panicked, layed in the fetal position and started hitting himself in the head...poor davey. we love you.

catie p.