Jackson Elementary School - Ms. Gholl nad Ms Kerrigan - 6.00 Hours

Today was my first full day at Jackson Elementary. What a fun group of kids! Ms. Gholl and Ms. Kerrigan are both so amazing. It definitely took a little while for me to find my groove in the classroom since this is my first time independently assisting in a classroom. The students are so much fun! They are definitely high energy and I was exhausted at the end of the day, but it was a good exhaustion! I left with a smile on my face. I helped the students out with Math and Reading assignments. I was helping one student out with counting because he was having a hard time understanding the assignment and seeing the lightbulb go off when it clicked how to complete the assignment was so rewarding. That is such a good feeling to see a student understand something they didn’t understand before!

 A lot of the students were enamored with my hair–they kept touching it and telling me I had really soft hair, which I got a huge kick out of. They were also very interested to know how I “got my hair green” and “why I had so many earrings in my ear.” Kids are so honest and I love it. They are so positive! As I said earlier, I left with a smile on my face. Being around students that have lots of energy and enthusiasm really lifted my spirits. I can’t wait to see what the rest of the semester brings!