Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Tuesday's Slice of Life

Today was the first day I interned for my kindergarten classroom in the morning! I was awake early and needed TONS of coffee to get my brain flowing. I was so excited to enter the classroom I am assigned to and see all of the smiling faces. However, at the same time I was so nervous (there was butterflies in my tummy). What if the kids didn't like me? In what way would I embarrass myself today? What if I do or say something wrong? The possibilities of "failure" were endless. Until, I stepped in the classroom and I saw how excited the students were to see me! "Miss Dickie, Miss Dickie!" they exclaimed as I walked in the door. One little girl even said "I am sooooooo glad you are here today Miss Dickie, you are so sweet" and I about melted!! The moment I walked in the teacher asked me to lead the students in a song, "If you are Happy and you Know it". I was terrified but I started singing and the children were laughing and singing back. Then it hit me, no matter what mistakes I make, no matter how goofy I act, the children loved me and looked up to me. I will NO longer be self conscious walking into a classroom. I will walk tall and proud knowing the children think teachers are amazing no matter what! STAY GOOFY AND FUN MY FRIENDS!!!

With much love,

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Newest Post: Tuesday's Slice Of Life

Today felt like a Monday! The Monday blues was in full effect on a Tuesday... I had no motivation to do anything and getting out of bed sounded just as bad as writing a 14 page research paper. As I layed in bed thinking to myself "do I REALLY have to get up" I received a phone call from my mom. She began the conversation like any other phone call we have (which happens like 10 times a day). After I told her I was feeling blah, she began to tell me how proud her and my dad are of me. She went into detail saying that her and my dad love talking to other people about me because they beam with so much pride when I'm the topic of the conversation. That immediately gave me motivation to get out of bed and do what I could to make today great. What I'm trying to get at is, when you are feeling blah think about the other people's lives you are impacting. Even if it is  just for that day or in their every day lives!!
This made me also think about teaching. I will be making an impact on children's lives every day! I have to stay motivated and really think about who I am doing it for and why I am doing it!
MAKE TODAY GREAT!!

With much love,

Monday, September 11, 2017

Get to know Kori

Hey there, my name is Kori Dickie. I am 22 years old and I am a senior at Texas State University this year. I will be graduating in May 2018 with a major in education. I hope to be a kindergarten teacher in the near future! I am originally from Midland, Texas and plan on moving back to Midland to begin my teaching career.
The main reason why I want to move back to Midland is so that I can be with my family again. My family is very important to me and they are who inspire me to be the best that I can be everyday! My passion for teaching has been in my heart ever since I was a little girl and my parents have always supported and encouraged me to follow my heart!
If I am not in school I am usually at home watching movies with my fur baby, Louie (pictured above). He is my everything and will be turning one soon! I also really enjoy hanging out with my friends and traveling!
I LOVE to learn and I also love to teach so I think a blog is the perfect place for my idea's and to hear others! I am all ears for pointers and advice so feel free to comment! I can't wait to meet y'all! :)

Tuesday's Slice of Life