This is Miss Mayfield's solo week. What does that mean? Well, Miss Mayfield has been working with our class since the beginning of January. She has been learning what it feels like to teach the students. She started by just helping out in the class and learning the way it worked. Then she moved to taking over a lesson during the day. From there she started taking over a subject, getting the feel for the continuity of planning day to day. Two weeks ago, Miss Mayfield taught the entire day. I was in the classroom, there to help her in any way that I could. We have done a lot of reflecting on her successes and on ways to improve. Last Wednesday, she took a day by herself. I was in the building, but she had the chance to experience first hand what it is like to come in first thing, set up for the day, and then execute her lessons. We spent a great deal of time on Wednesday afternoon discussing the day. I have been so impressed with Miss Mayfield's drive, her passion, and her willingness to continually push herself further.
So that brings us to this week. Together, we have collaborated on the planning of the week. Miss Mayfield knows where we've come from, and what needs to be taught this week to get us where we need to go. This week is entirely her week. She has planned some fantastic lessons and will be running the classroom as the teacher. I know the kids are in for a treat. We are so lucky to have Miss Mayfield with us this trimester!