Leona Sonnentag: Blog I

What is your teaching experience so far?


So far I don’t have much teaching experience.  Last semester I was able to be part of the PAINT program for the first time and it was a great experience.  I was able to be active with the students in the gym so it will be a bit different this semester. Aside from the PAINT internship last semester, I am currently in the Infant and Toddler Lab at UW-Stout for 2 hours once a week.  I also have 5 younger siblings so there is some experience teaching there.


What are you looking forward to about the class you will be teaching?

I am looking forward to becoming more creative.  I am hoping that Making Stories Come Alive will challenge me to be more creative so that I will be able to carry that over to when I will have to stick to a curriculum so that I can still make it fun.  I am also looking forward to getting to know each of the students on a personal level.


What do you hope to learn/gain from this experience?

From this experience I am hoping to gain experience controlling a classroom.  I hope to expand my classroom management abilities and to gain experience sticking to rules and following through with warnings. I also hope to be able to have a fun learning environment where there is mutual respect where everyone can have fun while learning.