Tales from the Classroom

Posted on Saturday, December 21st, 2013 by Kelsey Rausch

This winter break, I am taking full advantage of the time I have and using it to hopefully make some money! Besides working at the daycare, I am working in the school district! This Friday, I subbed for a paraprofessional in the kindergarten Early Childhood Special Education program at a local elementary school. I always hesitated this summer to take these jobs subbing because I felt under-qualified and unprepared. However, after this last semester of education classes and classroom clinicals, I feel way more confident entering a classroom as a teacher (or a teacher’s aide).

my notes and instructions for the day

my notes and instructions for the day

Which brings me to my latest experience in a classroom. Friday was the last day of school before Christmas break (aka all the kids did was run around and do crafts). I was assigned to work with one specific kid who was identified as being possibly developmentally delayed. To say that it was a difficult job to keep him on task is an understatement. I had my hands full all day with him. However, I felt as if I knew what to do for the most part. And if I didn’t know how to handle the problem, I knew who to turn to! It was so awesome to feel competent and qualified to be there and knowing that it was due to my education!

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About Kelsey Rausch


Kelsey Rausch

English Education

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Hello, there! I’m Kelsey Rausch and I am an English Education major from Elk River, Minnesota. It is my hope that I will be able to do extraordinary things with my life and I think I chose the right college to help me make an impact on people’s lives. I have some serious Cobber pride and couldn’t be more in love with this amazing college! I love music in every way that it can be taken in, whether that be listening, collecting, watching, or performing. I’d like to think I have great taste in music and I love connecting with people over a shared interest in music. I’m always up for an adventure and trying new things. I’m (apparently) very awful at telling stories, so I have to have crazy adventures to talk about to make up for my lack of ability. I am always in search of good books to read and I am grateful for God, who has blessed me with so much.