EARLENE


| July/August 1966



Earlene

Hi, Ladies,

Isn't this lovely weather we are having? It really makes one feel like doing things outside. There just aren't enough hours or energy to do all.

My house needs attention and I'd much rather be outdoors after school.

Thank goodness there are only twenty-five days left in this term. We teachers get feeling just like our children when it goes that long into the year. Although this semester I've had a very pleasant experience. I've had a young lady, Miss Jo Ann Emanuel, a senior from a Teachers College close by sent to do her student teaching in my room. I'm what they called a cooperative teacher. A representative from the college comes three different times for about an hour to observe her teaching. Between the two of us, we grade her work in the room.

She has proven herself to be a very efficient and excellent teacher. It's been a most profitable and delightful time for both of us.

Her first several weeks here she just observed me, and then gradually took on more of my chores and duties as the days progressed. Now she is teaching the entire day. This enables me to write of work on reports which ordinarily I'd have to find time to do outside of school.