Hi there! Thank you for taking the time to read my blog! I am a fourth-year student in the Faculty of Education at the University of Regina and this is my educational journey! From a young age, I have always had a passion for athletics and the arts. As I grew, so did my love for learning. From skating and tap dance lessons to snowboarding and basketball to my love for art and exploring nature my interests grew. They still do! Thus, came my aspiration to become a teacher!
Being an education student at the University of Regina has provided me with ample learning experiences that I am proud to have experienced. This includes observing a grade two classroom, coaching St. Josphat’s girls’ basketball team, being an educational tutor in an EAL/ESL high school classroom, tutoring at Paul Dojack Youth Centre, and pre-interning in a grade four classroom. This fall I also had the opportunity to intern with South East Cornerstone Public School Division in a grade four classroom and as part of a learning support team. I am so grateful to have had the experience that I did; the staff, students, and community were great. The internship experience has made me so happy that I have chosen to enter the teaching profession.
Lately, I have been working towards completing my last three classes. I have taken a particular interest in the integration of technology in the classroom. Be sure to follow me on twitter for more of my latest learning @kplacatka.
When I’m not attending classes I work for Sask Parks. Parks in Saskatchewan are truly educationally packed! From taking walk with one of our interpreters on one of the hiking trails to taking swimming lessons it is a park full of learning galore! When I have free time outside of classes or work I enjoy spending time visiting family and friends, painting, hiking, running, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, reading, snowboarding, traveling, being outdoors, helping people, volunteering, or doing anything where I’m being physically active. Thank you for reading and I hope you continue to follow me throughout my journey to become an educator!