Diologue on Teaching

Week Five Field Experience Journal
Peter Ruhe
Saint Jeanne de Lestonnac School
1/19 I arrived at school before 8:00 in the morning to meet the 1st grade class at the
Morning assembly. At 8:10 I walked the class to the classroom and proceeded to
take attendance and lunch count. Throughout the morning I acted as the substitute
teacher and followed the lesson plan laid out by the regular teacher which included
review of grammar, spelling , and math. I was replaced by the teacher at 12:00
which concluded my day.

This was the second time I had substituted for this class and by this time I was a
more comfortable with the procedure. The class was getting to know me a little
better also.
1/20 Today I met the 6th grade class at morning assembly at 8:10. I walked the class
up to the 6th grade classroom and acted as substitute teacher for homeroom. I took
attendance and lunch count. Once homeroom was over, the class left to begin their
daily schedule and I had a short break. I walked down to the teachers lounge and
introduced myself to several of the staff. When I arrived back at the classroom I
met by the acting substitute teacher, Mrs. Kline who took over the class. I acted as
an observing teacher for the remainder of the day assisting Mrs. Kline with the
lesson plan. We reviewed 7th and 8th grade algebra along with spelling and
grammar. I supervised recess and lunch period. I concluded my day at 3:00.

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I had the opportunity to discuss the substitute teaching role with Mrs. Kline
throughout the day. She was very comfortable with the students but was a little
rusty with algebra as was I. She informed me that a substitute teacher at Saint
Jeanne’s is paid $ 85.00 per day which was a little better that most private


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