So this is just my first draft. I’m sure I’ll be tweaking and changing it, but here is my first go at an introduction letter for my pre-internship Cooperating Teacher! I am so excited to start some lesson plans and get some real-time practice!
Dear Cooperating Teacher,
My name is Kim Bateman and I am very excited to be your pre-intern this fall. I was born and raised on a farm North of Regina, and now live in the city. I am a prairie girl at heart! I am the youngest of four kids, and I have eight nephews and nieces that I spend much of my free time with.
Straight out of high school I found an office job, and before I knew it I had built an eight year career. Sitting at a desk is not where my heart is, and I decided to follow my heart and I got accepted into the University of Regina primary Education program. I am now going into my third year, and have loved every teaching experience I have been given so far. I love spending time around children, and I have been told many times that I am a natural born teacher.
Whenever I spend time with children I find myself in awe of how much they teach me. I aspire to be the teacher, but in reality I am constantly reminded by them that there is a two-way street of learning going on between the teacher and the learner. I enjoy the perspective that children bring to an experience, and how they impact my adult perspective.
I am excited to gain confidence through the pre-internship experience. I have volunteered with children and visited elementary classrooms many times throughout the two years of the program, but I am looking forward to the professional development this experience offers, as I view myself as a life-long learner. I am hoping to learn and gain experience in classroom management and practices, as well as have some fun with this experience.
I already value this experience, and trust that you and I will be able to work together throughout my pre-internship journey to create a positive and knowledge-filled outcome. Thank you in advance for this opportunity, and I look forward to meeting you and your students.